Want to hook up a home theatre PC (HTPC) of sorts to your TV set but don't wish to deal with all the hassle involved in configuring it? Don't worry, there is a set-top box for that, and it comes in the form of ASUS's new set-top media player box, the O!PlayMini Plus, in Singapore. According to ASUS, the new device is designed to offer access to a multitude of online services for endless entertainment from both video and social media websites, among many others.
ASUS has announced the availability of its new set-top box for home theatre systems, the ASUS O!Play Mini Plus, in Singapore. According to ASUS, the new O!Play Mini Plus is designed to designed to offer access to a multitude of online services for endless entertainment from both video and social media websites, along with many other media-related features.
In an official announcement made by the company yesterday, ASUS claimed that the new O!Play Mini Plus set-top box will feature built-in support for various online media streaming and social networking services, such as “Mediafly, Dailymotion, Facebook, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr (and) thousands of internet TV and radio stations. ASUS has also touted the new O!Play Mini Plus set-top box as being the world's first device to support Acetrax, the most popular online video on demand service in Europe.
On the specifications side, it would appear that the new O!Play Mini Plus set-top box has got just about everything an average user will need to get the system working right out-of-the-box. According to ASUS, the device will feature built-in support for gigabit Ethernet and WiFi N connectivity, while utility tools such as O!Direct and O!MediaShare enable users to stream media files from a variety of devices straight to an HDTV without complicated setups, as well as stream content from a desktop PC or notebook to the TV.
Full specifications for the new O!Play Mini Plus set-top box are as follow:
No details about the O!Play Mini Plus set-top box's pricing has been announced by ASUS at this point.