As Google I/O demonstrates again the strong market trend around Android TV for PayTV Operators, iFeelSmart, the leader in Android TV Operator Custom launcher and Multiscreen TV Applications, today announced that its Centaurus Android TV Operator Custom Launcher will power the BBox Android TV Operator Tier Set-Top-Box TV offering from Bouygues Telecom in France.
iFeelSmart has been working closely with Bouygues Telecom and will soon update the User Interface to provide an optimized and simplified experience to the millions of Bouygues Telecom’s customers equipped with an Android STB.
“Bouygues Telecom launched in 2015 its first Android TV Set Top Box, and we wanted to continue to lead innovation on TV services and offer to our customers a new User Experience, based on simplicity and easy access to a huge number of contents coming from Linear and On-Demand programs. The collaboration with iFeelSmart was essential to provide a high level of reliability and simplified experience for our customers. We are very excited by this major update that will include a new version of Android TV OS and a unified launcher combining the best of the TV and Video services from Bouygues Telecom with our partner’s contents and applications and with Google’s services like the Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Cast and Google Assistant,” said Laure Joslet, Consumer Marketing Director at Bouygues Telecom.
iFeelSmart’s solutions are designed to allow Operators (OTT, IPTV, Sat, Cable…) to win the HDMI1 battle by providing TV Applications that are fully controlled and managed dynamically by the Operator’s teams. Using iFeelSmart’s cloud UX management service – EMI – the operator can customize in real-time the User Interface, manage content’s curation, and seamlessly integrate deep-links to third parties’ contents coming from popular OTT apps.
“This upgrade of the User Experience is a significant milestone for iFeelSmart and for our customer, Bouygues Telecom. This User interface will provide a level of performances and reliability that would help Bouygues Telecom to continue its very strong performances on the broadband and triple-play business. It is once again a demonstration of our strong experience with Android TV based solutions and Google services,” said Xavier Bringue, CEO at iFeelSmart.