Android TV is rapidly becoming a staple amongst pay-TV professionals, in fact, it is estimated that 72% of this community is either using the technology or planning on going forth with it in the near future. These aren’t just guesses, these are actual numbers coming directly from studies conducted by Irdeto and Ovum, going even further as saying it will be the market-leading platform by 2025.
This might very well be the case, but there is still some lack of information in the way Android technology works, or at least the way it can work to your advantage and the so-called “flavors” in which it can present itself, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and the Android TV Operator Tier Launcher. While the first lets you create your platform from scratch, as well as restrict some apps and services, it also spends a lot of time, money and effort, with a time to market of (at least) 18 months.
Android TV, on the other hand, offers you a world of possibilities right from the get-go, allowing you to take full advantage of a lot of the capabilities found in Google’s proprietary software, such as Chromecast, the already up and running in-app billing, the Play Store and the Google Assistant. Plus, Android TV Operator Tier allows you to keep your company’s identity with a fully customizable interface. Let’s break down all the possibilities WeTek has to offer using Android TV.
Even more possibilities and better results with less cost
WeTek is keeping in line with the industry’s trends and has every single angle of this technology figured out, that’s why we offer operator tier Android TV™ development for set-top boxes and Smart TVs with implementation within the IPTV/OTT arena. There are virtually no boundaries to what we can achieve, we can either adapt already existing user interfaces, to comply with Android TV UI/UX guidelines or create new user experiences from ideas that still haven’t left your notepad.
We also handle all of the integration with the best recommendation engine APIs to match your content and make sure it delivers them above all others. This is crucial for making it visible, highlighted, and easily discovered when using the Android TV search. The Android TV Input Framework also simplifies the delivery of live content.
Over the years we have developed an expertise in the hybrid STB market, which makes us an authority when it comes to creating and adapting devices to deliver the best of linear TV via DVB, along with the possibilities of OTT content. We integrate DVB-APIs and DVB-C/T/S2/S2X/ISDB-T/ATSC content delivery on Android TV frontends.
Apart from the above-mentioned conveniences that set Android TV apart from the AOSP, there are other features exclusive to this platform that represent a much-appreciated improvement, capable of dramatically changing your business experience. These include the Google First Time Install Wizard, the company’s mobile services (GMS), the PlayReady DMR Support, the Google Search and Assistant, and Google’s Android TV Launcher.
As you can see, there’s a whole new world of opportunities within your grasp using the Android TV technology. Problems, like losing identity or becoming just another service, lost amongst a sea of sub-par competitors are simply non-existent.