AT&T Building An Android TV DirectTV Box

As per first reported by Variety, it seems like AT&T is building an Android TV based DirectTV box.  The company is about to introduce a new TV set-top box named in the FCC docs as “the new AT&T/DirecTV Wireless 4K OTT Client.” that’s based on the Android TV platform and ditches satellite connectivity for over-the-top streaming, according to a new FCC filing.

Credit: FCC

New Hardware

To address it right away, no it won’t work with existing Genie hardware but hints at a future hardware product called HS27 in the manual. What ports does it have? Ethernet, digital audio, HDMI and USB ports, but no antenna connectivity, but I would expect a USB adaptor.

 

CES 2018?

There is no word when AT&T is looking to ship this new hardware, or officially launch OTT-based video delivery. But CES 2018 is around the corner and it would make sense. Stay tuned.

Anthony Garera

Anthony is usually tinkering with everything and anything because there's always one more thing to do, reviewing games and apps and complaining about things normal people don't think about.

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