Anker's new 4K streaming dongle comes with Android 10, 4K HDR10 support, and a remote control. It is also more expensive than Google's Chromecast.
Anker's first Android TV device
Anker is expanding the line-up with its first Android TV device. It is a small black box that Anker likes to refer to as a streaming dongle.
It will be sold under Anker's Nebula sub-brand and comes with Android 10 pre-installed. It supports 4K and HDR10 streaming through HEVC and VP9 decoding. It has built-in WiFi 5 and Bluetooth.
Users have access to streaming apps such as Disney+, Netflix, and HBO Max. As part of Android TV you are also getting built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant.
The bad news is that it is significantly more expensive than most other Android TV or Google TV dongles including Google's latest Chromecast – and it does not even support Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision. It is priced at $90 in the US at launch.
Anker Nebula 4K Streaming Dongle – specifications
ARM Quad 64-bit Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz (DVFS)
H.265 10-bit 4K*[email protected], VP9 4K*2K @75fps, AVS2-P2 up to 4K*[email protected], H.264 AVC 4K*[email protected], MPEG1/2/4 ASP, WMV/VC-1, AVS+, RealVideo8/9/10 and other video formats
MPEG1/2/4, MVC, MP3, WMA/WMA Pro, FLAC, OGG (AC3, Dolby Digital Plus), and other audio formats
Wi-Fi 2.4G / 5.0GHz 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac