Fetch TV Australia have quietly released their new Fetch Mini 4K model at Bing Lee for $199, as part of a broader rollout at more retailers and through partner NBN service providers such as Optus and Aussie Broadband.
The Fetch Mini 4K model H671T replaces the previous generation 5 year old Fetch Mini model H626T which only output video at HD 1080P.
Fetch TV is a cloud based platform whose devices can play Australian Free to Air TV via an antenna, catch up TV via apps like iView and 7Plus, popular streaming apps such as Netflix and STAN, premium cable TV channels like ESPN and BBC First as well as home video digital rental or purchase of Movies and TV shows.
Changes between the Fetch Mini original and the new Fetch Mini 4K include:
- Full 4K support including Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10, HLG
- New Voice Remote Control (Bluetooth)
- The addition of AV1 to video decoding ability: MPEG4 HD H.264 AVC H265 HEVC AV1
- Double the flash memory (now 8GB) for Pausing & Rewind Live TV only
- Wi-Fi 6 AX 5ghz or 2.4Ghz, upgraded from Wi-Fi 5 AC
- HDMI V2.1 port with HDCP 2.3 Support, upgraded from HDMI 1.4
Note that if you already have Fetch TV devices in your house eg: the Fetch Mighty 4K recorder DVR and you intend to use them together with the new Fetch Mini 4K. Also if you want to record Free to Air TV eg: collect all episodes of Bluey you have to buy a Fetch Mighty 4K. The Fetch Mini 4K is strictly for live TV and streaming.
Fetch devices rented from an ISP like Optus will not work with Fetch devices bought retail from a shop like Bing Lee.
To use them together eg: play Fetch Mighty 4K hard drive recordings from a Fetch Mini 4K they both need to be retail purchased on the same Fetch login or both need to be rented from the same ISP on the same login.