TIM launches Android TV decoder in Italy
July 14, 2016
From Branislav Pekic in Rome
Telecom Italia (TIM) has launched a new decoder for its on-demand service based on the Android TV operating system.
Created in collaboration with Google, the new TIMvision set-top box is 4K ready for viewing Ultra HD content and features Wi-Fi connectivity for video streaming (5GHz 802.11ac dual-band), integrated DTT (DVBT-2 standard) and the latest generation processor to ensure smooth browsing, plus Google Cast to use entertainment apps enabled for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac devices with Chrome on the TV screen.
With the new decoder, TV sets become an open platform for TIM on-demand TV and other Web content. Customers get direct access to video content and the main Android TV apps, with news, films and games available on Google Play, made for TV and already enabled on their mobile devices. The content-focused graphic interface has also been updated to allow easier and more intuitive browsing, based on customer preferences and providing direct access to favourite channels.
The TIMvision STB will be offered at a promotional price of €2 per month for new TIM Smart customers. From July 18th the decoder will also be on sale at €109 online.
TIMvision currently has around 700,000 active users, registering a 150 per cent increase in monthly consumption of content compared to 2015.