Wuaki.tv Brings Pay-Per-View to Philips TVs

Philips, one of the companies embedding Android TV into their TV sets, has recently announced a new partner. Wuaki.tv eschews the trending subscription model for a more classic model. You pay for what you watch. If you only watched one movie last month, why should you be charged additionally for it? While Netflix’s static cost may benefit some, smaller families or individuals may prefer to rent or buy titles on a case-by-case basis.

British media company Wuaki.tv does just that, making it easy to watch your library across all your devices. This partnership will allow users of Philips Android TVs to get started with the app. TP Vision Global (the company that owns the Philips brand) marketing director Giuseppe Puglisi said,

It’s fantastic that Philips TVs will be the first to offer a great service like Wuaki.tv.

The addition of this new service, combined with the recent announcement of a number of other major video streaming and gaming partners, is further proof that we intend to not only continually improve our Android Smart TV offering but to also make it the best available.

From this statement, it’s not clear if this app is going to be an exclusive to Philips TVs, or whether it’ll only be available on Philips for a few months. For a service that is all about watching video anywhere, it makes sense for the service to eventually serve all Android TVs.

Wuaki.tv is primarily a British company, meaning this partnership is really only for British consumers. This app should be coming to users in the next couple of months, although there’s no official release date right now.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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