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Skreens turns your TV into a media hub with multiple simultaneous feeds

Skreens is a Kickstarter success story that raised over $470,000 in funding and delivered one hell of a demo at CES.


Skreens is a two or four-port hub that connects multiple HDMI devices. So, if you want to watch a movie, play Playstation 4, watch a Twitter feed and get a real-time ESPN ticker at the bottom of your screen for all the latest sports scores, you can. In addition, you can move these windows around, resize them or choose from one of half a dozen or so pre-made on-screen layouts.

These layouts are created, or selected using a PC (Windows or Mac) or mobile device.


Even more impressive, you can daisy chain the hubs to get even more feeds and layout options.

8? 12? 16? No problem.

We asked Marc Todd, the founder and CEO of Skreens, if there is a limit to the number of simultaneous feeds before performance deteriorates and he answered confidently, “If there is, we haven’t found it yet. If the feeds are Web-based, there may be some slowing due to the Wi-Fi connection, but otherwise, we haven’t maxed it out yet.”

Todd said:

“Whether passively watching linear content, gaming, 3D/360-degree VR video or the emerging media phenomena of streaming your own channel, Skreens is the first device to empower the viewer to control all of their content on a single display without lag.”

If you’re a multimedia junkie, you can get your hands on your own hub for $249 (two port) or $449 (four port) when they begin shipping in March.


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Published January 7, 2016 — 16:07 UTC