Android TV

Google’s Android TV stick likely to cost US$50

More information has leaked out about Google’s upcoming Android TV streaming device, with the latest reports suggesting that the product could cost as low as US$50. According to a shop listing spotted by 9to5Google, the product – currently dubbed Sabrina – has an RRP of US$49.99, putting it on a par with devices like Amazon’s […]

Poland’s Vectra launches first Android box in further shift to IP

Polish cable operator Vectra has launched its first Android TV set-top box, adding to two IP-based devices it has already launched to its customer base. Vectra said the new box has been undergoing commercial user trials among its subscriber base since May and will be launched more widely soon along with a more flexible service […]

Sky Deutschland launches Sky Ticket on Sony Bravia Android TVs

Sky Deutschland has launched Sky Ticket, its low-cost contract-free OTT offering, on Sony Bravia Android TVs. The Sky Ticket app is available to download on post-2016 Sony Bravia Android TVs. The service will enable subscribers to stream live sports including Bundesliga football, the UEFA Champions League, the Premier League and Formula 1, along with Sky […]

Portugal’s Meo launches Android TV box

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has launched an Android TV set-top box, enabling it to make the claim to be “the first market leader in the world” to offer both Apple TV and Android TV options to its subscribers. Meo said that the new Android TV box, developed jointly by Altice Labs – the […]

Youfone launches Android TV-based service with Amino

Dutch mobile service provider Youfone has launched what it describes as the first Android TV operator tier service in the Netherlands, with support from technology partners Amino and 24i. The service, which has been available since August 3, provides Youfone customers with an integrated OTT, video-on-demand and live TV offering for TVs and mobile devices. […]

Volia starts selling Android TV boxes

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has begun distributing an Android TV 9.0-based set-top box. The Smart TV VOL001 runs on Android TV 9.0 and provides access to the Google Play Store and services including YouTube, Google Play Movies and Google Cast. Volia is also offering its own Android TV app pre-installed on the box, enabling subscribers […]

Humax targets Android TV market with advanced box and operator tier programme

Humax has launched what it boldly claims to be the world’s most advanced Android TV set-top box, the Humax H7, as part of a broader ramp-up of its efforts to target the growing Android TV market for operators. The new box is based on Broadcom silicon with a 24K DMIPS CPU, and comes with the […]

Canal+ Polska extends OTT streamer to iOS, Android and Android TV

Polish pay TV provider Canal+ Polska has extended the off-net OTT offering it launched in June, Premiery Canal+, to Android and iOS mobile devices and Android TV devices. The offering was initially only available via the web. Canal+ has launched applications for the three platforms. the Canal+ Premiery service provides access to content from the […]

Disney+ performs poorly with Samsung TVs claims report

Users are unhappy with the performance of Disney+ on Samsung smart TVs, a new study has found. While the family-friendly streamer has seen a widely positive response – to the tune of more than 50 million subscribers worldwide – a report from enhanced TV agency Terravolt suggests that there’s more that needs to be done […]

Android absence and technical errors mar Peacock launch

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streamer suffered online ignominy on launch day as the app seemingly was missing from Google’s Play Store on both mobile and TV Android devices. The platform, which combines free and premium subscription models, launched in the US on July 15 with over 13,000 hours of programming including iconic sitcoms The Office, Parks and […]

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