When you want to stand alone in the industry, You want to note the features users want. When you give industry-level features that may look cool on paper, it may not use for all users in real-time. Stream contents are slowly becoming a regular watch habit among users. So, Every company that has a huge user base begins to release its Stream platform. Now Verizon launched Stream Android TV Setup Box with Remote find feature. It offers most of the Stream services, including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix. Even if the Remote find button may look attractive, It will be useful most of the time.
Verizon launched its next-generation stream TV, a sequel of its stream TV set-top box, powered by Android TV with a new software and user interface. The Verizon Stream TV has a sleek design and content-focused interface to find you the best streaming services and on-demand entertainment.
What’s New in Verizon’s Second-Generation Android-based Stream TV?
Verizon launched its first Stream TV back in this February 2020. And now it launches the second generation of Stream TV today with many new features and hardware enhancements. Let’s take a look at the design and features of the newly launched second-generation Verizon Stream TV.
Size and Appearance
The set-top box launched earlier by Verizon is just like the normal set-top box available in the market. Still, the newly launched second-generation Verizon TV box is sleeker than the earlier model. Due to its sleek size, you can fit it in more places. Also, it comes with a wall bracket to easily mount on walls, leaving more space for other gadgets.
Supporting Video Formats
With the enhanced hardware, viewers can enjoy the video quality of 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, and HDR 10+ with more Vivid colors and in-depth details.
Support More Streaming Services
The earlier model of Verizon stream TV didn’t have the Netflix certification, and it got the certification after its launch. This newly launched Verizon set-top box is shipped with Netflix. The second-generation Verizon stream TV has the certification from premium streaming services like YouTube TV, Disney+, Yahoo, HBO Max, Pluto TV, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, and Starz. Also, you can install many other streaming apps and games from the Google Play Store along with these built-in streaming apps.
Direct Billing with Verizon
Unlike the other set-top boxes where you have to pay the streaming services individually to each service, the new Verizon stream TV facilitates you to pay for renting or on-demand content with direct billing to Verizon account.
Ringing Remote Control
The Verizon stream TV comes with a featured remote control. It has dedicated keys for full playback control buttons, a full number pad to jump directly to the desired service, and a dedicated Google Assistant button. With a single tap, you can activate the assistant and make the changes with your voice commands.
A unique feature of a TV box that will not let the control lost. Double-tapping the power button on the TV box will make the remote-control ring until you find your remote. Pressing any button on the remote will stop the ringing. You will not lose your remote again!
Built-In Chromecast in Verizon Stream Android TV
Another fabulous feature is the built-in support for Chromecast to Verizon’s new stream TV. You can now see your photos and videos directly on your tv screen from your mobile without installing any app.
For playing the 4K video formats, it is equipped with Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax) dual-band 2.4 GHz/5GHz connectivity. This upgraded Wi-Fi connectivity is not common in such TV boxes.
Price and Availability
The Verizon second-generation set-top box is available for sale at $69.99, the same as the earlier model. You don’t need to be a subscriber of Verizon to get this streaming TV. However, if you get a new Gigabit Subscription of Verizon Fios or 5G Home Security, you will get this TV box without any additional cost.
There are some already available Play Store support Android TV Boxes. But all of them may not be compatible with the Stream TV app. So, When you are a Verizon user, and you didn’t have Smart TV, then the new Stream Android TV setup box is a good choice. When you want minimal setup, You can try the new Google TV Chromecast. If you already have the earlier set-top box of Verizon, then there is good news for you. Verizon will soon release a system update to upgrade your TV box to get the latest user interface. Do tell us in the comments when you get this update and the new experience.