Woxi Media has launched SmartPod for TV, which it refers to as a small, beautifully designed box that connects to virtually any TV and converts it into a Super Smart TV. SmartPod is designed in Sunnyvale, California and Pune, India targeting superb user experience, quality and functionality, keeping the needs of Indian consumers in mind.
SmartPod is built with Enhanced Android featuring multi-user login capability, a first for any Android device around the world. It supports up to eight unique users on the device, so everyone in the family can get personalised Internet experience. Users can always remain logged in to their own Internet service accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. without the need to log in and log out again and again, irrespective of who is using the SmartPod. The unique homescreen is optimised for lean-back TV experience. Android games & apps, AppCasts, movies and music, Internet radio and videos, social networking, education – everything can be easily enjoyed and accessed on any TV now.
SmartPod converts your TV into a SmartTV
“SmartPod will revolutionize the way people consume the Internet and enjoy gaming on TV. With the launch of the SmartPod in India, consumers can finally enjoy a delightful internet experience on TV. SmartPod is the first product in the world featuring breakthrough AppCasts technology that delivers users a unique and personalized Internet experience, without the need to hunt, download, manage and maintain 100s of individual Apps. Think of it like your personal content jinni – AppCasts technology does the hard work of sifting through the best internet content so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the latest of the web in locally relevant categories such as Entertainment, Bollywood, Lifestyle, Education, Sports, Regional and much more”, said Amit Gattani, President of Woxi Media. “Even the latest, high end Smart TV’s currently on the market don’t have most of the functionality that SmartPod offers.”
The statment goes on to add that AppCasts is a unique cloud based Woxi application that delivers hundreds of Content Applications through a single Android app that’s installed on the device. It’s done by running these apps on Woxi cloud servers and streaming them to the end device – hence the name AppCasts. By intelligently aggregating and curating content, AppCasts makes it much easier for users to discover the best and latest videos and Internet content. In addition to AppCasts, SmartPod integrates advanced social connectivity that allows for one-click sharing of your favourite videos on Facebook so your friends can instantly watch what you are watching.
SmartPod comes standard with a Magic Motion Gaming RF remote control with built in gyros and sensors for motion gaming. In addition to the most popular pre-installed games, users can choose and download from thousands of free or paid games available on the Google Play Store and enjoy an unrivalled gaming experience on the big screen.
The Magic Motion remote also features an elegant, full function QWERTY keyboard for easy web browsing, searching and using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
SmartPod is powered by dual processors – a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 coupled with a 400MHz Mali 3D graphics processor. In addition to internal flash storage, support for up to 32GB of storage is possible via a plug-in SD card, or 1TB or more of storage using external USB hard disk drive. Virtually, all media playback formats are supported, including formats that even Smart TV’s don’t support. It connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. It also acts as a Wi-Fi router for your home to connect other devices like PCs, laptops, tablets or Smartphones.
SmartPod's other features include:
- Full HD 1080p video, HDMI 1.3 interface
- Composite video interface for standard definition TVs
- Built-in media player with 3D graphics capability
- DLNA capability to play your media from other devices at your home
- Google Play Store and Google web browser
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with Hotspot/Router functionality
- 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN connectivity
- SD/MMC card slot
- 2 USB 2.0 ports
The SmartPod is now available at an MRP of Rs 9,499, which is inclusive of the Magic Motion RF QWERTY remote and all other accessories.