SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that the award-winning NETGEAR Genie® mobile app for Apple® iOS and Google® Android devices is now available at the Apple App store and the Google Play store. NETGEAR Genie mobile app can turn iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets into a remote control for network connected media in the home. NETGEAR Genie mobile app provides the ability to easily monitor, manage and control a home network on compatible routers, and was named a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award winner.
NETGEAR Genie mobile app offers a simple dashboard that provides easy access to premium features on market leading NETGEAR WiFi Routers. Features include Live Parental Controls, Guest Access to the Home Network, and a Broadband Usage Meter. It also includes a home network map that provides a graphic picture of the entire home network, and makes it easy to identify and block any unwanted devices from neighbors connected to your network.
With the innovative MyMedia feature, the NETGEAR Genie mobile app provides the ability to find photos, video or music files anywhere on the network and play them on any media player. For example, anyone can locate and push family photos or videos to smart TVs and other Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) devices on their network. NETGEAR Genie mobile app with MyMedia also equips any smartphone or tablet so that it becomes a DLNA ready media controller, player, and server.
NETGEAR Genie mobile app is available for download at no charge at the Apple App Store and Android app marketplace. NETGEAR Genie mobile app works with most NETGEAR WiFi Routers, which are available at leading retailers and etailers. See www.netgear.com/genie for specific models of compatible routers.