Mumbai, October 7 2018: Leading Indian cable and fibre broadband operator, Hathway Cable and Datacom, has launched an Over the Top (OTT) Set Up box, based on Google’s Android TV, aimed to make the watching experience easy. The Hathway Play box carries a dedicated You Tube, Netflix and Google Play button on the remote control, allowing consumers to access their favorite show with a simple click.
Consumers can use Google assistant through a simple voice remote for applications such as finding their favorite web series, setting timers, answering questions, weather forecast and even placing e-commerce orders. It also has inbuilt chrome cast which allows you to mirror content from your phone to TV. Just at the tap of Cast button on your mobile app, it allows you to mirror movies & TV shows, music, games, sports and more – from Android, iOS, Mac, Windows to your TV.
Hathway Play box also allows consumers to experience Android gaming on big screen including multiple users having gaming Fun on same screen. It also provides consumers a smarter way to watch all Google Play content on a big screen.
Cable Hybrid Box
Hathway has also announced launch of India’s first Cable Hybrid box, Hathway Ultra Smart HUB on award winning Android Platform. This Smart Hub combines linear TV with Play services in HDR quality.
With easy to use smart interface, the users can navigate between their linear TV channels and their play services and also customize Smart Hub with their own apps downloaded from the Google Play store. On the remote control there are exclusive shortcuts to You Tube and Google play that make it easy to access the most popular streaming services.
“One of the strengths of Hathway Play box is our cooperation with some of the most popular play-services. In addition to Google Play and YouTube, we are delighted that Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service will be available in Hathway Play box at launch and that our customers can easily access their content via the button on the remote control,” said Rajan Gupta, Managing Director, Hathway.
This Ultra Smart TV Hub simplifies the user experience for our customers that increasingly combine their linear tv-viewing with on-demand and streaming services. The user can select and download more than 2,000 apps from Google Play, including play services, games, and music.
"We are pleased to be working with Hathway and look forward to leveraging their extensive broadband and cable network to enable more exciting and useful Android TV experiences for consumers," said Pranab Mookken, Head Android, Chrome & Play Business Development, India.