Rippl-TV V2 Android Box Features Amlogic S905 and Integrated Google Cast

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SZTomato have revealed the Rippl-TV V2 Android TV box, a successor to the original Rippl-TV based on the quad core Amlogic S905 processor.

The specifications are fairly typical, featuring 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 8GB of onboard storage, Gigabit Ethernet, b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. Both Google Play and Aptoide app stores are pre-installed.

However, there’s a few key things that differentiates this box from others on the market, namely completely unique launcher and rumored support Widevine L1 DRM.

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If Widevine L1 DRM is supported may allow the Rippl-TV V2 to support HD streaming from apps such as Netflix. If Tomato have pulled this off, the Rippl-TV V2 will be one of only a handful of Android TV boxes capable of HD Netflix playback. I’ll have to wait until I get my hands on one to test it out.

Google Cast is also said to be supported, allowing you to stream video to the Rippl-TV V2 as you would a Chromecast.

The device runs Android 5.1.1 and Tomato are offering two different launchers. The first, called utilOS, looks incredibly stylish, with a subdued color pallete and minimalist design that’s said to offer lots of customisation. I’m looking forward to seeing it in action.

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There’s also a second launcher that seems to be the stock Android TV launcher.

Inside the box, you’ll get the Rippl-TV V2 Android TV box, power adapter, HDMI cable and user manual.

You can see the Rippl-TV V2 in action in the company’s demo reel below:

Getting One

The Rippl-TV V2 is currently available on Amazon at the time of writing.

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Rippl-TV V2 Technical Specifications

General

  • Processor
    Amlogic S905
  • CPUCPU
    Quad-Core Cortex-A53 up to 2.0GHz
  • GPU
    Penta-Core ARM® Mali™-450
  • Operating System
    Android Lollipop 5.1.1
  • RAM
    1GB DDR3
  • Storage
    8GB eMMC
  • Other Features
    IR Sensor
  • Power
    DC 5V/2A

Interfaces

  • Video Output
    HDMI 2.0, Composite
  • Audio Output
    HDMI 2.0, SP-DIF, Composite
  • Other Interfaces
    2 x USB 2.0
    MicroSD Card Slot

Connectivity

  • WiFi
    802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Ethernet
    1000Mbps
  • Bluetooth
    4.1

Physical

    • saor

      The Chromecast support that is a nice feature to have. As for the l1 DRM it’s according to cnx buggy plus I thought Netflix in HD was something only device manufacturers that Netflix approved of could stream HD as found out by minix

      • Yeah, I’m not 100% on it at this stage but the info I’m hearing seems to suggest that Netflix will be HD. I’ll have to wait until it’s in my hands so I can confirm. If they’ve pulled it off, it’s going to be a massive boost for the company.