Android TV

Android TV refresh brings Freeview Play to the fore

Android TV’s recently announced UX refresh has now integrated Freeview Play in the UK. Announced earlier this year, the update makes the smart TV OS look and feel almost identical to that of the Google TV software introduced with 2020’s Chromecast streaming stick.  The biggest introduction is a Discover tab for finding personalised recommendations based […]

Vbox launches ATSC 3.0 Android TV Gateway

Israel-based VBox Communications has announced the launch of its ATSC 3.0 Android TV Gateway. The new launch introduces ATSC 3.0 receiving and streaming capability to VBox’s TV Gateway product line. The range, running Android TV, presents users with access to online streaming services and 4K live TV channels. The company claims that the ATSC 3.0 […]

SFR launches low-cost Android-and-app-based TV offering

Altice Europe-owned French service provider SFR has launched an Android TV-based TV option as part of its low-cost brand offering Red by SFR, along with a new TV application for smartphones and tablets. SFR said it was including the TV service as part of Red by SFR as part of an enriched basic internet offering. […]

Registration now open for DTVE webinar on Android TV

Registration is now open for Digital TV Europe’s next free webinar session on Android TV with iWedia. It is now well-established that Android TV can enable service providers to deploy a sophisticated service that combines access to the vast array of content in the Google Play Store with a differentiated user experience. However Android TV can […]

India’s SITI Networks taps Nagra for Android TV security

SITI Networks Limited, an Essel Group Company and one of India’s largest multi-system operators, has chosen Kudelski-owned content security provider Nagra’s cardless content security solution for its forthcoming Android TV set-top box launch. The deal is Nagra’s first Android TV project in India based on the Google MediaCAS framework for Android TV deployments. Through its […]

Technicolor Connected Home ships 10 million Android TV STBs

Technicolor Connected Home has announced a milestone of shipping 10 million Android TV STBs since 2016. The firm, citing figures from Industry Research, said that global demand for Android TV STBs is projected to grow at a CAGR of 24.8% between 2021-2026, with strong demand in Asia and EMEA. Mounir Toutah, Video Product Director, Technicolor […]

Happening tomorrow: DTVE Digital Symposium on Android TV

Time is running out to sign up for the latest session of the DTVE Digital Symposium, with a talk on the benefits of Android TV for operators in the cloud era taking place on March 23. In this session of the latest DTVE Digital Symposium, Digital TV Europe’s editor Stuart Thomson will be joined by […]

Amino highlights US successes with Android TV Operator Tier

UK-based technology company Amino has revealed that it has deployed Android TV Operator Tier-based services with 14 North American operators since the beginning of 2020. The video tech company named Texas-based AW Broadband, Arizona-based Conway, Ontario-based Hay Communications and South Carolina-based Home Telecom as among the 14 operators that have used Amino’s solution portfolio to […]

DTVE Symposium returns with session on Android TV

Digital TV Europe has announced the return of the DTVE Digital Symposium with a session on the benefits of Android TV for operators in the cloud era, taking place on March 23. In this session of the latest DTVE Digital Symposium, Digital TV Europe’s editor Stuart Thomson will be joined by experts from technology leader […]

Google introduces kids profiles for Google TV

Google has added separate profiles for children within its Google TV software. Parents can add an existing Google account for a child or create a new profile using their name and age. From there, parents have access to a range of controls over the kids profile. The main feature of this is an overarching one […]