Hillcrest Labs announced a new edition of its TV-optimized Kylo browser today, with a new look and feel, enhanced integration with Windows Media Center and major integration with Clicker.tv to help users view online content on a 10-foot experience.
Kylo Beta 0.8, available for free download, gives Clicker’s TV-optimized programming guide prominent placement on the Kylo homepage. Clicker.tv also powers Kylo’s new instant visual search, as seen below.
For those who use Windows Media Center, the browser now automatically integrates into the service, allowing users to launch Kylo inside it. In addition, Kylo now automatically detects a user’s location and, when appropriate, will switch to a UK edition featuring popular British sites. (I wasn’t able to hop to London and double-check this, but that would, in theory, include services like the iPlayer and Seesaw.)
Plus, if you’ve always wanted a Loop pointer mouse, optimized for the Kylo browser, Hillcrest Labs is celebrating this relaunch by knocking the price down from $99 to $69 for a limited time.
Kylo attracted a lot of attention when it launched last March, as it was initially capable of accessing Hulu content, but was quickly blocked. Hulu videos are still blocked on the Kylo browser, but with the Clicker integration, users should still be able to find the shows they want to watch.
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