The Zattoo app is now available on Hisense and Loewe TVs with the VIDAA operating system.
As a result, Zattoo is finally closing one of the last relevant gaps on the smart TV market in the entire DACH region.
Commenting on the development, Constanze Gilles, general manager DTC at Zattoo, said: “The majority of our users stream their TV on a big screen. With this additional range on Hisense and Loewe devices, we are expanding our technical availability on connected TVs and are therefore becoming a simple and convenient alternative to traditional reception methods such as satellite or cable TV for even more households”.
Denis Ostir, senior director of global business development at VIDAA, added: “We are thrilled to see Zattoo adding to a remarkable premium video content offering for VIDAA users in Europe.
“The launch of the Zattoo app represents a major step for VIDAA towards providing a truly compelling traditional free and pay-TV option for new and current streamers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Not only will Zattoo be an application on our system, but it will also be integrated into VIDAA’s content catalogue, making it easier for users to discover new shows or find their favourite ones”.
Most devices with the VIDAA operating system have the Zattoo app already pre-installed. With the next software update, the app will also be available for newer models.
According to Zattoo, what is special is the app can easily be set up as a TV source directly on the television. This way the TV programme starts via Zattoo immediately after the television is switched on. Existing users can register on their corresponding devices as usual using the Zattoo app. Anyone who does not yet have a subscription can opt for a Premium or Ultimate subscription directly in the TV app and the web shop or in the app on their mobile device. Starting next year there will also be a separate Zattoo button on the remote controls of the new Hisense models allowing a direct one-click access to the Zattoo app.