In 2021, Android TV, courtesy of Google TV, is expected to be a big deal, and Walmart seems to be getting in on the action. Walmart's Onn brand is expected to use Android TV to fuel a streaming stick after adding Android to its low-cost tablets.

We get our first look at a Walmart-branded streaming stick thanks to an FCC listing found by @AndroidTV Rumor. The latest gadget has a simple appearance, consisting of matte black and an HDMI plug with the Walmart "Onn" brand logo emblazoned on top.

The FCC listing also reveals a lot of information about this unit. This Walmart Onn streaming stick will reportedly run on Android TV 10 — it's uncertain whether it'll run on Google TV — and will have a pretty basic, albeit low-end spec kit when it launches. The Amlogic S805Y chipset is one of them. Notably, the chip is only capable of 1080p60. Given the abundance of 4K, that's a low number, but it probably means this gadget is aiming for a low price. This is the same chip that drives the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick, for example.

Walmart is releasing its own ‘Onn' streaming stick with Android TV 10 and Google's remote control

Walmart is releasing its own ‘Onn' streaming stick with Android TV 10 and Google's remote control

The unit is apparently certified for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and the dedicated shortcut buttons on the remote specifically indicate that it supports Disney+ and HBO Max.

This may be one of the first Android TV players to be sold in the United States with Google's latest reference style remotes. This standardized remote template has been covered before, and the G10 model used here is the one that's designed for streaming sticks like the Walmart Onn.

To round out what we can see from this listing, it appears that this system will be driven by MicroUSB, which is always a disappointment.

In the past, Walmart devices have been through the FCC ahead of launch a few times, which is usually an indication that a formal update is on the way. We'll keep you posted on when this streaming stick becomes available.

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