Published on March 18th, 2015 | by The GC Team0
TP Vision’s second generation Philips Smart TVs now powered by Android TV
TP Vision has integrated the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop into most of its 2015 Philips TV range, strengthening its position as a “prime mover” in the Android eco-system.
The second generation of Philips TVs powered by Android TV offer an advanced Smart TV experience with broadcast and on-demand TV services plus a wide selection of online apps dedicated to TV use.
The units are powered by high-performance multi-core chipsets, so are suitable for gamers playing both cloud-hosted and downloaded games without the need to connect a gaming console to the TV. Unique Ambilight with Gaming Mode is claimed to make the gaming experience more immersive.
The new models also connect easily to other smart devices in the home and have a role to play in the Internet of Things, being ideally suited for use as the central dashboard in the Smart Home.
The Android ecosystem provides a large pool of home automation applications, smart appliances and home security solutions, which can be managed and controlled on screen with ease.
TP Vision said its design team attached “supreme importance” to the usability of the new Android TV powered TVs with a rich choice of services, applications and content.
An improved, clutter-free graphical user interface featuring Philips Shelf has been developed, offering quick, personalised access to the most used apps and recommendations based on personal preferences.
A remote control with voice-control integrated keyboard provides easy text input and a swipe pad for fast navigation facilitates easy handling.
Tight bezels allow the on-screen content to continue seamlessly on the wall behind the Ambilight TV to make both the TV and gaming experience more immersive. Ambilight’s Lounge Mode also offers new possibilities, as it can be used to integrate the TVs into a sophisticated lighting system.