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Euskaltel launches 4K Android box and signs up for Google Play

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has launched the 4K Android set-top promised by CEO Francisco Arteche at the company’s first quarter results presentation in May. Euskaltel has signed up to make Google Play available to its customers, enabling them to take Google services from their set-tops. The company said it was hopeful that this would […]

Vodafone Portugal integrates Google Play with mobile users’ invoices

Vodafone Portugal has struck a deal with Google to integrate payment for Google Play content via its customers’ mobile phone bills. The agreement means that Vodafone Portugal customers with Android devices will be able to make purchases via Google Play that will be added to their monthly bills, avoiding the need to pay by credit […]

Cartoon Network to launch VR mobile game and viewer

Turner-owned Cartoon Network is to launch a new virtual reality mobile game and branded VR viewer based on the Adventure Time animated series. The I See Ooo game and viewer will be launched in the UK and Nordic markets on September 29, available exclusively through a promotion with Google Play. The game features many of […]

Cyfrowy Polsat launches new Android version of Ipla

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has launched a new version of its Ipla OTT TV service for Android devices. A new version of the Android app is now available via Google Play. The latest version of the app allows users to download VOD content, including Polsat series, to tablets and smartphones for offline viewing. […]

YouTube mobile reach outstrips all US cable networks

YouTube on mobile devices reaches more 18 to 49-year-olds than any cable network in the US, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Speaking on Google parent company Alphabet’s fourth quarter earnings call, Pichai said the time people spent watching YouTube in the living room had also more than doubled in 2015. “People watch hundreds of […]

iWedia partners with iFeelSmart for Android STB software

Swiss-based TV technology firm iWedia has partnered with French TV user-interface specialist iFeelSmart to deliver a bundle of television software for Android TV set-top boxes. The two companies will deliver a bundle that includes iWedia’s Teatro-3.5 set-top box software and iFeelSmart’s Andromeda user interface. Andromeda is billed as a TV user experience (UX) that provides “simple […]

Google Play Movies launches in Ireland

Google has launched films to rent and buy on its online entertainment store, Google Play, for the first time in Ireland. As of yesterday, Google said that consumers in Ireland will be able to rent and purchase new-release movies in high definition and standard definition from major international film studios and independent distributors. At launch, […]

Google makes new Android TV push

Google unveiled its latest living room plans at its I/O developer’s conference in San Francisco yesterday, launching Android TV, a new version of its operating system for big screens. Google promised “entertainment tailored for you” with the new operating system, which will support services like Google Play and YouTube, Android games and apps from companies […]

Google rolls out Google Play Movies to more markets

Google has launched its Google Play Movies store in 21 new international markets – including Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece and Croatia.  The additions, which were spotted by tech site AndroidPolice after Google updated its app country availability page, also included Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and […]

Google adds offline Play functionality to Chromebooks

Google has launched a new app Google Play Movies & TV Chrome app, that will let Chromebook users watch movies and TV shows when they are offline. The Chrome OS offline mode comes alongside an improved local playback experience for anyone watching movies through the Chrome browser and better performance for Google’s Chromecast HDMI streaming […]