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Wuaki.tv Android Smart TV App debuts first on Philips TVs

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Amsterdam, 23 May 2016 – TP Vision will continue to expand its impressive Smart TV video streaming options via a new partnership with Rakuten and its Wuaki.tv service with the company’s Android Smart TV app debuting first on Philips Android TVs.

TP Vision is continually developing its powerful Android TV platform in 2016 and has already announced or implemented a number of new partners for both video streaming and dedicated online games - with the majority of new services also being compatible and available on older Philips Android TVs.

Wuaki.tv, is a leading streaming service offering an extensive choice of subscription based, rental or outright purchase (market dependent) popular movies and TV shows from many Hollywood Studios – including latest releases – plus local content from the most relevant independent distributors. 

The new Android app presents a new user interface that is directly aligned with Android TV usability features, offering a very smooth navigation while searching and viewing content that creates a consistent and intuitive experience.

The app makes best use of the possibilities presented by the Philips Android TV platform. For example, the users with TVs that support voice input are able to search for their favourite content just by tapping on the built-in microphone of the remote control and saying it by name or title.

Commenting on the new partnership, TP Vision Global Marketing Director Giuseppe Puglisi: ‘It’s fantastic that Philips TVs will be the first to offer a great service like Wuaki.tv.  The addition of this new service, combined with the recent announcement of a number of other major video streaming and gaming partners, is further proof that we intend to not only continually improve our Android Smart TV offering but to also make it the best available’. 

“By entering into the Android TV apps environment, we are completing our presence in most of the Smart TV operative systems”, said Sidharth Jayant, Global Product Director on Wuaki.tv. “Our aim is to become the best streaming service on living room devices hence this deployment is quite strategic for us.”

About TP Vision

TP Vision is a dedicated TV player in the world of visual digital entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. We do this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips TV heritage with the operational excellence, flexibility and speed of TPV Technology. With these combined strengths, we bring high-quality TV sets to the market: smart and easy to use with sophisticated styling. We believe in creating products that offer a superior TV experience for consumers. With Philips TVs, TP Vision is a global leader in the hospitality market. TP Vision is the exclusive brand licensee of Philips TVs for the above listed countries. The TV Company is 100% owned by TPV, the world’s leading monitor and LCD TV manufacturer, selling and marketing Philips branded TVs in China. The TPV Group has been able to drive its growth over the years by leveraging its economies of scale and core competencies in R&D, manufacturing, logistic efficiency and quality. TP Vision employs close to 2,000 people in several locations around the globe. 

About Wuaki.tv

Wuaki.tv is a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, offering thousands of hours of high quality movies and TV series for rental, purchase and also within a Subscription package. Wuaki.tv’s extensive catalogue includes content from major Hollywood studios including Warner, Disney, Sony, and Fox, production companies such as HBO, and European distributors, giving consumers access to new releases, blockbusters, classic movies and TV series on the device of their choosing. Wuaki.tv’s content can be streamed to Internet-connected PCs, laptops, gaming consoles, tablets, iPhones, Chromecast and Smart TVs.