In the 20-minute advertisement, a mysterious grey box with a few LEDs left readers puzzled. The subtitle "Coming soon" made the whole thing no less exciting. The secret was revealed at today's media conference. The new Swisscom Box is here!
TV, streaming, music and smart home in one
The Swisscom Box brings completely new possibilities: it combines the content from streaming and classic television on one screen, brings comfort functions such as skipping advertising blocks when recording your own, and enables the control of blueTV functions with an integrated voice assistant.
The Swisscom Box is thus a set-top box, voice assistant and streaming player in one. Speech recognition is still in its infancy. He is currently pushing the school bench intensively and is currently learning to understand all dialects.
The new Swisscom Box will be available from 17 November for 129 Swiss francs, new customers with TV M or TV L subscriptions will receive it free of charge. Customers with a UHD-enabled blue TV box automatically benefit from the advantages of the new Entertainment OS 4 thanks to an update at the beginning of 2020.
These are the technical data of the new Swisscom Box
Connections of the Swisscom Box
> Infrared Extender
> USB 3.0 (USB A)
> HDMI 2.0b
> Gigabit Ethernet port
> Audio Out (combined connection analog 3.5mm jack plug and digital mini TOSLink)
> 802.11ac Wi-Fi
> Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy
> 802.11ac Wi-Fi (5 GHz)
> Synaptics Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 with 64 bit architecture
> Up to 2160p50 Ultra High Definition
> HDR support for HDR10 (PQ), HLG, Dolby Vision
> Dolby Audio (DD2.0, DD5.1, DDP2.0, DDP5.1)
> DTS 2.0 + Digital Out
> DTS TruVolume
> Built-in 3W speaker
> Voice search using two Far Field microphones
A big thank you goes here to our Friendly User Testers, who were able to test the box in advance and have given their valuable input on functions and the operation of the new Swisscom Box.
The Swisscom Box can be connected directly to a Swisscom router via WiFi.
However, it is only recommended if both devices are in the same room. Please note that several factors can cause interferences and affect the quality of the connection.
For this reason we generally recommend to connect the Swisscom Box by ethernet cable.
Hope it helps!
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For operational reasons, the rollout of Entertainment OS4 for customers with the UHD box, planned for the end of February, will probably be postponed by a few weeks. We will inform you here as soon as the new rollout date is fixed. We regret the longer waiting time and ask for your understanding.