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ASUS Adds Flingo to O!Play Media Players to Provide New Level of Interactivity and Engagement Between the Web and TVExpands Number of Flingo-Supported Devices to 7.5 Million Worldwide (December 14, 2011)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/11 -- Flingo, the leading publisher of applications for the smart TV, today partnered with ASUS to bring Flingo's open source project, Fling, and Flingo's Sync Apps technology to ASUS' O!Play media players worldwide. This enables consumers to experience a new level of interactivity and engagement when it comes to watching TV. ASUS' global reach also significantly impacts the number of devices Flingo supports, bringing its total to 7.5 million screens worldwide.
Consumers with the O!Play device can now enhance the television-viewing experience by flinging videos and music directly from the Web to their TV. To "Fling" content from the web to their living room, viewers simply drag a bookmarklet to the browser bookmarks bar, and then browse a Flingo-supported website such as YouTube or Vimeo from a laptop or tablet. The website searches for and discovers the viewer's TV. Viewers can then click the bookmark and then watch the video on the TV.
ASUS will also offer Flingo's Sync Apps technology through O!Play devices. Sync Apps immediately brings contextually relevant content directly to the viewer's TV, laptop, phone or tablets. This provides consumers with the ability to watch a program on their TV and use their second screen to view related web content and interact via social networks with other people watching the same program. For example, they might have their live Twitter feed on screen or participate in flash polls on a mobile device or web browser.
"With the help of Flingo, O!Play devices can now bring consumers the best of the Web and TV," said Sean Lai, product manager, ASUS. "Its technology fills a core market need. Today, more viewers are using their laptops, tablets and smartphones while watching TV. With Sync Apps, these viewers receive a more integrated viewing experience -- on both screens. And with Fling, they are able to share watching their favorite web content with friends and family on their TVs."
ASUS' O!Play media player offers access to a multitude of online services for endless entertainment from both video and social media websites. It features the ASUS exclusive O!Direct function that offers consumers fast and reliable one-click streaming of content from PC to TV. The ASUS O!Play is designed to easily bring your media into your living room, in full HD, to create an immersive home viewing environment.
"Flingo's goal is to evolve the television viewing experience, ultimately providing the viewer with a more engaging and social method for viewing video content on the TV," said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo. "Fling and Sync Apps on O!Play devices will provide consumers with an interactive TV viewing experience on all their devices. ASUS is taking a leadership position by providing their customers with the most innovative TV experience available today."
The Flingo-enabled O!Play media player is currently available in Europe, and will be released in Asia and the U.S. in early 2012.
Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TV experience through its portfolio of applications. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any other company in the world and is a product and service of Free Stream Media Corp. For more information, go to http://www.flingo.tv.
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