Android TV


Verimatrix teams up with Broadcom for Android TV set-tops

Content security specialist Verimatrix has teamed up with Broadcom to streamline Android TV set-top box deployments. By pre-integrating components of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System with Broadcom’s Android TV Platform, the pair claim to offer a fast time-to-market for video service providers looking to launch Android TV streaming, including 4K/UHD services. Designed to meet […]

Nvidia brings new Shield TV devices to Australia, talks up Apple deal

Graphics card maker Nvidia has launched the latest iterations of its Shield TV streaming device in Australia. Initially unveiled in late 2019, both the Shield TV and Shield TV Pro have been available internationally for some time but are just now launching down under. Built on Android TV, both units offer Dolby Atmos and Dolby […]

Freeview Play launches on Android TV

Digital UK has announced an agreement with Google to bring Freeview Play to Android TV. Freeview Play offers access to over 85 live Freeview channels and access to UK catch-up services such BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My 5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK and Horror Bites. Freeview claims it to be the […]

LaLigaSportsTV launches on Android TV

OTT platform LaLigaSportsTV has launched on Android TV. Not to be confused with La Liga TV, the recently-launched premium pay TV channel that broadcasts all of the league’s domestic football matches, LaLigaSportsTV offers viewers access to every matchday of the Liga Nacional de Futbol Sala (LNFS – National Futsal League), the Liga ASOBAL (Spain’s premier […]

Nagra teams up with Realtek Semiconductor and Shenzhen Jiuzhou Electric for next-gen Android TV

Taiwanese chipset provider Realtek Semiconductor Corp and China’s Shenzhen Jiuzhou Electric, a manufacturer of digital TV equipment and connected home solutions, have joined TV technology outfit Nagra’s Android TV Fast Track programme. Nagra said that the partnership will enable the creation of a joint Android TV streaming solution and hybrid OTT Android TV based services for pay […]

Android TV market to be worth US$231 billion by 2026

The Android TV market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20% between 2019-26, with the market predicted to be worth US$231 billion by 2026.  The figures come from a new study by Acumen Research and Consulting. The study found that North America was, and will continue to be, the largest market for Android […]

3SS, Media Distillery and XroadMedia team up for linear on-demand

Android TV solutions provider 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), AI technology specialist Media Distillery, and personalized content discovery provider XroadMedia have teamed up to create a new platform that enables Android TV providers to deliver linear-on-demand channels. Linear on-demand refers to taking video assets from a diverse range of sources and assembling them in a personalised linear channel. The […]

Pluto TV launches on Android

Viacom’s Pluto TV has announced a major expansion to Android devices. The free-to-view streamer is now available through the Google Play Store in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. The news follows a similar announcement from earlier this month that saw the AVOD added to Apple’s iOS. Users will have slightly different content offers based […]

Google launches Android TV operator dongle

Google has unveiled its operator tier dongle. The customisable unit features a new design that allows operators to quickly deploy Android TV to customers. Speaking at IBC, Android TV head Shalini Govil-Pai and group product manager Vince Wu presented the 4K streaming device that was developed with an OEM – reportedly Askey.  The hardware is […]

Dish-owned AirTV launches new Mini Android TV streaming stick

AirTV, the cord-cutting brand owned by Dish, has launched a new Android TV streaming stick. AirTV Mini is 4K HDR compatible and retails for US$79.99 (€70.94) from AirTV.net. This is the first product launch from the brand since the original AirTV was released in 2017. The company says that the new palm-sized AirTV Mini is […]

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