Walmart Onn Android TV stick clears FCC, may launch soon

Walmart Onn Android TV stick clears FCC, may launch soon

Walmart sells everything from Roku-powered smart TVs to tablets to gaming keyboards under its affordable Onn brand. Now, the retailer is apparently wading further into the connected TV space with its first Android TV stick. Spotted in an FCC listing by Android TV Guide, Walmart's new device looks like a fairly basic dongle that plugs into your set's HDMI port. However, it's unclear if the stick (which carries the Onn logo) will offer access to Android TV or the revamped Google TV interface. The listing says the stick runs on Android TV 10, but the accompanying remote looks like it's for Google TV, according to 9to5Google.

The remote also features quick launch buttons for the main video and streaming services including YouTube, Netflix, Disney+ and (notably) HBO Max. Inside the stick is an Amlogic s805Y chip which only provides a full HD resolution, so don't expect 4K in this model at least. Overall, it seems that this particular device will be fairly basic, as we've come to expect from the Onn range.

US retail giant Walmart is about joining the list of popular brands who have got their own TV Stick. The brand which launches affordable electronic products like smartphones, TVs, headphones, speakers, tablets and several others under the Onn brand is working on the Onn Android TV Stick. The device has now been certified by the FCC. 

The device will have the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Google Chromecast 3rd Gen. to contend with in the US market and it looks well-suited for thta challenge. First, the Onn-branded products are known for their affordability. Secondly, the TV Stick is shown in the FCC listing to run Android 10 and come with support for up to 2K streaming.

The live pictures of the device as spotted also include a Bluetooth remote with hotkeys for Google Assistant, YouTube, Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max. Further, there will be an HDMI extension cable inside the box to make it easy to plug-in the Onn Android TV Stick in a situation where it isn’t convenient to plug it in directly. The retail box wil also have a charging adapter with a 5V/1A rating.

Walmart is yet to dsiclose when the Onn Android TV Stick will be launched but the FCC listing is an indication that the device will be launched soon.