AirTV Introduces the AirTV Mini Which Integrates Sling TV, Netflix and OTA Channels into Single User Interface
Reports that Sling TV was creating a new AirTV player device started circulating in May, courtesy of a thread on SatelliteGuys. The thread claimed the new device was dramatically smaller and similar in size to the Chromecast, which came equipped with UI similar to the current AirTV Player, that has YouTube, Netflix, and the Google Assistant pre-integrated.
Now, AirTV has officially announced that the launch of the AirTV Mini, 4K streaming stick that improves the cord-cutting experience by integrating Sling TV, Netflix and over-the-air (OTA) channels into one user interface. Users simply plug the AirTV Mini into their television’s HDMI port and once they’re connected, the device will launch directly into the Sling TV app and users will see Netflix integrated into the Sling TV user interface.
AirTV Mini users also have access to the thousands of apps available from Google Play. The streaming device, powered by Android TV, has the ability to integrate OTA channels when paired with the AirTV Wi-Fi-enabled network tuner and an OTA antenna, each sold separately. Local channel availability depends on geographic location and antenna quality and placement.
Additionally, AirTV Mini fully supports Google Assistant via a dedicated button on the remote. The remote also has the ability to control televisions and sound bars, and features a prominent Sling TV shortcut button and a voice search button to find favorite shows and movies.
AirTV Mini joins AirTV’s line of cord-cutting products and services, including AirTV, AirTV Player and professional antenna installation. For a limited time, new and eligible existing Sling TV customers can receive the AirTV Wi-Fi-enabled network tuner with an indoor antenna free, when they prepay for three months of Sling TV (subscription must be $25/month or greater).