TV is about to get a whole lot more interesting. Brand new Yahoo interactive TV widgets are set to launch in the next two or three weeks for Sony, Samsung, LG, and Vizio HDTVs that support the technology.
When a widget surfaces, the viewer can choose via the remote control to view free content, or purchase immediately downloadable content when offered from retailers like Amazon and Blockbuster. He also hinted that physical products which involve order fulfillment will eventually be sold through the widgets. YouTube offers free video content through its widget.
Yahoo expects that the TV manufacturers will make a big push to promote the Widgets feature for TVs during the holiday season and into Super Bowl weekend. Meanwhile, consumers will be needing to connect their living rooms to their home networks more than ever. MoCA Ethernet-to-Coax bridges along with a 4-port switch will give them a wired Ethernet connection for their HDTVs plus Xbox, Bluray player, and other connected CE devices.