Telstra Launches OTT Box
Telstra today unveiled the new Telstra TV streaming device and announced it will be available for purchase by Telstra customers from Tuesday, 27 October.
Telstra TV is an easy to use streaming player that allows Telstra home broadband customers to watch the most popular streaming services, rent the latest blockbuster films from BigPond Movies and catch up on their favourite TV shows on their compatible TV. Telstra TV provides access to15 services including apps for Presto and Netflix, as well as a number of television catch up services including SBS on Demand, PLUS7 and 9JumpIn. In addition, Australian streaming service Stan will be available on Telstra TV in November.
Joe Pollard, Telstra Chief Marketing Officer and Group Executive Media said Telstra TV responds to the growing demand for simple and flexible home entertainment that allows consumers to access their favourite TV series, movies and content directly to their television.
“Telstra TV puts our customers in control of what they watch and gives them even greater value entertainment choices in the home,” Ms Pollard said.
“Whether you love to binge watch the latest television series, enjoy a family movie night, or catch up on free to air shows you missed during the week, Telstra TV is the simple way to stream your favourite television on demand.
“The powerful combination of our world-class networks and quality, differentiated content, and ease of use give our customers an entertainment experience that is truly world class.”
Telstra has partnered with Roku Inc., which is renowned for its streaming platform and producing world-class streaming devices, with an exciting variety of entertainment choices.
Andrew Ferrone, Vice President of Pay TV at Roku said, “We are very excited to unveil Telstra TV, which is powered by Roku, and give Australian consumers a simple and flexible way to stream their favourite content direct to their television. With Telstra TV, consumers have more choice and control over what they watch and when they watch it.”
Telstra TV adds to Telstra's existing entertainment services, including Foxtel from Telstra products. It will be available for purchase in Telstra stores nationally and online from 27 October 2015. Telstra TV will be priced at $109 per streaming player or included as part of selected L and XL broadband bundles. BigPond Movies and Presto will be unmetered on Telstra Home Broadband at home. Data usage applies for other use.
Telstra customers who take up a Telstra TV before 25 December will receive a $15 BigPond Movie voucher, a bonus three months subscription to Presto and a bonus three months subscription to Stan, when Stan becomes available in November.
Customers can complete an expression of interest form from today at Telstra.com.au/TelstraTV.
Services and apps available at launch on Tuesday, 27 October
- SBS on Demand
- Red Bull TV
- Awesomeness TV
- Wall Street Journal
- Crunchy Roll
- Roku Media Player
Key Product Features
- Speed – Roku’s fastest processor to date
- Apps – Access to a huge range of local and international video
- Video & Audio Support - 720p/1080p HD and Dolby Digital 7.1
- Connectivity - 802.11n dual band wireless or 10/100 Ethernet Port
- Remote - Infrared (IR) Remote with quick replay button
- Extra Storage - MicroSD slot and USB port for additional storage
- Mobile Integration – Support screen mirroring with Miracast and 2nd screen ‘casting’ with Netflix and You Tube
- Processor – Dual Arm A9 1Ghz Processor 32KB L1 Cache
- RAM - 512MB DRAM
- Storage – 256MB Flash NAND
- Ports – HDMI 1.4, USB 2.0, MicroSD Slot,
- Remote - Roku Standard infrared (IR) Remote with 2x AAA batteries
- Other Inclusions – Power Adapter, 1.5m HDMI Cable