Humax has introduced the H3 Espresso Smart Media Player, providing hours of free entertainment in any room in the house via the user’s wireless network – without the need for extra aerial sockets or tuners.
The user can simply plug in the H3 Espresso to the HDMI port on any HD TV, connect to the home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable following the step-by-step guide, and the player is ready to use in a matter of minutes – with no further wires and no additional subscriptions or fees required.
Pre-installed apps and services include Netflix, YouTube and TVPlayer. With the TVPlayer service, the viewer can choose from more than 55 free-to-air channels, as well as an additional 25 Plus popular video-on-demand channels, including HISTORY, Lifetime, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Discovery, Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, and National Geographic Channel. A two month free subscription to TVPlayer is included, redeemable via a special voucher supplied in the H3 Espresso box.
In addition to streamed content, the HUMAX H3 Espresso enables users to view apps and media files of many types from their own DLNA (home network) connected devices – such as smartphones, tablets or laptops – on an HD television.
As well as video-based content, the user’s photos, music and other audio files from Android-based mobile devices can also be shared with family and friends at the highest quality via an HD TV. iOS and Android devices can also be transformed into a digital remote control for the H3 Espresso using the HUMAX CAST App.
Further content, such as recorded programmes, can be accessed when the H3 is paired with the HUMAX FVP-4000T Freeview Play personal video recorder. When connected to the FVP-4000T, the user can select channels through the built-in Electronic Programming Guide, and view and record their favourite programmes easily via the integrated hard drive. In addition, more than one H3 Espresso can be linked simultaneously to the home network, allowing users to extend the viewing experience to up to four separate rooms in the house.