ShowMax now available for Android TV

ShowMax is trying to woo subscribers with a new data saving tool. (Supplied)
ShowMax is trying to woo subscribers with a new data saving tool. (Supplied)

Johannesburg - Streaming service ShowMax - which is available for desktop, mobile and other media players - is now on Android TV. 

The company has released an updated Android app this week which now supports Android TV devices, offering users the option to watch ShowMax either through a compatible Android media player or on a smart TV running Android TV software.

“Our engineering department has been working flat-out to increase the number of devices that can play ShowMax, and this is the fifth major expansion since we launched ShowMax just over a year ago,” Barron Ernst, chief product officer for ShowMax said. 

“It means that anyone with a compatible Android media player or smart TV running Android software can access ShowMax without having to invest in any new equipment,” he added.

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In addition to supporting Android TV the new ShowMax Android app features added support for remote control input and higher resolution video.

The Android TV operating system was launched by Google in June 2014 and designed to either be built directly into smart TVs or support stand-alone media players. 

These media players can then be plugged into standard TVs to impart smart TV capabilities.

In order to run ShowMax, the Android devices must be running Android Jelly Bean or higher. 

ShowMax is also available on a range of smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, web browsers, the 4th generation Apple TV and the DStv Explora, being compatible through Chromecast and AirPlay.

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