Category: Android TV

Quickline TV Available all Over Switzerland

Quickline now supplies customers throughout Switzerland with Internet, TV and mobile services. Now even more customers can benefit from the award-winning Quickline TV. By offering its services throughout Switzerland, Quickline...

Back On Site – ANGA COM 2022

BACK ON SITE! After a break of two years, finally, live again - the trade fair ANGA COM in Cologne! Alex and Manfred enjoyed the valuable time on site, with...

TARA Follows Closely the Google I/O 2022

Like every year, Google I/O is an exciting event for us. In a highly concentrated form, Google reported on the innovations for 2022 in over 140 lectures and presentations. For...

LiveOn TV for NOKIA Streaming Box 8000

TARA’s TV application LiveOn TV is now available for the Android TV NOKIA Streaming Box 8000. LiveOn TV is a lightweight Android TV application for playback of TV services delivered...

Joyn Launches HbbTV On Philips TVs

The streaming platform Joyn integrated the Inaris HbbTV Solution into their Android TV App for Sony TV earlier this year. This has been launched by end of July and allows Joyn users...

TARA Joined Android Dev Summit 2021

Google’s Android Dev Summit 2021 took place as a virtual event and offered developers many interesting insights. The Android team focused on "Modern Android Development" to improve development in Kotlin,...

Teletext for Smart Devices

Our new Teletext for Smart Devices allows you to provide Teletext as a web application on Android TV and RDK based devices.Although Teletext has been around for over 40 years...

Inaris DVB/IPTV Solution on Android TV 11

Android TV 11 comes with new foundational improvements such as enhanced security, improved memory management, one-time app permissions, and also enhancements tailored specifically for TV, like the new Tuner Framework...

Quickline Partnership on a New Level

In these times, TV consumption at home has significantly grown. This can also be seen in the increased sales of TV devices. The network operators register a stronger demand in...

Evaluation of the Google Broadcast Stack

End of last year, Google made their DVB Broadcast Stack available to their partners as an extension to Android TV. We are currently walking through the code and its functionality...

TARA joined the Android TV Partner Summit 2021

Our 2021 started with the Android TV Partner Summit. TARA Systems joined this virtually organised event. We got valuable insight into Google’s Android TV roadmap and the focus on improvements...

Quickline UHD TV Box Success Story Update

To raise customer experience and satisfaction to a new level, Quickline is continuing its long-term partnership with TARA Systems and the other involved parties. As a result of this close...

Replay Guide on the Android TV Launcher

With the Replay Guide, we integrated an advanced feature on the Quickline UHD set-top box. It shows recommendations and most-watched programme events to the user.Android Pie, with its focus on...

Replay Guide Using Microservices

The Quickline UHD STB provides more than 200 TV channels and up to seven days of Replay TV. This is a huge amount of content and users need some guidance to find...

Microservices for TV Backend

We now dive into microservice architecture for extending existing TV backend systems of our customers. Lightweight microservices written in Go, storing data in a NoSQL database, using Docker allow adding...

Android TV 10 on BCM 7271

With Android TV 9 (Pie) Google introduced a lot of new features following the motto content first. Besides many other improvements, channels were supported on the home screen where each...

Quality Indicator Supported by our HLS Player

For OTT streaming operators, it is of the highest importance to ensure that their customers always get the premium quality of their content. Our HLS player supports adaptive streaming, where...

Inaris Supports Cloud-Based Analytics

Our Inaris DVB/IPTV Solution has now been extended to support cloud-based analytics systems. This is especially of interest for connected devices where it is intended to collect and analyse information...

Quickline STB UX Optimisation

For the Quickline Android TV UHD STB project an intensive phase of optimisation and performance improvements has been completed. Through the improved interaction of the client with the different backend...

Android 9 Pie on Broadcom SoC

The first Android 9 Pie for Android TV approved builds are now available and we already ported our Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware Stack to the Broadcom 7271 reference platform. Also, our...

Quickline launches Android TV STB

The Swiss cable operator group recently launched their hybrid UHD Android TV STB which combines classic TV with on-demand content and apps like Netflix, Youtube, Spotify, Sky and others. TARA...

LiveOn TV running on Sagemcom STBs

Our LiveOn TV reference application is now up and running on Sagemcom Android TV STBs which are widely used in the market. LiveOn TV accesses the Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware using...

HLS with Alternate Audio Streams​

With HLS one or more audio streams can be combined with the video stream in one multiplex. However, if multiple high-quality audio streams are to be supported using only one...

LiveOn TV App Using OIPF For Android​

We created a reference TV application for Android devices - LiveOn TV. This application uses our new OIPF for Android API for all TV specific features and is a great...

HLS with Verimatrix for Android TV​

We extended our Inaris HLS Solution to support encrypted media streams. In a first step, we integrated HLS with Verimatrix ViewRight OTT client on an Android TV platform. To fulfill the...

HbbTV on Android Oreo

With Android Oreo, the latest Android version is currently rolled out on many devices in the market. This also applies to Android TV where the new version brings many enhancements,...

Verimatrix Ultra Security for Android TV

High-quality content is important to be available on Android TV devices. Securing reception and playback of content on an open platform as Android TV is a challenging task. To fulfill...

HLS for OTT Services​

Live TV services are more and more provided by standard Internet connections as OTT services. HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) originally defined by Apple is a widely used streaming protocol for...

OIPF for Android

OIPF - the standardized TV API used by HbbTV - can now also be used by Android Java applications to access our Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware.OIPF defines a well-established standard API...

Inaris Middleware on Android Oreo

We ported and verified our Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware for Android Oreo. The functionality of our TV middleware can be accessed with our new OIPF for Android API directly from any...

Inaris HbbTV on Android TV at Medientage Munich

At Medientage 2017 in Munich, we demonstrated our Inaris HbbTV Solution running on AndroidTV including support for the HbbTV Application Discovery over Broadband (ADB) standard. Signalisation of HbbTV applications always...

Showcasing HbbTV on Android TV with Chromium

At IBC, we will showcase at Google’s Android TV Summit how operators and manufacturers can enhance their Android TV applications with HbbTV functionality using the Inaris HbbTV Solution and the...

Android TV on BCM7271

The InarisTvInputService is now also working on BCM7271 based hardware with Android N. The linear TV is received with the on-board DVB tuner or alternatively via OTT (e.g. using HLS)....

Android TV on BCM7252S – extended​

The linear TV experience with Android N on BCM7252S have been extended. Beside the support of standard DVB features like Teletext and Subtitles, also custom specific back-end server accesses have...

Inaris now on Android N

We now support Android N for watching live TV with our Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware. We are working on combining OTT with classic live TV for new features like Replay TV...

HbbTV on Android TV

We will shortly introduce our HbbTV Solution also for Android TV. This includes the current HbbTV 1.5 Solution as well as the new components developed for HbbTV 2.0. Even further...

TIF Extension for DVB Scanning Feature

In cooperation with the major European network operator, we extended TIF to support DVB scanning. Currently the Android TV Input Framework (TIF) does not support a dedicated API for DVB channel...

Teletext on Android TV

In addition to video and subtitles, a number of other services are available for DVB broadcast TV that shouldn't be overlooked here. As an introduction to the connection of additional...

Inaris on Android TV

We successfully added Teletext to our integration of Inaris DVB Middleware on Android TV. Since we have been engaged for years with Inaris in relation to Android, in the context...