AOL has released a new dedicated AOL HD app
that will deliver high-definition video to users across connected TV platforms including Boxee, Roku and Yahoo! Connected TV. Plans to expand AOL HD to other connected platforms are scheduled in the coming months. AOL HD allows consumers to watch high quality AOL video and audio content for free by streaming online offerings directly to users' television sets.
AOL HD will feature three main channels of high-definition AOL Huffington Post Media Group content - entertainment, technology and home. Each channel will feature content from properties like Moviefone, Engadget and HuffPost Entertainment. Other content will include cooking videos from celebrity chef personalities like Curtis Stone and Gail Simmons, as well as AOL Music's full CD Listening Party (CDLP) audio content, which allows users to listen to free previews of entire albums before they're released. AOL will introduce new video channels and content, including casual games, later this year.
With the launch of AOL HD, AOL will be able to interact with users in the comfort of their living rooms by delivering compelling content and entertainment while also providing AOL advertisers with more innovative ways to reach potential customers. Initially launching on Boxee, Roku, Yahoo! Connected TV and Divx, AOL HD will reach an installed user base of over 10MM users* and be available for immediate download from each platform's app library.