New line-up of Android TV-compatible voice-controlled remotes

21 September 2018

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Universal Electronics, a worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies, have announced a new line of Android-compatible, voice-controlled remote controls for Android TV.

Android TV is one of the fastest growing advanced home entertainment set-top systems for PayTV operators who offer a hybrid content delivery platform and high-quality TV experience. Android TVs enable subscribers to enjoy multi-screen linear and over-the-top (OTT) content experiences, as well as access to an increasing number of apps and game services.

Universal Electronics (UEI) is an early adopter of the Android TV ecosystem and one of the first to launch a compatible voice remote control tailored exclusively for the Google platform. As the market leader in voice remotes, UEI leverages its broad portfolio of control technologies to deliver an unparalleled entertainment control experience for Android TV users.

UEI’s Android TV remote control range is the broadest in the industry, offering control solutions from its basic OTT-centric voice controller, the UEI OLYMPUS platform, to the more feature-rich UEI DENALI and UEI Everest platforms that offer comprehensive hybrid set-top box control, and the UEI INSINQ K2 remote with its differentiating design and full functionality.

The UEI FUJI Android TV remote – featuring Adaptive Control

Each remote control in the new line-up has been carefully crafted around UEI’s proprietary ‘Designovation’ process, which is founded on the premise that real design opportunities are built at the intersection of user experience, consumer trends and innovative technology  and this lies at the heart of UEI’s product vision.

From Universal Electronics: the Fuji remote for Android TV
From Universal Electronics: the Fuji remote for Android TV

An example of UEI’s Designovation process at work is the new UEI FUJI product. A revolutionary remote control that optimises user engagement, by blending intuitive software features into remote hardware to deliver a unique ‘Adaptive Control’ system: one that automatically alters the remote control functionality to mimic on-screen activities.

The UEI FUJI Android TV remote control proves practical, featuring easy charging with a USB cable. It is also aesthetically-pleasing, as it has soft fabrics to ensure it is also appealing to the touch. Adaptive Control enables users to hop effortlessly between Live TV and OTT streaming services, and is fully compatible with Google Assistant: this strengthens monetisation opportunities while offering a plethora of new use cases for the connected home.

Kuldip Singh Johal, vice president of sales, Subscription Broadcasting, commented: “We are delighted to announce our growing range of market-leading off-the-shelf Android TV platforms, particularly our new UEI FUJI device.

“All of our platforms are based on UEI’s foundational technologies. Each platform supports QuickSet Cloud, the world’s only automated discovery, set-up and control software, which enables fast time to market for customers ready to embrace Android TV.”

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