In the last year, AOL has been on a shopping spree for popular online web properties, which include Moviefone, Engadget, and Huffington Post to name a few. Now AOL is looking to distribute content from those entities in high definition via a new dedicated AOL HD app
across connected TV platforms including Boxee, Roku, Yahoo! Connected TV and Divx. AOL plans to extend AOL HD to other connected platforms in the coming months.
The new service, dubbed quite simply AOL HD, allows users to watch HD AOL video and audio content for free by streaming online offerings directly to their television set.
AOL HD will feature three main channels of high-definition AOL Huffington Post Media Group content - entertainment, technology and home. Each channel will feature content from properties like Moviefone, Engadget and HuffPost Entertainment. Other content will include cooking videos from celebrity chef personalities like Curtis Stone and Gail Simmons, as well as AOL Music's full CD Listening Party (CDLP) audio content, which allows users to listen to free previews of entire albums before they're released. AOL will introduce new video channels and content, including casual games, later this year.