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Video Devices for Android TV™
Set-top and smart media device solutions with Android TV
Android TV is a mainstream set-top operating system that enables service providers to deliver a rich customer experience on the main TV.
CommScope provides complete solutions to simplify and accelerate the deployment of Android™-based TV services. We integrate high-quality set-top hardware with the latest version of Android TV Operator Tier, additional software components, and a customized user interface (UI)—all supported with a suite of professional services to support the complete product lifecycle.
We provide market-ready hardware or bespoke product development to meet the individual requirements of major service providers.
Android TV Operator Tier is an increasingly popular choice offering:
- An operator-branded experience combined with familiar Google features like the Google Assistant, YouTube™, Chromecast built-in and apps on Google Play
- Short time to market and rapid feature development
- Google Play Store with revenue share opportunities
- Innovation through an extensive open-source ecosystem
- Simplified development and support by using a common platform and user experience across device types
- A large pool of developer resources
CommScope employs a modular approach to set-top and smart media device design to offer a wide range of high-quality, cost-effective Android TV products for all distribution network types: IP, cable, satellite and terrestrial TV. The devices provide the performance needed for a great customer experience and support Wi-Fi connectivity (including Wi-Fi 6 options) for ease of placement.
CommScope has been developing solutions with Android TV for major service providers since 2014. All CommScope Android products fulfil the Android compatibility program, which includes the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD), the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS), and the Vendor Test Suite (VTS).
To further enhance AndroidTV for use in service provider platforms, we integrated the necessary additional components, such as those providing support for:
- DVB tuners (DVB-C, DVB-T2, DVB-S2)
- Multicast video for IPTV
- DVR/PVR, time-shift TV (models available with disks or disk-less for network-based DVR)
- Conditional access and DRM security systems
- Multichannel audio
- Parental controls
- Easy migration between software platforms and secure software downloads
- Remote management and monitoring
- Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) remote control with voice search
Google, Android, Android TV, Google Play, YouTube, and Chromecast built-in are trademarks of Google LLC. The Google Assistant is not available in certain languages and countries..
October 23, 2018