Finland’s DNA has launched a new Android TV device named the DNA TV-hubi.
It combines a set-top box, Chromecast built-in and a smart phone-style app store for TVs and allow users to watch TV and use online applications, play games and listen to music via one easy-to-use system.
As DNA TV-hubi uses the Android TV operating system, Katsomo, Yle Areena and Ruutu, the apps of the three major TV channels in Finland, are available, as well as YouTube and Deezer and a wide range of games and other apps. Netflix will also become available for the device soon.
DNA TV-hubi also includes Chromecast built-in.
DNA’s wide range of TV channels is also available for DNA TV-hubi via terrestrial, cable and IPTV distribution.
According to Mikko Saarentaus, director at DNA Entertainment Business, “the pre-sales of DNA TV-hubi proved that there is a real demand for an Android TV device and a new way of watching television. We have already sold thousands of hubs in advance. People are accustomed to using apps on their phones, and DNA TV-hubi makes them easily available for television, too”.