Panasonic Expands Viera To Include Social Networking

  • App free to download
  • More on-demand TV
  • Upgrade is automatic

Panasonic Viera TV customers can upgrade their IPTV service following the company’s upgrade to its Viera Connect platform in Australia. 

The upgrade adds social media such as Facebook, more on-demand television content, including ABC iView, a range of interactive games such as Solitaire, Poker, and Blackjack and access to the Viera application market to all 2010 Panasonic Viera models with IPTV functionality – VT20, V20, D25, and S25 models.

The upgrade happens automatically when the customer connects their TV to the internet and loads Viera Cast. All existing functionality such as Skype video calling, Picasa photo albums and Yahoo7 content will be available.

Matt Pearce, Group Marketing Manager, VIERA, Panasonic Australia said the company was committed to adding to its VIERA Connect IPTV service across the range.

IPTV channels available on the service include video-on-demand, music, sport, games, news, lifestyle and health and fitness. All applications via the Viera Connect Market are free to download.

Panasonic’s cloud based IPTV platform, VIERA Connect Market, allows consumers to personalise their experience via a rich catalogue of apps from third-party application developers