Rovi's Connected Platform to Be Available Pre-Ported on Android Devices

--Will Enable Users to Stream Content from their Android Devices to Connected TV's, STB's and More

Rovi said Tuesday that its Connected Platform technologies will be available pre-ported on the Android platform, enabling end-users to share and stream entertainment content from their Android devices to a range of connected devices throughout the home. According to the company, at the core of the Connected Platform are advanced home-networking capabilities that will allow consumer electronics manufacturers to quickly and easily deploy interoperable device functionality to their Android-based mobile device, phone and tablet offerings.

Video, photo and music files stored on Android devices equipped with Rovi Connected Platform will be shareable over the end-user's home network for streamed playback on such connected devices as connected TV's, set-top boxes, DVR's, Windows 7 PC's and network-attached storage (NAS) devices, the company says. In addition, the company promises, the availability of Rovi Connected Platform on Android will allow end-users to access and manage the connected devices around their home directly from their personal Android mobile device, and to stream personal, premium and recorded content stored on their PC or NAS devices directly to their Android mobile. Said Rovi's EVP of product management and marketing, Corey Ferengul: "Consumers want easy-to-use media experiences and at the same time are growing the number of devices they use to enjoy entertainment. Sharing among devices is complicated and must be simplified to meet market demand. Pre-porting Connected Platform on the Android platform is a significant step in bridging this gap in the Android ecosystem, enabling device manufacturers to easily integrate robust, standards-based connected-device capabilities into their mobile offerings."

The Rovi Connected Platform is pre-ported to Android version 2.1 and includes a reference user interface that Rovi says enables CE manufacturers to customize their Android device offerings. The pre-ported solution is slated to be available for licensing later this quarter.


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