ZappoTV Announces 2.0 Version of iPad and iPhone App
ZappoTV announced the latest version of its Apple iOS app today, which lets users find movies on their mobile devices, then send that content to their connected TVs. The app also works with podcasts, photos, and videos from Facebook, Picassa, and Flickr, as well as locally stored movies, photos, or music.
While this is the 2.0 release of the software, it's the first version that ZappoTV says is ready for a mas audience. The 1.0 version, said a representative, was for "techies," and was downloaded 80,000 times.
The ZappoTV app works with Western Digital media players, Microsoft Xbox 360, Popcorn Hour, LG's connected TVs, Samsung's connected TVs, and XBMC. The app is a free download.
"So much content is being consumed on PCs and laptops, but management, storage and real engagement happens on personal devices like smartphones and tablets," says Jan van Ottele, CEO of ZappoTV. "ZappoTV sees the TV as a place to deliver entertainment while management is handled on the mobile device. Consumers have media all over the place, on phones, servers, and the web, because we have so many devices and places where we share our content. ZappoTV was designed to help people enjoy and manage all their media from one place -- their mobile device -- and finally enjoy it on the big screen."