Kickstarter success Equiso has finally made its smart TV stick available for pre-order on Amazon.After raising $241,000 on Kickstarter, the company will be manufacturing small HDMI dongles that run Android. They effectively turn your “dumb” TV into a “smart” TV.
The device offers some serious advantages over other smart TV accessories, as founder Adam McBride recently explained to us:
“[W]ith Google TV you can’t get Hulu or anything else like that. Hulu has these contracts saying, ‘If you have a device that’s going to be hooked up to a cable connection, then we can’t have Hulu on there.’ If we look at Boxee, Boxee has a coaxial cable for plugging in your DirecTV, Dish Network, or your Comcast cable. That’s why none of them have Hulu on there. So we said, ‘The future is not really Comcast or Dish Network. The future is online videos, and Hulu’s part of it.’ So we decided not to go the Google TV route and instead use the Android operating system and create our own custom media centre.’
Ready to place your pre-order? Head over to Amazon >