Homatics Box R 4K is a new 4K UHD Certified (Google and Netflix) Android TV Streaming Box based on S905X4 SoC (with AV1 codec). At the same time, it is another Homatics brand certified Android TV streaming device. On the other hand, Homatics Box R 4K has the latest chipset supporting 4K AV1 decoding.
As we have already mentioned, the Homatics brand has in its portfolio in addition to the new Box R 4K, more models. 4K Android TV Dongle based on S905Y2 SoC, and 4K Box Q Android TV streaming Box based on S905X3 SoC. More on the website.
Homatics products can be found mainly in European retail websites. This is also the case with Homatics Box R 4K you can find it in the Czech online store for 2 058 Kč, around $90.
As reported by the Android TV Guide, Box R is a streaming device based on the ODM device from SEI Robotics. A popular producer with a streaming device certified (via Google and Netflix).
Homatics Box R 4K Streaming Device Overview Features
TV Box is powered by well-known Amlogic S905X4 SoC Quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 with ARM-G31 MP2 GPU. As you know this chipset supports 4K AV1 decoding (AV1 MP-10@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@60fps). Inside you will also find 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC storage. This 4K streaming player runs on Android TV 10 OS with built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant. The device supports Dual Band Wifi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and Fast Ethernet 10 / 100Mbps (RJ45). Additionally, Box R 4K Android TV Box supports HDR10 and Dolby Audio.
Among the I / O ports of the Box R streaming player we can find: HDMI 2.1 (probably), LAN RJ45, AV port, microSD slot, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB-C, and S/PDIF port.
Certified 4K Streaming Box with Voice remote control
Homatics Box R is a fully certified (Google, Netflix, Prime Video, etc.) 4K UHD streaming player, so it supports the most popular streaming services up to 4K @60fps. If you are looking for a TV Box that supports Netflix 4K, this device is for you.
Streaming device comes with the well-known G10 Android TV / Google TV reference design Bluetooth Voice remote control. Voice remote control featuring Google Assistant, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play shortcut keys, plus Android TV navigation buttons including a guide button, home and back buttons, direction keys, and a watchlist button.
Why is it worth getting a streaming player that uses AV1 decoding?
Most of the currently popular streaming services use the latest AV1 decoding. AV1 is a high-performance, royalty-free video codec that provides 20% improved compression efficiency over HEVC/VP9 and manages to save up to 30% in bandwidth for the same image quality.