May 8, 2008
Nic Cho

HP Bringing YouTube To HP MediaSmart Platform

The famous American information technology corporation specializing in personal computers, notebook and other technology related products, HP (Hewlett-Packard) has announced its intention to bring Youtube to its HP MediaSmart connected entertainment products including the upcoming MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver and high-definition MediaSmart TV, allowing users to enjoy video content of Youtube in their living room.

“With the addition of YouTube to the HP MediaSmart platform, consumers will have even more ways to enjoy the latest entertainment on the Internet,” said Carlos Montalvo, vice president of marketing and services, Connected Entertainment Business, HP. “Bringing YouTube to HP MediaSmart products will let users browse and select a series of videos, then relax and enjoy the show on their big screens.”

“People want to participate in the YouTube community in ways that fit their individual lifestyles,” said Jim Patterson, group product manager, YouTube. “To that end, we are excited to support HP in bringing YouTube into the living room through the MediaSmart platform.”

According to the press release, “Using HP MediaSmart products, consumers already can access dozens of services from the Internet. For example, they can rent or purchase thousands of movies from CinemaNow, share and purchase photos from Snapfish, and listen to Internet radio from Live365.”

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