Wuaki.tv uses TV App Engine to reach smart TVs

June 11, 2014 10.09 Europe/London By Robert Briel

LG Smart TVTV App Agency have licenced their TV App Engine enabling Wuaki.tv to deploy across all major smart TV platforms.

Wuaki.tv, a film and TV streaming service owned by Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten, have utilised the TV App Engine to enable in-house development of Smart TV apps as they continue their expansion across Europe.

Licensing the TV App Engine has helped Wuaki.tv solve the issue of platform fragmentation and launch on all the latest generation of Smart TV platforms such as Samsung, LG and Panasonic. TV App Agency have also developed Wuaki.tv apps for Sony Bravia, Orange, Sony PlayStation 3 and more recently Sony PlayStation 4.

Co-Founders Bruno Pereira and Andy Eardley said “we are really excited that Wuaki.tv have chosen to use the TV App Engine. Our original vision was to solve the issue of Smart TV fragmentation, we have been using the technology ourselves for the past three years and have developed over 450 apps so far. To now have Wuaki.tv choosing to use the TV App Engine is a fantastic validation of our technology”.

As competition in streaming services heats up it is essential for Wuaki.tv to ensure their service reaches a wide range of supported devices so their content can be seen on as many devices as possible as they look to become Europe’s best streaming service.

Wuaki.tv’s on-demand catalogue includes everything from the latest blockbuster releases to hit TV shows, including productions from major Hollywood studios Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and UK distributors including the BBC and ITV.