Opera TV Store lands on select Samsung Blu-ray Disc players and brings hundreds of TV apps to millions of viewers

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Kicking off in 2014, owners of select Samsung Blu-ray Disc players will be able to unlock a wealth of exciting apps specially built for TV screens. Opera Software today announced that apps from the Opera TV Store will be available on Samsung’s Blu-ray Disc players, providing viewers with more choices of online and streaming entertainment for their TV screens and giving app and content owners a huge new audience.

Samsung Blu-ray player users provide a great new reach for brands and online video content publishers through the Opera TV Store. Content owners can easily transform their video and audio offerings into HTML5 apps for the Opera TV Store with Opera TV Snap, launched in July 2013 with its first video-sharing site partner, Dailymotion. Official users can turn their Dailymotion channel into a Opera TV Store app simply by clicking on the “create a TV app” button. It takes less than a minute and the service is free of charge – making it one of the fastest and easiest ways to reach Blu-ray player users.

From video, music and games to social media, news, sports and science, the Opera TV Store delivers hundreds of HTML5-based apps optimized for connected devices. Users can watch their favorite online HD video content on the biggest screen in the home, enjoying a comfortable lean-back experience and getting the best out of the web on their TVs.

The Opera TV Store is available on Samsung Blu-ray player Series 5 and Samsung Home Theater System Series 5, as well as some of Samsung’s Series 4 models.

To reach millions of consumers on Samsung Blu-ray Disc players and other OEM partners of Opera TV Store, web developers and content publishers can easily develop apps for the Opera TV Store through Opera TV Snap or Opera TV Store templates. For more information, click here.

The Opera ecosystem is more than just the Opera TV Store, with the Opera Devices SDK and Opera browser powering the web on tens of millions of devices, including Sony, Philips, TCL, Humax, Sharp, Hisense, Vestel, TiVo and Altech devices

Meet Opera Software at CES in Las Vegas (January 7-10), at South Hall S2, Lower Level, #MP25070, CES Meeting Place.


Topfield partners with Opera to deliver modern multimedia web content on hybrid set-top boxes

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Topfield, a manufacturer of advanced set-top boxes with cutting-edge technology in the industry, and Opera Software, developer of the Opera web browsers, today announced a partnership that has enabled the delivery of a high-quality, seamless hybrid broadcast and broadband TV (HbbTV) viewing experience. Topfield will implement the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK), which provides support for rich, modern multimedia web content such as HTML5 video and audio elements, HTTP adaptive streaming, OpenGL 3D graphics and the CE-HTML video element for HbbTV.

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TiVo Launches TiVo Stream, Enabling Subscribers to Watch Recordings on Their iPads for the First Time

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TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced the launch of its TiVo Stream, an accessory allowing TiVo Premiere DVR users to watch recordings on their iPads or for the first time instantly stream their favorite shows and DVR content to their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch in the house without interrupting normal viewing on the television. TiVo Stream is also the ideal TiVo accessory for entertainment fans on-the-go; allowing users to load it up and take their favorite recordings on any trip.  Continue reading


Roku Breaks the Smart TV Mold

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Roku Streaming Stick for Smart TV

Roku today unveiled a new solution to make a better Smart TV. The new Roku Streaming Stick is a wireless device about the size of a standard USB flash drive that will plug into a TV to instantly transform it into a Smart TV. The Roku Streaming Stick will feature built-in WiFi, processor, memory and software to deliver Roku’s growing collection of streaming entertainment. With these new Smart TVs, consumers will enjoy a fully integrated high-definition streaming experience.  Continue reading