Android


Netflix’s latest test is variable playback speeds

Netflix is testing variable playback speeds on Android. As first spotted by Android Police, the feature is currently only available on the Android Netflix app and allows users to play videos from 0.5x speed to 1.5x. The feature is commonplace in podcast apps, and though it is offered by YouTube it is not regularly used […]

FloSports launches rebrand, Android app

Sports streamer FloSports has launched a complete rebrand and has announced expanded distribution to Android.  Since launching in 2006, the company has acquired the rights to various sports competitions in the US and Canada and has just shy of 1 million subscribers with plans to rapidly increase that figure in the coming years. It says […]

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 […]

Freeview launches Android app

Freeview has launched its Freeview Play app on Android. The Android launch follows app’s release on iOS earlier this year. Freeview Play, available from the Google Play Store, gives UK users access to stream shows from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, along with on demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All […]

Bitmovin survey unveils streaming trends

Latency is the biggest problem experienced by online video today, multiple codecs and streaming formats will continue to fight for market share and Apple retains a narrow lead as the most widely supported online video platform in a multi-device world. These are some of the findings of the Bitmovin Video Developer Report from video compression […]

Sony brings Google Assistant to Android TVs in UK

Sony Europe has said that that select Sony 4K HDR TVs with Android TV will now have the Google Assistant built in, starting first in the UK with more countries to follow later this year. Google Assistant integration will allow viewers to gain quick access to films, music and other content, to control smart home […]

Conviva: Apple TV leads growth as streaming viewing hours ramp up dramatically

Growth in viewing time on Apple TV devices in the first quarter of this year outpaced all other devices by almost two times, according to data analytics outfit Conviva’s All-Screen Census Report Q1 2018. According to statistics from Conviva’s customer base, Apple TV saw 709% increase in viewing hours year-on-year in Q1. During the same […]

Euskaltel taps Nagra for 4K Android STB content security

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has partnered with Nagra to secure content on its 2017-launched, Android TV-based 4K set-top boxes. Euskaltel has deployed the Nagra Connect content protection offering in its Technicolor-provided set-top box. The deal marks Nagra’s first operator-tier Android TV rollout. “By working with Nagra and Technicolor, we were able to introduce a […]

Sony adds Amazon Alexa controls to Bravia TVs

Selected models of Sony Android TVs are now compatible with Amazon Alexa via a firmware update for the UK and US. With the update, Amazon Alexa-enabled devices – Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Dot – can be used to control Sony 4K HDR BraviaTV models powered by the Android TV operating system. […]

Amino partners with Nordija

TV device and software specialist Amino has teamed up with middleware provider Nordija to debut of a dual mode platform designed to enable operators to move between Android and Linux based TV delivery. The new solution provides operators with the tools to deliver a consistent, state of the art user experience and was developed to […]

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