We are living in the 2nd Golden Age of Television—where HD technology is bringing images to life, where compelling entertainment content is being developed, streamed and broadcast at a greater pace than ever before and where some of the hottest films aren’t even in theaters.
And yet the actual experience of sitting and watching TV hasn’t changed all that much.
In fact, compared with the dramatic technological advances we’ve become accustomed to in other aspects of our lives, watching TV is still pretty one-dimensional and, sometimes, boring. As for television commercials—they’re the worst part about it. Even when they’re good, do you really want to see an ad 15 times during the same show? We don’t.
That’s why we developed TVOOT. We wanted to add a social dimension to TV viewing and allow like-minded people to connect and leverage crowd-power to create a better experience for everyone.
It’s smart. It’s social. It’s better TV.
- TVOOT will instantly notify you if news is breaking, sports history is being made or large volumes of people are trending to a specific channel.
- Watch TV with your friends or a group of friends, commenting on hot new shows as they happen or movies you love and have seen a hundred times via text and social media in-app.
- If you want, you can enable your friends to see what you’re watching and see what they’re watching too.
- TVOOT automatically takes you to one of your favorite pre-selected channels as soon as a commercial break begins and seamlessly returns you to your program once the commercial break has concluded.
- You can modify your surfing preferences (or preferences for family members) at any time. It’s easy!
- It’s all crowd-powered and you’re a part of it (along with everyone else) using TVOOT’s single touch commercial reporting.
- It’s the smartest, most-affordable universal remote available anywhere.
- Control all of your IR home entertainment devices.
- Program any activity (watch TV, play games) and move effortlessly between them.
- Even when you’re away from home, you can manually access features such as social-based must-sees and crowd-based commercial avoidance.
- Roaming Mode is automatically activated when the companion device is not detected.
- By activating location services, TVOOT will automatically detect your local channel line-up wherever you are!
The TVOOT companion device connects by Wi-Fi to your iPhone. So, download the TVOOT app onto your phone and you’re ready to go. It’s that easy.
TVOOT is meant to make controlling your home entertainment devices easy for everyone. The TVOOT companion device is a tiny Wi-Fi connected IR Blaster that won’t break the bank.
- Input Voltage: 5V DC
- Input Current: 500 mA
- Infrared Frequency: 38K
- Infrared Direction: Multiple-direction
- Wi-Fi Frequency: 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n
We’ve been working to make TVOOT a reality for over a year now and the app and companion device you see above are real, working prototypes!
We’re so close. Together we can take control of our viewing experience to make it more fun and more social. Who knows how big this can be? Let’s build a community and find out.
Your contribution will help fund:
- Final app refinement
- Production tooling for the companion device
- Our first large component order
Risks and challenges
This has never been done before. We’ve come a long way, our technology works and we have a vision for where we want to go and what it will take to get there. But a community lies at the heart of TVOOT and we need you to make it happen.
Please join us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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