Smart TV

Convert Direct Publisher Channel to SDK Channel | Roku | Brightscript

The sunset of the Direct Publisher channel will happen on Jan 12, 2024; after this day, all the Direct Publisher Channels will be removed from Roku Channel Store, and service providers will have to convert their channels to SDK channels. In this blog, we will explain the procedure to convert the Direct Publisher Channel to […]

August 20, 2023

Connected TV, Smart TV, Software development

Debugging with Bright Script Logger

Logs are always very useful for software developers. It helps developers identify the problems & issues with their programs. Logs help them print data on the console & debug their code. Are logs really that easy to use  Logs seem pretty much handy, but there are some problems too with logs, and one of the […]

July 24, 2023

B2C, Connected TV, Industry Buzz

Various monetization models for OTT platforms

The over-the-top (OTT) industry is rapidly expanding, with an increasing number of people turning to stream services for entertainment. However, with so many OTT platforms now available, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to monetize their offerings. This blog will look at some of the most innovative OTT platform monetization models. Subscription-based Model: The subscription-based […]

February 11, 2023

Connected TV, Smart TV, Technology

OTT & It’s Trends

OTT, a term, that has been noticed by most of us in the past few years, but very few of us know what OTT is and how it works. In this blog today, we’ll try to put some light on the OTT industry, and“ we’ll take a closer look at some of the latest trends […]

February 6, 2023

Automation Testing, Connected TV, Manual Testing

How to Build Winning Smart TV Apps With a Comprehensive Testing Strategy?

The pattern of content consumption has changed markedly in the last two decade. From mobile phones in the 90’s to smart phones to smart TVs, the demand for smart connected devices continues to grow. According to a Gartner consumer survey, worldwide, by 2018, 87 percent of the TVs shipped annually will be smart TVs. The […]

August 25, 2017

Connected TV, Experience Design, Product Engineering

Top 6 Key Considerations When Developing Smart TV Application

We are living in a smart economy. Every passing day we witness a surge in smart and connected products may it be Smart Home, Smart Phones, Smart Watches or Smart TVs. The rise in digital technologies presents an opportunity to develop cutting-edge products that are both engaging and intuitive. Companies wanting to ride the smart […]

August 22, 2017

Android, Experience Design, Front End Development

UI Patterns: Navigation (Part 1)

A design pattern is a formal way of documenting a solution to a common design problem. The idea was introduced by an architect Christopher Alexander for use in urban planning and building architecture. This has been adapted for various other disciplines, including teaching and pedagogy, development organization and process, as well as for software architecture […]

June 9, 2017

Connected TV, Manual Testing, Smart TV

Usability Testing for Smart TV – Quick Tips and Considerations

Usability is the degree of user-friendliness of any application. Hence, the primary focus of usability testing is to understand the way real users interact with a product and possible solutions to improve its design. However, when it comes to usability in Smart TV Apps, the focus branches into multiple aspects such as focus handling, scrolling, network […]

May 4, 2017

Connected TV, Smart TV, Testing

Infographic – 6 Considerations for Testing Smart TV Applications

Brands foraying into Smart TV space need to provide a superior user experience for better recall and engagement as there has been a great increase in Smart TV content consumption. Unlike testing mobile apps, Smart TV apps require a lot of efforts as testing is platform specific and most testing teams are new to the […]

March 31, 2017