Current Release — Version 7.2

**In-app purchase of $4.99 gives you Chromecast support, casting to Apple TV, Roku, WebOS and UPnP/DLNA enabled devices, access to Dropbox, support for themes and an ad-free interface.**

It’s been almost a year since Avia’s Chromecast release. Chromecast has been a success for Avia, to say the least. To add to the sweetness, we’re now supporting casting to Apple TV, Roku and WebOS devices along with an updated UI, icons and themes. Avia 7.2 also offers overall stability improvements. Here’s what to expect in 7.2:

- New icons throughout the app

- Updated UI

- Casting to Apple TV

- Casting to Roku devices

- Casting to WebOS enabled TVs

And of course, Avia still allows you to:

  • Play and manage media stored on your Android device, in the cloud or from these devices: Facebook / Dropbox / Google+ Photos (Picasa) / Network Attached Storage (NAS) / Windows Media Player (WMP) / Serviio / Plex / Subsonic / PC / Mac / Other Android Devices

Finally, here are a few pieces of advice to get the most out of Avia:

  • To cast to Roku devices, please install the Avia for Roku channel that will appear on your Roku screen.
  • Make sure your Android device and device you want to cast to, e.g. Chromecast, are using the same Wi-Fi network.
  • When using Avia to access media from other devices, they must have UPnP/DLNA serving enabled.
  • When casting from Avia, files MUST be compatible with the receiving device.  Many devices have fewer compatible codecs than a home computer.  Please review your media formats with the specifications of your devices before attempting to cast. (Example: Chromecast is not compatible with .AVI files.) Please see the video conversion guide at aviatheapp.com/support.

Previous Release — Version 7.1

**In-app purchase of $2.99 gives you Chromecast support, casting to UPnP/DLNA enabled devices, access to Dropbox, support for themes and an ad-free interface.**

Just a week after Avia’s millionth download, we’re happy to release the latest and greatest version yet. Avia 7.1 offers overall interface improvements as well as some frequently requested features like subtitle support. Here’s what to expect in 7.1:

Features:

  • Updated user interface with simpler navigation and smoother response.
  •  Improved stability and support for the latest Google Chromecast software.
  •  Improved Chromecast support and new features:
    • Subtitle support while casting (this feature requires separate subtitle files).
    • Full playback control from your phone or tablet.
    • Music album artwork and artist images displayed on your TV.
    • Save animated gifs from the web and cast them with Avia.
    • Support for devices running Android Version 4.0.3.

And of course, Avia still allows you to:

  • Share your photos, videos and music on these devices: Chromecast / Xbox 360 / Google TV / PC / Mac
  • Play and manage media stored on your Android device, in the cloud or from these devices: Facebook / Dropbox / Google+ Photos (Picasa) / Network Attached Storage (NAS) / Windows Media Player (WMP) / Serviio / Plex / Subsonic / PC / Mac / Other Android Devices

Finally, here are a few pieces of advice to get the most out of Avia:

  • Make sure your Android device and device you want to cast to, e.g. Chromecast, are using the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Some users only see the Avia logo when casting to Chromecast. Changing the Wi-Fi channel on your router to anything other than its current setting solves this problem.
  • When using Avia to access media from other devices, they must have UPnP/DLNA serving enabled.
  • When casting from Avia, files MUST be compatible with the receiving device.  Many devices have fewer compatible codecs than a home computer.  Please review your media formats with the specifications of your devices before attempting to cast. (Example: Chromecast is not compatible with .AVI files.) Please see the video conversion guide at aviatheapp.com/support.

If you have questions, comments or feedback, please check out our support page at http://aviatheapp.com/support/.

Previous Release – Version 7.0

Avia 7.0 is our most exciting release yet.  With support for Chromecast, this update dramatically expands a users ability to share their personal media.  It also consolidates Avia and Avia Pro into a single app.  This will simplify distribution and support across all your devices.

New features include:

  • Support for Chromecast (in-app purchase required)
  • DLNA media sharing integrated with casting
  • Updated user interface making it more user friendly and easy to use
  • Automatically adds cover art and music information when possible
  • Improved media indexing speed and efficiency
  • Subtitle, scaling, and device interoperability improvements

Note that while Avia continues to be a free app, an in-app purchase is required to unlock Chromecast support.  Most existing Avia Pro users will receive this update automatically, including Chromecast support, at no charge.  Please refer to the FAQ if you are an existing Avia Pro user for more information.

Previous Release – Version 6.5

Features:

  • Pinch zoom support for photos
  • Improved support for Plex, MediaTomb, and Serviio DLNA servers
  • Additional translations for Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, and Slovenian
  • Add the Google Plus “+1″ button

Bug Fixes:

  • Some customers are seeing the in-app upgrade fail
  • On Google TV™ systems ensure the aVia Renderer is always available (if enabled)
  • Only index the selected media types when scanning a source via the “My Sources” page
  • Improved the default dates for the “By Date” feature
  • The SDCard is listed twice when browsing My Media / Folders on some devices
  • Music can’t be played for a few seconds after using aVia to delete a file
  • Deleting an off-line DLNA source sometimes fails
  • When indexing a source from the “My Sources” page there is no indication if a scan returned no results
  • DLNA thumbnails jump from a default icon to the correct icon when loading
  • Crash on Google TV™ devices when switching from wifi to ethernet
  • Other bug fixes

Previous Release – Version 6.4

Features:

  • Streaming media playback from your Dropbox account
  • UI themes that can be downloaded from the market
  • Now you can fling one item or your entire playlist
  • Remote control support for items you fling to another device.
  • Support for “Add to playlist” and “Add to queue”.
  • Lockscreen widget and an expandible notification widget.
  • Video player support for subtitle and audio track selection.

Videon’s Avia Media Player Featured on NETGEAR’s NeoTV PRIME

Videon, a leading provider of media streaming solutions for the consumer electronics market, announced today that its Avia media player will be pre-installed on NETGEAR’s line of NeoTV® PRIME streaming devices. The NeoTV PRIME with Google TV™ allows users to access live TV, streaming media, and web content with just one player. The Avia app integrates with this system to provide access to the user’s own videos, music, and photos, allowing personal media to be easily viewed.

Avia Selected as LG G2 Series TV Featured App!

Videon and the Avia Team are pleased to announce that Avia has been selected by LG Electronics, Inc., as a featured app on its G2 Series, Smart TVs which are the first to receive the Google TV™ 3.0 update. Avia will be pre-installed and is compatible with the LG47G2 and LG55G2 models and will offer LG Google TV™ users with simple media management!

Avia Pro is Here!

The Avia Team is pleased to announce the unveiling of Avia Pro! With the same great features as Avia Media Player, Avia Pro was also named a Dropbox™ approved application by supporting Dropbox™ media streaming, provides user-selectable themes, controlling media after Fling, and ad-free viewing. Additional features and improvements to the user experience include shorter response times when scanning media sources. Avia Media Player version 6.0 was released simultaneously and provides in-app upgrade purchasing capability to Avia Media Player Pro. Avia continues to attract users world-wide by providing language options in French, German, Danish, Spanish, and Japanese.

Avia 5.0 Release Now Available!

Release 5.0 adds audio codec support, an advanced DLNA media scanner that allows for faster loading of content, and customer-requested user interface improvements to make managing and enjoying personal media even easier. With the additional audio codec support, users are able to play files that were not previously supported by their device, opening the doors for users to experience more media on their devices.

Avia Goes Global!

Due to the success of Avia, we have decided to expand our audience to different languages. Our first international venture was in the Japanese Google Play market. We have since expanded to the French language and we’re looking forward to adding more language options in the near future to continue to accommodate our users worldwide. Avia Global offers all the same great features that customers continue to enjoy.