Earlier this month Amino and 24i enabled Youfone to launch the first Android TV service in the Netherlands, providing consumers with a next-generation converged OTT, VoD and live TV experience on TVs and mobile devices.
Why did Youfone choose Amino and 24i? There are a number of reasons, but primarily we have invested a high-level of engineering resources to make the lives easier of operators like Youfone through designing the end-to-end 24i Video Experience Platform and integrating this with our hardware devices. This means that a nimble operator with a small technical team such as Youfone can compete in terms of functionality with better resourced operators and they can do it faster and more efficiently!
The Youfone service is powered by the 24i Video Experience Platform and devices from Amino, providing an end-to-end solution that enabled the Dutch MVNO to completely refresh its user experience and expand the reach of its TV service. 24i and Amino provide advanced nextgen consumer features, such as Chromecast built-in to simplify casting from mobile or tablet to the TV.
A great advantage of the 24i Video Experience Platform is that it enables operators to launch a broad range of integrated services really fast. So quickly in fact that Valentijn Rensing, CEO of Youfone said: “The unique power, flexibility and breadth of the integrated 24i and Amino solution meant that Youfone launched the Netherland’s first Android TV service in just 5 months, rather than embarking on a major engineering project of a year.”
Powered by the 24i Video Experience Platform, Amino 7x Android set-top boxes, and Amino OS, the turnkey, multiscreen solution provides Youfone with the operational flexibility to deliver local or hosted live and on-demand streaming content to any device and platform, including Linux and Android TV.
The hardware product deployment runs on AminoOS, all managed through Amino SM Engage, Amino’s cloud-based service management platform.
The real advantage of a truly end-to-end integrated system is to massively reduce complexity. Before our VEP platform, companies such as Youfone were faced with the choice between over-engineered single vendor systems, smaller single-vendor solutions with gaps in functionality, or the complications and delays of complex multi-vendor projects.
Getting Youfone up and running with the Netherland’s first major Android TV service in just 5 months proves that VEP is the perfect solution for today’s multiscreen projects.
Group CMO, Amino Technologies plc