French-Swiss mobile software company Myriad will be expanding to television, with the announcement that it will be bringing Android and HTML5-powered applications to your TV with its new Alien Vue software.
The software is marketed as a complete “end-to-end solution” for service providers and manufacturers to install on “Smart TVs” and set-top boxes. It runs on its own Alien Dalvik technology, which allows Android applications to run on non-Android devices; and includes an AppStore that can be branded by the companu.
The company will be showing off the technology at CES. You can see how it works in the video below, as well as with the press release.
Myriad Brings Android to Your TV
ZURICH, Switzerland – 20 December 2011 – Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), the company powering billions of rich mobile social and web experiences on any connected device, today unveils the latest chapter of Myriad Alien Dalvik, called Myriad Alien Vue. Myriad’s latest Alien release enables Internet access via TV allowing Android apps to run alongside existing television functions, in a unified user experience.
Myriad will be showcasing Alien Vue, demonstrating Android apps on TV for the first time at CES 2012 January 10-13. For a sneak peek prior to CES, please visit our demo video, on the Myriad YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FopcpZexlw
Myriad Alien Vue is a complete end-to-end solution that enables TV service providers to add apps to their existing managed service offerings, in order to respond to the threat of new over-the-top content distribution channels from Apple, Google and others.
The release, powered by Myriad Alien Dalvik technology, includes an app store developed in conjunction with AppCarousel that can be fully branded by service providers. Myriad Alien Vue also supports additional plug-in components like Myriad Connect & Share, providing multi-screen functionality for personal and premium content.
Myriad Alien Vue is unique in that not only does it allow customers to leverage their existing TV and set-top box equipment, it also works seamlessly with mobile phones and tablets giving users complete control over their TV experience.
“Since launching at Mobile World Congress early this year, we have had an incredible response to our Myriad Alien Dalvik software,” said Simon Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Myriad Group. “We have shown how Android apps can work seamlessly across non-Android devices, including mobile phones, tablets and iPads, and now, with Myriad Alien Vue, we have delivered Android to another key screen in people’s lives, the TV.”
This new release supports apps designed to run on GoogleTV and HTML5, including YouTube, Netflix and Twitter. Apps, content and services appear and function as they would in their native environment with no disruption or loss of performance.
“Alien Vue provides a great alternative to OEMs and service providers who want to harness the Android ecosystem, while leveraging existing investments and retaining control of their customer’s TV experience,” added Wilkinson.