The ambition is that the new box will set new standards for television experience on the Danish market. The box was developed in cooperation with Google and South Korean manufacturer Kaon. The box features the latest version of Android TV 7.0 (Nougat) and boasts no less than four DVB-C tuners, built-in WiFi, 2GB of RAM and decoding of 4K UltraHD, it also has built-in Chromecast capability.
In addition to providing access to Stofa services, the box will also offer the Google Play app store with apps and games, which includes direct access to Netflix.
Stofa, which serves around 700,000 customers, will start delivering the new STBs in the autumn of 2017.
“It is crucial for us that we follow the wishes of consumers, and there is no doubt that they go in the direction of convenience, greater autonomy and individualisation. Therefore, using our new Android solution among other things, people will be able to search across all media and platforms. Specifically, this means for example that if you search on “Star Wars”, then you will get results across streaming services and linear TV. And you have not subscribed to the streaming service so you can quickly and easily get it with a few clicks of the remote control,” explained Ole Fruekilde, CEO of Stofa.