BT launches new 4K HDR set-top box

BT has revealed a new set-top box capable of 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos.

BT said that the TV Box Pro is its most advanced STB which is designed to support the next generation of TV viewing.

In addition to the higher picture and audio quality, the new box also comes with 1TB of storage for up to 600 hours of recordings, four tuners for simultaneous viewing and recording, and a new bluetooth remote. 

From a software perspective, BT has rolled out a new user interface which presents viewers with a more visual My TV section and easier access to recordings.

The only catch for early adopting users is that the BT TV Box Pro is restricted to a wired connection at launch. The box is Wi-Fi capable, but that feature will be unavailable until an update is released latest this year. 

At launch, BT TV Box Pro is available for subscribers to the £65 per month VIP package. The operator said that the new unit will be added to other packages “in due course”.

Chandru Lakshminarayanan, TV and Sport Propositions Director, BT said: “We’ve seen a huge growth in 4K HDR content and we’re excited that the new BT TV Box Pro supports such an immersive way of viewing. We’ve seen such great feedback since launching our flexible TV plans and now the award-winning platform is about to enter the next generation of viewing. We’ve got lots more planned, which I can’t wait to share with our customers shortly.”

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