Sling TV has officially announced their new AirTV streaming box that leaked last week. It’s based on Android TV and is capable of streaming 4K content from services like Netflix, but its biggest trick is the optional built-in OTA tuner for live local broadcast TV watching.
AirTV runs some form of Android TV under the hood. The focus of the interface is obviously Sling TV’s streaming cable service, but the box also comes with Netflix pre-installed. The box has access to the Google Play Store for additional apps.
The biggest trick up its leave is a built-in OTA tuner which you can connect an HD antenna to for local broadcast channels. OTA channels will appear along side your Sling TV lineup in the channel guide for a seamless experience.
The included voice remote is bluetooth based, for communication with the AirTV, but also has IR capabilities to control your TVs power and volume. The AirTV will sell for $129 with a built-in OTA tuner, but will also be available for $99 without the tuner if you just want to stream content.