It appears that AT&T is developing a new set-top box that’s going to be powered by Android. It would make sense for the company to develop such a product. It’s going to reduce AT&T’s reliance on third-party hardware to push DirecTV Now via TV hardware. A new FCC filing has been discovered which suggests that AT&T is developing this product.
The FCC filing mentions “”AT&T/DirecTV Wireless 4K OTT Client” as the device name. It’s highly unlikely that this is what the set-top box is going to be called when it eventually arrives in the market.
There aren’t a lot of details available about the specifications of this set-top box at this point in the. The filing does reveal that there’s going to be a voice-enabled remote control with touchpad as well as full access to Google Play.
This makes it seem like the product is going to be quite similar to existing Android-powered set-top boxes so users will be able to stream from Netflix and Hulu just as easily as they will be able to watch live TV using DirecTV Now.