UEI Intros Voice Control for OTT Player

Jan. 3, 2017
Universal Electronics (NASDAQ:UEIC) announced at CES 2017 that it is supplying a new Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) voice remote for the ...

Universal Electronics (NASDAQ:UEIC) announced at CES 2017 that it is supplying a new Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) voice remote for the newly launched OTT AirTV Player. The deployment for Android TV includes a remote control and the integration of UEI's QuickSet Cloud in the AirTV Player.

The remote features dedicated buttons for Sling TV, Netflix and Google as well as a programmable "hot button" to program favorite channels.

The AirTV remote includes a new control function called One Touch View, enabling users to automatically power on devices and switch inputs in the AV system for instant access to AirTV channels with one touch of a button.

The Android TV integration powered by UEI's connectivity solution (UAPI) extends the user interface into the remote itself, including a "finder" feature, designed to help users locate the remote if it's lost, and in-field firmware updates for future feature releases.

"The remote is the first touch point in any customer's viewing experience, and we want it to be simple, easy to use and highly intuitive. Universal Electronics has the experience and know-how to deliver the advanced technology along with the fit and finish to make a remote that meets evolving consumer expectations," said Mitch Weinraub, director of product development for AirTV.

QuickSet is powered by cloud services for device discovery to ensure that nearly any device can be recognized and controlled.

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