Bbox Miami: the Android TV decoder accessible to (almost) every March 23

Bbox Miami is finally accessible to (almost) all since Monday 23 March. Bouygues Telecom has revealed on Twitter the day after the presentation of the Freebox mini 4K, which crystallized the attention the past two weeks.

Update: Finally existing FTTH customers can not migrate. The news has been amended accordingly.

Bouygues Telecom introduced its Android Bbox TV decoder Miami in June 2014. It started at the market seven months later, in late January, but only to its existing customers (including its mobile customers), and only in ADSL or VDSL.

New customers can subscribe to the Bbox Miami, charged 26 euros / month, since March 23. This is what we learned in a tweet sent by the operator to a colleague. They can do this either online, by phone or in store, as we had then confirmed the press service. All? Almost: Bbox Miami available either through cable or non-unbundled areas.

Worse is a new Cold shower for a few tens of thousands of FTTH customers: Bouygues Telecom confirmed that existing customers could migrate from March 23, it is ultimately impossible. They must terminate and re-subscribe, resulting approaches and disconnection period (but costs, or loss of landline number, according to the communicating of the operator, which we now take the information with tweezers). This is an additional sprained motto “#NosClientsDabord” including Bouygues Telecom nevertheless boasts a lot since the FTTH customers have discovered that launching the Bbox Miami for ADSL customers they would be served in a second time, and now they finally are less well served than new customers. Earlier FTTH customers to 400 Mb / s learned that they could go to 1 Gb / s without terminating and re-subscribe.

A representative of the operator had spoken late January of a period of “a few weeks”, and a source had told us “the end of March.” Android TV decoders two ISPs thus entering the market at about the same time, which could give impetus to the development of Android applications designed specifically for television. Note that Bouygues Telecom is still based on Android 4.2 TV declination, formerly called Google TV, and it will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, that is to say to the new Android platform TV, that soon.

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