Free has unveiled a new triple-play offer featuring a 4K-ready set top box that runs Android TV.

The French operator, which has created havoc in the French telecoms market in the past few years, said it was the first operator to offer both 4K and Android TV.

4K technology is four times superior to the current HD standard, but there remains a relatively small amount of content that is compatible.

Android TV offers access to Google Play, YouTube as well as personalised recommendations and Google Cast, which enables users to watch content – music, photos and videos – stored on their smartphones and tablets.

Content and services from Free’s existing Freebox TV platform are also included.

Customers who sign up for the service, which is available immediately, will get two STBs – a network box and a TV box.

The platform also includes a remote control featuring voice command technology.

Free is offering the new kit as part of a phone, internet and TV package for €29.99 per month.

Subscribers to its existing Freebox tariff can upgrade for €1.99 a month.

Further, the operator announced that subscribers to all its Freebox tariffs would now have the opportunity to take four mobile subscriptions at a reduced tariff.

Until now, Free had given €4 off to two mobile subscriptions.

The operator is due to publish its 2014 financial results tomorrow.

Revenues in the third quarter last year rose 11.8 percent to break through the €1 billion barrier.

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