Netgear at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has unveiled a new media adapter that allows users to access Youtube videos on a regular television. Using the Youtube application programming interface (API) that Youtube has made available to developers, the device allows users to browse the most popular Youtube videos using a remote control. They can also search for videos and select users whose videos they want to track.
The Digital Entertainer HD is the first device that makes Youtube videos available on a television, claimed Netgear’s vice president of product marketing Vivek Pathela. In addition to accessing Youtube content, the device also allows users to play digital music files, including music purchased from the iTunes store and that is protected by Apple’s Fairplay digital rights management (DRM) technology. Streaming iTunes content is available only for legally acquired content on computers running Windows.
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