10 Reasons Why You Should choose an Android-Based
Set-Top Box Solution
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The battle of operating systems is raging ferociously
without an end in sight. When it comes to Pay TV
market, Linux ha...
•

Familiarity
The Android STB provides a superb user experience
familiar to many users from other products that
operate w...
•

Ahead of Developments
The smart TV Android system is the choice for the
consumer who wants his device to always be ahea...
•

Better Applications
Features and services for OTT Android STB have a
significantly better array of applications compare...
•

System Integrity Minimizes Risk Factors
Android Set Top Boxes have been talked about
since 2009 and recently many vendo...
•

Rich Eco-System
Due to its rich eco-system, Android offers a wide
range of applications and games which can be used
on ...
•

Long Term Higher Value
Android boasts far-reaching APIs, built in- security,
web browsers and several incorporated
appl...
•

Learn more about the Android Set-Top-Box (STB)
capabilities and see how an Android STB operates
by using any handheld d...
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more about what Comigo can do for you!
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The battle of operating systems is raging ferociously without an end in sight. When it comes to Pay TV market, Linux has been dominating the Set-Top-Box marketplace. However, the Android Set Top Box has been making headway recently and edging into the lead, as operators look to deploy a Hybrid DVB-C/T/S solution.
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10 reasons why you should choose an android based set-top box solution

  1. 1. 10 Reasons Why You Should choose an Android-Based Set-Top Box Solution
  2. 2. • The battle of operating systems is raging ferociously without an end in sight. When it comes to Pay TV market, Linux has been dominating the Set-Top-Box marketplace. However, the Android Set Top Box has been making headway recently and edging into the lead, as operators look to deploy a Hybrid DVBC/T/S solution. • There are 10 main reasons why operators, developers and any vendors should consider opting for Android:
  3. 3. • Familiarity The Android STB provides a superb user experience familiar to many users from other products that operate with Android, including their HD technology and Android tablets, which makes it very user friendly, easier to adapt to, and reduces the need to learn a new system. • State of the Art Technology Android equips operators with the latest and most sophisticated technology, allowing them, and consequently their users, to constantly update the service with new apps, developments, state-of-theart features and the already familiar user experience (UX) used for Android mobile phones. An operator who will have presence within the multi-screen market and has the correct middleware to supports open API for applications’ development, most likely won’t have any concerns finding new clients for their solutions.
  4. 4. • Ahead of Developments The smart TV Android system is the choice for the consumer who wants his device to always be ahead of the times. TV control devices other than remote controls, such as body gestures and voice commands for example, can be incorporated. There is every chance that such devices are more likely to be developed rapidly for an open platform. The same is valid for video conferencing devices (e. g. microphones and cameras). This all enables operators to offer additional services and a comprehensive and attractive user interface.
  5. 5. • Better Applications Features and services for OTT Android STB have a significantly better array of applications compared to Linux STB. Operators seeking excellent OTT services and who wish to expand to multi-screens should ponder the possibility of Android. Operators can also predefine a set of applications they consider particularly attractive and useful for endusers. These apps can already be preinstalled on the operator’s Android STB and they can then promote certain applications and even contribute to revenue sharing with service providers.
  6. 6. • System Integrity Minimizes Risk Factors Android Set Top Boxes have been talked about since 2009 and recently many vendors have started to look into Android as a potential operating system for the OTT. Android's Sandbox model isolates applications to allow Android to cover a wider environment when it runs apps thereby allowing it to maintain system integrity and thus minimize risk factors. This is due to the fact that SoC vendors implemented security measures to their solutions and permitted users to use DRM-protected content. • Secure Operation Based on the recent market development, Android devices have become highly adaptable because they operate securely and safely even when new apps are introduced. The hardening of Android devices restricts the ability to install any external unsigned application on the device. In this way the Android box is as hardened as any other Linux box.
  7. 7. • Rich Eco-System Due to its rich eco-system, Android offers a wide range of applications and games which can be used on the big TV screen. In contrast to proprietary STB’s Operating Systems, it doesn’t require setting a dedicated developers’ community. • Support for Multicast Linear TV Support for Multicast linear TV playout is high on the operators’ wish list. Interactive TV middleware vendors should equip their products and solutions with support for this functionality support by an Android-based STB.
  8. 8. • Long Term Higher Value Android boasts far-reaching APIs, built in- security, web browsers and several incorporated applications. Vendors and operators who are planning to start investing in solutions today would be well-advised to opt for Android. This means having sophisticated services that will offer higher value and superior experience for their viewers and subscribers in the long run. • Free OS license Permissive licensing allows the software to be freely modified and distributed by device manufacturers and other platform developers.
  9. 9. • Learn more about the Android Set-Top-Box (STB) capabilities and see how an Android STB operates by using any handheld device as well by a remote control – supporting IPTV live channels, OTT video, VOD, DVB-X, external USB hard drives, and streams personal content stored on the home network.
  10. 10. Discover new revenue opportunities and learn more about what Comigo can do for you! Check out our demo today!

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