One of the biggest reasons why it would be very very difficult for Android set top boxes to get approved for premium pay TV is due to the fact that most Android boxes are easily exploited to run illegal applications. It is easy to root an Android box and install hacked applications on top of it. Polices around the world are stepping up raiding some of these illegal Android box sellers. Below is an article showing latest raid in UK against such seller.
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