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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 […]

YouTube adds HDR to Android phones

YouTube has reportedly added high dynamic range (HDR) video playback options for a number of high-end Android phones. According to various reports, users with compatible devices are now able to use the YouTube app to access HDR videos at up to 1440p resolution and frame rates of up to 60 fps. Compatible phones at launch […]

Google widens AR reach with ARCore Android SDK

Google has previewed a new augmented reality software development kit (SDK), designed to bring AR capabilities to new and existing Android phones. ARCore is built on the AR work that Google has done over the past three years with its Tango platform – but works without any additional hardware, allowing it to scale “across the […]

Amazon extends FreeTime to Android devices

Amazon’s FreeTime service, including the Unlimited premium option, which provides a range of kids content including books, videos, YouTube videos and website, is now available on Android phones for the first time. The Amazon FreeTime service was previously available on Amazon Fire Tablets and Amazon Fire TV as well as Kindle, and Amazon said that […]

DNA to launch Android 4K box

Finnish telco DNA is to become the first operator in country to launch an Android-based open ecosystem 4K-enabled box, the DNA TV-hubi. The device, which will be launched in the spring, will enable users to bring online video services to the TV as well as to watch mainstream TV channels. DNA TV-hubi’s use of the […]

Euskaltel confirms 4K Android box plan, updates on Telecable

Spanish cable operator Euskaltel’s CEO Francisco Arteche used the company’s presentation of its first quarter to confirm that the operator would launch a new 4K-enabled Android box this month along with a new set of services. In a conference call following the company’s quarterly results, Arteche said the services would be available to new and existing […]

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