Written by: Soumya Sekhar
According to a new FCC filing, DirecTV announced the release of a new TV set-top box that’s based on Android platform to offer over-the-top streaming.
The new device, which goes by the model number C71KW-400, is being described as the new “DirecTV Wireless 4K OTT Client.” The device won’t be able to interact with any of DirecTV’s existing Genie hardware and hints at a future hardware product called HS27.
The set-top will come with a touch pad enabled voice remote and is based on Google’s Android TV platform. The device also allows access to Google’s Play store, and consumers will be able to install Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu and other apps.