New Hubbl platform promises to bring together a world of entertainment, news and sport

The latest entertainment platform – Hubbl – has been unveiled. It brings together live TV, all of Foxtel’s streaming apps along with every other major streaming service with the opportunity to bundle services together to earn a monthly discount.

Hubbl, available as a plug-in box ($99) or as a standalone 55-inch ($1,595) or 65-inch ($1,995) TV, boasts an impressive operating system that adds a deeper layer of intelligence and aggregation so users can find something to watch or pick up the latest episode of their favourite TV show.

Hubbl will be available from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman while the Hubbl Glass TVs will be available from Harvey Norman.

Each of these products offers 4K Ultra HD quality with Dolby Atmos sounds and HDR and all they require is a power point and an internet connection.

Customers do not need to plug in an antenna as all the content is delivered via their broadband connection.

The other feature that will attract customers is Stack and Save which can save users up to $15 a month when bunding up to five services on the same bill.

“Hubbl stands out from the pack by offering live TV without an aerial, seamless subscription management at the touch of a button, more discoverability and personalisation as well as allowing customers to stack up to five eligible streaming apps and save up to $15 per month on their subscriptions,” says Les Wigan, Managing Director of Hubbl.

“With the major free and paid apps available on Hubbl and more to come, there is nothing like the world of entertainment it unlocks.”

What sets Hubbl apart is its ability to strip out the live TV streams of the free-to-air catch-up apps via the internet and presents them as standalone channels that sit right beside other linear channels and live content available from Binge, Kayo Sport and the new Lifestyle service.

Hubbl will also please sports fans and draw in live matches and catch-up content from any other service that offers it including Stan and Paramount+.

Hubbl can be controlled by a single remote control with voice control so you can find your content and apps, control playback and change settings just by talking to it.

Customers can’t record on Hubbl, but they will be able to create a watchlist and assign them to different profiles which create a shortcut to the content whenever they want to watch it.

This also applies to the free-to-air content that is piped in from the catch-up apps from Nine, Seven, Ten, SBS and the ABC.

The watchlist can also track movies and other content even if they become available on different platforms.

The other feature that will attract customers is “Stack and Save” which can save users up to $15 a month when bunding up to five services on the same bill.

The Hubbl box and Hubbl Glass are both a one-off purchase and do not require a subscription.

The separate apps, which include Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Stan, Paramount+, Prime Video, Kayo Sport, Binge, Lifestyle and many more, all require a paid monthly subscription.

 “Hubbl is a unique product that simplifies the TV and streaming experience so you can spend less time searching for something to watch and more time enjoying the content you love,” says Dani Simpson, Executive Director of Hubbl.

“We’re proud to partner with leading retailers Harvey Norman and JB Hi Fi to help us reach customers in-store right across the country in addition to having our own digital shopfront at Hubbl.com.au.”

Hubble ($99) is a box that’s smaller in width than a CD case.

The Hubbl Glass is a stylish TV that’s available in two sizes 55-inch ($1,595) and 65-inch ($1,995) and in five colours – Anthracite Black, Ocean Blue, Racing Green, Dusky Pink and Ceramic White.

Stay tuned to Tech Guide for a complete review of Hubbl and Hubbl Glass.

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