If you have been following our Facebook Page you may have seen some teaser pictures with various math questions. Our idea was to slowly release some of the specs of the new Skystream TWO Streaming Media Center. But today is the day where you learn what we have been developing for the last 6 months, the Skystream TWO!
We decided that we wanted to deliver a device with some serious, and we mean serious specs! We wanted to make the TWO extremely powerful, deliver some awesome new features, and we did just that!
Skystream TWO Operating System
The Skystream TWO is running Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Android 7.1.2 is an extremely fast and powerful version of Android. But we weren’t happy with just having a great Android operating system. We wanted it faster and optimized for Streaming. So we collaborated with one of the most respected Android firmware developers from the XDA Developers (Android Developers) website to develop a highly polished operating system. We took out all of the bloatware, added system tweaks to speed up the processor and optimized just about everything else. This work increased our benchmark speeds by 10% compared to what the chipset manufacturer promises. Long story short, the Skystream TWO is insanely fast and can handle anything you throw at it.
Skystream TWO Chipset / Processor
We decided to go with the AMLogic S912 Octa core processor. This is AMLogic’s most powerful processor ever made. It boasts 8 cores running at speeds of up to 2.0 Ghz. This is some serious horsepower that puts the Skystream TWO in a league with some PC’s. But we wanted to create a no holds barred streaming media playing with the some serious power! The S912 has 100% more processing power than the Skystream ONE processor!
Skystream TWO RAM
We packed 3 Gb of RAM into the Skystream TWO. We could have stuck with 2 Gb, but we wanted our users to have an insane amount of power and the fastest box possible. So we decided on 3 Gb of DDR4 RAM to compliment the extremely powerful 8 core processor! 3Gb of RAM is 50% more than the Skystream ONE.
Skystream TWO Storage
No one likes running out of storage, No one. We wanted our customers to have a huge amount of storage space. So we doubled the storage space to 32Gb (Minus Firmware and base apps.) This means that you will be able to store more pictures, apps, home movies, Etc… No more having to delete an app so you can install a new one! 32Gb is 100% more storage space than the Skystream ONE!
Skystream TWO Voice Capabilities (Upgraded airmouse required)
With voice technology becoming so popular lately, we wanted to include this capability into the Skystream TWO. Users will be able to press the voice button on the airmouse remote and say “OK Google, Search for a local restaurant” “OK Google, what is the weather today?” “OK Google, Search Netflix for Stranger Things.” With the Skystream Two, Google is literally a few words away!
Media Center Voice Search
We have incorporated voice search into the Media Center. Simply open the application you want to use in the Media Center, Click on the apps search button, Click on the IP button and say what you want to search for. This will eliminate the need to type in everything when you are searching for something. We think this is a really cool feature!
Wide Vine Certification – Netflix in HD, Hulu in HD, Sling in HD, Amazon Instant Video in HD – Subscriptions Required
Wide Vine is basically Google’s way of classifying devices they deem as legitimate. The devices have been tested by Wide Vine and certified based on specs and security. In simple terms, what this means is that applications like Netflix, Hulu, Sling and Amazon Instant Video enable HD video streaming because they know it is a legitimate product. No other Android streaming media player has this, that we know of and we know it is a game changer!
Updated Home Screen
We wanted to keep the ease of using the Skystream TWO the same as the Skystream ONE, but wanted to give the home screen a new feel. Most people are watching TV to relax. So we designed a mellow blue color scheme to help you relax after a stressful day.
We went with a high end Qualcomm Wi-fi chip to help you get great internet speeds and make streaming a breeze. We also included a Gigabit Ethernet port so the Skystream TWO can receive speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.
Skystream TWO Specs
- Operating System – Android Nougat 7.1.2
- Chipset – AMLogic Octa Core S912 2.0 Ghz
- RAM – 3 Gb DDR4
- Storage – 32Gb Emmc (Minus Operating System and Base Apps)
- Internet – Qualcomm AC Wireless Wi-Fi Chip & Gigabit Ethernet Port (1,000 Mbps)
- Bluetooth – 4.1
- HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 License
- Standard SD Card Slot – 32 Gb Max
- 4 USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 Optical Audio / SPDIF output port
- 1 3.5mm Headphone Port
Video Playback Specs
- VP9-10 Profile-2 up to 4Kx2K@60fps
- H.265 HEVC MP-10@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@60fps
- H.264 AVC HP@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@30fps, H.264 MVC up to 1080p @60fps
- MPEG-4 ASP@L5 up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-14496)
- WMV/VC-1 SP/MP/AP up to 1080P@60fps
- AVS-P16(AVS+) /AVS-P2 JiZhun Profile up to 1080P@60fps
- MPEG-2 MP/HL up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-13818)
- MPEG-1 MP/HL up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-11172)
- RealVideo 8/9/10 up to 1080P@60fps
- WebM up to VGA
- MJPEG and JPEG unlimited pixel resolution decoding (ISO/IEC-10918)
- Supports JPEG thumbnail, scaling, rotation and transition effects