Android TV


Google offers half price Netflix in new Chromecast bundle

Ahead of the holiday buying season, Google has partnered with Netflix to launch a bundle of its new Chromecast device and the streaming service. The new Chromecast with Google TV streaming device launched at the beginning of October with a RRP of US$49.99 as the first major iteration on the Chromecast range in seven years. […]

Bloomberg launches OTT Quicktake network

Bloomberg is expanding its Quicktake brand to launch a 24/7 streaming news network. Previously announced in October, the Quicktake network will officially launch Monday, November 9 at 9am EST (2pm GMT). It launches with 10.5 hours of programming featuring ten original series and four live daily news shows encompassing a broad range of subjects spanning […]

Canal+ Poland launches Android TV-based online TV offering with new box

Canal+ Polska has launched a new Android TV-based hybrid online-digital-terrestrial 4K HDR set-top that is squarely aimed at consumers looking to consume TV online. The device, based on version 9.0 of Android TV, offers access to 76 live channels and on-demand content from Canal+ as well as digital-terrestrial channels via an in-built tuner, the Premiery […]

T-Mobile launches internet TV service in US

T-Mobile has become the latest US telco to launch a streaming service. Launching November 1, TVision is a cord-cutting OTT service akin to the likes of YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV that offers a range of live channels and a cloud DVR. The selling point of T-Mobile’s offer is a base […]

Technicolor partners with Google for Android TV hybrid device development

Technicolor has announced a partnership with Google to promote hybrid Android TV devices. The partnership, it said, is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of the Google Broadcast Stack software platform onto a wide array of customer premises equipment (CPE) and consumer electronics devices used to access video services. The development is a part […]

Quibi launches CTV apps, but is reportedly close to shutting down

Beleaguered short-form streamer Quibi has launched apps for Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, but it could already be too late to save the app.  The streamer launched in April with a mobile-only model, but the timing couldn’t have been worse, with the Covid-19 pandemic causing millions of its millennial audience to become […]

Humax launches first Android TV-powered Freeview Play recorder

Humax has announced the launch of what it claims to be the first Android TV-powered 4K Freeview Play recorder. Dubbed Aura, the new set-top-box will launch in November with an SRP of £249 for the 1TB model and £279 for the 2TB version. The STB is powered by Android TV with Freeview Play built-in. This […]

Google launches new Chromecast and Google TV 

Google has launched a new updated Chromecast device with a remote control and a new Google TV interface. The device is officially called Chromecast with Google TV, and serves as the range’s first major update in seven years. The biggest update is the inclusion of a remote controller – a long-requested feature and one which […]

DTVE Digital Symposium looks in depth at Android TV, pay TV integration and local regulation

How can major operators tap the potential of Android TV standardisation to provide better revenue-generating services of their own while fulfilling local specific requirements and regulations? Android TV has been selected as leading technology platform of choice for tier-one service providers as well as small-and-medium sized operators. However, the Android TV platform is evolving and […]

BT Sport launches on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku devices

BT Sport is making its app available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku streaming players and Roku TV boxes. Launching on these devices and platforms ahead of the new Premier League season this weekend means that the BT Sport App is now available on a range of devices that includes the Samsung smart TV, […]

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