If you've been hearing "SmartTV" this and "SmartTV" that while your old HD panel just sits there like a big dummy, Favi's SmartStick is ready (at last) to bring it into the 12's. Like Roku's Streaming Stick, it's a media player that's been squeezed into a dongle-sized form-factor, running Android 4.1 and packing apps like Netflix along with the Plex media server, a full web browser and DLNA. It'll stream all that media through the HDMI port on your TV and connect to your other devices wirelessly, all for the sum of $50. You can even add a $40 wireless keyboard to avoid the usual finger calisthenics -- check the PR after the break to grab it.
FAVI Now Shipping SmartStick HDTV to SmartTV Converter
The popular and affordable plug and play device that allows you to browse the internet, watch your favorite movies, music, apps and games on any HDTV is shipping in time for the holidays
DETROIT – December 11, 2012 – FAVI Entertainment, creators of innovative audiovisual products, is now shipping the much anticipated SmartStick HDTV enhancer. This small device which is inserted to the HDMI port allows you to access your favorite movies, music, apps and games all via its Android OS. This new quick-connect solution to upgrading your existing television to a SmartTV is also affordable at under $50 MSRP with an optional wireless keyboard accessory for easy navigation for $39.99 MSRP.
The sky's the limit with SmartStick offering dozens of Apps ready for play including movie streaming via Netflix, HBO Go or EPIX, music streaming via Pandora or Spotify, video streaming via You Tube, and also popular social media sites like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, the SmartStick includes a full Internet browser and 4GB of built-in memory. Included with the SmartStick is the Plex app where you can wirelessly deliver videos, documents, music, images, movies directly to your SmartStick enabled television making your TV a hub of entertainment – no subscription needed.
There are also fun accessories for the SmartStick that are sold separately made to enhance the experience including a fully functional mini wireless keyboard complete with a touch pad for easy web browsing.
"We are thrilled to announce that SmartStick is now shipping. We've had overwhelming demand for the device and are eager for our customers to enjoy the easy to use interface and features," says Jeremy Yakel, founder of FAVI Entertainment "The SmartStick is an ideal stocking stuffer which allows for much more than a streaming video box, because it's your SmartTV, Home Theater and PC all rolled into one."
• 100% compatible with any HDTV
• Plug and Play – no subscriptions needed
• Thousands of Apps available via GooglePlay
• Favorite movies, music and games delivered instantly
• Multi-language functionality
• Accessories sold separately
• Mini wireless keyboard with touchpad mouse (39.99 MSRP)
SmartStick by FAVI Entertainment is available online at favientertainment.com, Newegg, Amazon, Walmart.com, Tiger Direct and Gamestop.com. To see the SmartStick in action, please view the video here.
About FAVI Entertainment
Nothing is too big or too small at FAVI Entertainment where attention is in the details. The mission statement behind FAVI Entertainment's recipe for success has been to provide customers with a world class entertainment experience by offering unique products and industry leading after-sale support. FAVI's vast offering ensures that the ultimate in design and technology will be within reach.