Google has confirmed plans to remove its Play Movies & TV app on a number of key platforms.
More than half (51%) of all German households now own a smart TV set. In 2018 it was 46%, in 2017 just 42%.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 and Japanese mobile messenger and mobile live broadcasting solutions provider Line Corporation have jointly launched a new mobile live streaming platform in Germany.
HD+, the German HDTV platform for satellite households on Astra (19.2° East), has made its multiscreen service HD+ ExtraScreen available on tablets and smartphones using Android.
Google has announced that YouTube Transactional reports now include the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) ID when that number is provided in an Avail.
Kai-Christian Borchers, managing director of German multiscreen software solutions provider 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), has warned platform operators that adopting Android TV-based set-top-boxes, which is a growing trend, may come with long term risk for industry players.
Starting this month, owners of LG Smart TVs will be able to access Google Play Movies & TV in more than 100 countries.
Internet TV platform Magine TV can now also be accessed on smart TV sets with Google’s operating system Android TV in Germany.
Apple TV, HBO Now will now also become available on the Google Play store, Chromecast and also on Android TV.
German children’s movie app Kixi Kinderkino is now also available on smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system.