Waoo Goes To 24i For Android TV Custom Launcher

Danish fiber broadband provider Waoo has gone to 24i, video streaming subsidiary of the Aferian Group and headquartered in Amsterdam, to help bring its pay TV service to its latest Android TV set top boxes, adding third party aggregated content and enhanced search functionality.

Waoo has used the 24i streaming platform since 2010 to bring its pay TV service to managed set top boxes (STBs) and unmanaged devices including iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets, web browsers and Apple TV boxes. Now the same platform is enabling Waoo’s live TV channels, network PVR, catch-up TV and a VOD rental store on a new custom Android TV launcher.

“Aggregation is the keyword. Using our existing 24i streaming platform to reach Android TV boxes with the Google Play Store means we can offer our customers a wider range of attractive content. We are preloading the new TV boxes with apps from streaming services like Disney+, Discovery+, Viaplay and the national broadcaster DR. Users can also download apps for themselves like Spotify or games. This makes the box become a versatile media hub in the home,” said Martin Jürgensen, Waoo’s Senior Product Development Manager.

To solve the search and discovery challenges associated with an expanding library of live and on-demand content, Waoo has also rolled out 24i’s Unified Search capabilities to all its devices. Users can now get integrated search results from across the Waoo platform, including catch-up TV, the EPG (TV Guide) and more than 12,000 TV and Movie titles available to rent in the “Waoo Bio” VOD store. 

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