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Animoto Videos on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Can Instantly be Played on TV using Apple TV and AirPlay

Megan Etzel


Animoto ( today announced a simple and fun way for consumers to enjoy their personal video slideshows, with new Apple AirPlay functionality, allowing users to easily watch Animoto videos on their TV. With this new functionality, Animoto videos on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can instantly be played on a TV using Apple TV and AirPlay. A video slideshow creation service, Animoto makes it easy for consumers to create TV-quality videos, from their photos and video clips.

“Animoto videos have always looked great on a big-screen TV and now it’s one-click easy for families to enjoy their Animoto videos on their home televisions without messing with wires or requiring a DVD Player,” said Brad Jefferson, CEO and cofounder of Animoto. “In less time than it takes to pop popcorn, you can now create a professional-looking Animoto video from photos on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and play it for your family on your TV.”

It’s easy for consumers to start using this new TV functionality. First, users need to update their iOs to version 4.3, and make sure their Animoto app (for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Apple TV are set for the latest versions. Next, the user’s AirPlay icon will appear on the video player in the bottom right hand corner. Then, the user taps the icon to bring up a list of the device choices to display their video, and they select TV. The TV viewing functionality works both through Animoto’s iPhone and iPad application and through mobile Safari on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The Animoto AirPlay features are available immediately and more detailed information can be found at

About Animoto:
Animoto ( ) is a video slideshow creation service that enables consumers, professionals and businesses to easily make and share professional-looking videos that will amaze friends, family and others. The Animoto team, which includes entertainment and technology industry veterans, has leveraged their expertise to develop a web-based service that makes it easy for people to quickly create and share their stories through video – using photos and/or videos. The heart of Animoto is its Cinematic Artificial Intelligence™ technology that thinks like an actual director and editor, using the same sophisticated post-production skills and techniques that are used in television and film. A fast-growing company, Animoto Productions is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Animoto, Animoto Productions and Cinematic Artificial Intelligence are registered trademarks of Animoto Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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