Sharp, Toshiba announce Twitter TVs powered by VUDU

6 January 2010 No Comment admin

VUDU seems to be one of the stars at the show at CES 2010 this year. A plethora of companies have been showing off new Internet-enabled HDTVs that feature VUDU built-in.

This isn’t just great news for VUDU, though – it’s great news for us, too, as VUDU’s service brings with it a whole host of Web apps and social media apps, all accessible directly from your TV.

Tweeting from your telly? You can now.
VUDU on HDTVs
The list of apps on offer from VUDU is long – 115 apps long, in fact (Engadget has the full list).

For social media mavens, though, the key ones are as follows:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Picasa
  • Flickr
  • Pandora
  • Digg and Diggnation

These apps will let you Tweet, update your Facebook status and check up the antics of your friends, manage your Flickr photos and groups, and listen to the tunes you want to listen to, all from your TV.

It’s a real sign of how social media apps are integrating into our daily lives, and VUDU have managed to position themselves right in the heart of this new trend.

The companies who’ve announced VUDU-equipped TVs include:

  • LG
  • Sharp
  • Toshiba
  • Vizio

The VUDU interface is pretty slick, too, so I can see this service catching fast. By next year, expect every new HDTV to feature if not VUDU, then some other social media-related service built-in.

[Source: Engadget]

 

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