The number of on demand services in Europe has topped 3,000 with the UK, France and Germany providing a home to the greatest number of services.
Google is partnering with TP Vision (Philips), Sharp, Sony, Razer and Asus to to build Android TV into TV sets, set-top boxes and game consoles.
Google is to unveil a set-top box at its developers conference today, June 25. The company plans to show a box to compete with the Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.
Usage of Google Chromecasts appears to be declining while adoption of streaming media players has increased to nearly 20% of US broadband households, up from 14% in 2012, according to Parks Associates.
Google has launched its Chromecast HDMI streaming dongle in six more international markets.
Chromecast users in the UK will have access to Wuaki.tv’s catalogue of movies and TV series directly on their TV set.
WATCH VIDEO. Google has finally rolled out its Chromecast media streaming dongle to Europe (including the UK).
Google has acceded to a request from Cyfrowy Polsat to block weeb.tv, which illegally distributes the Polish company’s channels in real time on the internet.
WATCH VIDEO. Google has introduced Chromecast, a HDMI dongle that enables any TV to be connected to the internet.
Google is looking into the possibility of launching an OTT service offering traditional TV rather than on demand programming.