TVF, Inc. announced a HDMI WiFi Stick that plugs into the HDMI port on any TV to enable video streaming. A bundled app enables you to select what you want to watch from iPad, iPhone or Android device. The Stick essentially turns any TV into a “Smart TV” and takes the place of external set-top streaming boxes like Roku. The TVF stick offers a built-in accelerator, for common video codecs and encryptions, and supports up to 1080p HD without encumbering the CPU. The USB plug is used for power only.
This cutting edge technology, from Japan, allows content providers to offer wireless, digital TV content delivery to their customers, through a full-featured HDMI WiFi stick. The stick works with today’s existing digital TV’s, and basic WiFi, no need for upgrade.
Once a user receives the stick by mail, and downloads the accompanying App, they turn their Android device, iPad, or iPhone into a WiFi remote controller for viewing live TV from cable providers and video contents from video content providers. TVF’s patent-pending technology eliminates latency, and works with any type of content designed or repurposed for the TV experience, including HD movies, photo slideshows, eBooks and games.
“TVF is already in production. We rolled out this technology with the largest video content provider and mobile carrier in Japan,” said Toru Sakurai, founder and chairman of TVF, Inc. “We want to build on our early success in Japan by expanding into the larger US market this year. The TVF experience will totally transform how Americans experience TV.”