Fremont, Calif., October 21 st, 2013. Today Pivos Technology Group, Inc., a global pioneer in media peripherals and embedded technologies, announces the inclusion of the anticipated TOFU Media Centre in the GameStick launch application lineup.
From the highly acclaimed XBMC developers; Pivos, have made available the TOFU Media Centre to truly meet consumers media needs; providing intuitive navigation, organization, web scraping for stored media files, and skin customizability.
“We have built everything that people love about XBMC into the TOFU Media Centre – a service specifically optimized for the next generation of big-screen entertainment,” said Cory Fields, Pivos Director of Business Development. “We’re delighted to be supporting the launch of GameStick with this service by enabling users to take their movie watching experience anywhere on this uniquely portable TV gaming device.”
“We’ve worked very closely with the folks at Pivos in run up to launch to optimize the full TOFU Media Centre experience for GameStick and are excited to add this significant application to our initial lineup of content,” says Charles Tigges, CCO PlayJam , “The TOFU Media Centre has been fully configured for our controller & underlying platform and will lead our support for wider media within our UI.” He concluded.
The TOFU Media Centre will be available on the GameStick Store for users to download at launch. GameStick will go on sale on 29th October 2013 globally on Amazon, in GameStop in the US and in GAME in the UK.
More information on GameStick can be found at www.gamestick.tv
Pivos Technology Group, Inc. is a global pioneer in media platform development and embedded technologies founded by a group of industrial veteran and renowned platform developers in Fremont, California. Pivos solutions include IPTV, STB/ OTT, Internet Video Streaming, VOD, multimedia playback, and digital display technologies based on its popular open source and Android development environment.
XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like-minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.
PlayJam was established to bring affordable games to TV. The company operates a built-for-TV games platform that currently powers casual games on over 80 million Smart TV devices worldwide through partnerships with leading manufacturers including, Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic. To date the platform has delivered over 1 billion games via Pay and Smart TV networks in over 120 countries.
In January this year, PlayJam announced the launch of its own hardware platform GameStick extending support for its platform to Android-enabled devices. At $79.99, GameStick was created to offer families an affordable entry-point to big screen casual to mid-core gaming and developers a direct route to TV.
PlayJam is backed by GameStop, Adobe, Endeavour Ventures, London Venture Partners and a number of game industry luminaries.