Rovi Launches Software Application for Managing Home Music, Videos and PhotosMonday, March 29th, 2010
Personal Media Manager Cleans and Streams Consumers’ Media Collections and Enables Sharing Across Devices
SANTA CLARA — Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced the availability of its Personal Media Manager solution, a software application that enables consumers to “clean” or update the entertainment data residing in their media libraries as well as stream and share music, videos and photos stored on devices on a home network. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems, Rovi’s Personal Media Manager is designed as a brandable companion application for CE products such as network attached storage devices, digital media receivers and set-top boxes, and for online stores and portals.
“Consumers today are seeing their digital media libraries grow considerably as they continue to acquire, create and consume music, videos and photos,” said Corey Ferengul, executive vice president of product management and marketing, Rovi Corporation. “As a result, consumers need an easy way to manage their media collections and drive even more content consumption. We believe a Rovi solution including Personal Media Manager offers device manufacturers a distinctive capability that they can use to differentiate their offerings.”
Powered by Rovi’s LASSO media recognition technology and supported by its deep entertainment data, Personal Media Manager cleans, identifies and tags content with essential descriptive information on albums, songs, movies and more. The application is also capable of connecting the consumer to online services and stores provided by the CE manufacturer or site, enabling simplified access to more content.
The application utilizes Rovi’s Connected Platform media networking technology and includes a full DLNA player, server and controller and allows content streaming to devices on the home network. It uniquely operates across PC, Mac and Linux environments and offers consumers the ability to connect devices running on different platforms in order to share content. In addition, Rovi’s Personal Media Manager can be configured to work with popular social networking sites, enabling consumers to easily share personal content such as photos and home videos with their friends and family.
Rovi’s Personal Media Manager is available today as a companion application to CE products such as network attached storage devices, digital media receivers, Blu-ray players, residential home gateways, set-top boxes, external hard drives, and digital TVs; as well as online stores and portals. Branding and feature set within the application can be customizable to fit customer needs.