In our house, for the most part our TV and movie watching is totally fragmented. We’re the opposite of that warm image of everyone gathered around the TV watching, I dunno, “It’s a Wonderful Life” or whatever. (We do have the occasional movie night, though.) Point being, we don’t use our ginormous TV all that much, so I’ve never been all hip to the whole “use your TV as a giant computer monitor” thing. But tons of people are, and Archos–who you might have seen me speaking of favorably the other day–has some interesting new tech in that arena for you to check out.
ARCHOS has just released TV connect, “the only multi-touch “AndroidTM on TV experience” for your apps and games. The ARCHOS TV connect turns any HDTV into an Android powered smart TV providing the full Android ecosystem with a specially designed TV Touch remote.”
The TV connect allows you to control your TV just like a tablet – tap, swipe, zoom in, zoom out, select or type. With the TV connect users will be able to play games, stream videos, video chat in HD, email friends or surf the web all from their big screen TV. The ARCHOS TV connect runs Android 4.1TM ‘Jelly Bean’ and will be available starting in February, 2013 for $129.99.
Sound interesting? Well then, you should check them out. And if you do, be sure to let us know what you think below!