Notebookcheck Logo

Rumor | Verizon's next streaming box will double as a soundbar

The Stream TV. (Source: Verizon)
The Stream TV. (Source: Verizon)
Verizon's Stream TV is your fairly standard streaming box with Android TV. However, leaks from some official bodies have reportedly revealed that its next generation will have a much more interesting form-factor. It will apparently combine the features of the current device with those of a speaker one might place under the TV in question.

The STI625x is a streaming device that has appeared on the databases of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Wi-Fi Alliance ahead of its launch. This is a fairly normal occurrence - however, it seems this product is far from the average TV box. According to the leaker Android TV Guide, it will be marketed by Verizon as an audio solution as well.

The model number has become linked to the carrier due to the product name mentioned by the Wi-Fi Alliance in the course of approving it as a dual-band device. It is a "set-top box" or "media extender" called the Stream TV Soundbar.

This, of course, paints it as a successor to Verizon's current own-brand box, with a potentially interesting dual use-case. It seems the company has engaged the ODM Askey (part of the Asus family) to make the upcoming streaming device.

Therefore, it looks like Verizon might list a new product that might help customers augment their big screen in more ways than one soon. Then again, its new leaks do nothing to hint at its audio specs, beyond a brief reference to DTS in the course of the FCC filing. However, they do reveal that this "Stream TV Soundbar" will run the latest Android TV 11 UI on its launch.

Buy a Bose TV Speaker on Amazon

The "Verizon Stream TV Soundbar" pops up in new leaks. (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance via Android TV Guide)
The "Verizon Stream TV Soundbar" pops up in new leaks. (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance via Android TV Guide)
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2021 10 > Verizon's next streaming box will double as a soundbar
Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-10 (Update: 2021-10-10)