Dish Debuts 4K AirTV Android TV Streaming Box With Sling TV, Netflix And Free Local Channels

If binge-watching is the name of your game, then Dish has a treat for you. The direct-broadcast satellite service provider just debuted the AirTV, a 4K Android TV-supported device that allows users to stream from one place. AirTV was accidentally leaked last month, before its CES 2017 debut. 

The AirTV permits Sling TV customers to add live local broadcast stations (OTA) for free through an external antenna. The local broadcasts will be seamlessly added to the list of Sling TV offerings, without having to change the input. Local channels include ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, CW, etc. Customers can also use Google Play to download movies and TV shows or add useful apps like Netflix. All of this can be accomplished with just one remote (neat freaks rejoice!).

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Sling TV stated, “Get the live channels you love and the shows you can't miss. Watch Sling TV on AirTV Player, and enjoy live sports, shows, and movies with the simplicity of an app. With the AirTV Player, cut the cord and keep the TV experience. You’ll have a single platform for watching Sling TV, Netflix, local channels, and more.”

The AirTV is supposedly easy to set up and only requires an HDTV, a broadband internet connection, and a power source. The AirTV Player will work with any TV that accepts HDMI input. A Sling TV subscription is not necessarily required, but it would enhance the experience. Users can sign-up for a free seven-day trial and even do so through their AirTV.

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The AirTV Player with the OTA AirTV Adapter will be available for $129.99 USD, while the stand-alone adapter will cost $39.99. A streaming-only version of the AirTV Player will ring up for $99.99. Customers who purchase an AirTV, including those who already have a Sling TV subscription, will receive a $50 Sling TV credit.
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