With the migration from the Linus OS to Android, set-top box provider Vestle along with Extent has partnered together to bring in Android-based games straight onto television sets. Bringing these popular titles into the living room, users can play their favorite releases not only on their handsets and tablets but also on their TVs through the all-you-can-eat subscription.
According to the company, the games will not come as a port but will be fully optimized for large screens through the Smart Box from Vestle. To derive a high TV gaming experience, features like touch, drag and accelerometer found in smartphones are combined with the GameTanium service. Also, with the migration of set-top boxes to the Android-based OS from Linux has enabled the compatibility of gaming and other media content across multiple platforms such as TVs, smartphones and tablets.
“Consumers today want more entertainment options at home and we’ve found that gaming alongside video and music services are among the most popular requests. With the flexibility of the GameTanium platform and Exent’s years of experience with content programming and distribution, Exent was the clear choice to power our Games on Demand offering for operators. By integrating GameTanium within our entertainment offerings, we are thrilled to be the first to bring the best of Android gaming to TVs worldwide,” expressed Hakan Kutlu, Deputy General Manager responsible for marketing, Vestel.
Furthermore, with the all-you-can-eat service, users can shift their gameplay from one device to another such as smartphones, tablets and TV sets and carry on from where they left off for an uninterrupted access to scores and levels without losing any data. Through the optimization of titles for larger displays, users can play their favorite games by enrolling for the all-you-can-eat monthly subscription.
Stated as ‘Coming soon,’ the Extent GameTanium service will be demonstrated today at the IBC conference on the Vestel Smart set-top box. Details regarding price of the service is not available at this moment.