Now that IPTV digital set-top boxes (STBs) have become a standard part of home entertainment setups, STB manufacturers find themselves searching for ways to set themselves apart in an increasingly crowded field of competitors.
Today’s consumers demand STBs that are slick, dependable, easy to use, affordable, and packed with options — not some combination of these attributes, but ALL of them.
This means STB manufacturers must partner their hardware with software platforms that deliver top-quality results on all these fronts.
STB manufacturers have two options for their products’ software: go through the time and expense to develop it in house, or integrate an existing third-party solution to their product.
Opting to use third-party IPTV software is a smart decision in terms of reducing costs and time to market, but it can have its own drawbacks.
To get the right combination of features, manufacturers may have to cobble solutions together and hope that they play nicely with one another.
User interfaces can be clunky or unresponsive.
Language support may be minimal, which can curtail your user base around the globe.
Branding can be difficult or come at a premium from third-party IPTV software vendors who may want to give their brand exposure instead of yours.
TikiLIVE anticipates these potential issues and delivers a high-performance solution that gives STB manufacturers assurance that their hardware will deliver a top-quality user experience with minimal software development overhead on their part.
Our IPTV software makes it a snap to start using an STB right out of the box, and we’ve built in benefits for STB manufacturers as well.
TikiLIVE’s Android APK: Free for Manufacturers!
TikiLIVE has just released a new, updated Android APK that is free for set-top box manufacturers. Many manufacturers are already shipping STBs with this APK installed, including:
- Jiangsu Yinhe Electronics Co., Ltd.
- PC DVB
- Peer TV
- Shenzhen Letine Technology Co.
The TikiLIVE Android APK packs a host of benefits for STB manufacturers.
- Extensive language support. TikiLIVE’s latest APK offers support for the following languages:
- Chinese, Traditional Cantonese
By supporting such a wide array of languages, TikiLIVE helps to remove geographical and cultural barriers to adopting the product. In this way, TikiLIVE can extend the global reach of a manufacturer’s STB products.
- Extensive device support. TikiLIVE’s IPTV software can be deployed on dual core or quad core Android STBs, as well as a variety of HDMI dongles. TikiLIVE’s APK doesn’t require STB manufacturers to limit its offerings to certain device types, but rather it allows manufacturers to offer customers a wider range of options for enjoying all that IPTV has to offer.
- Super fast Electronic Programming Guide. When people want to watch TV, they want to get right down to business, not wait for a slow channel guide to keep up with them when they try to see what programming is available. TikiLIVE has addressed this typical source of frustration with an enhanced electronic programming guide (EPG) that has been optimized for fast performance and ease of use. Manufacturers who adopt TikiLIVE’s IPTV software make their devices synonymous with speed and simplicity.
- Video On Demand offerings. Another benefit of manufacturers integrating the TikiLIVE set top box APK is that viewers will not only have instant access to all of the TikiLIVE channels, but video on demand functions similar to options provided by cable and satellite providers can also be offered.
- Branding capabilities. Manufacturers can design their branding elements into their STBs’ user interface with TikiLIVE’s IPTV software development kit (SDK). This SDK gives manufacturers complete control over the branding that appears when users operate the STB. Logos and other graphical elements can easily be embedded in the UI to strengthen the manufacturer’s company image and create a unified look and feel across products.
- Demo content included. Manufacturers can demonstrate the features of their STBs right out of the box with the demo content provided by the TikiLIVE APK. No fussing over setup when you want to show partners or retailers the exciting features of your company’s product. This helps promote your STB’s image as ready to use right after unboxing.
- Revenue sharing opportunities. For helping TikiLIVE grow as a brand, we offer profit percentages to STB manufacturers who feature TikiLIVE premium content on their devices. This offers manufacturers a passive revenue stream while building their product’s reputation as a source for top-quality, in-demand content.
When Manufacturers Benefit from TikiLIVE, So Do Users
When manufacturers elect to integrate TikiLIVE’s IPTV software on their STBs, they are enhancing their product’s profile as a top-quality product that offers a first-rate user experience. Customers who use STBs powered by TikiLIVE’s APK enjoy numerous advantages, including:
- Lightning-fast navigation through hundreds of channel listings in TikiLIVE’s enhanced Electronic Programming Guide.
- High-definition, hiccup-free playback over an extremely robust content delivery platform with servers worldwide.
- An intuitive user interface that has been tested and proven to provide a user-friendly experience for viewers of all ages.
- The ability to offer uninterrupted, commercial-free programming.
Convinced? Get the TikiLIVE Set Top Box APK for Android Today!
If you are a STB manufacturer and would like to see for yourself the impressive capabilities built into TikiLIVE’s IPTV software, download the free APK for Android instantly. We think you’ll find that the benefits that TikiLIVE delivers to manufacturers and end users alike are without equal in the IPTV space today.
If we can answer any questions about the TikiLIVE Set Top Box APK for Android, or if you have any other inquiries about how to make TikiLIVE your partner in IPTV greatness, by all means give us a call at 305-743-6722 or fill out our online contact form. Whether you’re an STB manufacturer, broadcaster, or a viewer, we’ll be happy to share our expertise with you and listen to your ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!