Okko SmartBox users can migrate to SberBox software free of charge

Sep 15, 2021

Okko SmartBox set-top box users can migrate to SberBox software free of charge to watch TV and feature films, use the Salute virtual assistants, listen to music, play games, and order food. Also, they will have access to a catalogue of apps, from games to cooking smart apps, to meet their every need.

The device can be controlled with a remote, its virtual equivalent in the Sber Salute application, or with voice. The browser that will become available to those who migrate to SberBox software can be easily navigated via a virtual mouse available in the Sber Salute app or the Bluetooth remote that comes with the device.

After migrating to SberBox software, you can use Sber, Athena, and Joy – the Salute virtual assistants integrated in it – that will come in handy when you need to order groceries or learn the answer to a question. Also, they can make a doctor’s appointment, book a salon appointment, or even make a reservation at a restaurant1.

SberBox has a built-in browser, radio, and SberPlay, a streaming service allowing users to launch popular titles on TV without having to buy an expensive video game console or a high-performance PC. On top of that, SberBox has the full catalogue of Samokat, a quick grocery delivery service, and allows you to manage the Sber smart home.

Migration to SberBox software is currently optional, but no updates for Okko SmartBox with new services will be released down the road. Users don’t have to install the SberBox software right away and can choose the time they will migrate to the extended functionality separately.

Learn more about the opportunities and details of the Okko SmartBox to SberBox software transition at https://sberdevices.ru/help/okkosmartbox/

1As of August 9, 2021, the Duet function is available in Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Leningrad Region, Tver Region, Ryazan Region, Kaluga Region, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Oryol Region, Krasnodar Territory, the Republic of Adygea, Pskov Region, Belgorod Region, Tula Region, Vladimir Region, Ivanovo Region, Voronezh Region, Penza Region, Kaliningrad Region, Tambov Region, Kursk Region, Bryansk Region, Lipetsk Region, Smolensk Region, Novgorod Region, Yaroslavl Region, Kostroma Region, Vologda Region, Arkhangelsk Region, Saratov Region, the Republic of Tatarstan, Volgograd Region, the Republic of Karelia, Ulyanovsk Region, Rostov Region, Samara Region, and the Republic of Kalmykia. SberDevices will inform you about the further expansion of the service’s geographical footprint.

SberDevices is a Sber ecosystem company and a center of expertise on AI-based solutions in fields such as speech technology, natural language processing, and face and voice biometrics. Established in May 2019 as a department inside Sberbank’s Technology Unit, the company also focuses on creating smart devices for end users and corporate clients.

The Salute assistants are the first family of virtual assistants in the world, each member imbued with their own personality, habits, and manner of communication. Users can pick the character they feel suits them better. In addition to holding a conversation and answering questions, the assistants can also order food, make a doctor’s appointment, book a salon appointment, transfer money, or top up your mobile phone. They are available on iOS and Android in the SberBank Online and SberSalute mobile apps, on a number of Sber smart devices, and more. The family of virtual assistants was created by the SberDevices team, which develops AI-based solutions, as well as designing smart devices.

SberBox is a smart media streamer with the Salute family of virtual assistants on board. The device turns any TV into an entertainment center and gives the user unlimited opportunities for organizing leisure time and solving everyday issues. With SberBox you can watch a huge number of TV channels, feature films, series and videos (supporting UltraHD 4K and Dolby Digital Plus standards), listen to music in excellent quality, play games on a large screen (using the remote control and a virtual gamepad, including joystick controller sticks), make purchases while watching movies, and delegate various routine tasks to the virtual assistant that understands voice commands. To use it, you only need a TV set with an HDMI port and Wi-Fi, as well as a smartphone with the Sber Salute application. The device is set up in five minutes, following the step-by-step instructions on the TV screen.