Myriad Group announced a system that enables MVPDs to run Android apps on set-top boxes. The system includes an app store, developed in conjunction with AppCarousel, that service providers can private label.
If adopted, this would be the first time the cable industry will be able to provide an app store experience.
Myriad Alien Vue supports apps designed to run on Google TV 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, the company claimed.
Myriad Alien Vue also works with mobile phones and tablets.
Myriad Group CEO Simon Wilkinson said, “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.”
Myriad Alien Vue also supports plug-in components like Myriad Connect & Share, providing multi-screen functionality for personal and premium content, the company said.