Beenius Stand 14.121 The interactive TV middleware developer Beenius has announced its new Android set-top box client.
The app extends Beenius’ Beesmart open and flexible interactive TV middleware platform, providing greater choice to operators and their customers and supporting the move towards connected TV. Operators benefit from the lower deployment costs of Android along with the power of Beesmart to deliver customised, scalable services through IPTV, OTT and hybrid cable on all devices.
Customers receive seamless access to the same 1 million-plus apps available on their Android tablets and smartphones through their Google Play account.
They can play a full range of games, access services, listen to music and read books and magazines optimised for their TV. At the same time they can stay connected by sharing through social networks using the BeeSocial TV features within the app, which boosts user satisfaction and provides a joined up experience.
Commenting on the new app, Filip Remskar, CEO Beenius, said: “The move to the connected home is driving increased consumer expectations. The new Beesmart App for Android-based STB enables operators to meet these demands by providing greater choice and a joined up approach.
“Beenius was founded on a commitment to develop the highest quality and most progressive technology for advanced TV, helping operators and partners to grow. The launch of our new Android app is a key stage in delivering on our vision, benefiting operators and consumers by making engaging content available anywhere and at anytime.”
The Android STB client features Beenius’ new Chameleon interface, also being launched at the show.
A new Beenius white paper Android STB: A logical step in the TV evolution will be launched at IBC to outline the benefits to operators and users of moving to the Android operating system. It will be available from the Beenius stand and at www.beenius.tv.