The device, available from today, enables customers to access waipu.tv’s line-up of linear TV channels, on-demand services and third-party apps such as Netflix and YouTube from the Google Play Store on TV sets using the household’s Wi-Fi network.
The stick is connected to the TV set via HDMI. The remote control can be used for navigation both with the waipu.tv stick and the TV set.
Initially, the waipu.tv stick is not sold as a stand-alone product, but bundled with a 1-year subscription to the Perfect Plus package for a total monthly price of €12.99 during the first year after which it will cost €15.99 per month.
The subscription covers the most popular free-TV channels in HD resolution as well as more than 45 pay-TV channels and on-demand service waiputhek with over 20,000 movies and series.
The stick will be sold individually for €59.99 at a later stage.
waipu.tv has over 640,000 paying subscribers and around 3.5 million registered customers. The company is owned by Exaring in which media group Freenet is the largest shareholder. Freenet also owns technical service provider Media Broadcast which operates national DTT platform Freenet TV.