When entertainment in a box first started, especially the android box, I somehow never really looked into it as I always thought that watching on my laptop would have been way easier. Until I was introduced to 1OTT Social TV and now I am hooked to it haha..
I was fortunate to be given the chance recently to review the 1OTT at Ban Hin Bee, Bukit Jambul Branch located at Ideal Avenue. It was hands-on experience and I was blown away by how just one small box, but it does so much wonders. 1OTT Social TV is the brainchild of Cloud Media, a company pioneering in Connected Entertainment Market, responsible for powering the World’s First Internet Connected TV – the HP MediaSmart and developer of the Award-Winning Popcorn HourTM Networked Media. While Vidcrowd Media Sdn. Bhd is the sole distributor in Malaysia and is also the marketing arm for ASEAN countries. Electrical giant, Ban Hin Bee (BHB) Group is the appointed reseller in Penang.
Let's have a look at what 1OTT has to offer that even got me hooked to it. The 1OTT is the next hype to digital media consumption. With Over-The Top content referring to delivery of video or audio over the Internet, the 1OTT is packed with features and pre-loaded public apps for easy viewing or users can download from other 3rd party private apps developers’ sites.
I'm impressed as 1OTT, a Linux based media player that comes preloaded with 40+ public app and is currently providing more than 140 Live Channels and VOD (Video On Demand) contents. There's various sections with more that 12,000 titles from such as Recipe & Cooking Shows; Health, Wellness & Exercise Programs; Education on Demand & Documentaries; Lifestyle & Travel Channels and many more. The programs are from US, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia Singapore, India, Indonesia and others. Well not only that, you can also access to THOUSANDS of TV Shows & Dramas, Variety Shows and Movies through 3rd party/external apps.
1OTT have both SD (Standard Definition) Channels and HD (High Definition) Channels. Availability of 1080 HD video is subject to provider and Internet broadband connection speed.
With a minimum high speed internet of 2MB, it is good for most contents but for streaming Live TV, you will need at least a 4MB. So goodbye to long downloading hours.
There were many programs for me to choose from, so I decided to check out the Englsh Series. Upon selecting it, there was Variety Shows, Animated Series and a whole load of English series. So I waited no longer and started scrolling to see if there was Walking Dead Season 6. Fans of The Walking Dead, rejoice as 1OTT has it among the many other hit series such as Heroes Reborn, Scream Queens, The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time and many more. There were at least 94 series in total. Now that is a whole big collection for me to watch.
Navigating through was a breeze. Even a small kid would have been able to do it. By just choosing your selection of category, find your selected title and episode,sit back and enjoy.
For a person who loves watching English Movies, I bet every body does. Their English Movie section has a rather wide extensive collection. It has Movie Collection By Year, Movie Trilogy, Walt Disney Pictures, Classic Movies, Black & White and about 140 current movies. Now that is another WOW! Browsing the movie titles was easy, and with the movie posters included, it doesn't give you the headache where you will need to figure out which movie it is by only the title. Awesome.
Among the movies that was available were Everest, Maze Runner and many others. Got my popcorn ready and I will need alot of it haha.. Oh and don't worry about taking a break while watching because 1OTT offers the best streaming experience with both Resume Playback, Fast Forward & Rewind features.
Watch LIVE sports on Social TV. The 1OTT supports direct SopCast links over Facebook, Twitter post and Weibo so you can follow your favorite page to stay updated to the latest news and live coverage on sports entertainment.
Using an iOSCast or Miracast supported device, you can now mirror your tablet or smartphone screen onto your big screen TV. Watch videos, play games, and browse the web using your device as a touch screen interface. How cool is that?
Access to your PLEX server with the 1OTT and stream all your personal media from your library and right onto your TV. The 1OTT lets you access to your favorite collection of videos, photos and music conveniently from your PLEX server at anytime and anywhere.
Learning should always be fun, and that is exactly what you get with the 1OTT! Engage in endless hours of interesting, interactive and engaging educational topics and life lessons with the best education content from the Internet. It’s even fun for your kids!
Another good thing is that they have a dedicated team to maintain and update the contents from time to time. Contents are updated on both daily & monthly basis subject to online availability which can be checked via the announcement page.
With its small, easy to use and very affordable pricing, you can now enjoy online entertainment the way it was meant to be experienced on the Big Screen!
Operating System: Linux Based
User Interface: Adobe Flash Lite (Stagecraft 1.2)
HTTP Live Streaming(HLS)
HDCP Over HDMI
AES-128 Bit HLS Encryption
CPU: Cavium ARM11 640 MHz
Memory: 256MB Flash, 256MB DDR3
Networking: 802.11n Wi-Fi, 10/100 Ethernet
HDMI Output, Composite A/V Output,
Ethernet Port, USB Micro Power and
Size: 123.0 (L) x 100.0 (W) x 25.0 (H) mm
Weight: 120 gm
1OTT Player x 1
USB Micro Cable x 1
USB to Power Adapter x 1
Remote Control x 1
AAA Batteries x 2
Quick Start Guide x1
1 year Limited Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
All other new accessories (remote and cables) are entitled to a 90 days Limited Warranty
To test your network speed, you can visit http://speedtest.net (free). Please note that your Internet speed may vary throughout the day.
Things that is also required:
HDTV with HDMI input
HDMI Cable (HDTV)*
High Speed Internet (like DSL or cable)
Wired or wireless router
*Note: Alternative Cables: Composite Breakout Cable (for non-HDTV) or DVI-HDMI Cable (for PC monitor)
1OTT is SIRIM certified and is retailing at RM479 (inclusive 6% GST) at all BHB Outlets. In addition to the overall warranty, a “90 days 1-for-1 exchange warranty” and a “free remote control upgrade to V8 back-lit and long range remote control worth RM30 (while stocks last)” are provided EXCLUSIVELY through the purchase at any BHB branches. No hidden cost, no montly or yearly subscription fee. What more could one ask for?
VidCrowd is always interested in expanding their international reseller network. If you are interested in marketing 1OTT products or other range of media players in your country, they would be interested in hearing more about your current operations and your proposed plans for their products at email@example.com
Visit your nearest BHB outlets or Sincere Zone (M) Sdn. Bhd. as stated below:
Penang Island Branches:
BHB (Anson Road Branch):
111 Jalan Anson, 10400 Penang.
t. 604 228 9880
f. 604 229 9890
BHB (Bukit Jambul Branch):
1-1-25, Ideal Avenue, Medan Kampung Relau 1, (Off Jalan Tun Dr Awang) Bayan Baru, 11900 Penang.
t. 604 641 0280
f. 604 641 0180
BHB (Jelutong Branch):
23, 25 & 27, Vantage Point,
Jalan Lenggong, 11600 Jelutong, Penang.
t. 604 282 2880
f. 604 281 1880
BHB (Farlim Branch):
288B-1-8 Fortune Court,
Jalan Thean Teik, Bandar Baru, Farlim, Air Itam, 11500 Penang.
t. 604 827 2880
f. 604 828 8280
BHB (Tanjung Tokong Branch):
B-G-3, 3A & 5,
Vantage Desiran Tanjung,
10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
t. 604 899 3880
f. 604 899 3990
Sincere Zone (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Ampang Branch):
60G, Jalan Wawasan Ampang 2/3,
Bandar Baru Ampang,
68000 Ampang Selangor.
t. 603 4293 2698
f. 603 4291 2698
Sincere Zone (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Mahkota Cheras Branch):
No.13 & 15, Jalan Temenggung 23/9,
Mahkota Square, Bandar Mahkota Cheras,
43200 Cheras Selangor.
To me, my overall experience using the 1OTT has been amazingly wonderful. For a one off time payment of only RM479, it is like a one time "investment' but with many "returns". With its ultimate simplicity and user-friendly interface, 1OTT makes entertainment just clicks away. One thing for certain is that you will be spoilt for choice. Because I know that I myself has fallen head-over-heels over it.
For more information
Ban Hin Bee (BHB) Group
The bloggers were also presented with a WIFI access based FreeOTT for the sole purpose of their personal demonstration and usage. The unit STRICTLY acts as a premium giveaway by Vidcrowd Media Sdn. Bhd. and is not available for sale.
Disclaimer: The reviewer or any other related business entity or website (hereinafter “Company”) associated with the manufacturing and/or distribution of the 1OTT product (hereinafter “Product”) is not responsible for any miscommunication that may occur regarding channel and content listings and availability. You agree to understand that the channels and content are provided via 3rd party app developers (hereinafter "external apps") and is streamed over the internet via these external apps. You agree to understand that the Product is merely a device that allows you to connect through your own internet provider and stream any content that is available via these external apps that are available through the Product.