Stream TV Anywhere with a Vulkano

Monsoon Multimedia, a leading provider of video convergence products, has announced the launch of its new Vulkano Flow smartphone accessory.

The $99 Vulkano Flow connects to any set-top box and allows TV content viewing of any channel the consumer gets at home on BlackBerry and Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, Macs, PCs and soon Windows 7 and Symbian devices. The Flow can stream video from any set-top box, located anywhere in the world, for a one time purchase of the Flow.

After installing the Flow to their set-top box and downloading the appropriate app for their device, users can then select channels from the integrated electronic programming guide (EPG) to watch and control their home TV service through a wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G connection from anywhere in the world. Software players for PCs/Macs, iPhone and iPad devices also come with Pause/Live functions to provide users with the option to fast-forward and rewind the content they are viewing.

Also announced was the $199 Vulkano Blast, which has the same features as the Flow while adding DVR functionality and 160GB of internal storage. In addition to place-shifting television, it allows users to digitally record it to the onboard storage or any attached drive. Users can also remotely access You Tube using Vulkano’s software and Vulkano plans to add support for Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and Yahoo Widgets.

Both the Vulkano Flow and Vulkano Blast will be available in January at and at leading etailers and retailers. The Vulkano Flow, $99, and Vulkano Blast, $199, come pre-loaded with PC and Mac players, while iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, tablet and additional smartphone applications can be purchased for $9.99 each in the respective app stores.