AirTV might be a cord cutter's best friend

Even "cord cutters" have some news they can appreciate coming out of CES 2017. Thanks to AirTV.

In actuality this is SlingTV news, but let's call it AirTV news for now.

AirTV are part of Sling's products and services that integrate over-the-air (OTA) technology into the entertainment experience.

AirTV debuts; delivers simple, innovative over-the-air devices and solutions Notes: · AirTV Player: 4K Android TV-based streaming device integrates free over-the-air (OTA) channels, Netflix, Sling TV and YouTube in single experience · AirTV Player with OTA AirTV Adapter available today on AirTV.net for $129; AirTV Player streaming-only priced at $99 · AirTV Player includes Google Play Store for access to thousands of apps, games, movies and shows · AirTV Pro Install: New service offers expert OTA antenna selection, installation and setup, with or without AirTV Player; starts at $99 AirTV, a brand dedicated to meeting the growing consumer demand for over-the-air (OTA) products and services, today began offering AirTV Player, a new 4K Android TV-based streaming device, and AirTV Pro Install, a service that offers expertise, installation and setup of OTA antennas. Both are available to consumers nationwide at AirTV.net. “Americans are rediscovering free local, over-the-air TV for sports, shows and news, particularly given how well OTA complements popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Sling TV and YouTube,” said Mitch Weinraub, director of product development for AirTV. “AirTV’s new streaming device and antenna installation service again make getting your entertainment as easy as turning on the TV.” Nielsen reports that nearly 14 million households in America watch over-the-air TV, and that market has grown 24 percent over the past four years. AirTV is dedicated to integrating OTA technology into the entertainment experience, making it simple and accessible to consumers. Local broadcast stations transmit high-definition (HD) channels for free, and consumers can tune in to those OTA channels using an antenna. OTA channels are available across the country, and consumers in many markets can receive dozens of local channels, including ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

Available starting today at AirTV.net, the AirTV Player streaming device combines some of the fastest growing segments of the television ecosystem: streaming video platforms and live, over-the-air signals when used with the AirTV Adapter (sold separately) and an OTA antenna (sold separately). AirTV Player, built on the Android TV operating system, is a streaming device that, at launch, can integrate Netflix, Sling TV, YouTube and thousands of options in the Google Play Store with free local OTA channels (OTA channel integration requires an AirTV adapter and an OTA antenna, both sold separately). Internet access is required for streaming platforms and AirTV Player is Wi-Fi and Ethernet compatible. AirTV Player connects to a TV via HDMI.

“AirTV Player connects consumers to some of the most popular streaming platforms now, and we’re interested in adding even more choices in the future,” said Weinraub. “With a custom-built smart remote that controls the AirTV Player, your TV and your sound system, as well as dedicated buttons for Netflix and Sling TV, customers can focus on watching the best content, rather than juggling remote controls.”

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