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TMCNet:  Rabbit TV Select - $99 Set Top Device Unveiled at CES 2014 as The Smartest TV Ever

[January 06, 2014]

Rabbit TV Select - $99 Set Top Device Unveiled at CES 2014 as The Smartest TV Ever

LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--

FreeCast, the content discovery and management engine behind Rabbit TV, today announced its newest product offering dubbed 'Rabbit TV Select', set to be a game changer in set top box market.

Rabbit TV Select. (Photo: Business Wire)

Rabbit TV Select. (Photo: Business Wire)

This new over-the-top product will allow consumers to easily watch high-grade internet TV,�check emails,�make video calls, and operate their home's security, all from the same location.

About the size of a hockey puck, the Rabbit TV Select device connects to any flat panel TV with an HDMI input, turning it into a complete quad-core PC - what FreeCast calls 'The Smartest TV Ever'. The device also communicates with tablets and mobile devices for a seamless experience.

The entertainment features of the device are powered by FreeCast's Rabbit TV Network, the world's largest Video-On-Demand (VOD) library in the market today, along with Rabbit TV's pay-per-view offering, which provides users universal access to new release movie rentals, premium TV series and live 24/7 sports channels. The device also functions as a complete gaming system with thousands of online games (3D&HD).

In addition to providing a complete entertainment ecosystem, Rabbit TV Select will also include the following features:

  • Multi-email account management
  • Skype video/audio calls worldwide
  • Apps manager for Facebook (News - Alert), Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and many more
  • Live security monitoring, including video capture streams to TV, PC and mobile.
  • Latest in home automation software for managing appliances, lighting and media directly from device remote or mobile device.
  • Mobile HDD and/or cloud storage for music, video, and photos.

"Rabbit TV Select is so much more than the traditional 'app media manager' you get with products like Roku or Apple (News - Alert) TV. This standalone device performs all the jobs of a PC, music player, cable box, phone, home security system, game console and more from one central location. It's simply in a class of its own," says FreeCast CEO William Mobley.

FreeCast revealed the device specifications to be as follows:

  • Quad-Core 1.6 GHZ CPU Processor (News - Alert)
  • WiFi 802.11�and Network Cable Ready
  • DNLA Wireless�Casting with�Tablets and Mobile Devices
  • Easy HDMI Cable Connectivity to TV
  • Micro SD Card (News - Alert) Storage

"With hundreds of millions of flat-panel TVs in the market, most of which are only 2-3 years old with a 7-10 year life cycle, this device is poised to give owners a $100 alternative to spending $2k+ for a smart TV, most of which are no more than a simple app manager," argues Mobley.

The company has confirmed a $99 base price for Rabbit TV Select, which will include the device remote a one-year subscription to Rabbit TV Plus. Additional upgrades and options to be available by mid-2014.

FreeCast will be exhibiting at CES (News - Alert) 2014 in LVH Hospitality Suite 371.

More Information:

Company - http://freecast.com

Network - http://rabbittvgo.com


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