March 24, 2009 by Robert Archer
ZeeVee has released the Beta 3 version of its Zinc internet video browser for the living room.
The browser, formerly called Zviewer, helps users navigate Web content through a single, user-friendly interface that can be operated with a remote and viewed on a TV or video screen.
ZeeVee added a significant amount of content from existing providers to its on-demand library, as well as the addition of Netflix and CBS to the lineup. There are now nearly 15,000 feature length movies and tens of thousands of TV shows that can be watched instantly.
Among the new features:
- More detailed show descriptions, release dates, ratings and other new information
- Users can also declare favorite shows and Web sites
- Alerts when new content is available
“The team has been working very hard to improve the Zinc user experience, and we’re really proud of what we’ve accomplished,” says ZeeVee co-founder and CEO Vic Odryna.
“Feedback about this new release has been very positive and we are anxious to have more people try it and share it.”
The free software application runs on most PCs. Mac support for Zinc, which is based on Mozilla technology, is expected to be released by the end of April. ZeeVee offers it as a standalone application or as a Firefox plug-in.
Click here to download Zinc.
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