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Published on January 8th, 2016 | by The GC Team

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TP Vision announces new gaming partners and outlines first-half 2016 product range for Philips TV

CES 2016: TP Vision has announced a wide range of new gaming and streaming partnerships with leading companies including Amazon, Gamefly, TransGaming’s GameTree TV Gold, Chillingo and Gameloft to extend both the existing video streaming and games offerings on Philips Smart TVs and Android TV platforms.

The range of video streaming options will significantly increase in the first quarter of 2016 with the addition of Amazon Instant Video service to the Philips Android TV platform to coincide with the launch of the first 2016 Philips TVs.

The service will offer Full HD streaming to all Philips Android TVs with the option of 4K UHD streaming to specific 4K sets – models to be confirmed shortly.

Philips Android TVs deliver an always-on and fluid gaming experience without the need for a separate gaming console due to the inclusion of powerful multi-core chipsets and they offer an extensive choice of games via the Google Play store™ and the Philips App Gallery.

For maximum flexibility, games can be controlled via both the TV remote and up to four Bluetooth game controllers connected to the TV.

Available in Q1 2016 for all 2014, 2015 and 2016 Philips Android TVs, the new partnerships will add some of the most popular games including:  Grid racing, Batman Lego, MotoGP and Dirt from Gamefly; Asphalt 8: Airborne and GT Racing 2 from Gameloft and Feed me Oil 2 from Chillingo, and many more.

In addition, the Philips Smart TV platform will also offer a new subscription games service, Gametree TV Gold from TransGaming, which will offer popular games such as Rummikub®, Tetris® and WPT®.

TP Vision also outlined key developments for the first-half 2016 Philips TV product range, with the full lineup to be revealed at a special launch event in Brussels during February.

TP Vision confirmed that the flagship 8601 and 8901 AmbiLux sets will move from limited to full distribution by mid January.

A new 6000 UHD and 7000 UHD series will be launched in the first quarter, all models featuring Philips new higher-spec panels, Android TV with extended storage and with Three-sided Ambilight now available throughout the 7000 range and the majority of the 6000 range.

Sound will also be premium quality with high-power outputs and Philips’ double and triple ring speaker technology featuring in both the 6000 and 7000 ranges. The 7000 range will also be the new entry level for HDR-capable performance.

The 5000 Full HD series sets will also feature upgraded picture and sound quality plus improved Android TV performance, and will be available for the first time with slim-line aluminium bezels and stands.

Available in the first quarter 2016, the 5000 series will include the new 24” multi-function 5211 set as a range highlight, combining the functionality of a monitor, a TV and a dedicated high-quality Bluetooth speaker in one product that’s ideal for the living room, kitchen or bedroom.

A wide range of Full HD small screen and large screen models will also be available in the new 4000 series in the first quarter.

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