We went hands-on with the ConnecTV app while it was in open beta earlier this year. Now the social TV app is officially, uh, official — launching nationwide with backing from television’s old guard. Although ConnecTV doesn’t double as a remote a la Dijit or BuddyTV, it does play nice with Facebook and Twitter, allowing users to socially rave about Alton Brown’s cherry couscous pudding or razz followers of a rival team while watching a game on TV. ConnecTV says the app also syncs with content from Apple TV, Boxee, Hulu, Netflix and Roku from the past seven days. Do note that “nationwide” currently means integrated content from 85 local stations across the US’ top 40 TV markets. ConnecTV also plans to expand that number to 215 stations. The app is available for free for PC browsers and the Apple iPad, with iPhone and Android smartphone and tablet versions set for release within the next 45 days. For more details, feel free to dip your toes into the celebratory PR after the break.
ConnecTV officially launches, gives you more ways to bug your buddies
June 13, 2012 By Leave a Comment