Just a couple of weeks after T-Mobile launched a new Android TV device, Verizon has released a new Android TV box of its own.
The Stream TV is a new version of the set-top box of the same name that Verizon debuted one year ago. The new model has an updated, more rectangular design and includes a new remote with a dedicated Google Assistant button, playback and voume controls, and Home and Back buttons.
One special feature that the new Stream TV has is the ability to help you find the remote if you've lost it. Just press the power button on the front of the box twice and the remote will beep until you press a button on it.
The software on this new Verizon Stream TV is Android TV with a custom overlay. "Stream TV uses an instinctive Verizon UI that surfaces the best content from top streaming apps like Disney+, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and more," says Verizon.
There's Chromecast support built in to the new Stream TV, which means you can beam music, videos, and photos from your phone to the box. 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, and HDR 10+ support is included, too, as is Wi-Fi 6 (80x11ax) dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz connectivity.
Verizon is now selling the new Stream TV for $69.99, the same price as the previous model. New Verizon Fios or 5G Home Internet customers can also get a Stream TV at no additional cost with a new installation.