There are so many different ways to watch videos, programs, and TV on demand that we get overwhelmed. Long gone are the days in which we could only tune into two channels on our TV set. New ways of consuming audiovisual contents are popping up every day, at such a speed that it's hard to keep up with them all. Twonky Beam is a free application for iPhone and iPad that allows us to explore loads of video channels and send the signal straight to our Smart TV with a single screen tap. Not bad, eh?
How does it work?
On many occasions, you're watching a video on your phone and you think your parents would love to see it. Or you just might fancy watching it on a large screen and that huge TV set in the living room isn't just a fancy decoration. You could transfer the video to a multimedia hard drive, to a USB stick or just continue watching it on your phone. But the best alternative is to resort to Twonky Beam, this great tool that has been around since before the iPhone 6, and that's compatible with the following devices:
- Laptop computers.
- Xbox 360 consoles.
- Smart TVs.
- TVs connected by means of VGA or HDMI to devices that use WiFi.
- Apple TV.
- Many devices with DLNA connectivity.
The app comes along with plenty of preinstalled online channels: YouTube, TED, Fox News, Vimeo, IMDb, ESPN, Funny or Die, College Humor, Dailymotion, Metacafe... But if that's not enough for you, you can also send photos and music to other screens using your iPhone or iPad as the sender.