Skreens is a new device that just launched on Kickstarter which lets you put multiple HDMI video feeds onto the same TV. Asking for $25,000, the campaign was funded in less than half an hour, so plenty of people are excited about the possibilities, which include being able to play PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Wii U games, all at the same time.
Why would you want to do that? Well, you probably wouldn’t unless you had a few people wanting to play different games all at once. The real purpose is to share your screen with multiple devices though, however you want to do that is up to you.
“Skreens is a revolutionary way to experience all of your entertainment,” reads the Kickstarter page. “Your PS4, XBox, PCs, cable box, Roku, Apple TV and anything else you’re switching between — now all of it can come online at once, on one display and all absolutely at your control. So you can stream up the game you’re playing without dropping a frame. Finish your work with the game on. Catch the top sports plays while checking in with your fantasy roster. Fire up a web browser without needing a computer. And never take your eyes off what matters most to you.”
Using an app on your smartphone or tablet you can move around and resize each video stream that is coming into the Skreens device. “You control every part of the presentation: scale up, scale down, reposition any window and save your layouts to always have the experience you want.”
The entry level device, the NexusTwo, allows you to combine two HDMI devices onto one screen, while the NexusFour bumps it up to four. They are priced at $199 and $370 respectively, though some of the lower-priced early backer options are still available.
With the campaign already funded it’s just a question of stretch goals and snagging your own Skreens device at this point. The expected delivery date is March 2016 with the campaign ending on November 1st.