Finally, the RockTek G2 (RT-G2) 4K Streaming Box is available for purchase. The first information about the upcoming G2 streamer appeared at the beginning of January 2022. Therefore, it is nice that the device is finally available. It was definitely worth the wait. RockTek G2 is a Google and Netflix certified 4K streaming player powered by Amlogic S905X4-K SoC which supports 4K@60fps AV1 decoding. In addition, it has 4GB RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage, and supports WiFi 6. Besides, it supports HDR10/HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision. In addition, it supports Dolby Audio, Dolby ATMOS, and DTS.
Availability and price
You can find the new RT RockTek G2 (RT-G2) 4K Streaming Box on Amazon and Newegg for $139. This Android streaming media player is shipped with G20 Bluetooth voice remote control, power adapter, HDMI cable, and User Manual.
RockTek G2 4K Streaming Box Overview Features
RockTek G2 streaming player has a small housing with dimensions of 110 x 108 x 23mm and a weight of 142 g. Noteworthy is undoubtedly the housing with an interesting perforation on the top cover resembling navy blue leather. The heart of the new streaming player from RockTek is the Amlogic S905X4-K SoC (Quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 with ARM-G31 MP2 GPU). Streamer runs on Android TV 11 OS and has 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC 5.0. That’s right, the same chipset and specification can be found in the Homatics Box R 4K Plus (which we tested) and the Nokia Streaming Box 8010.
By the way, it is worth adding that both the G2 streaming box and the previously mentioned streamers are based on the ODM devices from SEI Robotics.
RockTek G2 streaming player like the mentioned streamers also supports 4K@60fps AV1, H.265, VP9 decoding, and also supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS HD. In addition, the G2 4K streaming box supports dual-band 802.11ax WiFi 6 (2T2R), Bluetooth 5.0, and Gigabit Ethernet. The device has the following ports:
- HDMI 2.1(HDCP 2.3)
- USB 3.0
- USB 2.0
- Micro SD
- USB Type-C
- DC jack
- AV port
- SPDIF optical
It is worth noting that this certified streamer supports all available and popular streaming services in 4K resolution on the market, such as Netflix, Prime Video, Youtube, Disne+, HBO Max, Apple TV+, etc. In addition, you can easily enjoy games in the cloud through GeForce NOW. Interestingly, RockTek G2 comes with G20 Android TV / Google TV reference design remote control. Until now, most streaming players came with the G10 voice remote control.
The G20 Google TV reference design remote is longer than the G10 series and has more buttons. The longer Bluetooth voice remote control has also 4 dedicated buttons (Youtube, Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+), a distinctive Google Assistant button, and a lot of buttons to operate the TV. More details in the offer.