The Humax Aura comes with built-in voice management through Google Assistant, in addition to entry to Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, BT Sport, and extra, because of its Android TV integration.
As a Freeview Play field, you additionally get entry to over 70 subscription-free channels, with the flexibility to report as much as 4 dwell TV packages whereas watching a fifth on the identical time.
There are two onerous drive choices obtainable, relying on how a lot content material you wish to report: 1TB will cowl you for as much as 500 hours of recording, whereas the 2TB choice provides you as much as 1,000 hours.
If you wish to watch reveals on the go, you should utilize the Humax Aura app to stream TV reveals in your house or obtain them to look at later – you too can use the app to schedule recordings and set reminders in your favourite TV reveals.
Humax says that establishing the Aura is simple, and “by logging into their Google account, customers have instantaneous entry to all their downloaded apps, YouTube settings, music downloads, in addition to Google Residence connectivity”.
As an Android TV device, Google Chromecast is built-in to the Humax Aura, which suggests you’ll be able to stream pictures, movies, music, and extra to your TV display screen utilizing your laptop computer, pill, or cellphone.
The accompanying distant management comes with a number of shortcut keys, together with a Freeview Play button, High Picks (which supplies you content material suggestion), and devoted buttons for Android Residence, Amazon Prime Video, and the Humax Children’ Zone.
There’s additionally a button for Google Assistant; you’ll be able to merely press it to activate voice management and ask the voice assistant any variety of questions, in addition to controlling the playback in your TV;. You may as well ask Google Assistant to manage your different smart home devices, for instance, switching in your smart lights or turning up your smart thermostat.
So, how a lot will all that set you again? For the 1TB mannequin you’ll be able to anticipate to pay £249, whereas the 2TB will value you £279, with each obtainable from November (although actual timings are nonetheless TBC).
Humax says you’ll purchase the Aura from retailers together with Currys, Argos, Amazon, and Very – all of that are anticipated to be holding large Black Friday sales on November 27. Whereas it is unlikely that this new PVR will see any large reductions, there’s at all times an opportunity that the Aura may very well be together with in site-wide gross sales occasions, which suggests it could be price ready till Black Friday to purchase.