Humax set-top boxes to carry Opera TV Store

Humax will launch the Opera TV Store on its new set-top boxes in 2013.

The HTML5-powered Opera TV Store is a fully cloud-based app store, offering a comfortable “lean-back” experience without complex interactions requiring typing or searching. Every TV application in the Opera TV Store is a web-based application and optimised to work on TV by adjusting to different screen sizes and resolutions. There are many HTML5 apps for video, music, games and news available now in the Opera TV Store for users to select.

“Your TV can now be smarter, thanks to expanded functionality from apps, just like those for mobile phones,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.

“Apps play a key role in content discovery. With the Opera TV Store on Humax’s new set-top boxes, you can discover lots of interesting and entertaining online content that has already been optimized for TV screens. This brings users a better internet experience on TV.”

“People tend to consume more content on the internet these days. Sometimes, you need a bigger screen to enjoy them,” says Tae Hun Kim, head of the business division, Humax. “Humax chose the Opera TV Store to deliver video-rich and graphics-rich online content through our set-top boxes and take the TV viewing experience to a new level.”

As of now, there are more than 100 HTML5-powered TV apps available on the Opera TV Store. People who purchase new Humax set-top boxes will be able to enjoy various TV optimised web content, featuring Associate Press News, AUPEO!, Facebook, Spotify, Redux TV, Twitter, Viewster, Vimeo and more.