Set Top Box Combines All Entertainment Into One Device [Future Of Home Living]

Fan TV is a next-generation set-top box which allows viewers easy access to all their content.

As part of the Entertainment Cloud trend from our Future of Home Living report, which looks at how a new range of DIY kits and technologies are making the process of envisioning and producing custom products and designs accessible to anyone, regardless of space or skills, PSFK Labs has identified the following example.

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Fan TV is a next-generation set-top box which allows viewers to combine TV, DVR, VOD, and streaming services all into one device. Launched by Entertainment Discovery startup Fanhattan, the device is controlled using swipe and tap gestures on a pebble-like, touchpad remote control designed to be used without having to look at it. Its content will be derived from partnerships with pay TV and streaming service providers. Movies and TV shows across nearly 30 streaming services can be discovered, watched and shared today on the Fan app for iPads and other Apple devices, and on Fan for the Web. The elegant device was designed by Yves Behar, and aims to simplify the TV viewing experience into a single interface.

Wireless streaming technologies such as Fan TV fall under a larger theme we’re calling On Demand, which points to networks and systems are growing to help city residents enjoy their lives on their terms and at the speed they want.

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PSFK has announced the latest in a series of trend reports. Following studies into retailsocial mediagamingwork and mobile, the PSFK Labs consulting team have generated the Future of Home Living report. That report manifests as a free summary presentation, an in-depth downloadable PDF and an exhibition in New York City that runs to August 16.

RSVP below to take a tour of the exhibition at 101W15th.

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