Android TV Grows Bigger in India, JioCinema Launches with TV Support

Googler Marc Bächinger has hinted that Android TV is going to have more influence in India, following in a larger effort to move the country to smartphones with their Android One program.

The tweet is fairly vague, not mentioning any hardware or software partners, but it is likely that some will be announced in the months ahead.

Premium Indian movie service JioCinema last week launched on Android TV, giving many users access to big movies on big screens. If OEMs begin to manufacture cheap TV set-top boxes in India, there could be a large number of apps that will spring up to take advantage of the new market.

We will let you know as we learn more about Android TV in India.

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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