Android TV

Google set to add 50 FAST channels to Android TV

Google looks set to become the latest streaming platform operator to get into the FAST game. According to 9to5Google, code in the latest version of the Android TV launcher app makes reference to the addition of live channels. This seems to confirm reports from mid-2021 that Google was looking to add a live offering to […]

iWedia passes six million Android TV milestone

TV technology provider iWedia says it has now integrated its software solutions for digital TV service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers in more than six million Android TV OS deployments.  iWedia introduced STAGE, its Operator Tier Android TV launcher, in 2018. Teatro for Android is the outfit’s customisable Android software stack. The tech company is […]

Amazon Freevee comes to Android in the UK

Amazon’s Freevee streaming service (FKA IMDb TV) has expanded its UK distribution with the launch of an app for Android devices. The app is available today on Google TV on Android TV OS devices in the UK, with further availability on Android mobile devices in the coming weeks. The Amazon Freevee app will launch across […]

Google FCC filing suggests new Chromecast device on the way

A new FCC filing has revealed a new streaming device from Google. Reports emerged at the beginning of the year that Google was working on a cheaper Chromecast device and now Droid-Life has spotted a filing with the Federal Communications Commission to suggest that such a device is on the way. The device is listed […]

Hong Kong’s Now TV launches Android TV STB

Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)-owned Now TV has announced the launch of a new Android TV-powered set-top box.  The Now H1 STB runs on Android TV, and presents customers with a new way to watch series and movies from the operator. The device features Google Assistant, and a microphone with an in-built microphone which will recognise […]

Orange Belgium launches new Android TV set-top

Orange Belgium has launched a new-generation 4K Android TV set-top, providing access to a range of content apps including Amazon Prime Video and Streamz, as well as access to Chromecast functionality and a new multiscreen cloud recording service. A new interface offers direct access to to local content providers including VRT NU and RTBF Auvio. […]

Nvidia Shield upgraded to Android 11, gets Peacock offer

Nvidia’s Shield TV, one of the most popular and versatile Android TV STB devices on the market, has received a major update which brings the latest version of Android to the product. The company, more famously known for its graphics cards, has begun rolling out the Shield Software Experience Upgrade 9.0 which delivers the Android […]

Mirada hits one million Android TV Operator Tier deployments

Digital TV integrated software solutions provider Mirada has reached a milestone of one million Android TV Operator Tier deployments. In announcing the achievement, Mirada praised Android TV as the ‘gold standard’ in the industry, and said that it is fast becoming the platform of choice for operators due to its functionality and user interface. According […]

Redge Media teams up with Beacon for Android TV and RDK

Poland-based technology outfit Redge Media has teamed up with Korean set-top specialist Beacon to provide integrated product offerings primarily covering the Android and RDK ecosystems for online or hybrid environments. Redge Media provides a technology platform for building online TV encompassing encoders, origin, CDN, Multi-DRM and player for video delivery. For service delivery it also […]

DirecTV Latin America turns to Irdeto for Android TV security 

DirecTV Latin America has announced a partnership with Irdeto to secure its new Android TV platform.   The operator will utilise Irdeto App Watch to retain control over the open app store environment while providing tools to efficiently combat content piracy and protect customers from malicious applications. The service will allow DirectTV LA to retain operational […]

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