PALO ALTO, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Ryz Media announced the launch of blinQ, a new app that turns mobile devices into a connected interface that lets viewers find and watch the best shows on TV with a single click. blinQ puts the power of discovery in the hands of the viewer.
blinQ lets viewers see live information about the most popular shows on TV by location and provides updates on the programs their friends are watching in the moment – all through the screen of their mobile device. Powered by an array of servers in the cloud, blinQ provides a rich TV viewing experience regardless of the brand of the TV or the type of cable or satellite set-top box.
Through blinQ, viewers are empowered to find and watch the shows they love, and to discover interesting TV programs based on their personal and peer preferences. TV programs are ordered by their popularity rather than by the traditional channel lineup.
The new blinQ app also provides innovative social features that connect viewers to one another. Within the app, viewers can not only post and view posts from other viewers within and outside of their own networks, but can also invite friends to join virtual viewing parties to watch their favorite TV shows together.
"With the explosion of programming choices on TV, viewers need help figuring out what to watch," said Zeev Braude, CEO of Ryz Media. "blinQ provides a powerful new TV interface that helps viewers quickly find what's great on TV based on their personal interests, social network and show popularity and then navigate to it with a single click."
The blinQ announcement comes only days after Ryz Media released the latest version of its infra-red emitter, known as the "Q", which plugs into the headset jack of all generation iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices to transform the device into a universal remote.
The blinQ app can be downloaded for free from the App Store, while the cool, orb-shaped infra-red emitter costs only $9.99, including shipping and handling.
Hi-Res images of the new app can be downloaded here: http://ryzmedia.com/v1.0/assets2/ryz-assets.htm.
About Ryz Media
Ryz Media connects the TV with mobile devices to provide a richer TV watching experience. blinQ enables smartphones and tablets to become an integral part of the modern home entertainment experience.
The blinQ app and hardware support all generations of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. The application is free to download and installs directly from the App Store. To download it, go to the US App Store and search for either "blinQ" or "RYZ Media" or follow this link:
SOURCE Ryz Media