Mexican holding company Megacable has officially announced this Tuesday, February 23rd, the launch of Xview+, its new interactive video platform based on Android TV, whose interface allows its subscribers to access Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO GO and YouTube, as well as linear pay TV channels. Together with the Xview+ STBs, the company launched new remote controls with buttons with direct access to Netflix and Prime Video.
As reported from Megacable, Xview+ is available starting this week in the main cities where the holding company operates in Mexico, including Guadalajara, Queretaro, Puebla, Hermosillo, Toluca, Leon, Veracruz, Xalapa, Culiacan, Torreon and Morelia, in which the offered content will be available in 4K. The holding company also reported its plans to expand Xview+ reach to more cities in the coming months.
‘Subscribers will have the most recognized streaming platforms content catalogs available, and they will no longer have to connect one by one to the different applications to watch certain content, but will do so through the Xview+ browser. In addition, they will be able to perform searches or make voice commands through Google Assistant, integrated into the new remote control’, reported Enrique Yamuni Robles, CEO at Megacable.
In addition to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO GO and YouTube, being based on Android TV, Xview+ will allow its subscribers access to the Google Play Store to download applications and transform any TV into a smart TV. As reported from Megacable, the company’s customers will be able to access a catalog of more than 10 thousand hours of VOD content with complete series seasons; in addition to movies and children’s shows. The platform also supports the possibility of renting recent releases; search content through Google Assistant, and other available features.
Xview+ subscribers will be able to access linear TV channels in HD, as well as live content from FTA TV and pay TV channels in Mexico, also in HD. ‘Linear TV channels are an essential part of the new Xview+ platform, as they are part of the same ecosystem as streaming content. On the platform, linear channels have interactive features and, therefore, it is possible to pause, return, record and watch their content again both on a TV set and on mobile devices through the Xview+ Movil app’, reported Yamuni Robles.