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Panasonic unveils new my Home Screen 2.0 TVs

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by Mark Hodgkinson Feb 23, 2015


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    Panasonic unveils new my Home Screen 2.0 TVs
    Panasonic has collaborated with Mozilla to introduce a new, intuitive user interface for its 2015 TV line-up, powered by Firefox OS.
    Panasonic’s 2015 4K UHD LED VIERA TV line-up is equipped with a range of new functions and features, including my Home Screen 2.0 and Info Frame. The platform is specifically designed to allow you to access preferred content quickly and easily. The home screen can be completely personalised to suit your preferences and is divided into easy to navigate ‘decks’. Three decks come as default with the platform.

    The Live TV Deck is where you can watch live broadcasts and build up a personalised ‘home screen’ of your most-watched channels. The Apps Deck is a graphically rich interface to access all the TV apps available on VIERA. These apps will include everything from the most popular video on demand partners to games. And then you have the Devices Deck, where any devices connected to your TV, either by cables or WiFi, will appear, providing rapid access to external sources such as: tablets, smartphones, computers, Blu-ray players, SD cards, and USB storage drives.

    A new search tool is also available via my Home Screen 2.0 that allows you to find and access content from all available source options, including internet video services, websites and any external devices you may have connected to your TV. When you’ve found the content you’re looking for, the new user interface also lets you bookmark your favourite channels, apps, web pages and connected devices by using the Pin function for quick access at a later date.

    The new user interface also incorporates Info Frame, which combines everything from local weather reports to recommended TV shows, TV listings and your favourite website, all on a single screen. Firefox OS is built on open standards, allowing you to send photos, videos or other content to your Firefox OS-powered TV from any smartphone, tablet, or computer with a Firefox browser or other compatible application. This means that you do not need to be constrained into one ecosystem or brand. Sending content to the Firefox OS TV requires no additional hardware – you simply need to make sure that your Panasonic Firefox OS-powered TV is on the same WiFi network.

    Firefox OS and my Home Screen 2.0 are available on the CR850, CR730, CX800, CX750, CX700 and CX680 series in the 2015 line-up.

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