Android TV


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 […]

Prime Video and YouTube brought back to Google and Amazon products

Google and Amazon have restored their video services to each others devices after almost a year and a half of sparring.  In a statement sent out on Tuesday, Amazon announced the launch of the YouTube app for Fire TV, complete with support for Alexa. Almost simultaneously, Google issued its own statement announced support for Amazon […]

Acorn TV grows distribution footprint

Acorn TV has grown its distribution footprint, expanding to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Android TV. The AMC-owned SVOD – which is focused on British programming and international drama – is now available on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels Canada and Android TV. For Apple, customers in the […]

Redesigned Play Store and ‘one-click’ subscriptions headline Android TV update

Google has revealed the latest iteration of Android TV, with a major overhaul of the Play Store being front and centre. At its I/O developer event, Anwar Haneef, product lead, Android TV Ecosystem & Integrations, unveiled a ‘complete refresh’ of the Play Store on Android TV. This refresh gives the interface a cleaner look that […]

TiVo launches CubiTV for Android TV 

TiVo has launched CubiTV for Android TV, a service designed to make it easy for operators to get started with Android TV Operator Tier. TiVo described CubiTV for Android TV as a modular, cost-effective, pre-integrated solution that will let operators deliver hybrid television entertainment to subscribers. Operators can deploy branded user interfaces, offer Google Assistant search […]

Eleven Sports launches on Amazon Fire Sticks and Android TVs

Streaming service Eleven Sports has launched apps for Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and Android TVs in the UK and Ireland. The user interface for each app is optimised for TV and will offer content in HD 1080p resolution. Eleven Sports is already available via Google Chromecast and the company said that apps for Samsung Smart […]

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 […]

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