Technology company Espial has launched a new version of its TV browser.
According to Espial, the new version of the browser delivers an enhanced user experience through the use of HTML5, HbbTV and WebKit technologies, and has been approved for YouTube on TV. New functionalities include support for live TV tuners embedded in HTML5 apps, picture-in-picture, intelligent remote control mapping and support for video trick modes in HTML5 apps. The browser supports HbbTV version 1.5, including capabilities such as metadata search APIs, MPEG-DASH and integration with DRM systems.
“Our browser continues to be the market leader in supporting the world’s premier HTML5 apps, most recently being one of the first to be approved to deploy the new YouTube for TV premium subscription app. The Espial TV Browser redefines the performance and experience consumers can expect on TVs, providing rich 2D and 3D graphics, extremely fast apps performance, multi-tab browsing, and many more advanced features,” said Dilshan De Silva, head of browser products, Espial.