iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and applications bring users free video and podcasts. Mediafly then took their idea to the next level by bringing content to home entertainment like the ever-popular Roku and Popcorn hour.continues to be a major player in the merging of home entertainment and digital content. A year ago, we featured Mediafly’s march into the mobile application space. Their
Now they’ve added another strategic partnership with Onkyo to bring their free on-demand content to your home theater receivers. That’s right. No subscriptions, no sneaky fees. Interest peaked? Read on for the full details.
Mediafly Brings Millions of Episodes of Content to Onkyo Receivers.
Mediafly and Onkyo have teamed up to bring a wide variety of free Internet content directly to home theater systems, no computer needed.
Mediafly has taken the tens of thousands of podcasts and made them as easy to enjoy as traditional media, making content available on virtually any topic, at any time. With Onkyo’s industry-leading innovation and performance, this partnership could represent the first time that such a wide variety of on-demand Internet content has been available directly through a home theater receiver.
Mediafly’s innovative service launches with the new Onkyo mid- and upper mid-range network A/V receivers for 2010– the TX-NR1008, TX-NR808, and TX-NR708 models– and promises to become a new favorite feature. From NBC, CNN, NPR, ESPN, BBC, Comedy Central and more to high-quality independent shows, there is something for everyone. In addition, unlike satellite and cable TV, Mediafly channels are free, sourced from podcasts and directly from Mediafly’s media partners.
“We are very thrilled to announce our latest network Audio/Video Receiver with Mediafly. This is like putting new life into our hardware. Network functionality is becoming a major factor in the home theater market and Mediafly is one of the key services we have included to appeal to our customers,” says Nobuaki Okuda, Executive Vice President of AV at Onkyo Corporation.
“Mediafly is honored to partner with Onkyo on its groundbreaking new AV receivers. We think we will continue to see the industry evolve toward on-demand content, and we applaud Onkyo’s industry leadership in pursuing this goal,” said Carson Conant, Mediafly’s CEO.
Whether your interests include news, sports, business, learning languages, celebrity gossip, comedy or myriad other choices, Mediafly lets people connect with their interests on demand, when and where they want. Over 25,000 different multimedia series are available on Mediafly, representing an enormous 20 million episodes of content. To help users, Mediafly has made it easy to access over 350 popular shows in just over twenty easy-to-use channels on the Onkyo receivers — no accounts to create or complex setup, no subscription required — just tune in and enjoy!
Mediafly understands that the home theater experience through the Onkyo receivers may be one of many important parts of a “digital lifestyle.” Mediafly allows individuals to set up content once and enjoy it across all their digital media devices. One may use other devices like the Squeezebox Radio in the kitchen, a laptop in the office, portable media players like the Zune HD and the iPad during the commute, and smartphones like Android, BlackBerry, or iPhone on the go. Mediafly’s ědigital lifestyleî concept allows users to enjoy the same content no matter what the device: add to your channels once, enjoy anywhere. For example, a person could start enjoying a program on their Onkyo home theater at home and then pick up on an Android or vice-versa, allowing for true convenience and enjoyment.
“The consumer electronics world has changed tremendously with Internet connectivity, and Mediafly is very proud to have such an esteemed partner as Onkyo in pioneering this on-demand functionality for home theater receivers. Mediafly allows people to enjoy their favorite content across the devices in their digital lifestyles, and now they have a fantastic choice for enjoying their favorites directly through their Onkyo receivers,” said Keith Waxelman, Vice President of Business Development for Mediafly.