MediaKind has launched Mediaroom Play, a new integrated solution that enables operators to deploy Android-powered set-top boxes (STBs) and provide users with a modern TV experience.
The pre-integrated and robust product includes CommScope’s VIP7802 STB utilising Broadcom’s 72180 system-on-a-chip (SoC), ruwido remote control unit, and support for a multitude of premium streaming service applications. This enables Mediaroom Play to be future-ready, with further integrations of Third-Party Publishing (3PP) applications.
Mediaroom Play enables operators to become part of the global movement that is embracing the adoption of Android TV and its rich pool of over 1,000 streaming content providers. The solution significantly increases an operator’s aggregation value with access to more than 7,000 applications and games available on the Google Play Store. The integration also opens up new monetisation routes for operators, with revenue share opportunities on the Google Play Store and through Google Ads.
Raul Aldrey, Chief Product Officer, MediaKind, said: “With this major new investment, we are enabling existing and new Mediaroom customers to rapidly launch modern video services that meet today’s consumers’ needs while encompassing the vast array of converged experiences offered by Android TV. This pre-integrated, robust solution enables our customers to evolve from being video-only service providers to multi-service providers, tapping into Android TV’s abundant consumer experience offerings.”
With Mediaroom Play and its custom launcher user interface, consumers can leverage the STB for gaming, utilities, communications, security, and home automation, opening up a whole new world of entertainment and convenience. The solution also opens up free value-added features from Google for the consumer and operator, including Google Assistant, YouTube, Accessibility Services, GOTA (the application update tool), and First Time Configuration Wizard.
Other key features of Mediaroom Play include support for the Android TV operating system Release 10 and Widevine DRM support. It also encompasses enhanced cloud DVR features and additional data/reporting/analytics capabilities. The core Mediaroom components and primary services remain, such as live streaming, video-on-demand (VoD), Timeshift TV, PF application framework, and Mediaroom audio/video delivery.