Yahoo! Connected TV is now available on several Toshiba HDTV models ranging from 46-55 inches, including its WX800 Cinema Series 3D LED, the Internet giant and the consumer-electronics company announced Wednesday.
More than 65 widgets from Yahoo! Connected TV will enable one-click access to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pandora, eBay, sports scores from USA Today, news from CBS News, and more than 50,000 movies and TV shows from sources including Blockbuster and Showtime.
Yahoo! Connected TV vice president Ron Jacoby said:
Yahoo! is reaching consumers wherever they view content — on mobile devices, PCs, tablets, and TV — and partnering with Toshiba enables us to deliver a rich variety of Internet content to the living rooms of millions more people. With worldwide sales of all Internet-enabled TVs expected to rise to more than 87 million units by 2013, Yahoo! is focused on expanding the reach of Yahoo! Connected TV and ensuring the best Internet-connected TV experience for our consumers, publishers, and developers.
And Toshiba America Information Systems Digital Products Division VP of marketing Ron Smith added:
Toshiba is dedicated to developing a brand of televisions that truly enrich the viewing experience. By partnering with Yahoo!, the proven leader in delivering compelling Internet content directly to TV screens, we are able to provide consumers with features that enable them to enjoy a variety of entertainment content directly from their remote.