Android TV

France 24 launches new Android TV app

International news channel France 24 has launched a new Android TV application compatible with the Google Nexus player and other devices equipped with the Google operating system such as OTT boxes and smart TVs. Available for free on Google Play, this new service is already available in North America, France, Germany and the UK. It […]

France’s Free launches entry-level 4K set-top

French service provider Free has launched a new entry-level 4K small form factor set-top box, the Freebox Mini 4K, to replace its existing Crystal device, allowing it to claim a stake as the first operator globally to launch a 4K box.  The Freebox Mini 4K offering will be available to Free subscribers for €29.99 a […]

OTT provider Polsky.TV orders PeerTV Android boxes

OTT TV technology provider PeerTV has received an additional order for its eTV Android set-top boxes from Polish international online TV provider Polsky.TV worth US$490,000. PeerTV has already delivered an initial batch of its eTV boxes to the company.  Polsky.TV delivers a range of Polish channels to expatriates in a number of countries and recently […]

Google gears up for spring Android TV launches

Google’s new television-optimised Android TV operating system will start to ship this spring in TVs manufactured by Sony, Sharp and TP Vision, which makes a range of Philips TVs. Announcing the roll-out to coincide with demos of various Android TV products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google said that a new games […]

Sony puts support behind Android TV, unveils new 4K line

Sony has said that all of its new 4K and some new Full HD Bravia TVs will be powered by Google’s Android TV operating system, as it unveiled a host of new products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Showcasing its new line of Bravia 4K Ultra HD televisions, Sony said that these […]

QuickPlay announces support for Android TV

Online video technology specialist Quickplay has used the Consumer Electronics Show to announce support for Android TV. Quickplay says its technology provides extensive third-party developer tools as well as an Android TV reference user experience for live TV and video-on-demand, supporting Android set-top boxes as well as companion devices. Quickplay has formed partnerships with Comigo, […]

Google unveils first new Android TV device, Nexus Player

The first device that will run Google’s new Android TV operating system will be a streaming media player for movies, music and videos called Nexus Player, the internet giant has announced. The new device, which has been developed in collaboration with Asus, will also be a “first-of-its-kind Android gaming device,” said Google. The Nexus Player […]

Android TV could disrupt streaming media player market

Google’s forthcoming Android TV platform could have a major disruptive impact on the growing streaming media player business, with Roku likely to be vulnerable to an Android assault on the market, according to research by IHS Technology. According to IHS, the global base of streaming media players will reach 50 million units by the end […]

Google begins sending out Android TV developer units

Google has begun sending out developer units of its forthcoming Android TV platform to application developers ahead of the official launch of the platform. The test devices, dubbed ADT-1, are being shipped out to a select group of developers that signed up to receive them at Google’s I/O 2014 event, with Netflix and Hulu reportedly […]

Beamly adds Android TV support

Beamly, the social TV service that was recently rebranded from Zeebox, is introducing Android TV support, offering device makers an “end-to-end solution for Android-powered TVs and set top boxes.” The move makes Beamly’s TV solution – which includes a personalised TV guide, content discovery, content recommendation, remote control, personalised news feeds, community and show engagement […]