Even though iOS 5 wireless iPad mirroring promises to be just around the corner, iPad users can never have too many options when it comes to getting video content to their televisions. Enter the Twonky Beam Browser from PacketVideo.
The Twonky Beam Browser sends Internet videos, music and photos to your internet connected TV (or Playstation 3, XBox or Apple TV). Check with Twonky to see if you own a compatible device, but TiVo and Roku are not on the list.
The Twonky Beam Browser offers to following features:
Control your videos – Beam a video to the big screen and use your tablet to control playbacks, volume and more.
Queue & save content – Find and add as many videos to the beam queue as you want and beam now or bookmark them for later viewing.
Seamlessly read & watch – Beam video embedded in news articles to your TV instantly while you continue to read the article on your tablet.
Once the browser is running on your iPad, it will offer a list of sites with downloadable content.
According to Rick Schwartz, Director of Connected Home Software at PacketVideo, “Adding Twonky Beam Browser to our app portfolio streamlines the discovery and enjoyment of video content from the tablet. Our new free tablet app brings beaming to your fingertips — you simply select videos through the app and beam them wireless to your TV, no special cables or costly adapters required.”
Saying “Beam me up, Twonky. I want to watch a little YouTube” does have a nice ring to it.
Want to give it a shot? Do you plan to use Twonky or hold out for iOS5′s promise of wireless iPad-to-TV communication. Let us know in the comments.