VideoBrowser is a new iPhone app that lets you sling videos and web pages to your Samsung Smart TV.
It’s the latest stream-stuff-to-your-TV-from-a-phone app we’ve seen but it’s pretty smart in that it lets you build up playlists of videos from multiple sources like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion and more.
You can manually adjust the resolution of videos to suit your broadband connection speed, cranking it up to HD levels if you’ve got a fast line or turning it down to something less bandwidth-intensive if you’re on a busy or slow connection. When you’ve started playing videos on your Smart TV, you can adjust the volume using the volume keys on the side if your iPhone.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to Samsung Smart TVIt sounds a lot like what Twonky already offers those with Android phones in terms of merging video content from multiple sources. As you might expect from its name, VideoBrowser also offers viewers the ability to browse the web on their big screen.
On paper, this isn’t much different than enabling mirror mode via Apple TV and browsing using Safari. But if you wanted to browse the web after watching a few videos with VideoBrowser you can easily do so without having to close one app and open another. Based on some of the comment chatter we’ve seen, it’s better than Safari for TV browsing.
To get VideoBrowser to work, you’ll need to be connected to the same home network (via WiFi) as your Samsung Smart TV.
The free app is available to download from iTunes App Store now. VideoBrowser is compatible with all Samsung Smart TV sets from the 2010 range onwards and any iOS device running iOS 5.0 or higher (with the exception of the iPad 1). Download VideoBrowser for iOS here.