With the release of a new version of its Android app, ShowMax has increased the base of supported devices to include media players and smart TVs running Android TV. ShowMax is now available on an even wider range of smart TVs as well as smartphones, tablets, web browsers, Apple TV (4th generation), Android media players, and the DStv Explora (in South Africa). ShowMax is also compatible with Chromecast and AirPlay.
ShowMax has released an updated Android app which now supports Android TV devices. This gives two new ways to watch ShowMax – either through a compatible Android media player or on a smart TV running Android TV software.
Speaking about this, Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer for ShowMax said:
“Our engineering department has been working flat-out to increase the number of devices that can play ShowMax, and this is the fifth major expansion since we launched ShowMax just over a year ago. It means that anyone with a compatible Android media player or smart TV running Android software can access ShowMax without having to invest in any new equipment.”
The main additions to the new ShowMax Android app that enable TV usage are:
- Android TV user interface optimised for large screen layout
- Support added for remote control input
- Support for higher resolution video
The Android TV operating system was launched by Google in June 2014 and designed to either be built directly into smart TVs or support stand-alone media players. These media players can then be plugged into standard TVs to impart smart TV capabilities.
In order to run ShowMax, Android devices must be running Android 4.1.0 (Jelly Bean) or higher.
To add ShowMax to an Android device, customer could simply launch the Google Play Store app from the device, search for ShowMax, and install the free app. If ShowMax doesn’t appear in the search results then the device is not supported.