Walmart launches updated Onn streaming stick with Google TV for US$15
Walmart just released a new version of the Onn streaming stick at a price that flaunts Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
The new Onn streaming stick uses Google TV for its OS, meaning that it runs Google TV's UI and has access to Google TV apps. The stick can stream popular media platforms like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and Google TV (in addition to others).
The stick plugs directly into an HDMI port and is powered by a micro-USB jack (an AC adapter is included in the box). While the CPU is still a mystery, Walmart has stated the device has 1.5 GB of RAM and is limited to Full HD (1920x1080) content. The stick also supports MIMO WiFi and Bluetooth, though the exact specifications aren't listed on Walmart's site.
The stick comes with a remote in the box that has the usual smattering of Google TV buttons, as well as dedicated buttons for YouTube, Netflix, Disney+, and Paramount+. There is also a dedicated button for Google's voice assistant.
The Onn streaming stick's most attractive feature is its price. At US$14.88 (as of today), the Onn stick is one of the cheapest ways to add 1080p streaming to a TV (if not the cheapest on the market). Amazon's Fire Stick Lite, which is also limited to 1080p content, starts at $29.99. Amazon's offering supports HDR10+ video; the Onn stick does not. That said, the Fire Stick also has only 66% the RAM of the Onn stick.
Walmart also sells an Onn-branded 4K streaming box for $19.88 which has 2 GB of RAM and also runs Google TV. For $5 more, it may be the better (if slightly less convenient) deal.