Video-first browsing experience gives consumers options for accessing OTT content
Oslo, Norway – July 15, 2021 – Vewd, the leading provider of OTT solutions globally, today announced that Facebook has selected Vewd to provide the first web browser in the Portal TV App Store. Unlike usual viewing experiences, Vewd’s technology, built on Vewd Core (the TV industry’s most deployed HTML5 SDK) is designed for connected TV devices, with intuitive controls and robust functionality to enable viewing of streaming content not available in an App.
With Vewd on the Portal TV, consumers can now access, discover and enjoy even more OTT content through their Portal TV from Facebook. Vewd optimized its rendering engine for Portal TV from Facebook, resulting in a fast, intuitive UI that delivers a superior viewing experience. Additional features are:
- Virtual mouse navigation
- Integrated on-screen keyboard
- Full screen tabbed browsing
- Speed Dials for efficient content access
“By working with Vewd, Portal TV from Facebook expanded its streaming video experience to complement its native apps and immersive video calling from the biggest screen in the home,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO of Vewd. “We are pleased Facebook selected Vewd to build a video-first content viewing experience for Portal TV to provide another way for consumers to access their favorite content.”
Vewd is the leading provider of OTT and hybrid TV solutions, shipping on almost 40 million connected TVs, set-top boxes, game consoles, and cars each year. Our suite of products and services simplify complexity and offer solutions that unite the entire content delivery value chain, from silicon vendors to end-users. Market leaders such as Sony, Hisense, TPV, Vodafone, Sagemcom, and many more rely on Vewd products and services.