The HD+ access without additional hardware is enabled by the HbbTV OpApp, which acts like a virtual set-top box in the smart TV. From October 2021, HD+ will be available in this way on the Android TV models PUS85x6, PUS9206, PML9506, PML9636, OLED706 and OLED8x6.
Customers will be able to test the HD+ channel package and the interactive functions free of charge for six months and then continue using them for a subscription fee if they wish.
“On Philips Android TVs, all major streaming services are available in addition to countless apps for practically every purpose. At the same time, we continue to work on expanding the offer in every direction via partners. We are therefore very pleased that HD+ will also work as an app on Philips TVs in the future. This will make it even easier and more convenient to use the offer without the need for an additional module and card,” said Murat Yatkin, Managing Director of TP Vision D/A/CH.
After Panasonic, Samsung and Vestel, TP Vision is the fourth TV set manufacturer to enable viewers to access the HD+ TV platform directly via their TV set using the HbbTV OpApp, without a set-top box, CI+ module, smart card or TV stick. The precondition is DTH satellite reception via Astra (19.2° East).