The DTVKit DVB stack has been integrated with the Android TV Input Framework (TIF). This enables manufacturers to offer traditional broadcast content together with the wide range of Apps and IP services supported by Android today. The integration is compatible with all versions of Android that support the TIF and enables manufacturers to leverage the standard features of Android when developing their product.
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
Full EPG with program information
Audio track selection
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 party 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 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.
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 against your competitors.
We give you access to the latest Android solution - we are committed to keeping our software up to date with the latest Android versions.
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*.
*Rights to distribution vary, please see T&C’s
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.
We operate a royalty-free business model; our members can benefit from a simple fee structure.
We believe that Android TV is the future. By joining DTVKit, you will always be one step ahead of your competitors. Get on this trend before they do!