CUPERTINO, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyve Minds, Inc. (Lyve), a startup focused on creating the best experience for collecting, sorting, and protecting photos and videos, today announced its collaboration with VIZIO, America's #1 smart TV company1, to bring its technology to the VIZIO internet Apps platform. Through the use of Lyve technology, it's easier-than-ever for VIZIO consumers to sort, view, share and house photos and videos in one convenient location. Available later this year on the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus™ Smart TV platform, Lyve gives consumers the ability to aggregate and access personal content and enjoy it on their VIZIO Smart TVs.
New solutions like LyveHome, a high-capacity mobile device, and the Lyve app, which will be available for iOS, Android, OS X and Windows devices, allow VIZIO consumers to seamlessly bring their photos and videos into the living room and onto the big screen. The Lyve app brings together the consumer's photo and video collection, allowing the content to be accessed from any connected device at any time. LyveHome provides a solid foundation for the experience, as an always-on storage device with the ability to hold millions of photos and videos. This combined solution makes it easier than ever for VIZIO consumers to share favorite memories with friends and family by bringing their previously scattered content together and onto their VIZIO TVs.
"VIZIO is committed to providing consumers with the best technologies that enhance their entertainment experience," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "We're excited about our collaboration with Lyve to extend the ease-of-use that VIZIO Internet Apps is known for to consumers looking for a truly intuitive solution to view their favorite personal content on their VIZIO Smart TV."
With Lyve and LyveHome, VIZIO consumers can view their personal photos and videos on their TV from their connected devices, without any additional wires or complicated set-up. By simply selecting the Lyve app from their VIZIO TV, consumers can begin browsing and viewing their personal photo and video content, easily navigating with their existing VIZIO TV remote control.
"One of the reasons we started Lyve was to create a new way for people to view and share their most treasured moments in life. Working with VIZIO brings this concept to the next level by expanding personal photo and video content into the living room, where it can go from a singular experience into a shared one," says Tim Bucher, CEO of Lyve. "As the highest ranking connected TV brand in America1, VIZIO is in a great position to help us bring consumers' lives to the big screen."
Lyve and VIZIO will be showcasing the integrated experience at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV. Lyve and VIZIO are holding private meetings by appointment only. For more information on Lyve, please visit www.mylyve.com. For more information on VIZIO and its announcements, please visit VIZIO.com/CES.
1 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in North American LCD HDTV shipments. VIZIO was #1 in North America LCD for 20101. VIZIO is now also America's #1 Smart TV5 and large size LCD company2 as the leading seller of 60" and larger HDTVs in the U.S. with 30% of the market in this class3. VIZIO was the #1 Sound Bar Company in the U.S. for Q1 20134. For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products. VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 – Home Theater and Audio, Home Theater Magazine's Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors including their second consecutive "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTV Less Than 50 Inches in a Tie" ranking from J.D Power6. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
1 DisplaySearch Market Tracker Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report
2 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60"+, Q2 2013 units sold
3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included
4 The NPD Group / Retail Monthly Tracking Service, units sold, Q1 2013
5 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included
6 Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs Less Than 50 Inches in a Tie: J.D. Power 2013 High Definition Television (HDTV) Satisfaction Report(SM). Report based on responses from 6,007 consumers measuring 8 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased an HDTV less than 50 inches in the last 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May-June 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.jd.power.com.
About Lyve Minds, Inc.
Lyve is focused on creating the best experience for collecting, sorting, and protecting consumers' photos and videos. Lyve believes technology should serve us better, and in today's increasingly mobile world consumers require a better solution for enjoying all of life's moments captured across our devices. Lyve provides a complete mobile solution consisting of the LyveHome, an always-on device, powered by Lyve that allows for the flow of photos and videos across device ecosystems in one, consistent collection. Lyve is a start-up based in Cupertino, CA, and is made up of a proven team who have been a part of bringing to market some of the world's leading consumer products. For more information, visit Lyve's website, http://www.mylyve.com.
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