6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CES 2012: BitTorrent on your TV!

About Video Transcript

CES 2012: BitTorrent on your TV!

1:54 /

BitTorrent revealed four companies based in Europe, Russia, and Asia that have prepared new hardware running BitTorrent. Seth Rosenblatt takes a First Look.

Hi, I'm Seth Rosenblatt for CNET, and tonight at Pepcom at CES 2012 I'm showing you BitTorrent on your hardware devices. It's kind of crazy but it's true, you can now get... or soon you can get your BitTorrent on devices like TVs, set top boxes, Blu Ray players, media players. It's really quite incredible as long as you live in Europe or Asia... These devices won't be available in America anytime soon at least as far as we've been told. It's kind of devices that you can get them on such as TVs, allow you to stream your BitTorrent content directly to the TV but you can also use some of them as torrent managers which is really incredible for a very super large... home movie files, photos, even personal documents, you can share very easily back and forth. There's also a limited range of a free exclusive content such as TEDTalks, Khan Academy... independent movies that film makers have made available for free to... to the public. Navigating BitTorrent on your devices such as TVs and Blu Rays and set top boxes and media players is actually quite easy. Use a standard remote control. Up, down, left, right. Use the okay button. There are 3 rows of channels presented. You have your personal channels. You have premium content which is all free content that has been licensed from the content owners and you've got an all content where you can easily access your most recent torrents. The first OEM hardware that will be available with BitTorrent that has been BitTorrent certified will be sometime Q1. So this is gonna happen very quickly in 2012. For CNET at CES Pepcom, I am Seth Rosenblatt.

New releases

Kyocera enters the European market with the rugged Torque
1:07 5 March 2015
The durable and waterproof Kyocera Torque (s701) sports a 4.5-inch display and sets sail for Europe on the B2B market.
Play video
Gionee Elife S7 is a super-thin smartphone
1:01 5 March 2015
This smartphone is a mere 5.5mm thick, and has a 'chameleon' app that themes your mobile around colours picked out by the camera.
Play video
Navigate your smartwatch with your eyes
1:07 5 March 2015
Though only a prototype for now, the eye-tracking tech inside this watch could one day come to your wrist.
Play video
Fuel-cell phone charger makes its own electricity
1:23 5 March 2015
The MyFC Jaq uses one-use plastic cards to create electricity from hydrogen. Could this be how gadgets are powered in the future?
Play video
These smart shoes track your kid's location
1:09 5 March 2015
We check out a pair of high-tech shoes that monitor your child's location, and charge wirelessly.
Play video
Kairos mechanical watch has a 'floating' display
1:09 5 March 2015
Wild! This classic-looking watch contains some smart secrets.
Play video
The best new smartphones in 74 seconds
1:17 5 March 2015
Looking for a new mobile? We round up the coolest new phones that have been announced at Mobile World Congress 2015. Find out which...
Play video
The future of mobile, according to Kyocera
1:41 5 March 2015
At MWC 2015, Kyocera exhibited some of its concept and prototype devices, including a handset with a built-in solar film.
Play video