Best of CES: Best Home Theater Product
The Engadget team spent a particularly long time debating this category. In the end, though, AirTV's blend of streaming and over-the-air broadcast television won us over. The Sling TV guide neatly organizes live channels alongside Netflix, Android TV apps and whatever networks you can receive for free with an OTA antenna.
Dish's AirTV Player might be the best streaming box for cord cutters yet
Dish has officially unveiled the device at CES and it looks like it could be one of the best streaming boxes for cord cutters yet.
Many of the features here are what you would expect in any Android TV-powered streaming box or TV, with not only preloaded apps like Sling TV and Netflix but full access to the Google Play Store for a ton of other streaming apps. Where the AirTV makes the experience its own is by attempting to seamlessly integrate OTA TV right into its user interface.
Dish's New AirTV Device Combines Streaming 4K Video With Over-The-Air TV
In a way, it's your classic cycle: free, broadcast-through-the-air TV is indeed basically the way you and/or your parents used to watch 35 years ago back when 25" was a big screen and the box had knobs on it. The difference is, now the signals are digital — and now you probably want to mix and match your local news with some Amazon dramas or Netflix documentaries.