DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has introduced two U-verse® Enabled apps which give consumers more innovative ways to share and interact with content: Twonky Beam, developed by PacketVideo, and Pix & Flix. Working with experts at AT&T Labs and tapping into our capabilities at the AT&T Foundry®, developers like PacketVideo are able to plug our technology into their apps and services through open APIs made available by AT&T– delivering innovations to customers faster than ever. Through AT&T's approach to innovation – opening our network to innovators inside and outside the company – we can quickly and efficiently create new ways for customers to interact with their devices and U-verse service.
The Twonky Beam app lets you take your favorite compatible video clip from the smallest screen in the home—your smartphone—to the biggest with a swipe of your finger. Quickly and easily send compatible Internet video clips you're viewing on your mobile device to the U-verse receiver to watch them on your TV screen.
With Pix & Flix, created in the AT&T Labs, you can share photos with friends and family on the biggest screen in the home—the TV. The Pix & Flix app allows U-verse TV customers with High Speed Internet to "throw" photos stored on your mobile device to your TV, making it easy to view your images on the big screen quickly. You can also connect to your personal Facebook account and view photos associated with your account on your TV screen. View photos as a single page or in slideshow mode, with customizable view settings.
"TV is becoming a more interactive experience than ever, and that's reflected in the latest apps to hit our U-verse Enabled Platform," said Jeff Weber, President of Content and Advertising Sales, AT&T Home Solutions. "These apps make it easier than ever to share your favorite photos and videos on a screen that's easy for everyone to gather around and watch. We're excited to work with more developers to deliver more second-screen apps to customers."
Each of these apps utilize the U-verse Enabled platform, and are available to U-verse TV customers with High Speed Internet Access. Customers can connect their apps to any U-verse receiver in the home through channel 9301, without needing special equipment. U-verse TV customers already have access to several additional U-verse Enabled TV apps at no extra charge.
Since 2009, AT&T U-verse added more TV subscribers in total than any of the major TV providers reported** and is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider.
For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it's available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse.
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**Claim based on comparison of major TV providers' subscriber counts as of 3Q2012.
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Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to www.att.com/uverse to see if you qualify. AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet service is required to connect a qualifying device to an AT&T U-verse receiver. Data charges may apply. Certain U-verse Enabled apps are offered by non-AT&T third parties, and those third-parties terms and conditions apply to the download and use of such apps.
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