This week at the National Association of Broadcasting show, FreeCast announced a new streaming player that also has a ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV built into it.
The New FreeCast Home brings over-the-air broadcast television channels into the FreeCast digital guide, alongside web-delivered streaming channels and over half a million free and pay-per-view shows and movies on-demand. The network-connected device will also include an ATSC 3.0 tuner to bring the latest advances in broadcast technology to devices throughout the home and local DVR storage that is expandable via USB.
“Cable TV is becoming a legacy service, and with the fragmented streaming market right now, it’s too expensive and inconvenient for consumers to embrace. With FreeCast Home, we think we’ve built what comes next: bringing together a wealth of free content from the internet and the airwaves, and letting everyone control their costs by choosing subscriptions and pay-per-view options as they desire. With our MDU agreements, we’re very quickly going to get this experience into the hands of a huge number of consumers.” Said FreeCast CEO William Mobley discussing his company’s vision for the future of television.
This one device will let you watch your favorite streaming services like Netflix and Amazon right alongside your ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV from your antenna. This is all done right through The FreeCast app.
FreeCast Home will also come with a 1TB DVR to record your OTA antenna.
No pricing or release date for this new product has been announced.