New Fan TV Set-Top Box Combines Live TV, Cloud DVR & Streaming


RANCHO PALOS VERDES: Fanhattan, which is backed by the investors behind TiVo, Netflix and Sonos, has unveiled Fan TV, a set-top box that brings together live TV, cloud DVR and streaming services all in one destination.

The company designed Fan TV in partnership with Yves Béhar. The set-top box is said to eliminate the need to use multiple devices and remotes for accessing content stored in various places. Fan TV will be available later this year.

Fanhattan is also rebranding its free entertainment service Fan. Fan integrates 29 leading streaming services, making more than 100,000 movies and shows available to watch instantly on iOS devices and the web. Fan will be working with its existing streaming partners for OTT content and leading pay-TV providers for live TV and cloud DVR.

"With the rapidly growing number of entertainment choices, services and technologies, finding what to watch and how to watch it has become way too complicated," said Gilles BianRosa, CEO of Fanhattan. "People don’t need a stack of devices in their living room, each delivering only part of their entertainment experience. Fan TV will replace the need for a separate cable box, DVR and streaming device, and will streamline your living room by bringing your entertainment life into one beautiful place."

“Fan TV is the deepest and most magical entertainment experience. Everything about Fan TV is about cohesiveness between hardware and user interface, when others still look at these elements separately,” added Yves Béhar, founder of fuseproject.