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Vantiva sells 22m STBs powered by Android TV

Vantiv has sold 22 million set-top boxes (STBs) powered by Android TV to date, strengthening its 25 per cent market share as of the end of 2023 according to the latest Omdia STB Q3 2023 report. Vantiva has deployed Android TV since it first became available, implementing more than 30 upgrades and providing the most […]

April 17, 2024

D-Link launches AI-powered smart mesh router

D-Link, a specialist in networking and connectivity technologies, has announced the launch of its new Aquila Pro AI AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Smart Mesh Router (M30). This MIT (Made in Taiwan) mesh router is engineered to address Wi-Fi users’ three most common pain points: coverage, speed, and reliability. Featuring a built-in AI algorithm, the Aquila Pro […]

November 27, 2023

Voice-activated Android STBs for SKY Brasil

Media and entertainment technologist Technicolor Connected Home and DTH pay-TV operator SKY Brasil have confirmed the deployment of SKY Connect, a next generation set-top box (STB) that integrates Google Assistant far-field voice technology that allows subscribers in Brazil to navigate entertainment content on their TVs. The move is the latest development in the 15-year relationship […]

July 15, 2021

Technicolor voice technology STB integration

Entertainment technologist Technicolor Connected Home is integrating Google’s far-field voice technology into its latest generation of set-top boxes (STBs) which enables users to change channels, search for content and more – hands-free with Google Assistant. Previously, Google Assistant with far-field voice recognition was only available on devices such as soundbars and TVs. The integration of […]

July 2, 2021

Samsung strengthens Smart TV voice capabilities

Samsung Electronics has confirmed that Google Assistant will join the suite of voice assistants currently available on 2020 Samsung Smart TVs, providing viewers with enhanced control and discovery abilities. Available alongside Amazon Alexa and Bixby, Google Assistant is now fully integrated into Samsung Smart TVs and requires no additional downloads, hardware, or installation, and is […]

November 23, 2020