FAVI's $50 Streaming Stick adds apps, streaming services to any HDTV with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Why get a Smart TV when you can enhance your existing HDTV with a dongle? That's the precise inquiry FAVI is aiming to answer with its SmartStick, a device that lets you access streaming movies, music, apps, and games just by plugging it into your television's HDMI port. It runs Jelly Bean, the latest Android OS, and supports services like Netflix, Hulu, Epix, YouTube, and Pandora. Other features include a full internet browser, 4GB of memory, and the ability to wirelessly stream media from your computer via its MediaSHARE app. Since it runs Android, you can download apps from the Google Play store as well. While we're still fans of the Roku Streaming Stick, the SmartStick's $50 price tag is hard to beat. You can also get a mini wireless keyboard and touchpad mouse for $39.99 for easier navigation. The FAVI Streaming Stick will be available this November, though you can pre-order it now for an October 30th ship date. Check after the break for the SmartStick promo video and the press release.

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Convert Any HDTV Into a SmartTV For Under $50 with SmartStick by FAVI

Affordable plug and play device that allows you to browse the internet, watch your favorite movies, music, apps and games on any HDTV

DETROIT, Mich. – September 27, 2012 – FAVI Entertainment, creators of innovative audiovisual products, has announced today a ground-breaking way to enhance HDTV's with SmartStick. This small device which is inserted into your TV's HDMI port allows you to access your favorite movies, music, apps and games all via the latest Android OS. This new quick-connect solution to upgrading your existing television to a SmartTV is also affordable at under $50 MSRP.

The sky's the limit with SmartStick offering thousands of Apps ready for play including movie streaming via Netflix, HULU 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 its MediaSHARE app where you can wirelessly deliver movies, music and photos directly to your TV making it 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 introduce this easy to use device for both work and play," says Jeremy Yakel, founder of FAVI Entertainment "SmartStick allows for much more than a streaming video box, it's your SmartTV, Home Theater and PC all rolled into one."

SmartStick Features:
• 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 from FAVI Entertainment will be available at Radio Shack, Best Buy, Amazon and Newegg this November. Pre-orders are currently being accepted for an October 30th ship date at To see the SmartStick in action, please view the video here.