The hybrid STB combine digital terrestrial reception (DVB-T2) reception with access to online services, including TIM’s own Timvision, as well as OTT services available on Android TV.
In addition to running Android TV, the set-top box has full Google Cast features and support for 4K content and output. It is powered by a quad-core Marvell ARM CPU. Besides having access to the full Play Store, there is a redesigned Timvision app that features simplified navigation and new discovery features.
It comes with a narrow remote that has a microphone for voices commands, D-Pad, and a full number pad to easily access digital television. Ports include Ethernet, Optical Digital Output, TV input, HDMI, USB, and micro SD card, as well as 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Tim Smart customers can rent the box for €2 per month, or buy the box for €109. Timvision is the new name for Telecom Italia’s Cubovision on-demand and internet TV service.