Blu-ray features heading to mobile phones
20th Apr 2009 | 09:24
New app gives your smartphone extra time
Let's face it: while we all want to watch the extras on our Blu-ray discs, sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to flick on the special features.
BluFocus and NetBlender know this, and have created a smartphone app which allows you to rip your extras on to your phone, so you can watch them on the go.
The app, called BD Touch 2.0, will be unveiled at NAB 2009, which runs until 23 April, and will be available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the Palm Pre, Google's Android platform and BlackBerry phones.
BluFocus founder and CEO Paulette E Pantoja said that the app will be free and will also turn your phone into a remote control for your Blu-ray player.
"There was a huge difference between VHS to DVD," Pantoji explained. "What's the difference between DVD and Blu-ray? Right now, people just see high-definition, and you have these two major other possibilities – BD-J and BD Live – you can do. We think and feel that this is it."
One line of code
Pantoji is hopeful that Blu-ray developers will add the functionality to discs in the near future, saying that: "It's just one line of code they have to put in. We made it extremely, extremely simple."
Fingers crossed that BD Touch 2.0 will come to a BD-Live Blu-ray player via a firmware upgrade soon.