Netflix And YouTube Working On Open Second Screen Protocol

Netflix and YouTube are taking a crack at an open second screen protocol called DIAL. DIAL hopes to power second screen experiences for connected TVs, content services and app makers. Unlike Apple’s wildly successful Airplay, DIAL will not simply mirror your mobile display, but instead can detect and launch applications on your TV. From there, the specific use cases are up to the app makers and device manufactures. Expect a ton of new features coming to connected devices from big players like Sony and Samsung in the future.

Jeopardy Live gets it right

Sony's Jeopardy Live for mobile (Sony)I stopped by Sony’s Jeopardy booth at CES to check out the Jeopardy Live mobile game.

Jeopardy Live is a mobile application that allows users at home to play along with the nightly Jeopardy broadcast.  Users download and configure the application based on local broadcast service and HD or standard viewing.  When the game is launched syncs with the show, fires each question at the mobile user as the contestants select the category and clue.  Continue reading “Jeopardy Live gets it right”