Currently, consumers can access Google services for TV by connecting a "buddy box" between the existing set-top box (STB) and TV. ST's new SDK2-Android v10.0 release will allow STB manufacturers to offer a simple solution that pre-integrates support for Google services for TV, combining OTT (over-the-top) content and traditional premium Pay-TV content, without requiring consumers to buy additional equipment.
The SDK2-Android v10 enables software development based on Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean). The development kit is now rolling out across ST's latest set-top box and home gateway processors, from the flagship STiH416 (Orly) to the recently introduced '
"ST is uniquely positioned to support Pay-TV service operators looking at deploying Google services for TV on their network. Our STB and Gateway processors are the only solutions on the market able to support the latest CA requirements and Android version," said
SDK2-Android v10 is available now, and will be available for any ARMŽ-based processors for STB and Home Gateway from ST.
ST demonstrates the support of Google services for TV on its set-top box devices at IBC in
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