Android TV

The Android TV Input Framework (TIF), is a part of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and provides a mechanism to integrate 3rd party TV services with Android. To integrate DTVKit’s DVB stack with the TIF, DTVKit’s founding member, Ocean Blue Software, developed a high-level interface API which enables the DVB stack to be presented as a service within Android via the Binder IPC mechanism. Use of the Binder ensures that the DTVKit integration is compatible with Android’s security architecture, and also means the integration should work with future releases of Android as long as TIF support is maintained.

Android

Pie
Oreo
Nougat

Compatible with DVB terrestrial, satellite and cable

DVB

Terrestrial
Satellite
Cable

Compatible with Broadcom, HiSilicon and Amlogic

Chipset

Broadcom
HiSilicon
Amlogic

Android TV Features

The DTVKit Android integration supports zapper level functionality, which can be easily demonstrated using the standard Android Live Channels App. The following features are supported via the App:

DVB automatic scan is a feature of the DTVKit Android TV solution

DVB automatic scan

Audio is a feature of the DTVKit Android TV solution

Audio track selection

Full EPG

Full EPG with program information

Parental control is a feature of the DTVKit Android TV solution

Parental control

Subtitles is a feature of the DTVKit Android TV solution

Subtitles on/off

Channel up and down is a feature of the DTVKit Android TV solution

Channel Up/Down, tune to service

Android TV Infrastructure

The TV Provider is Google’s internal channel database and maps channel data from the available inputs to its internal canonical representation. The TV app is a reference app that presents live TV to the user. It can be used, modified, extended or replaced by a manufacturer. 

Android TV Framework

The Android TV Input Framework (TIF), is a part of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and provides a mechanism to integrate 3rd part TV services with Android. To integrate DTVKit’s DVB stack with the TIF, DTVKit support member, Ocean Blue Software, developed a high-level interface API which enables the DVB stack to be presented as a service within Android via the Binder IPC mechanism. Use of the Binder ensures that the DTVKit integration is compatible with Android’s security architecture, and also means the integration should work with future releases of Android as long as TIF support is maintained.

Android TV user interface showing the EPG, Channels and TV guide

Benefits

Our Android TV solution has a series of benefits, that can save you time, money and resources. This gives you the opportunity to focus on giving your customers the best end product and giving you a competitive advantage with faster time to market.

Current is a benefit of the DTVKit Android TV solution

Current

We give you access to the latest Android solution - we are committed to keeping our software up to date with the latest Android versions.

DTVKit offers a range of support packages through our members, Ocean Blue Software

Support

Our support members Ocean Blue Software can support you; we have a variety of support package options to ensure the needs of your business are met.

Customisation is a benefit of the DTVKit solution

Customisable

One of the key benefits of Android TV is that it is easily customisable, meaning that you can adapt this solution to meet the needs of your consumers.

Android TV DTVKit solution is royalty free

Royalty-free software

We operate a royalty-free business model; our members benefit from a simple fee structure.

Become a DTVKit member and have access to unlimited source code access

Unlimited source code

Once you become a DTVKit member, you get unlimited use of the source code, and you are free to use it how you like. (T&C's apply.)

Android TV is the future

The future

We believe that Android TV is the future. By joining DTVKit, you will always be one step ahead of your competitors. Get access to this trend before they do.