Today Channel Master, the maker of great over-the-air tools including DVRs, announced a new over-the-air TV powered by Android TV called Stream+.
For just $99 you can stream your favorite show or movie on a long list of apps including Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and Hulu. Or you can use the built-in tuner to DVR your favorite show using your antenna.
“Stream+ is the culmination of customer requests, market research and engineering, rolled up into an advanced solution from creative companies,” said Joe Bingochea, EVP of Product Development at Channel Master. “We are a consumer-first company focused on delivering value to our customers with Android TV and GoogleTM’s Live Channels app.”
The Stream+ Android TV player includes dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, integrated voice search, 4K and HDR viewing technology, quad-core CPU for advanced gaming, two built-in ATSC 1.0 tuners with a MicroSD storage option for DVR, and USB 3.0 for personal media use and future options.
Cord Cutters News had a great opportunity to chat with the team behind the Stream+ and have answers to some of the questions we think you will want to know about.
Can you use the USB to record shows to external HD?
According to Channel Master, no. At this time only the micro SD card can record shows, but Channel Master says they are working on adding USB support.
Can you use Plex to record shows through the built-in tuner?
At this time, no, Plex cannot access the built-in tuner.
When will the Stream+ be available to purchase?
According to Channel Master you can pre-order now from the Channel Master’s online store for the introductory price of $99. Stream+ will be for sale sometime in mid-January 2018.
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