July 14th, 2015

Stream Video Across All Android STBs At TikiLIVE we’re extremely excited about the updated release of our new Android Set Top Box APK, which should pave the way for more people to access live streaming content from the comforts of their homes.

We’re constantly looking at ways to level the playing field in terms of creating technology that is available to a large segment of the population, all at prices that are affordable to the masses.

We long ago created an online platform that made creating online content extremely easy, but it’s only recently with the huge success seen with set top boxes that our content has been easily available across a myriad of set top box manufacturers including big names like the Roku Stick and Google’s Chromecast.

In this article we’ll go into a little bit more detail about our updated APK and how this can benefit TikiLIVE channel owners and their viewers.

What’s the Big Deal About a New Updated Android APK?

If you’re like the majority of people, you may never have heard of an APK. An APK (Android Application Package) is a set of files that, when compiled together, create a program that can be executed on devices that run the Android Operating System.

If you’re not familiar with Android it’s the open source operating system that powers millions of smartphones and tablets around the world. It is also the major competitor to Apple’s iOS operating system.

One of the big benefits of the Android OS compared to Apple’s OS is the fact that it is open source. This has allowed a variety of software and hardware manufacturers to develop products and software to harness the power of Android.

One of these areas that is seeing significant growth is set top boxes. Android offers the perfect operating system for set top boxes because it is not extremely resource intensive, and the best part is that it’s absolutely free to use and modify.

TikiLIVE Releases Updated Set Top Box APK

We saw a huge opportunity to capitalize on the power and functionality of the Android OS to create a set top box APK that is supported across a variety of different devices.

This updated APK is absolutely free for manufacturers looking for an easy and economical way to get their Android set top boxes to market. Our set top box APK can be downloaded for free.

Exciting Features Bundled in the New TikiLIVE Set Top Box APK

We’re always adding new features to our APK, but a few features that seem to have resonated with our users include:

  • Updated Channel Guide – One of the most common complaints from cable and satellite providers is the slowness related to their set top box programming guide. At TikiLIVE, one of our goals has always been to develop an EPG (Electronic Program Guide) that is both fast and easy to use. With our updated APK, we’ve tweaked our EPG to add even more features that will make your users have to think long and hard about whether they really need a cable or satellite subscription.
  • Multiple Language Support – Go truly international with the new TikiLIVE APK. We currently fully support the following languages:
    • Punjabi
    • Russian
    • Urdu
    • Hindi
    • Italian
    • Japanes
    • French
    • German
    • Bengali
    • Dutch
    • Arabic
    • Romanian
    • Korean
    • Vietnamese
    • Thai
    • Traditional Chinese Cantonese
  • Video On Demand – Using our set top box APK, your users will be able to have access to all of your TikiLIVE streaming channels. This will allow you to quickly grow your user base due to the fact that so many people are using set top boxes to access content from a variety of major IPTV players.
  • Instant Branding Capabilities – Create fully branded channels that you’re your content a unique look and feel.
  • Revenue Sharing for Manufacturers – If you’re a set top box manufacturer looking for a way to generate additional revenue, partnering with TikiLIVE may be a safe bet. We want to continue to grow our user base, so we’ll happily work with manufacturers by offering a cut of revenue in exchange for showcasing some of our premium content on their set top boxes.

Set Top Box Manufacturers Currently Using TikiLIVE’s STB Technology

The following manufacturers are already utilizing TikiLIVE’s robust STB technology to power their set top boxes.

  • Jabil
  • MyGica
  • Geniatech
  • Shenzhen Letine Technology Co.
  • YinHE
  • Jiangsu Yinhe Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Peer TV
  • Yiyate
  • PC DVB
  • Gemcolor
  • Xinlinuo

TikiLIVE APK Works on IPTV Dongles Too!

One of the fastest growing segments of the IPTV landscape are dongles. A dongle is a simple computer like device that can fit in the palm of your hand, but is powerful enough to stream HD content to your television through an HDMI port.

The two most popular dongles, or streaming sticks as they are sometimes called, are the Roku Stick and the Chromecast from Google.

When we were developing our APK technology we knew that we had to offer support for these devices to truly capture the market. We’re proud to announce that not only are we supported by a whole host of set top box manufacturers but we also offer full support for the Roku Stick and the Chromecast as well as a variety of other dongle manufacturers.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can stream your content to these devices.

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