Humax has launched a new ultra high definition recorder for the Freeview DTT platform.
The Aura Freeview Play Recorder is the first to be powered by Android TV and comes with a built in Google Assistant, Chromecast, Google Play Store apps and Kids’ Zone.
Rob Peacock, director at Humax, said, “Aura is designed to sit at the heart of a family’s home entertainment experience”.
Through Freeview Play there is access to the UK’s most popular on demand apps such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4; it’s also possible to take paid viewing options from Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, BT Sport and Google Play Movies. A selection of games can be found in the Google Play Store. The addition of Chromecast means content such as photos and videos can be streamed from a mobile phone or tablet.
AURA incorporates three digital tuners, allowing up to four programmes to be recorded at once while the user watches another live channel. Two hard drive options (1TB and 2TB) are available, enabling up to 500 or 1,000 hours of recordings to be stored, giving owners almost unlimited capacity to capture their favourite programmes, series and movies.
Aurua will be available from November 2020 from Amazon, Humax Direct and electrical retailers priced at £249 for the 1TB model and £279 for the 2TB version.