Universal Electronics to provide Android TV remote controls to Claro in Colombia

US company Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has officially announced last week it has started shipping voice-enabled remote controls to Claro Colombia (America Movil), which has recently launched a new Android TV STB, available in Bogota. According to the information reported by UEI, the company has shipped over 100 million of its voice-enabled remote controls to customers around the world since 2015.

The Android TV voice-enabled remote control is powered by UEI’s chip technology with Bluetooth Low Energy and Infrared control capabilities. The remote offers automated setup and universal control of the TV, STB and connected audio devices through UEI’s QuickSet platform, which helps facilitate self-installation.

The remote uses voice recognition technology to search for content on Claro Colombia’s Android TV platform, which enables the service to deliver entertainment to customers when and where they want to watch it. It also offers dedicated app keys to directly access customer’s favorite streaming video services.

‘We remain committed to our clients. They are most important, and we want them to enjoy the latest in innovation and technology’, said Rodrigo de Gusmao, Executive Director, Mass Markets at Claro Colombia. In addition, Steve Gutman, UEI’s SVP of Global Sales, Subscription Broadcast, has reported that the company has been working with Claro Colombia for many years, and the Android TV remote control they are bringing them  ‘is designed to provide an exceptional user experience’.