Sky launches new smart STB with Android TV in Brazil

Brazilian telecommunications company Sky (AT&T) announced on Wednesday the launch of its new ‘Sky Connect’. It is a new smart STB with Android TV (Google) operating system. The device has already been officially launched for the company’s postpaid customers, but its price was not reported yet.

According to information reported on various specialized websites in the country, the new STB includes a smart speaker integrated with Google Assistant, which gives answers to voice commands made remotely and allows various actions to be implemented, such as changing channels, adjusting the volume, open applications and search for content, without using the remote control.

Through an internet connection, Sky Connect allows users to download applications from the Google Play Store, including OTTs with video or music content and social networks. In addition, whoever uses the device can connect a gamepad through a Bluetooth connection to play games. The device also provides access to 4K content, and also includes a remote control with direct access to Netflix, and other features.

‘Sky has always been a pioneer in terms of technological innovations and strategic partnerships, always with the aim of bringing our subscribers throughout Brazil not only the best content, but also the best consuming experience. The new STB will provide our customers with an even more complete experience, through which they will be able to enjoy different features and resources using a single device’, reported Andre Ribeiro, Director of Postpaid and Digital Products at Sky Brazil.

From Sky they reported that Sky Connect is part of  its ‘Next Gen UI’ project, whose purpose is to modernize the interface of Sky’s equipment  with the aim of offering a better experience to discover and consume both live and on demand content. According to the specialized website Telaviva, the company intends to update the interface of around 300 thousand active devices in Brazil.