Hamburg, 27.10.2020. ARD's Tagesschau app is now also available on Android TV sets in Germany. Android TV users can now use the app on their TV sets. It includes current videos and programs on general or topic-specific sections as well as a live stream from the news channel tagesschau24.
Founded in 1951 and produced by NDR in Hamburg, the Tagesschau is the oldest still existing program on German television. It is by far the most important news and information program in Germany.
The implementation of the app on Android TVs was made possible by TeraVolt GmbH, an agency for digital TV products. The Hamburg-based company took the concept of the already existing tagesschau app for Apple TVs as a basis and made appropriate adjustments for Android. Users can now navigate through various videos and content while another video or live stream is running in a mini-player at the edge of the screen.
"We are proud to be able to help ARD to further distribute its content. By the end of the year, we estimate that almost two million households in Germany will be equipped with an Android smart TV. This fact gives the implementation additional relevance," comments Oliver Koch, Managing Director and co-founder at TeraVolt.
With this figure, Koch is alluding to a large-scale reach study conducted by TeraVolt. The Hamburg-based company forecasts that by 2023, around 3.8 million households will be equipped with Android TV.