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HAVA Mobile Player App for iPhone

New Monsoon Multimedia app allows control of TV service, including cable, satellite and Tivo

iPhone Developer's Journal

Monsoon Multimedia announced the availability of the HAVA Mobile Player application for iPhone and iPod Touch users. The HAVA Mobile Player app allows HAVA customers to view and control their home television service, including cable, satellite and TiVo, from anywhere in the world on their iPhone.

The HAVA Mobile Player for iPhone was designed for seamless integration with Apple's unique smartphone allowing viewers to control their home television service (whether it's cable or satellite, receiver or DVR, standard or high definition) via the touch screen interface.

"Monsoon's HAVA line of video streaming, place- and time-shifting devices give consumers more options when choosing how, when and where they view their home video and TV content," said Colin Stiles, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Monsoon Multimedia. "Our support for iPhone and iPod Touch gives HAVA customers the ability to watch any of their 300+ TV channels, their favorite football team on game day or their local news in very high quality, regardless of their location, wherever WiFi is available."

The iPhone version of the HAVA Mobile Player is optimized software for the video-streaming application that Monsoon also provides for PCs, Netbooks and other mobile devices. HAVA is a standalone device that does not require a dedicated or connected PC/Mac in the home to enable the iPhone or other portable devices when watching your TV over the Internet. In addition to place shifting video to PC or smartphones, Monsoon's HAVA features unique DVR capability that allow users to initiate a recording to their PC or attached storage, or pause, rewind or fast forward their live TV.

HAVA for iPhone:

  • High quality video playback
  • Remote access to HAVA device
  • Enables full remote control and channel changing capabilities of any TV source such as Cable, Satellite, DVD or TiVo
  • Browse program guides for schedules, series and episode descriptions (based on availability from service provider)
  • "Favorites" feature allows users to label favorite channels
  • Supports iPhone and iPod Touch with OS 2.2.1 or higher

The Monsoon HAVA Player for the iPhone and iPod Touch is now available as a direct download at iPhone App Store for $9.99. The HAVA product line is available from Monsoon at www.myhava.com and through select retailers and etailers nationwide.

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