Friday, December 15, 2017

Review: iview Air Stick ATSC Digital TV Tuner / HDTV Receiver

It works!
A few days ago I ordered an iview Air Stick, a device that claimed to turn Android phones and tablets into over-the-air (OTA) TV receivers. I wanted a way to catch the local news while camping or when the power goes out, a common occurrence in the rural area where I live.

I had been looking for a low powered, portable OTA solution and this seemed like it might be just the thing. Prices for this type of gadget start at less than 20 dollars and go up from there. I selected a mid priced model (less than $30), made sure it was designed for the North American ATSC Standard and the limited reviews were pretty good. My iview Air Stick arrived today. I'm happy to report that IT WORKS!
Contents of the box

The box contains the Air Stick, which only measures about 1 inch by 1.5 inches, a 12" telescoping, magnetic antenna with 6 foot cord, wrist antenna and instruction booklet.

I tested it first on an older tablet running Android 4.4. I expected trouble with this device as it is older and rather under-powered but it effortlessly discovered all my local stations, in HD and with closed captioning!

Local stations and settings menu
Next, I tested and confirmed it works with Android 7.0 and 7.1 and plays nice with a usb-c type connector with a usb-c to mini usb adapter. (You must use an adapter that supports OTG technology. You can get one here.)

The iview Air Stick found the same number of stations that we get on our Over-the-Air Home TV with a basic antenna. Set up was easy peasy:

Plug the Air Stick into your device.
Download the ATSC Player by Cidana Corp from Google Play.
Open the ATSC Player.
Click 'Yes' to launch this software whenever this device is plugged in.
Pick your country. (USA is default)
It will scan for channels then list the choices.
Electronic Program Guide
Click on the one you want to play. Thats it.

Settings are limited, but there's an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) that provides the programming schedule and touching the screen while the TV is running provides more options, including the ability to record the show and save it to your device for later viewing.

This gadget has proven to work as I had hoped and I can't wait to try it while camping. 

Check out the iview Air Stick on Amazon, $27.47.


  1. Digital recording device funnel reviews will help you find the best Digital recording device for your requirements to be able to improve your personal entertainment encounter. Getting the ability to statement multiple stations promptly in addition returning to look at your preferred show whilst it’s easy for you will keep a person responsible for your own enjoyment

  2. If you want to run your own business, then you will need telecommunications voucher codes services and equipment- you will need internet, a landline and a mobile phone.

  3. Who can pick out for me the best gadget from the list provided in this site? Meritmeter Inc.

  4. Fantastic blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Many thanks! antenna

  5. So is possible that HIV Disease can be cured because I have been scammed so many times not until I came across this great man Dr Akhigbe who helped me at first I never believe all this comment and post about him and I was very sick because I have been infected with HIV/AIDS for the past two year,just last 2 months I keep reading the testimony about this man named Dr Akhigbe they said that the man is so powerful he have cured different type of diseases, I keep monitoring his post of some people about this man and I found out that he was real so I decided to give him a trial I contacted him for help and he said he was going to help me get my cure that all I needed to do was to send him money to prepare the medication after which it will be sent to me via DHL courier delivery services which I did to my greatest surprise the medication was sent to me he gave me instructions to follow on how to drink it that after  three weeks I should go for check up,after taking the medicine and follow his instruction after three weeks I went back to the hospital for another test, at first I was shocked when the doctor told me that I was  negative I ask the doctor to check again and the result was still the same negative that was how I free from  HIV VIRUS at of the shock I decided to come and share my own testimony with you for those who think there is no cure for HIV VIRUS the cure as finally come'  out stop doubting and contact Dr Akhigbe via email he will help you out you can also whatsApp him via +2348142454860 he is also perfect in curing DIABETICS,HERPES,HIV/AIDS, ;ALS,  CANCER ,HEPATITIS A AND B,ASTHMA, HEART DISEASE, CHRONIC DISEASE. NAUSEA VOMITING OR DIARRHEA,KIDNEY DISEASE, SPIDER BITE, SCHIZOPHRENIA, LUPUS,EXTERNAL INFECTION, COMMON COLD, PAIN IN JOINT,EPILEPSY,STROKE,STOMACH DISEASE. ECZEMA, EATING DISORDER, LOWER RESPIRATORY INFECTION. etc believe me that deadly disease is not longer a deadly sentence because dr akhigbe has the cure.the godfather of herbal         whatsapp number.  +2348142454860  website: