StreamView GmbH, the official licensee of Nokia Android TV, set-top boxes, and DAB + radios in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), has announced the Nokia Streaming Box 8000. Powered by Android TV, the device is manufactured by SEI Robotics and supports streaming 4K, with native support for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, as well as YouTube and Google Play, among others.
According to a report by the German publication Golem, the device comes with a remote control that has hotkeys for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and Google Play. It is priced at € 100 (~ Rs. 8,800) in EU markets and will go on sale during the upcoming Christmas shopping season. There is no further information on the device as of now, but it will be interesting to see how it compares to existing Android TV boxes on the market.
It is not immediately clear if the Nokia Streaming Box 8000 will reach global markets outside of EMEA, including India. Even if it does, StreamView is unlikely to release it, given that the trademark rights for Nokia Android TV devices in India are currently controlled by Flipkart, which not only sells a bunch of Nokia-branded Android TVs in the country, but also Nokia Media Streamer, a small Android TV box priced at Rs. 3,499.
However, it is worth noting that unlike the Nokia Streaming Box 8000, Flipkart’s Nokia Media Streamer only supports videos up to 1080p with no support for 4K streaming. The device, which went on sale in August this year, competes with equipment such as the Mi Box 4K and the Fire TV Stick 4K that, as their names suggest, offer 4K streaming capabilities at similar prices.
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