Philips Launches Cloud TV With Access To Hundreds Of Channels

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Philips launches Cloud TV with access to hundreds of channels | Internet & Media - CNET News (click for full article)

    by Lance Whitney - September 5, 2013

    Philips rolled out a new cloud-based service promising hundreds of TV channels to its smart TV users.

    Dubbed Cloud TV, the service announced Thursday streams local, national, international, and special interest TV channels over the Internet to Philips smart TVs. The lineup includes both premium and non-premium channels, most of which are freely available, Philips said. Users can check out the channels through the accompanying Cloud TV app, which sorts them by genre and popularity.

    The service is compatible with all Philips smart TV models introduced in 2012 and later and is already available across parts of Europe and Russia.

    Philips has also launched another smart TV feature called Cloud Explorer. This app lets Dropbox users view their photos, videos, and music stored online. Cloud Explorer is available as of Thursday for all Philips smart TV owners.

    "We have seamlessly integrated cloud services into our Philips Smart TV platform," Albert Mombarg, head of Philips Smart TV, said in a statement. "Users can now benefit from an even wider selection of TV services and overcome the selected choice of cable TV services."
  2. ChrisG8

    ChrisG8 Well-Known Member

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    Cloud TV, Philips was able to copyright that? I don't have a Philips smart TV from 2012 or 2013 so this isn't going to mean much to me but it sounds rather preposterous and I can't imagine how Philips could think that service could amount to anything.
  3. Alaska4Me

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    catfish,I figured Philips was up to something...to be perfectly honest I was more impressed by their webtv box at the time..
    I was wondering if they'll nibble at GTV..or do their own thing..I think you just answered that lol

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