The usual experience of television is not interactive. It is like a one-way street where humans just engage in passive consumption of mass media from news to entertainment to sports. Now Fanhattan, the video giant has arrived with its FanTV, a small balanced device that converts your television set into a live streaming multi-access contraption. According to The Verge, it is the epitome of Live TV. The Fan TV Box is beautiful to look at in admiration. Its design was implemented by Yves Behar who took extra care in the construction of its control panel and display screen. It appears to be two split ovals placed on top of each other. Already Fanhattan has created an app for the iPad. And it features all the facilities boasted by the video colossus.
With the Fan TV Box the company brings to you a new era of exploration and extreme entertainment in television. It directly connects you to the cable experience. And it is not like Apple TV, Roku and WDTV. Fan TV allows you access to your favorite shows which you can engage in a search for. Already the firm is cooperating with operators in a bid to bring you the best. While the price has not been revealed yet, the image has hit the airwaves of cyberspace and it sure looks good.
The absolutely exquisite remote control device of Fan TV makes the ordinary run-of-the-mill controller module look pretty obsolete. It has a seamless 21st century design and sports no extra buttons. Navigation is a cinch on this baby. All you have to do is hold the simple device in your hand and use a set of swipes and other minimal manual gestures to gain access to movies or live shows. The experience is unlike any you’ve ever had before. It is literally like you were employing a mobile device.
Fan TV is basically an attempt to deconstruct television and then reconstruct it closer to the heart’s desire. Other previous attempts have been made at television reductionism but they all crashed on the shores of technological complexity. The Fanhattan Project is the first of its kind that has seen some small degree of success. Luck had a lot to do with it but so did serendipity since chance favors the prepared mind.