Humax to launch Opera store on set-tops

Set-top supplier Humax is to launch the Opera TV Store on its new set-top boxes in 2013, enabling customers to select and install web apps from the store.

The HTML5-powered Opera TV Store is a cloud-based app store, offering web-based applications that are optimised to work on TV by adjusting to different screen sizes and resolutions. HTML5 apps for video, music, games and news are now available.

“Your TV can now be smarter, thanks to expanded functionality from apps, just like those for mobile phones,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “Apps play a key role in content discovery. With the Opera TV Store on Humax’s new set-top boxes, you can discover lots of interesting and entertaining online content that has already been optimized for TV screens. This brings users a better internet experience on TV.”