Android TV

Vodafone Spain launches first Android TV box, set to be standard device

Vodafone España, currently subject to a potential acquisition bid by UK-based Zegona Communications, has launched its first Android TV set-top. Vodafone said the 4K HDR-enabled Android box would become the standard device for Vodafone TV in Spain in the future, and would be made available to new subscribers progressively, beginning in the second half of […]

Android TV OS tops 150 million devices, says Google at CES 2023

Google used CES 2023 to remind the global TV market of its growing influence in the sector. While introducing a range of new features on its Android platform, the tech giant advised that 150 million monthly active devices now use the Android TV operating system. This is up a robust 40 million year on year. […]

iWedia launches Android TV customer launcher and fast launch programme

Technology outfit iWedia, now part of the ZEGi group, has launched its Android TV Custom Launcher and Fast Launch Programme to support set-top manufacturers to get products to market. The Android TV Custom Launcher is a white-label solution that  which features STAGE – iWedia’s UI with multiscreen capability. STAGE is compliant with Google’s operator tier programme […]

Sky streamer NOW comes to Google TV devices

Sky has extended the capabilities of its streaming service NOW. As of this week, it is available on Google TV devices, including Chromecast with Google TV and eight of the UK’s biggest smart TV brands as it expands across Android TV OS devices. In addition to Chromecast with Google TV, the roll-out will make the […]

SEI and SERAPHIC collaborate for 4K Android TV hybrid STB

Smart home tech provider SEI Robotics and Seraphic have announced a collaboration to create a new 4K Android TV hybrid set-top-box. The SEI 4K Android TV hybrid STB can support DVB-T/S/C, ISDB-T and other digital TV standards, which provides a complete set of live TV business solutions in line with Google TIF framework, and fully […]

DISH TV launches Android TV trio

US pay TV operator DISH TV has announced the launch of its new Android TV Hopper Plus entertainment system. The company has launched three new devices to integrate with its Hopper whole-home DVR system. Hopper Plus, Joey 4 and Wireless Joey 4 provide access to live TV, VOD content and DVR recordings, along with access […]

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 […]

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