Android TV


Viaccess-Orca teams up with Technicolor for Android TV

Technology outfit Viaccess-Orca (VO) has teamed up with Technicolor to collaborate on the delivery of Android TV experiences. VO has integrated its DRM and VO Player technology on Technicolor’s Android TV set-top boxes from Technicolor in compliance with the TV Input Framework (TIF) – the Android TV framework that provides input modules for controlling Android […]

3SS enables new Google Assistant actions for Android TV

3 Screen Solutions (3SS) is launching a new product and service designed to deepen Google Assistant integration for superior Android TV services. 3READY Assistant is enabled by 3SS’s 3READY Android TV Operator Tier Custom Launcher and can be used by operators to create customer support-related actions – including billing queries, PVR instructions, and the management […]

Allview to launch Android smart TVs in Europe

Romanian consumer electronics manufacturer Allview has signed up with Google to launch its own brand of Android smart TVs and has staked a claim to be the first European brand to secure this. The Brasov-based manufacturer said it would launch a range of smart TVs based on the Android TV platform in December. The TVs […]

Orange launches new Spanish SVOD service and Android TV box

FlixOlé, the first homegrown Spanish subscription video-on-demand service, focusing on Spanish movies, has officially launched and struck its first distribution partnership with Orange. The operator, which is engaged in a battle for TV subscribers with struggling Vodafone as well as market leader Telefónica in the Spanish market, has also launched its new Android-based set-top and […]

Xiaomi launches Mi Box S streaming media player

Xiaomi has started taking pre-orders in the US for its new Android TV streaming media player, the Xiaomi Mi Box S, which is capable of playing 4K and high dynamic range content. The device will run on the latest version of Android TV 8.1, comes with a Google Assistant Remote and can be used to […]

Vewd hires Google’s former head of product for Android TV

Smart TV software provider Vewd has appointed Sascha Prüter, former head of product for Google’s Android TV, as chief product officer.  At Google, Prüter led product and engineering efforts for Android TV and worked directly with smart TV manufacturers, OTT providers and pay TV operators to help establish the platform globally. In his new role […]

NTV+ launches Android TV app and ups 4K UHD line-up

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has launched as an app on Google’s Android TV platform. The first release of the app enables subscribers to pause and rewind live TV and access catch-up content, enabling them to view shows that have aired and that are included in their subscription over the past 24 hours. Subscribers can […]

Vewd OS for Android TV debuts

Technology outfit Vewd has debuted an Android TV operator tier launcher. Vewd OS for Android TV operator tier will provide a homescreen managed from the Vewd cloud, along with an OTT application environment and EPG. Vewd said that its homescreen experience for Android TV operator tier is designed to designed to provide a cinematic, video-first […]

Altice France launches OTT TV with new Android box

Altice France/SFR has launched a new Android TV OTT box to enable users to access its premium content on any TV set, whether they are existing SFR customers or not. The Connect TV de SFR box is to be sold for €69, initially via SFR’s own retail outlets, with online sales to follow. The box […]

IHS Markit: 70% of TV shipments to be smart sets in 2018

The global unit-share of smart TVs is expected to reach 70% of all TV shipments in 2018, up from 45% in 2015 and 64% in 2017, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that global TV shipments are recovering in 2018, with shipments up 3.5% to 223 million units thanks to price erosion from […]

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