As the leaked images of Jio DTH set top box confirms that the company is launching DTH service in India very soon. This made the other telecom companies come up with some new ideas so that they don’t lose their existing users. Recently, Bharti Airtel has made a new innovation on their set-top box. In order to compete with Jio Set-top box, Airtel has announced the launch of Airtel internet set-top box on 12th April 2017. Bharti Airtel named it as Internet TV.
As the name says, Airtel Internet Set-top box allows users to connect to the internet. Thus, this is a hybrid set-top box. Literally, you can convert any television into a smart TV and switch between online and offline content from the same device. The Airtel smart set-top box comes preloaded with Netflix, Youtube, Google Play games and Airtel Movies. And it allows users full access to Google Play Store so that you can download your favorite games and apps.
First of all, let’s have a quick peek on the specifications of the set-top box-
- 1 Specifications of Airtel internet set-top box:
- 2 Airtel internet set-top box price in India:
- 3 Availability of the Airtel internet set-top box:
- 4 Steps to buy the Airtel internet set-top box from Amazon-
- 5 Additional Features of the set-top box-
- 6 Offers for the Airtel Internet set-top box users:
- 7 Extra benefits for existing Airtel Broadband users;
- 8 Related
Specifications of Airtel internet set-top box:
|Processor||Dual-core ARM-based processor with 2GB RAM|
|Video Features||4096×276 60 fps, Supports FLV/ 3GP/ WMV/ MOV/ MP4 & MKV and many others|
|Audio||7.1 and 5.1 surrounds sound pass through, DD+/AAC/AC3, Compatible with Dolby surround sound audio|
|Storage||8GB Internal & expandable up tp 128GB by micro SD card|
|Interface||10/100 Ethernet, HDMI 2.0 with HDCP2.2, 1x USB3.0, 1xUSB2.0, MicroSD slot, RCA connectors for audio L+R, video, Optical SPDIF, F-type (IEC 60169-24) female connector for LNB input (antenna input).|
|Weight and Size||Weight-710gm|
|OS||Android 6.0(Marshmallow) powered by Android TV and Google cast|
|Power||DC 12 V 2.5 A|
|Gaming Feature||Exclusive Android console gaming service, Smart Controller, gesture gamepad app for smartphones|
Airtel internet set-top box price in India:
The Airtel internet TV price is divided into two different categories depending on the users.
New users– New users can get the Airtel Set-top Box at Rs 4999 and Rs 7999. If you buy the set-top box for Rs 4999 then you will get a free subscription for 3 months. While buying the set-top box at Rs 7999, you will be offered 12 months of free subscription.
Existing users- Existing users can also enjoy the features of the new Airtel internet set-top box. For this, they just have to exchange their old Airtel set-top box with the new one and pay an amount of Rs 3999.
Availability of the Airtel internet set-top box:
The Airtel Internet set-top box will be available exclusively on Amazon for a month. The product is available for sale from 13th April midnight. For the time being, Airtel is selling the set-top box only on Amazon. But soon after one month, the Airtel set-top box will be available on Airtel official stores and e-commerce sites like Flipkart and Snapdeal.
Steps to buy the Airtel internet set-top box from Amazon-
- First of all, visit Amazon.in
- Search for Airtel internet TV and choose the particular price variant you want(Rs 4999 and Rs 7999),
- Add the product to your cart,
- Log in or sign up at Amazon,
- Enter shipping details and choose the payment method,
And hence, your Airtel internet set-top box will be soon at your doorstep.
Note– Existing users have to wait for one month since there is no exchange facility of the old set-top box with the new one on Amazon.
Additional Features of the set-top box-
- Inbuilt wifi receiver and Bluetooth-based remote control.
- Google voice search feature, which allows users to search for their content by taking into the touchscreen remote.
- External USB Drive with a minimum capacity of 4 GB and maximum capacity of 2 TB to store the recorded show and the apps.
- The set-top box comes with 4K content ready and enables LIVE TV shows to be paused, recorded or even rewind.
- LAN connection on the STB for Airtel broadband users for surfing online.
Note– The service requires a minimum 2 Mbps broadband speed or a 4G hotspot connection for a smooth online experience.
Offers for the Airtel Internet set-top box users:
|Users||Rs. 4,999||Rs. 7,999|
|Airtel Internet TV||Yes||Yes|
|All HD channels||For 3 months||For 12 Months|
|All SD channels||For 3 months||For 12 Months|
|Three Month Free subscription||Yes||Yes|
|Free TV Games From Airtel||Yes||Yes|
|Netflix for 1 Month as a trial||Yes||Yes|
|Airtel BB benefits||Yes||Yes|
Extra benefits for existing Airtel Broadband users;
If you are an Airtel broadband users then this a golden opportunity for you to grab this offer. You can get up to 25 GB of Airtel Broadband data every month(not specified for how many months) if you sign up for Airtel Internet set-top box. So without wasting much time, you should grab this offer as soon as possible. Airtel hasn’t made any clear any statement regarding the validity of this offer.
That’s all about the Airtel Internet Set-top box. If you have any query regarding the Airtel internet TV then feel free to comment down below.