DNA has launched a new set-top box in Finland based on Google’s Android TV platform.
The DNA TV-hubi (TV hub) device will provide subscribers with access to apps from Finland’s largest TV channels, Katsomo, Yle Areena and Ruutu, as well as the likes of YouTube, Netflix and games via Google Play.
It also provides the Google Cast function, allowing services without a dedicated Android app to be transmitted to the TV.
It is compatible with HD and 4K and users can access content via Bluetooth or from an external hard drive.
TV-hubi, which was manufactured by Sagemcom, can be controlled through an app on smartphone or tablet and offers support for voice recognition.
In addition to its Android TV capabilities, it can connect to linear television channels from cable and terrestrial networks.
DNA said it will launch this spring, with the price to be specified closer to release.
“People are accustomed to accessing content and services flexibly with any device, and DNA TV-hubi is now making this possible with televisions as well”, said Mikko Saarentaus, Director at DNA Entertainment Business.
“This device is for anyone who wants to watch diverse television content with minimal hassle.”
DNA is not the first operator to use Android TV in a set top box.