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With over 100 million game consoles in households around the world and more than 300 000 Android devices activated daily there is a need to enjoy media across all these devices. It is this need that prompted doubleTwist to announce AitTwist. An application that allows users to view their mobile content on a television screen.

doubleTwist yesterday announced the availability of AirTwist in a major update to the popular doubleTwist AirSync Android app, giving users the freedom to enjoy their photos, videos and music on any TV connected to an Xbox or PlayStation 3.

“With more than 100 million game consoles in households today, and more than 300,000 Android devices activated daily, there is a real need for users to easily and reliably enjoy their media across all their connected devices,”” said Jon Lech Johansen, co-founder of doubleTwist.

“”doubleTwist provides an amazingly seamless media experience on Android and with the addition of AirTwist, doubleTwist is enabling users to unlock the power of their living room devices.””

After enabling the AirTwistoption in the doubleTwist app, the user’s device will automatically appear on the Xbox or PS3 and their media can instantly be enjoyed on the big screen.

doubleTwist has created a powerful media platform consisting of native apps running on Android, Mac and Windows, enabling users to not only seamlessly share their photos, videos and music among their phones, tablets and computers, but also subscribe to podcasts, andlisten to online radio. The recently launched doubleTwistAirSync Android app added the ability to wirelessly sync media between users’ Android phones and the doubleTwist desktop application. Now, AirTwist further enhances the platform by enabling users to initially use these two games consoles to play music, photos and video on TVs, but with support for a wide range of DLNA compatible devices added in future updates.

Availability

doubleTwistAirTwist is available today as a free upgrade through the Android Market to all doubleTwistAirSync users for devices running Android 1.6 and above. It will also be made available in the Amazon and Verizon app stores. Support for additional DLNA devices beyond the Xbox and PS3 is coming soon.

– Story courtesy Mobile World Congress Show Daily

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