Panasonic adds iPlayer, Twitter to tellies
Software upgrade available... if you know where to look
Reg Hardware reader Andy Whittaker alerted us to the presence of the update, which we learn was covered by regular Reg Hardware scribe Nigel Whitfield last week.
Nigel's piece is worth a look because it seems Panasonic hasn't made the update as easy to access as it might have done. To summarise, you need to do it through your TV's VieraCast UI, but, as we say, Nigel has the details.
Aprés update, your telly will be running software version 2.303 - and you'll be able to Tweet using the numeric pad on your remote. Or you can just keep your phone/iPad/tablet/netbook handy instead... ®
The next step
link this into the Sony system (I think its was them) where a sensors in the TV spots when you've fallen asleep so it can switch it into standby ... clearly at the same time it could automatically send out a tweet to say "watching <current prog> - so boring I fell asleep"
You might want to watch iplayer on your TV because it has a bigger screen, more comfortable seat in front of it etc. A TV is for watching TV programs on, and I guess it is nice to be able to watch what you want to watch rather than what the TV channels want to show you.
I can't think why anyone would want to use Twitter on any other device, so I'm unable to explain why they might want to do it on their TV.
iPlayer on Viera Cast
I mailed Panasonic about this, and they said they have "no plans" to provide it. Which is pretty silly, since they already have most of the necessary infrastructure..