Humax has announced the world’s first Android TV 4K Freeview Play Recorder, AURA. AURA brings to the consumers a multitude of subscription-free and top-end entertainment delivered with crystal clear 4K HDR picture quality.
It has Google Assistant integrated as well as access to the thousands of app available on Google Play Store. You can sync the recorder with your Google account and customise it in accordance to your needs. To control it, you can make use of voice command for frequently-used TV commands, and allows users to ask questions, discover information and activate smart home devices.
Humax AURA will be available from November 2020 from Amazon, Humax Direct and electrical retailers with an SRP of £249 for the 1TB model and £279 for the 2TB version.
AURA brings a new way for entertainment with the ultra fast Android TV platform and Freeview Play built-in. It comes packed with three digital tuners, enabling users to record up to four programs at once. It also comes in two hard drive options including 1TB and 2TB.
You can also access many of the AURA features on a mobile device thanks to the Humax AURA app. The whole setup process for the box is incredibly simply. All you have to do is log into your Google account and it will offer you instant access to all your downloaded apps. It also comes with a Kid’s Zone that is developed by Humax. As a result, you can savely have your children watch appropriate content. Episodes can be browsed, searched and selected by duration, allowing parents to pick a show that will fill a suitable slot before dinner or bedtime, for example.
Google Assistant is integrated into the remote control, allowing users to benefit from Google Home services – simply press the button to activate voice control and ask an unlimited number of questions such as finding out the weather or travel information, choose favourite types of content, change channel or volume – or connect to smart home devices to play music, switch on the lights or heating, and much more.
Rob Peacock, director at Humax, commented, “AURA is designed to sit at the heart of a family’s home entertainment experience. The very first Freeview Play Recorder to be built on the Android TV platform, it provides a fully integrated environment that reflects the preferences and favourite content of the individual or family – with lightning-fast access to everything they need in one place, and outstanding picture quality. With such an extensive array of features, users will never miss their favourite show, movie or sporting event, and thanks to a combination of Google technology and the Humax AURA app, they can enjoy the freedom of entertainment on any screen or device, wherever and whenever they wish.”
Pricing and availability
Available from November 2020, Humax AURA has a suggested retail price of £249 for the 1TB model and £279 for the 2TB model. Retailers include Currys, Argos, Amazon, very.co.uk, Richer Sounds, Euronics (CIH), independent electrical stores and Humax Direct. Prices include VAT.