MySpace Comes to TV with Help from Intel, Yahoo, and Toshiba

Posted by at 5:24 pm on January 7, 2009

MySpace today announced the launch of a MySpace Widget developed for TV, and powered by MySpaceID. The application is designed on the new TV application framework called the Widget Channel, co-developed by Intel and Yahoo!, and will be available on connected Consumer Electronic (CE) devices like the devices announced by Toshiba today.

The MySpace Widget for TV allows users to interact with their MySpace network directly from their TV and receive updates of profile activity, Taking their MySpace experience beyond the browser plus making TV itself more social. MySpace is the first social network to offer  TV Widget  functionality.

“We’re giving our users an entirely new way to easily enjoy, share and access MySpace content through the new MySpace experience for TV,” says Jason Oberfest, MySpace’s vice president of business development and general manager of MySpaceID. “We believe in our open platform that delivers interactive, social applications, and by empowering our users to access their MySpace network while also enjoying TV, we continue to provide new and unique ways keep them engaged and connected.”

With the MySpace Widget for TV, users will receive instant updates of profile activity directly to their TV screen. Widget will allow users to:  

  • Receive Friend Updates
  • Read and respond to Messages
  • Receive Friend Request notifications
  • See friends’ Status and Mood updates
  • Publish personal Status and Mood updates
  • Browse photos
  • Browse profiles  

“Yahoo! is excited to bring the revolutionary experience of TV Widgets to millions of loyal MySpace users,” said Patrick Barry, vice president, Connected TV, Yahoo!. “By combining the key attributes of the Internet, including openness, community, and personalization with the power of television, the MySpace Widget for TV users will be able to take new advantage of a device they are incredibly familiar with-”the television–to access their important MySpace features and information.”

The MySpace Widget for TV, powered by MySpaceID, will be available within the Widget Channel, via connected Consumer Electronic devices running on the Intel Media Processor CE 3100.  This products will range from  DVD players, TV to set-top box to other internet enabled devices.    The MySpace widget for TV is available for demo at the Intel booth  and the Toshiba booth at CES, January 8-11, 2009. The Widget will be available on internet connected CE devices, coming to market in 2009.

What we at Test ToT really want to know is if this widget will make make everyone’s TV screen look like their MySpace pages, ikes! 😉

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