Evolution Digital has just announced the availability of its eSTREAM 4K, which is powered by Android TV. The eSTREAM 4K device is a fully-managed all-IP streaming box that will bring together linear cable channels, Video on Demand services alongside streaming apps that are available via the Google Play Store. In other words, users will be able to enjoy an all-new entertainment experience, coupled with a sleek looking remote control that includes voice search and command support.
Evolution Digital has a dream for eSTREAM 4K, which is to make sure that cable operators can break free from legacy cable boxes while offering consumers with an upgraded viewing experience. Apart from that, the eSTREAM 4K will also provide simplified whole-home video distribution via its integrated 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi client alongside 4×4 antenna configuration. Being an all-IP streaming box, it will allow viewing across connected devices for viewing in places outside of the living room.
There are many different features of the eSTREAM 4K that one can take advantage of, where it has been certified with the latest version of Android TV Operating Software (Android 8.0 Oreo), accompanied by a sleek remote control with voice command for enhanced navigation, delivering a graphic-rich interactive viewing experience, opening the doors for seamless search and discovery across content. There is also an illuminated standby indicator as well as Wi-Fi signal meter, in addition to Bluetooth pairing capabilities (BLE 4.0).
To make sure that the eSTREAM 4K is as accessible as possible for everyone, it is also a bandwidth-saver as it makes use of HEVC/H.265 and VP9. The streaming box is Energy Star-rated with standby mode technology, ensuring that customers will also be able to save on energy expenditure. Will this be the final set-top box that a consumer will ever need? Perhaps, but chances are there will always be newer models in the same mold that will replace it in time to come.