2018 was certainly a great year for television. We were so excited as never before. Services like Netflix have been producing new series over and over again to become addictive, and more people than ever cut the cable off – expensive conventional cable TV packages and everything on Internet TV. 19659002] Which perhaps explains why Google says the Android TV service is currently in a hot phase and is growing so much that an executive says the service has "tens of millions" of non-US users.
In an interview with Multichannel News Shalini Govil-Pai, senior director of product management for Android TV, said that platform users are mainly found in Europe and Asia. And more growth, including from the US, could be on the way. Govil-Pai added that more than 1
Android TV enables subscribers Access the Google Play Store to get apps for services like Netflix and YouTube. Just another clue to how the race for ownership of a television – and the attention you give it – got even heavier this year, and everyone, from Amazon to Roku, supported the bid to put themselves in the best position ,
Video Equipment Providers The United States, such as Arris and Evolution Digital, also continue to integrate Android TV into systems sold to US operators Multichannel News . The outlet also points to the TV set with Android TV, which seems likely to debut at CES 2019.
Android TV is not seen as the forerunner of the Google Streaming race, even though its parent company is Google. Many of the most popular smart TVs are currently using Roku or Amazon TV offerings instead. Roku said over 22 million active users in September. According to eMarketer also Fire TV from Amazon is almost there.
Nevertheless, Google is leading this fight on several fronts. There is also the Chromecast, a product that differs from Android TV in that this device throws media like an iPhone on a TV. Products like these could acclimatize a user to run on Android TV. Many users are doing just that – Google announced earlier this year that the number of Android TV customers has doubled year over year.