A press release announces that ZeeVee has updated its Zinc (formerly Zviewer) Internet video browser, a free software application that allows users to enjoy Internet video on their computers or TVs (if the TVs are connected to a home network). The latest version gains a significant amount of content from existing providers and adds content from Netflix and CBS. Check out the full rlease below for more information.
ZeeVee Releases Beta 3 for Zinc Internet Video Browser
Award-winning video browser for the living room gets significant facelift; adds Netflix, CBS and much more content from leading providers
LITTLETON, Mass., March 24, 2009 – ZeeVee today announced the much-awaited update to Zinc™, its popular internet video browser for the living room. Zinc, formerly known as Zviewer, helps users navigate any popular high-quality internet content through a single, living-room friendly user interface that is designed to be operated with a remote control and viewed on the “big screen.” Zinc was recently honored with a Gold TechHome Mark of Excellence award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
The new release adds a significant amount of content from existing providers to its on-demand library, as well as the addition of Netflix and CBS to the lineup. There are now nearly 15,000 feature length movies and tens of thousands of TV shows that can be watched instantly.
Zinc also has improved navigation and usability features, making it easier and faster to immediately enjoy internet video. Detailed show descriptions, release dates, ratings and other new information have also been added, so users can make informed decisions about what episodic content to watch, or what new feature-length movie they should select. Users can also declare favorite shows and websites, and be informed when new content is available.
“The team has been working very hard to improve the Zinc user experience, and we’re really proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said ZeeVee Co-founder and CEO Vic Odryna. “Feedback about this new release has been very positive and we are anxious to have more people try it and share it.”
Zinc is a free software application that runs on practically any PC. It allows users to enjoy internet video on their computer or on a ‘big screen’ for those that have attached their computer to a large display. Mac support is in development and is expected to be released by the end of April. Zinc is based on Mozilla technology, and is available either as a standalone application or as a Firefox plug-in. Zinc can be downloaded by visiting www.zeevee.com/zinc/download-zinc.
ZeeVee, Inc. develops HD video distribution products using broadcast and cable technologies. The award-winning ZvPro™ line of HD encoding and modulation gear serves the digital signage, private cable operator, and high end residential markets- at game changing cost points. For consumers, the ZvBox™ line enables sharing of HD sources, and unlimited internet video on demand, at all HDTVs. ZeeVee’s free Zinc™ software delivers the best of internet video in a format perfect for HDTVs, while ZvRemote™ and ZvKeyboard™ help play that content from the couch. For more information, visit www.ZeeVee.com <http://www.ZeeVee.com>