Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) needs to develop a novel smartphone or tablet, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.
Why? A broad shift to second-screen experiences has given devices more direct access and control over televised content. Think of the Chromecast. At a recent GigaOm conference, Netflix VP Todd Yellin described how the device could effectively make any mobile device a "first-screen" server of content to a TV.
He isn't the only one thinking this way. Twitter is working on a deal with Comcast whereby clicking on a tweet of a favorite program activates an on-demand TV menu, including associated video or even whole episodes.
Remotes are going to be largely left out of this shift, Tim asserts, which at some point will leave Logitech in need of a replacement for its Harmony all-in-one. An Android-based smartphone or tablet might fit the bill nicely. Do you agree? Would you buy a Logitech smartphone with advanced second-screen capability? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand.
Fool contributor Tim Beyers is a member of the Motley Fool Rule Breakers stock-picking team and the Motley Fool Supernova Odyssey I mission. He owned shares of Google and Netflix at the time of publication. He was also long Jan. 2014 Netflix $50 call options. Check out Tim's web home and portfolio holdings or connect with him on Google+, Tumblr, or Twitter, where he goes by @milehighfool. You can also get his insights delivered directly to your RSS reader.
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