India’s leading telecommunications company, Bharti Airtel, unleashed the Airtel Internet TV on Wednesday, April 12 creating a new portal for changing our perspective towards Indian television. The Airtel Internet TV can be accessed through a hybrid set-top box which offers, as never before, online content, downloading of apps and games directly from the STB itself. The company claims that it is the first set-top box powered by Android TV.
The Airtel Internet TV offers more than 500 satellite TV channels and comes preloaded with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music, Google Play Games, Airtel Movies. Besides, the pre-installed Google Play Store will enable users to download apps and games as per their wish. Also, the Chromecast support functionality helps users to cast content from their phone, tablets, and laptops.
The hybrid set-box is aided with a Bluetooth remote which can be controlled by voice–Google voice search. That said, now you can just give commands to your remote to browse content on TV. For instance, it can change the channel for you.
Live shows can now be paused with Airtel Internet TV; you can resume them later whenever you wish to. You can record the content by plugging in a pen drive, and also play the content from external devices like hard disks and pen drives. It supports 4K content and comes with a built-in Wi-Fi receiver to be able to connect to a network.
The Airtel Internet TV requires a broadband or a 4G hotspot connection with at least 4Mbps speed for a seamless and buffer-free experience. The package also includes a standard Dish antenna to be able to serve you the satellite channels.
Pricing, Offers, and Availability
The Airtel Internet TV STB has been priced at Rs.4,999, and it provides three months of Digital TV subscription. Also, there is a launch offer which enables customers to get the STB along with one year of Digital TV subscription for Rs.7,999. If you are already an existing user of Airtel Digital TV, the STB will be provided at Rs.3,999 along with one month of subscription.
The Airtel Internet TV set-top box will be available via Amazon from April 12. The company also introduced new broadband offers as well, register under MYHOME on MyAirtel app and get upto 25GB additional data free every month.