Motion sensors at the Wifi camera … Subscribers to the Delta Freebox can find most of the accessories sold individually in a dedicated shop.
[Mis à jour le 2 février à 18h11] Two months after the launch of the Freebox Delta, the operator of Xavier Niel has just decided to open a dedicated online store on the subscriber area. Without this store, the subscriber will be able to find all official Free accessories that will optimize the user experience. Are present all devices in the Security Pack, such as the opening detector (sold 19.99 euros) or that of movements (sold him 29.99 euros). There is also the famous soft touch remote control (19.99 euros) and the classic version (14.99 euros). The wifi camera is offered at a price of 39.99 euros. You can also take the opportunity to replace the elements of the Freebox Delta that would already fail since the store includes the DSL + Cable RJ11 filter, HDM cable 1.5m and ethernet cable priced respectively 4.99 euros.
The essential : Xavier Niel has presented two new box this Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The high-end version, the Freebox Delta, will be available for 49.99 euros per month. However, add an additional 10 euros per month for two years to add the Freebox Server – Devialet. The more basic version, Freebox One, will be offered for 29.99 euros per month for one year (then 39.99 euros per month). Both are already available for order and the first deliveries will be made early next week.
Summary of the main novelties:
- a 10Gbit rate for fiber clients, an ADSL-4G link for others
- 4K HDR picture quality
- a Netflix subscription included
- Alexa the voice assistant of Amazon and an "OK Freebox" feature
- two remotes including one is touch
- a Devialet speaker with 6 speakers
The two new Freeboxes, designed by English designer Jasper Morrison, have been available for order since December 4th. The first deliveries, operated by UPS, will take place from the beginning of next week. The CEO of Iliad, Thomas Raynaud, therefore holds his bet to propose the new Freebox at the "foot of the tree". Note that shortly after the announcement of the new Freebox, the registration process has stopped for many Internet users. Free accuses Orange, in charge of the eligibility service, reveals BFM Business.
Free subscribers will benefit from the Freebox Delta for a subscription of 49.99 euros per month without commitment. However, they will have to pay an additional 10 euros per month for two years (or 480 euros cash) to get their hands on the player Free – Devialet that will allow them to enjoy high quality sound quality.
The little sister, the Freebox One, will be offered for 29.99 euros per month for one year for the first 100,000 Freebox One subscribers. The others will have to pay a fixed price of 39.99 euros per month.
"This is not a box, it's a unique experience." Free announces the color on its site and it must be said that the effect wow promised by Xavier Niel is at the rendezvous with the two new Freebox unveiled: the Freebox Delta and Freebox One. It is the English designer Jasper Morrison who was asked to imagine a simple and innovative design, with a delta shape.
On the program of the Freebox Delta: a Devialet sound system, an image boosted by the 4K HDR, the integration of the voice assistant Amazon Alexa and the launch of the "Ok Freebox" feature. But also a standard subscription Netflix (a screen and no HD) without additional cost and the arrival of the offer "TV by Canal". All at a rate boosted by the 10Gbits / second fiber technology. Xavier Niel does not forget the many DSL homes that will, they, benefit from the combination DSL and 4G to boost their speed. The new Freebox Server features the industry's most powerful Quad-Core ARMv8 processor, next-generation FreePlugs, Sigfox connectivity and an NFC reader. To manage everything, two remotes including one is touch.
In Delta version, the Freebox becomes a real entertainment platform. Deezer, Youtube, Dailymotion, Quobuz and Twitch will be integrated directly within it. "More than 600 channels are available from the Delta Freebox and 100 channels in replay," Free said. While questioning his box with the command "OK Freebox, give me all the movies with Jean Dujardin", the client will find all the programs involved in an interface that is damn Netflix. More than 1,000 press titles will be available in the Freebox Delta offer unlimitedly via the LeKiosk application. Among which titles like Le Parisien, Le Figaro, Elle, GQ …
The Delta Freebox therefore has two voice assistants, Alexa from Amazon and OK Freebox, the house service. Freebox universe explains why Free decided to use two assistants for the same device. Ok Freebox is installed directly in the player while Alexa is in the cloud. "This difference makes it possible for Amazon's assistant to add" skills "on a regular basis and always offer more features, hence the collaboration with Amazon."
Always reserved for the Delta Freebox, a security pack will also be offered, including a motion detector, another opening door or window and a camera with night vision. The Freebox Server acts as a central alarm thanks to Sigfox connectivity that allows it to operate autonomously, "even if your electrical system is shut down". Everything will be controlled from a remote control. For the boss of Sigfox Ludovic Le Moan, interviewed by Les Echos, "it is a superb exhibition" that will allow the French specialist of the IOT to be more known to the general public. And to congratulate himself for having been able to launch "in this connected home market by being worn by a mainstream player" as he wished.
Xavier Niel announced to the Universe Freebox website that 3 big news will be launched soon on the Freebox Delta. One on the hardware, one on the software and one on a new service. The founder of Free also said that the operator was working with thirty partners on this Delta Freebox. "There are just over 20 who are here today, some were not ready and we had to wait until we had the important things we wanted."
The discussions between Free and Netflix have long been a hot topic. But Netflix is now accessible directly from the new Freebox. Xavier Niel announced that a Netflix subscription would be available to Freebox Delta and Freebox One customers at no additional charge. It is in fact the package "Essential" to 7.99 euros (a screen, quality standard) that is here proposed. To take advantage of offers several screens and images in HD or 4K, it will spend more. Count 3 additional euros for the Netflix Standard offer and 6 euros more for the Netflix Premium.
The Delta and One Freeboxes were launched, former subscribers may consider a migration to one of the new offers. Xavier Niel announced December 12 that this migration would be free for subscribers over 5 years (against 8 initially). Similarly, the commissioning fee, which amounted to 49 euros for all, is reduced to 0 euro for those who do not take the option with hard drive and pact security.