ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, announced that it will demonstrate its NetFront Browser BE, built on the Chromium Blink browser engine, now supporting the DLNA VidiPathTMRemote User Interface (RUI) guidelines at 2015 International CES (demo suite at the Bellagio Hotel 6 9 January, Las Vegas).
The DLNA VidiPath guidelines enable consumers to securely stream their favourite TV shows and movies from their service provider set-top box (STB) to devices such as TVs, smartphones, tablets, game consoles and more within the home.
The ACCESS solution provides Android device manufacturers with a VidiPath-ready client, enabling secure playback on Android devices. This, in turn, allows operators to develop and deploy a seamless multiscreen user experience (UX) across devices while complying with the US FCC mandate for standardised and interoperable media sharing. The added support complements the integration of the guidelines in ACCESS media sharing solution NetFront Living Connect 3.1 announced at IBC2014.
Dr Neale Foster, COO and VP global sales TV, ACCESS Europe, commented: “By integrating the DLNA VidiPath requirements with NetFront Browser BE, we allow Android device manufacturers to enable their devices to access operators streaming services for Hollywood studio content. Operators will also be able to offer consumers access to personal recordings on STBs seamlessly on authorised devices.”
Android devices enabled for DLNA VidiPath provide consumers with an easy solution to access pay TV content without any additional intermediate devices from the service provider. The guidelines can directly support the full range of subscriber HD programmes, movies, DVR content, channel guides and other premium features, all with a familiar operator branded user interface from their service provider.