Kaltura launches new OTT TV application

Monday 12 September 2016 | 12:30 CET | News

Kaltura released a new version of its MediaGo OTT TV user application for iOS/Android tablets, phones, web and connected devices, which is aligned with the latest design lines of the respective platforms. The company also added support for Amazon Fire and Android TV devices for its OTT platform. With MediaGo template applications, media companies can now launch full-blown OTT services quickly and on 10 devices from day one covering mobile, web, TVs and connected devices. Kaltura’s template leads the industry with its monetisation, time-shifted TV and personalisation capabilities.

For its template mobile applications, Kaltura released a new design, including support for split view in iOS and moving background images; a better UX; and the ability to customise the app by changing logos and colors, and changing the look of the homepage. In addition, Kaltura expanded its support for connected TV devices. Kaltura will demo at IBC Amazon Fire and Android TV apps as part of the MediaGo template apps, which already include AppleTV, Roku, Xbox and five different connected TVs. In terms of functionality, the TV apps were upgraded with the ability to replay live TV, as well as improved search and personalised recommendations based on users’ Facebook friends.

The new template application also supports the latest release of the Kaltura video player and makes it easier for users to access free content and purchase subscriptions of standalone videos. The player also supports all major DRM technologies and download capabilities.

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