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10 reasons why you should choose an Android-Based STB Solution

10 reasons why you should choose an Android-Based STB Solution

In the battle between operating systems in Pay TV market, 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.

Here it is the 10 reasons why you should choose an Android-Based Set-Top Box Solution:

  • Familiarity

The Android Set-Top Box Solution (STB) provides a superb user experience familiar to many users from other products that operate with Android, as tablets or smartphones, reducing the need to learn a new system.

  • State of the Art Technology

Android equips operators with the latest and most sophisticated technology, allowing to constantly update the service with new apps, developments and state-of-the-art features.

  • 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. The same is valid for video conferencing devices (e. g. microphones and cameras).

  • Better Applications

Features and services for over-the-top content (OTT) Android STB, have a significantly better array of applications compared to Linux STB.

  • System Integrity Minimizes Risk Factors

Many vendors have recently started to look into Android as a potential operating system for the OTT. Android’s Sandbox mode 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Long Term Higher Value

Android boasts far-reaching APIs, built in- security, web browsers and several incorporated applications. 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 free modified and distributed by device manufacturers and other platform developers.