After the launch of the new AirTV 2, we saw some questions on the Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook page and in emails. So we talked with Mitch Weinraub, director of product for AirTV with Sling TV to get answers from the source. Here’s what we learned.
What kind of performance upgrades come with the AirTV 2?
AirTV 2 boasts enhanced Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 dual-band connectivity and a more compact, vertical design which makes it even easier to place an over-the-air antenna anywhere in the home to maximize reception.
Why should AirTV users upgrade to the AirTV 2 if they have the first gen AirTV?
The AirTV 2 has all the same functionality of AirTV, but for those who need a stronger Internet connection, the powerful Wi-Fi allows users to have a great connection to streaming devices, even in large houses.
Will support be coming to additional devices? (Specifically, Apple TV)
Currently, AirTV 2 is compatible with AirTV Mini, AirTV Player, Android mobile, Android TV, iOS, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices; support on other platforms are in development but we haven’t announced launch schedules.
Are there any plans to release a 4 tuner option?
We always consider what consumers ask for when developing the next generation of devices and will continue to expand the AirTV product line and continue to help customers cut the cord more easily.
Is the Air TV team working on any other devices like the Air TV Mini or the regular AirTV?
The AirTV team is focused on improving current devices, like AirTV Mini, as well as developing innovative new technology to meet the growing demand for over-the-air products and services, but we do not have any specifics to share at this time.
How does the AirTV 2 standout from its competition?
AirTV 2 is the most affordable complete cord cutter solution on the market and provides incredible value through its seamless integration of over-the-air channels—ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CW, PBS and more—into the Sling TV channel guide. With AirTV 2, customers get all their OTA channels, all their Sling subscription channels and DVR content (plus Netflix if you use an AirTV Mini) in one channel guide and one user interface. This replicates the cable TV experience at a much lower price point and with far greater flexibility.
Be sure to check out our full review of the AirTV2 in this post.
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