Yahoo Connected TV’s device communication model enables new and exciting TV-viewing experiences driven by the sophisticated controls available on today’s tablets, laptops, and mobile phones. A new generation of TV App capabilities is now available to consumers, including gesture-based, multi-display, and multi-user features for intensive gaming, multimedia, and social applications.
This device communication platform supports two-way message-passing between Internet-enabled devices and connected TVs running the Yahoo Connected TV Platform. Keyboard, navigation, and app-specific messages can be communicated through a new protocol over a local network.
Use an Android phone or an iPhone as a smart remote control for Yahoo Connected TV, taking advantage of the phone's superior tap and swipe controls.
Use a Yahoo Connected TV companion app on the iPad to connect with the currently playing TV program. Access a rich set of web results on the tablet which can be played on the TV with the touch of a button.
Access web videos on a mobile phone or tablet and send them to a big screen TV for shared viewing.
Create your own companion mobile app to use as a smart remote control on Android mobile phones and tablets.
¹ 2012 Sony® Bravia KDL-40EX640, KDL-46EX640, KDL-55EX640. More models will be added in 2012.