Netgear is supercharging the Roku-troubling NeoTV 200 that arrived late last year. The NeoTV Pro adds Intel's WiDi tech to the tiny box, enabling you to wirelessly span your laptop's display onto the biggest screen in your house. It'll come with the same Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, YouTube and Pandora offerings you know and love, controllable with the stock remote or your smartphone. The hardware remains otherwise unchanged, packing the same 300Mbps WiFi, Ethernet, optical out and HDMI -- specs that are doubtless powerful enough for you to catch all of those glorious episodes of The Engadget Show again and again.
NETGEAR LAUNCHES NEOTV PRO HD STREAMING PLAYER WITH WIRELESS DISPLAY
Wirelessly stream the London Olympics from your laptop to your TV using built in Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) or stream Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Pandora and hundreds of other online channels with the new NeoTV Pro
SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 7, 2012 – NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the NETGEAR NeoTV TM Pro HD Streaming Player (NTV200S), the latest addition to the NETGEAR NeoTV streaming player family of products. NeoTV Pro offers high quality streaming content from a wide variety of online channels and is the world's first streaming player to offer wireless display capability using Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi).
With the NeoTV Pro, users can choose from a large selection of streaming movies, TV shows and music from streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora and many others, and instantly stream it to their TVs in up to full 1080p HD and surround sound from the comfort of their living room. And now, for customers that are not satisfied with hundreds of streaming channels but want the worldwide web on the big screen, the NeoTV Pro enables consumers to wirelessly display virtually any type of content from an Intel WiDi laptop to a TV, including sport broadcasts that are only online, movies, music, photos and any Internet site.
NETGEAR NeoTV Pro easily connects to the Internet via built-in high-speed 300 Mbps WiFi, which can deliver smooth streaming at 1080p HD video resolution, or wired through an Ethernet cable. Navigation is simple with the NeoTV Streaming Player remote control app, which turns an Apple® iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch or Android® smartphone or tablet into a high-end touch screen remote control. Available free from Apple's App Store and Google® Play, the remote control app makes navigating movies, TV shows, songs and videos on NeoTV Pro simple and intuitive. For those without a smartphone, the NeoTV Pro Streaming Player comes with a regular remote control.
NETGEAR also announced the addition of four new streaming channels available on all NeoTV streaming players starting in June. One of the new channels, SpiritClips, provides NeoTV users with a library of wholesome and engaging Hallmark Hall of Fame® feature films, available on demand.
In addition to SpiritClips, examples of new content available through NeoTV include:
Fred - Fred Figglehorn is the biggest YouTube celebrity, reaching nearly a billion video
And1 Basketball - And1 is an amazing alternative street basketball league that brings
everything from dunking contests to some of the most amazing basketball highlights ever
Formula Drift - Features some of the greatest races syndicated today. Formula Drift
specializes in "drifting" and will soon be syndicated on a national TV network.
"All 32 events of the upcoming summer Olympics in London will be streamed live on
nbcolympics.com. With the NeoTV Pro Streaming Player, and a laptop supporting Intel WiDi,
consumers can watch Michael Phelps swim or Usain Bolt sprint on a big screen TV, streamed directly from the Internet," said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. "NeoTV Pro brings a richer Internet entertainment experience to TVs. With built-in Intel WiDi and their laptop, NeoTV Pro allows consumers to access the entire Internet on their TV."
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR NeoTV Pro Streaming Player (NTV200S) is available now in the United States
at $69.99 and can be purchased at major retailers and online stores. To learn more about the NETGEAR NeoTV Pro Streaming Player, please visit www.netgear.com/ntvpro.