Many personal cloud services today offer content access from computing devices that include the PC, mobile phones and tablets. Some device vendors enable content sharing between TV and mobile devices via apps and Wi-Fi connections, but such service is limited to devices of the same brand and doesn’t make use of the cloud. Personal cloud services will break such limitation and bring content access and sharing across devices of different brands.
Gartner reckons that at least three providers will extend their services to the TV by 2014. Going forward, providers will look for new areas of differentiation, and TV support will be one of those. This can also enhance the user experience where users can pause on one device and resume from the other. In the future, this could extend beyond media content to allow users to make calls, view emails and respond to text messages from the TV while they are away from computing devices.
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