Just a week ago, TM has officially launched the new unifi Plus Box for unifi TV customers. Available for both existing and new customers, the new Android TV-based box offers new experience including support for 4K contents, Google Assistant, and Google Play Store.
We just got our hands on a review unit and out of curiosity, we run it through the Time Internet network in our office. To our surprise, the box’s unifi TV broadcast which is delivered through a pre-installed Android TV app works flawlessly without any restriction:
We’ve reached out to unifi team in order to find out whether our experience was just a fluke. But, to our surprise again, the team has confirmed to us that as long you have unifi TV credentials and good Internet connection, you able to watch unifi TV broadcast on the new unifi Plus Box through any Internet service provider.
This is quite a departure from the previous unifi TV boxes in which contents were broadcast through a dedicated 10Mbps VLAN that can only be accessed through unifi network. Hence, we began to wonder whether TM is planning to launch a stand-alone unifi TV + unifi Plus Box combo plan in the near future.
Such plan may have the potential to inject some excitement into local pay TV scene which generally consisted of only two players at the moment: unifi TV and Astro. Meanwhile, we have since relayed the question to TM, so stay tuned for the response.