AOSP or Android TV, Which is best?


What’s Android TV?

  • Android TV is designed to bring the sorts of things you enjoy on your phone to your TV. That doesn’t mean you’ll be taking calls through your TV or trawling through emails, but it’s about ease of navigation, access to entertainment, and simple interactivity. It’s about making your TV smart and doing it with an interface that’s recognizable and easy to use.

What’s the Android Open Source Project (AOSP)?

  • The Android Open Source Project(AOSP) — It is a free open-source operating system. It means that everyone can download Android sources and create their own customized versions of an operating system.

Are you a TV operator?

Then Read on…

PROS of AOSP for Operators

  • No requirement to meet Google’s licensing requirements;

CONS of AOSP for Operators

  • No access to the Google Play AppStore and its ecosystem of thousands of apps.

PROS of Android TV for Operators

  • Netflix and other OTT services with a Google Play app out of the box.

CONS of Android TV- for Operators

  • Unrestricted access to the Android app ecosystem, which allows third parties to pop up in your EPG or global search.

The difference between Android TV and AOSP lies in the operating system itself.

  • LAUNCHER — Android TV has a special user interface and services that are designed specifically for a TV. Operators can customize their own launchers.

AOSP or Android TV: Which is right for you?

If you choose to jump on the Android train, you’ll need to choose whether to go with the ‘full’ Android TV experience or go with AOSP-based middleware.

Below, we have listed which of both scores best on several different characteristics

  • APPS — Android tv allows access to an increasing number of third-party apps and services through the google play store

The future of AOSP

  • The Android Open Source Project continues to be the foundation of Android’s success, thanks to countless hours of developer input from around the world. While Android devices aren’t going anywhere soon, Google is already looking to a future operating system.