The latest firmware update for the Aura 4K Android TV recorder brings a whole host of features including the Apple TV app, support for NOW, an enhanced user experience and bug fixes.
Humax has announced firmware 9.21, a significant update for its Android TV-based Aura UHD Freeview Play Recorder, which expands the services available and improves the overall experience.
As well as numerous audio and video performance enhancements and bug fixes, Humax has confirmed the availability of the Apple TV app on its device. This will allow viewers to stream purchased or rented content including blockbuster movies, box sets and music directly to their TV.
In addition, Sky’s separate on demand and contractless subscription service NOW can be viewed on Aura through Chromecast, providing a host of additional sports, movies and shows from broadcaster Sky.
The firmware will update automatically when the product is in standby mode, or can be activated manually through the settings menu.
The main list of features and enhancements listed in the Human press release is reproduced below:
Upgraded ‘Top Picks’ and ‘Now & Next’ guides
AURA now includes a more dynamic Top Picks recommendations guide and Now & Next sections with enhanced menus that are easier to navigate.
Quick access to recent apps
Recently-opened apps are displayed by holding down the Apps key, providing fast access to frequently-watched content.
Audio options in setup wizard
The initial setup wizard guides users through the audio options available and selects optimal surround sound settings.
Lip sync outside of live TV
Users can adjust lip sync settings in their favourite apps such as YouTube or Amazon Prime Video.
Audio delay improvements
There is now an option to delay audio by negative milliseconds, enabling improved video synchronisation.
Additional audio passthrough formats
Support for audio formats such as DTS, DTS HD and Dolby TrueHD (with Atmos) through compatible surround sound setups has been added.
Audio output configuration
TV: Always 2 channel PCM
Optical or HDMI ARC : Dolby Digital 5.1CH
Home Cinema via HDMI : Full passthrough up to 7.1CH
Media player compatibility
Now supports audio passthrough and audio delay in other media players for improved compatibility, such as VLC, Kodi and PLEX.
Improved video upscaling sharpens edges and reduces blur for a more defined video performance.
Colour settings menu
The settings option now shares a similar look and feel with other menus.
Updated standby LED option
This option allows users to turn off the deep standby LED.
S/AD Dialog UI
Quick access to current audio and video output status, and select optimal settings for content
If you’ve updated your Humax Aura to v9.21, we’d love to hear what the new experience is like so why not drop into the comments section and leave your thoughts.
Source: Press Release
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