Every day thousands of users open Streambels app to stream what’s on their Android phone or tablet to a long list of smart devices including Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Freebox, LG, Samsung and Sony smart TVs, Denon, Bose and Philips speakers and many more. This week we are excited to add also a popular Amazon Fire TV to that list.
Amazon Fire TV is smart TV box that doubles as a gaming micro-console. Launched just this April in the US, it’s best known for its well-rounded entertainment offer and voice search feature which makes it really easy for the user to find any content. If you started watching a movie on your Kindle, thanks to Amazon WhisperSync Fire TV will pick it up as soon as you get home and automatically start playing it on the big screen. And vice versa.
Streambels offers support for all the latest streaming technologies ensuring that all your music, photos and videos can be played on any AirPlay, Chromecast, DIAL or DLNA device. DIAL, which stands for DIal-and-Launch, is a protocol co-developed by Netflix and YouTube that aims to bridge the gap between the first and the second screen. This way, sending online content to your TV won’t require more than one click.
New Streambels’ update (4.5) is out on the Google Play Store and includes several enhancements along with significant reduction in the battery consumption. If you have Streambels already on your phone or tablet, just search the new Amazon set-top box for “Streambels for Fire TV” and install it free of charge. Within seconds you can enjoy all your digital content directly on the Amazon Fire TV.
For more information on our media-streaming solution and upcoming features contact our team.
This spring brought a number of exciting product launches. Just over a week ago, LG came out with G3, replacing last year’s G2 as the newest flagship phone. Not surprisingly, it immediately became known as the company’s best phone up to date. It’s already available in Korea, with the European release set for this June.
What’s new? With stunning 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) display, G3 is not only bigger but offers a much higher resolution. Refreshed Optimus UI boasts flat design, new icons and an overall streamlined feel. One of the interesting new features include Smart Notice, aimed to make your life easier. Once set up, it can for instance automatically turn on Wi-Fi when you arrive at home or at the office. Thanks to Tuxera solutions those looking to expand internal storage with more music, photos, videos or other files can easily boost the memory with a microSD card up to 128GB.
This year’s Computex show did not disappoint either. Among many others, Asus dazzled the audience with more than one product announcement. On top of refreshed MeMO Pad lineups, the company unveiled new Transformer Pad tablets both running on the latest 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor. With high-end specs, Transformer Pads are ideal for high-quality video streaming, online gaming and handling large files. Sleek MeMO Pads are fast and powerful, best for smooth web surfing and downloading apps in a blink of an eye.
Tuxera file systems improve the overall usability, ensuring the best performance and compatibility together with a high product power efficiency.
Chromecast is a handy device that attached to a HDMI TV and paired with a phone, tablet or a PC gives user music and video streaming capabilities. Some of the exciting features include desktop screen mirroring and streaming from services such as Hulu and Netflix.
With Google Chromecast on board, Streambels is the first app to support all of the latest streaming technologies, while being fully compatible with the broadest array of AirPlay and DLNA home entertainment devices. No matter if it is AirPlay, Chromecast or DLNA, Streambels guarantees smooth and uninterrupted media streaming. It just works.
Recently, for the more interconnected environment, we added an option to stream files from media servers such as Plex, PS3 Media Server, Windows Media Server and many others. This way, we want to ensure that our users are able to stream any content stored on the phone, tablet, up in the cloud, from media servers and online channels to virtually any smart receiver at home. At the moment, one can enjoy smooth media streaming from online services including YouTube, Vimeo and TED with more coming very soon.
Our roadmap includes AllJoyn protocol and an iOS version in addition to Android platform. Release dates and announcements will follow soon.
Feel free to download the app to see and try it for yourself. For more detailed information on the application and our media streaming technology, drop us an e-mail.
Flash Memory is gaining momentum in the consumer electronics today, bringing a broad range of memory solutions with high density, low power consumption and endurance characteristics. Being non-volatile they retain the data, even when the power is switched off.
Increasing demand for smartphones and tablets is pushing supply for flash solutions that double device storage potential and can be easily integrated into space-constrained designs. Smarter, faster and more powerful mobile devices require in turn smarter, faster and more powerful memory, the key requirements being low power consumption and high performance. Similar progress can be seen in the automotive market where new generation memory solutions are needed to provide additional storage for rich multimedia data and advanced software and applications.
The applications for flash are becoming more diverse and that is where JEDEC comes in. The association gathers together suppliers and manufacturers to work on existing and new generation standards including eMMC, SSD and UFS that meet the varied technical and developmental needs of the ever-evolving industry. Recently released eMMC 5.0 offers enhancements for embedded mass-storage flash memory upping the maximum interface speed rates to 400MB/s.
Tuxera solutions for internal storage, fully optimised for different flash technologies, meet steep hardware performance limits with no sacrifice in fail-safe reliability and interoperability. Furthermore, fail-safe by design, Tuxera file systems ensure that no data will get lost or corrupted in case of unexpected plug-off, system crash or critical power drop. Significant improvements in performance and reliability help manufacturers achieve higher level of device responsiveness and usability with cost-effective software and hardware solutions. For more information and detailed use cases drop us an email.
April 16, 2014
in consumer electronics, eMMC, exfat, FAT, file systems, storage
Tagged eMMC, flash memory, internal storage, JEDEC, SSD, UFS