Windstream’s Kinetic TV set-top field w/ Android TV hits FCC, might launch with Android Pie
Simply this week Google revealed new details about Android TV, confirming that over 100 pay TV operators are utilizing the platform. Now, we’re getting a sneak peek at a brand new Android TV field from Windstream which, as a bonus, could also be launching with Android Pie.
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Hitting the FCC right now, the “Kinetic TV Field” is a brand new set-top field from Windstream which makes use of Google’s Android TV platform. First noticed by @AndroidTVRumors, the field makes use of a design from SDMC. The DV8219 relies on a quad-core processor, gives 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, in addition to providing Android TV and a Bluetooth distant.
The design to this field has been modified by Windstream to provide it a black paint job, however the buttons and ports stay the identical and Android TV remains to be working the present. There’s an HDMI port for 4K output, Ethernet, a microUSB port for OTG, two full-size USB ports, a microSD card slot, optical audio out, a 3.5mm jack, and an IR in port as effectively.
As for the distant, there’s a devoted Google Assistant button and typical Android TV navigation keys.
Notably, SDMC mentions that this field is “Netflix prepared” and has Google Play out of the field. Like AT&T’s DirecTV field, the operator tier is talked about which permits altering the look of Android TV. It’s additionally good to see that Android Pie is marketed on this field which has been scarce on different Android TV units to date.
Windstream’s Kinetic TV service is probably going going to be the first focus of this field. That service gives program recording with as much as four exhibits without delay, video-on-demand, and HD high quality as effectively. At the moment, there’s no indication on when this field will debut, however the FCC itemizing is an effective indication that it will likely be introduced in some capability within the coming months. Maybe we’ll even get a peek at CES like with TiVo’s Android TV field.
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