Fanhattan introduced a flashy new TV device that promises to combine live pay TV with online streaming – but making this actually work for consumers will be challenging.
Fanhattan, which is like a TV Guide for iPad, has launched out a beta web version with new discovery and recommendation features. On the web, it offers more content recommendations from more providers — 29 on the web, compared to 16 on iOS.
Fanhattan’s guide to entertainment on your iPad just got a lot more useful: The app added content from new partners, including NBC and HBO, and a new WatchList feature. The idea: Add your favorite movies and shows once, and get notifications whereever and whenever they’re available.
Video discovery app maker Fanhattan is getting a lot more social, integrating with Facebook’s Open Graph to allow its users to share what they’re watching with friends. It’s also rolling out a Facebook app for discovering web-based videos from directly within the social network.
Fanhattan just released an iPad app and is working its way onto connected devices. But instead of launching as a channel on someone else’s device, Fanhattan might try to build a device of its own, which would put it up against Roku, Boxee and Apple TV.
With televisions increasingly capable of IP-delivered video, the cornucopia of content options presents a challenge: How do viewers navigate…
Vuze has a novel new product offering it hopes will help users browse and find the content they want on connected devices. The key to making the new offering, called Fanhattan, work is a cloud-based approach to serving entertainment information onto connected devices.