Animoto, the free and paid personal video creation with pizzas, is enabling its iOS software with Apple AirPlay capability. Users equipped with the Apple TV connected to their living room television, now can stream the video to the big screen.
"Animoto videos have always looked great on a big-screen TV and now it’s one-click easy for families to enjoy their Animoto videos on their home televisions without messing with wires or requiring a DVD Player," said Brad Jefferson, CEO and cofounder of Animoto. "In less time than it takes to pop popcorn, you can now create a professional-looking Animoto video from photos on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and play it for your family on your TV."
It’s easy for consumers to start using this new TV functionality. First, users need to update their iOs to version 4.3, and make sure their Animoto app (for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Apple TV are set for the latest versions. Next, the user’s AirPlay icon will appear on the video player in the bottom right hand corner. Then, the user taps the icon to bring up a list of the device choices to display their video, and they select TV. The TV viewing functionality works both through Animoto’s iPhone and iPad application and through mobile Safari on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.