Motorola challenges traditional TV interface with DreamGallery

By on May 22, 2012, 10:30 AM

Motorola may not make television sets but they believe they know what the future interface of connected devices should look like. During a cable television convention in Boston, the company demonstrated a new concept for connected sets called DreamGallery.

At its core, DreamGallery is described as a cross-platform media hub that controls content between a wide range of devices including computers and web browsers, tablets and smartphones. Furthermore it is said to aggregate content from the Internet, video-on-demand services like Netflix and Hulu and cable television services into one location.

As you can see in the video above, the overall layout of the service is pretty unique. The idea is to get away from dated and dull interfaces that cable companies have stood beside for far too long. With the HTML5-based DreamGallery UI, users can interact with various media as if they were on the Internet. This means that there are bookmarks, interactive search tools and even personalized recommendations.

For cable providers, DreamGallery provides a WYSIWYG editor which allows them to make changes to the interface and push them out to the consumer in record pace. Currently, most providers spend months or even years re-writing complex code just to make basic changes to the user interface. Motorola’s solution could seriously reduce the amount of work needed in this area.

The Verge notes that Motorola only has one provider (Shaw Communications in Canada) that has signed up for DreamGallery. But as Venture Beat points out, perhaps the more interesting question is what will happen to this project once the acquisition by Google is complete?




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gcarter gcarter said:

Absolute tosh!

My PC running XBMC and plugged into the 50"'r is better than this dribble! And the final nail in the coffin... they couldn't even be bothered to upload the clip in HD!

stewi0001 stewi0001 said:

That's nice and all but I want to get rid of HDCP....

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