We are an early adopter of SMART TV app development. We have started creating SMART TV and live streaming apps from early 2015. We develop applications on all leading SMART TV operating systems like Samsung Tizen, LG WebOS, Roku OS, TVOS, Hisense VIDAA, Vizio, FireTV and Amazon Fire stick.
As experienced SMART TV app developers, we understand the requirements of different platforms and customize our development as per the TV manufacturer specifications. This further helps in making sure the app developed by us not only works well but also gets approved on respective application stores.
Developing TV applications for so many years not only enables us to develop faster and better apps but also helps us in procuring several testing devices across platforms/ models to test the app and make sure the performance is consistent across.Contact SMART TV Developers
The advent of faster internet, limited time and an unfortunate pandemic situation have given a big boost to the OTT industry. These days several movies and series are getting launched on OTT platforms like Netflix, Disney, Amazon prime. The mobiles because of their limited screen size might not be a choice for most of the viewers. Therefore, content providers and distributors are looking for Top SMART TV App Companies to provide users with 10-foot experience.
Viewing experience on SMART TV is quite different from mobile devices as ad viewership time is more on TV. Generally, people don’t skip ads and enjoy for longer duration which is good for content creator, publishers and distributors .Our SMART app development services are often resorted by consumer brands, media companies and broadcasters as part of their strategy, as they want to maintain a constant connect with the viewers – making inroads in their drawing rooms.
Our SMART TV developers having required technical knowledge and ability to work across platform.
We have Smart TV app development experience in working across a wide array of technologies such as Samsung Native, Samsung Tizen app development. We also have the expertise in working with Apple TV, Android TV, Roku TV and Amazon Fire. We are known to deal expertly with all the platforms and smart TV OS.
We work seamlessly across Multiple Platforms with our VOD apps and live streaming, while leveraging third-party tools. Our developers are well-versed with all the new updates released by big brands or modifications made into the respective OS and hence can work flawlessly on any smart TV OS. Working faultlessly with any smart TV OS or on multiple platforms is one of our best attributes.
We offer end to end smart tv app development services from designs to maintenance.
SMART TV app designs are unique as and different from web and mobile design as designer have to create fewer screens compare to mobile devices. Also, in TV navigation happens using TV remote therefore a designing company who specialize on TV designing is always required.
SMART TV app development is not limited to only two operating systems like in mobile (Android and iOS). Presently there are close to 32 OS for SMART TV app platforms. Major operating systems includes Tizen, WebOS, ROKU, VIDAA, TVOS, Fire and Android. We develop application on all these platforms.
We have 100 plus different devices for manual SMART TV testing. Also, created frameworks using technology like STB tester for automation testing.
SMART TV app maintenance is a major part of our offering. As after development our clients have multiple TV apps and SMART TV platform keeps on adding more TVs. Therefore, we make sure there is a maximum availability of applications – resulting in enhanced user experience and fetching a better ROI.
Tizen Studio IDE
Android TV is a popular OS for TV applications. It has a market size close to Samsung Tizen. Android is popular TV operating as several companies who do not want to take the pain of creating new operating systems for their TV business end up using Android. Fire TV also uses Android. Sony, Panasonic, Micormax, Toshiba all have their TV having Android as an operating system. As Android is the most mature operating system therefore, for TV it provides more flexibility in creating content for the big screen and provides good layouts for 10 feet experience. Android TV also provides support for AndroidX libraries like leanback for remote navigation and media service class for creating play cards display icons.
Roku is an open streaming platform built over Roku OS. The apps or channels on Roku OS are developed using BrightScript. Roku developers help in creating custom channels on Roku OS using scene graph and media playback libraries. At 4 Way Technologies, we create custom channels for all display i.e. standard, wide screen and HDTV and pass the channel through Roku channel certification process.
Vizio TV uses SmartCast OS which allows developers to create streaming and entertainment apps on Vizio TV. 4 Way Technologies VIZIO’s TV app provides a 10-foot user interface and additional features like Google Assistant, Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa. Vizio TV app has additional features like text to speech to use Vizio Tv app..
VIDAA platform is a Linux based system that includes the operating system (OS), driver and middleware layers. VIDAA platform provides rich media playback functionalities including play, pause, stop and scaling. Various streaming protocols including HTTP\HLS\DASH\MSS are supported by the media player plugin module. It also has a DRM manager to manage digital rights and a streaming manager to control the stream. We work closely with the VIDAA team to publish/ develop apps on Vizio platform.
At 4 Way Technologies We not only design and develop the apps but also maintain the app as there are several platforms and OS. The industry is still evolving so we make sure that apps we maintain work flawlessly across platforms. This also covers new development for new OS and maintaining the current code as per the new platform guidelines.
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A Smart TV is a traditional television set with integrated Internet and interactive Web 2.0 features which allows users to stream music and videos, browse the internet, and view photos. Besides the traditional functions of television sets and set-top boxes provided through traditional broadcasting media, these devices can also provide Internet TV, online interactive media, over-the-top content (OTT), as well as on-demand streaming media, and home networking access.
Smart TV applications are web-based software programs that run on digital TVs connected to the Internet. With Smart TV applications, TV users can access web content via their TV screens. Unlike general web pages, applications for Smart TV allow users to employ TV-specific features.
Transparency, quick delivery and flexibility using AGILE processes is the core of our DNA. From Samsung to Roku to Chromecast we expertly put our knowledge of AGILE methodology to develop the smart TV applications.
As smart TVs are in demand so are their applications. Of course, it’s cost-effective and profitable to own smart TV apps. Hiring Smart TV app developers is not very costly if you go for the right company. The developers charge according to the application and project requirement which isn’t very costly. And it’ll take 5-6 months for the application to be developed with accuracy and quality assurance. But in some scenarios, everything depends on the complexity and the structure of the application.
4 Way Technologies is an early adopter of SMART TV and Live streaming technologies. Humbly, we are the biggest SMART TV app development company in the world. Worked with several production, media and OTT platform companies to develop SMART TV apps.
There are a number of different platforms for which we can develop Smart TV applications. Some of them are:
There is a wide variety of applications available for Smart TVs. Some of them are; Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, Spotify, and many more.