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Two years later, Vewd’s Android TV onus looks a lot tighter

When Faultline chatted with Vewd CEO Aneesh Rajaram back in 2017, his conviction that smart TVs would not only hold their own against Android TV, but eventually prevail, certainly raised some eyebrows. It was seen as hugely hypocritical then that several months later, Vewd poached one of Android TV’s most pivotal engineers, Sascha Prüter, from Google as the streaming technology specialist’s new CPO. In fact, Prüter tells us, it was through working on Android TV that he first became aware of Vewd back in 2015 (then known as Opera TV), when the vendor began shipping its technology on early Android TV devices. What was initially seen as a U-turn when Vewd pre-integrated its smart TV modules with Android TV chipsets…

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