The Channel Master site has been redone and the Stream+ is available to order. Per CNET
- the $99 price is a 'pre-order' price as the normal price is expected to be $150. Looks to be an Android box that uses the Android Live Channels app for the recording. 4K-capable and Chromecast built-in. 2 tuners ... but using micro SD card for storage. (Just what is
that usb port for, then?) CNET got their hands on it for a demo (article is not
a full review yet) and were overall pleased -- claiming it surpassed the DVR+ on many levels.
Android TV, of course, gives a lot of flexibility - and using Live Channels and the Play Store for your apps (although Netflix hasn't certified the Stream+ yet) means development for the box is somebody else's problem at an office in Mountain View, CA.
If my HW150-PVR fails on my wife's daily chat show recordings and forgets the rest of the schedules on that channel just one more time
-- I may have to go in on a pre-order. :-)
I don't mind the Live Channels app - it's certainly serviceable. Although I've grown more partial to the HDHomeRun DVR sliceview guide as time goes on. Other details are sketchy right now. I'm assuming that like other Live Channels boxes, recordings are available only on the box that recorded them. (Score one for the lowly Mediasonic - where it is easy to take the wife's recordings and toss them into Plex for streaming ... of course, when the Homeworx decides to actually record them ...)
Since Live Channels was a collaboration between Google and Silicon Dust, it does make me wonder what hand 'Dust played in this regarding the tuners in the Stream+ box?
Being Android TV, Google Home support and voice control available.
New Stream+ video released on