TiVo’s co-founders starts selling the $49 QPlay TV product
TiVo co-founders Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton have launched a new venture partner called QPlay. The two of them showcased the QPlay device and service today. There is an early adopter program where the QPlay device is available for $49.
QPlay will curate clips from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu Plus and live TV. The QPlay video streaming device is about the size of an external hard drive. It will not come with a remote control that is controlled by an iPad app. The video playback is controlled from the cloud.
The QPlay organizes everything around queues (known as Qs). Queues are playlists for videos, which are generated from RSS and Twitter feeds. Other videos are curated by QPlay users. The Qs play non-stop so it feels like a TV experience. The QPlay app will always be free.