How was this done?
OBLO’s smart home hub software was ported on the CPE device – Android STB, allowing the new service with the existing hardware.
OBLO smart home hub software runs in the Android native environment, it is fully independent from other system components, and does not consume much of the system resources.
Support for the leading smart home wireless technologies was provided through a ZigBee and/or Z-Wave USB dongle.
Smart home experience in TV app
While watching their favorite TV channel on the 55” TV, the end user doesn’t want to be disturbed. For that reason, we brought the smart home experience in the TV application by integrating OBLO client SDK. There are multiple benefits for the end user:
- Notifications from smart home in a form of pop-up with information about detected motion, flood, etc.
- Control – in the Live TV application there is a menu where the end user can execute a specific scene (e.g. set all lights off and similar)
- Surveillance – while watching Live TV application the end user can check the live video stream from camera (an outdoor camera or a baby monitor) in a PIP window
- Voice control – thanks to the integration with Google Assistant the end user can control home with voice commands via a remote controller with a built-in mic