Channel Master Preps OTA Android TV Streamer

Dave Zatz —  November 22, 2017 — 5 Comments

By way of Twitter, we gather Channel Master has licensed the Technicolor Skipper and is poised to introduce it as the Stream+ at CES in January. The Skipper is a 4K Android TV set-top box, with voice control remote, and over-the-air capabilities… which will hopefully see greater uptake as the Stream+ versus the competing and largely forgotten DISH AirTV, also produced by Technicolor. Stream+ joins CM’s OTA DVR+ in their post-antenna lineup. And given that DVR button on the Stream+ remote, perhaps we’ll be fortunate enough to see some interplay between the devices or even local recording capabilities via USB drive – in addition to requisite cord cutting streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu. Stay tuned!

Skipper details:

  • Out of the box industrial design
  • Android TV certified
  • OTT and Live TV services with optional Broadcast TV services
  • 4K Ultra HD: HEVC/VP9 Ultra HD 2160p/60 video
  • Wireless Connectivity: Dual band IEEE 802.11n 2.4 GHz (2×2) and IEEE 802.11ac 5 GHz (2×2) interfaces
  • Media sharing functions using a USB 3.0 port for plugging of HDD
  • Enhanced user experience with 3D graphics
  • Future-proof quad core CPU ready for gaming services
  • Bluetooth Low Energy remote with voice control

5 responses to Channel Master Preps OTA Android TV Streamer

  1. No ethernet port for hard-wiring? That’s a fail. Though the fact it can do 4k, is Android, and OTA tv is the start of a good thing. Hopefully there’ll be others to compete that do offer hardwiring option for ethernet.

  2. Whoops, maybe it does have a ethernet port… Sorry!

  3. Does this replace dvr+?
    Does this have kodi

  4. Since it’s Android TV, one would assume you could load Kodi. Regarding DVR+ it’s a good question. DVR+ is old hardware, sluggish since launch several years ago, it could make sense they replace it at this point. The remote does have a DVR button… We’ll find out soon enough!

  5. Thanks Dave, for the insight. I wonder if one would still need a firestick?

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