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Videon's Avia Now Supports Apple TV, Roku and LG Smart TVs

Videon’s Avia Media Player uses LG’s "Connect SDK" to expand its footprint to over 30 million new devices.

State College, PA(24 Nov 2014)

Videon Central Inc. announces a new version of its popular personal media sharing application for Android: Avia Media Player Version 7.2.  This new release integrates LG Electronics’ “Connect SDK” (software development kit) to enable Apple TV, Roku and LG webOS-enabled Smart TVs, while continuing to support Google’s Chromecast and DLNA enabled devices. Whether Android users want to cast, fling or beam their content, they can now do it with Avia.

Using the Connect SDK to jumpstart their efforts, Videon developers updated Avia to give users more connectivity options when casting. This adds more than 30 million potential new devices to which users can share photos, video and music using Avia. In addition to this expanded footprint, Avia 7.2 includes an updated user interface, icons and themes.

From a technical perspective, LG’s release of Connect SDK is a particularly important step in the evolution of Avia. The Connect SDK was both a quick and reliable way to add additional device support and increase the app’s stability. Sam Chang, head of the LG Silicon Valley Lab, supported Avia’s use of the technology, stating, "At LG, we encourage application providers to embrace the Connect SDK platform, which can help solve a lot of the day-to-day problems that developers face. Avia is another welcome addition to the growing number of third-party options for end users."

What’s unique about Avia is that the app is only a small portion of the overall software offering. The real power lies in the Avia AV Framework. Michael Daulerio, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Group for Videon explained, "Avia is a turnkey solution for media management, playback and sharing. We've customized the Avia AV Framework for many applications, including streaming, Blu-ray Disc™ players, DVD players and embedded devices. We also provide full customization services and support as well as access to SoCs, licenses and software. It’s an end-to-end solution for your media playback needs.”

Avia for your Android device is available on Google Play and Amazon, and Avia for Roku is available on the Roku Channel Store. The app itself is free. To enable casting functionality there is an in-app upgrade priced at $4.99.

For more information about the Android app, please visit AviaTheApp.com. To learn more about the Avia AV Framework, visit Videon-Central.com. 

About Videon

Videon helps media technology firms simply, quickly and cost-effectively move their digital media initiatives from concept to market. With over 30 million devices using our streaming media, DVD and Blu-ray technology, Videon is a proven partner and supplier to the world’s leading technology companies. Based in State College, Pennsylvania, Videon Central, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is a privately held company. For more information, please visit videon-central.com or call +1 (814) 235-1111.