SkyStream X5 Android Streaming Media Player Also Includes an ATSC Tuner

While there’s now a decent choice of Android TV boxes with DVB-S2 or DVB-T2 tuners, devices with ATSC tuners are a little harder to come by, and the few Android devices I know of include WeTek Play, U4 Quad, and some Mygica (Geniatech) and Vygica ATSC Android set-top boxes. SkyStream X5 is now another option, based on Amlogic S812, mostly advertised as an Android streaming player, but still with one ATSC tuner to watch free-to-air television in North America, and a few smaller countries.SkyStream-X5

SkyStream X5 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S812 quad core Cortex A9 processor @ 2.0 GHz with Mail-450 octa-core GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB flash + SD card slot
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 1.4 with HDCP support + 3 RCA ports for composite and stereo audio
  • Video Codecs – MPEG, MPE, MPG, M2V, ISO, TS, VOB, DAT, AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, 3GPP, FLC, WMV, FLV, RM
    Video Subtitles: SRT, SUB, IDX, PGS
  • Audio Codecs – ACC, AC-3, ADPCM, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP2, MP3, MS-ADPCM, PCS, RV40 Vorbis WMA, AAC+ (HE-AAC vi), eAAC+ (HE-AAC v2)
  • Tuner – ATSC Tuner with DVR function
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Power Supply – [email protected] (100-240V, 50/60Hz)
  • Dimensions – 16.5 x 13.3 x 2.5 cm

ATSC_Android_TV_BoxThe media player ships with a power adapter, SkyStream air mouse remote control with QWERTY keyboard on one side, an indoor antenna for local channels (SD only), an HDMI Cable and a Quick Start Guide & Manual. It runs Android 4.4 Kitkat (rooted) with SkyStreamTV user’s interface, and Kodi 15.2 pre-installed with over 40 video streaming add-ons.

The video below shows the DTV app and DVR function, which looks very similar to the DVB app on other Android digital TV receivers based on Amlogic processors such as HD18T or Mygica ATV586.  You can also check out their YouTube account for other videos including a 30-minute Kodi tutorial, Quick Start Guide, and more.

The Android ATSC set-top box appears to be available now, sells for $199.99, and you can get more details and/or buy the product on SkyStream X5 product page. [Update: It’s also on Amazon US]

Thanks to Enrique for tip.

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Galll0s
Galll0s
4 years ago

Rebranded Geniatech + Rii Airmouse

Nuggets
Nuggets
4 years ago

Any idea if the DVR supports recording to local network storage?

pvr
pvr
4 years ago

@Nuggets
The recording function works to a USB as a H264 file. No metadata when I tested the app a few months ago.

X6adidasX6
X6adidasX6
4 years ago

@Galll0s
Same physical exterior – correct. Interior – completely different. According to Geniatech – the ATV1820 has an S802 with a 1G/8G config with dual band wifi – correct me if I’m wrong (which I know I am not :)) but the SkyStream X5 has an S812 chip, 2G/16G config with AC wireless and ATSC tuner. I wouldn’t compare it directly to the ATV1820, but you are correct, it does have the same shell… if that’s worth anything! The remote is awesome though.

Aubrey Kloppers
4 years ago

This box is illegal and promotes piracy! Quote: “WITH THE LARGEST SELECTION OF TV SHOWS, MOVIES AND SPORTING EVENTS THAN ANY OTHER STREAMING MEDIA PLAYER IN THE WORLD, WE WELCOME YOU TO WATCH TV ON YOUR TIME. STREAM ALL YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS, MOVIES AND SPORTING EVENTS WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY ANY UNNECESSARY BILLS TO SOME SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE OR CABLE COMPANY. THE TIME OF CABLE SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FEE-BASED TV IS GONE – START STREAMING FOR FREE – NOW!”

They also advertise this box to be kodi supported, which it is not…

Kloppers KILLER
Kloppers KILLER
3 years ago

@Aubrey Kloppers
Man SHUT YOUR BITCH ASS UP!!

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