AirConsole and XL Home turn Android TVs into Gaming Consoles

Friday, June 5th, 2020
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AirConsole and XL Home Partner up in Indonesia to Transform Android TVs into Gaming Consoles

  • Play AirConsole games on XL Home Android TV devices.
  • Direct access via Home portal, no additional hardware is required.
  • Easy set up and a wide selection of games.

ZURICH — AirConsole and XL Axiata are pleased to announce a local strategic partnership in Indonesia. XL Axiata will distribute AirConsole’s next-gen online video game console for casual games to its XL Home customer base.

XL Home screen with AirConsole

With the increasing importance of home entertainment in our lives and the growing demand for gaming solutions in a world still under the effects of a pandemic, AirConsole and XL Axiata are partnering up to bring top technology and entertainment to XL Home customers in Indonesia.

AirConsole is a cloud based video game console that is accessible from every home using a computer or a smart TV. Smartphones are used as gamepads so that anyone can play without buying additional hardware. The platform provides a casual and social gaming experience on Android TV, reminding users of the fun nights playing on traditional consoles.

“We are delighted to expand our partnerships in the APAC region. With XL Axiata we can distribute AirConsole to all XL Home customers in Indonesia!” says Anthony Cliquot, COO at AirConsole. “We are proud to work with a content provider as innovative as XL Home.” The penetration of Android TV devices is exploding worldwide and Indonesia is one of the countries leading the way. With its instant accessibility, AirConsole is set to become a turnkey gaming solution for TV providers around the globe.”

Abhijit Navalekar, Director of Corporate Strategy & Business Development XL Axiata said, “One of the things that is desired by anyone who plays the game is its excitement. In addition to playing games with friends, excitement will also be present if we can play it on a large monitor screen, at least as big as a television screen at home. Our collaboration with AirConsole allows customers who are also gamers to play the games they like on their television screens at home, even though they are not smart TVs or having a gaming console.”

“AirConsole has always been well perceived in Indonesia and we are thrilled to bring our online video game console to XL Home’s customers. We are building a strong catalogue of games and experiences which will continue to please our partner’s customers in the upcoming years. From families with kids to adults wanting to spend quality time with their friends, AirConsole is the perfect pastime,” says AirConsole’s CEO Andrin von Rechenberg.

With this move AirConsole strengthens its presence on the Android TV ecosystem. It represents a viable turnkey solution for operators and OTT providers eager to offer instant casual gaming content on their entertainment boxes. Unlike other cloud gaming offerings, AirConsole does not require the shipping of gaming controllers.