CyberLink Corp., today announced PowerDVD 16, the latest release of the world's top-selling movie and media player. To mark the occasion, a CyberLink team successfully completed an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest TV binge watching marathon. Aiding the attempt was new TV Mode in PowerDVD 16, which adds a novel dimension to its acclaimed media experience, delivering immersive computer playback to big screen TVs. The new release also introduces support for top-selling media streaming devices Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast, enabling anything played on PowerDVD 16 to be streamed wirelessly to a TV.
“The home is the most important environment for digital entertainment, so it makes sense that we optimize PowerDVD to enable people to tailor their viewing experience,” said Dr. Jau Huang, Chairman and CEO of CyberLink. “With PowerDVD 16, not only can people experience the world's most complete media player on their desktop or notebook PC, but they can now also enjoy it through a new streamlined interface on their big screen TV.”
Users now have two ways to interact with PowerDVD: through the familiar PC interface and new TV Mode. TV Mode's streamlined design provides effortless access to all videos, photos and music in the media library, delivering powerful media center functionality to consumers looking for a premium experience. All the leading PowerDVD quality-enhancing technology and superior video and audio support is available in the new mode.
PowerDVD's new support for Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast offers three major benefits to owners of the media streaming devices:
1. For video, photo or music files not supported by the streaming devices themselves, PowerDVD converts them to a playable format in real time, as well as intelligently selecting optimal settings for streaming MKV and MP4 files to minimize bandwidth resources.
2. PowerDVD's quality-enhancing TrueTheater technology can be applied to any streaming media, delivering better-than-original quality to a big screen TV.
3. It offers the easiest way to send movies, music and photos to a TV from PowerDVD without a physical cable connection.
The Best Option to Watch Movies on Your PC
With more format support than ever and ongoing improvements to TrueTheater enhancement technologies, PowerDVD 16 remains the best option to watch movies on the PC. The software has become an essential component to any PC and is the ideal replacement for Windows Media Center, which has been removed from Microsoft Windows 10.
PowerDVD 16 continues to introduce cutting-edge technology and formats ensuring it remains the most comprehensive media player available. Extended support for two of the most popular video formats—MP4 and MKV—add new subtitle functionality and lossless audio support and MVC 3D support. Additionally, PowerDVD continues to keep on top of the latest advancements in audio technology with new support for the lossless crystal sound of DSD audio. PowerDVD 16 also introduces changes to how PowerDVD uses PC system resources, delivering fast startup and a much-reduced footprint of background processes, leading to longer battery life for portable notebooks.
PowerDVD 16 is available today from the CyberLink online store in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian and Portuguese.
PowerDVD offers both subscription and perpetual licenses so users can choose a purchase option that best suits their requirements. PowerDVD Live is available in annual and quarterly subscription options. Perpetual licenses are available for three versions, of PowerDVD 16.
• PowerDVD Live: US$44.99/12 month or US $14.99/3 month subscription
• PowerDVD 16 Ultra: US$99.95
• PowerDVD 16 Pro: US$79.95
• PowerDVD 16 Standard: US$59.95
To see the differences between each version visit the PowerDVD product page. Upgrades from previous PowerDVD versions are available starting at $49.95