Request: Please develop a PlayOn app (like the Roku PlayOn channel) for Smart TVs that use Yahoo Connected TV Apps (like Vizio, Samsung, etc.)
Lots of Smart TVs use Yahoo Connected TV Apps (Amazon, Pandora, Facebook, etc, all have Yahoo Connected TV apps). However, not all of these smart TVs support DLNA. As a result, I can't watch my PlayOn/PlayLater on this TV.
This seems pretty doable, since the preferred streaming content method for the Yahoo Connected TV apps is
MP4/H.264/AAC — Recommended
- Container: MP4 (mpeg4)
- Codec: H.264
- Audio: AAC
This suggestion was mentioned on the Playon forums a while back:
And Skip from PlayOn said it seemed unlikely, but I don't agree with his assessment. I would think that PlayOn would want to reach out to users that don't want a separate device connected to the TV (like a Roku box), when their TV already does Netflix, HuluPlus, Crackle, etc. natively. Adding PlayOn to the TV would make it complete (at least from my opinion). I believe it's technically achievable (as noted above), non-trivial, but doable -- and it would greatly be appreciated by your customers.