Airtel India has announced a new Set-top box powered by Android TV. Named as the Airtel InternetTV, this is a service that offers to stream the TV channels from the Internet with the only requirement that it needs to have 4 Mbps speed at the least.
The new set top box for Airtel Internet TV is available for the existing Airtel Digital TV subscribers as well who can get the box at Rs. 3999 with one-month free service. For newer customers, it is priced at Rs. 4999 for the 3-month subscription and Rs. 7999 for a one-year subscription.
Netflix is pre-loaded into the device and you can stream videos directly from your Netflix account. Built-in Chromecast helps you stream content from your smartphones. The remote control with the STB has a Google Voice option so you don’t have to type to search for anything. You can plug in a pen drive to record live TV, and downloaded apps can be stored on an SD card, a slot for which is given on the set-top box.
You have complete access to the Google Play Store and thus, can download any app from there. The Airtel Internet TV box comes with Wynk movies and there is Airtel’s own gaming store pre-loaded into the device. While you can pause the live TV and continue watching it later, there is an option to watch content on 4K resolution if you have a 4K TV and have a good Internet connectivity as the content is streamed through the Internet.
One can play games on their TV and use the smartphone as the game controller.
For now, the Airtel Internet TV is available only for select pin codes in Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Panchkula, Mohali, Jaipur, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata.
Following are the tech specs of the Airtel Internet TV box.
- Processor: Dual core ARM B15 BCM7252S AND 2GB RAM
- Video Features: 4096×276 60 fps, Supports: MPEG-2/MPEG-4/ H.265/H.264/MVC/VC-1/VP9/AVI/MP-4/FLV/ 3GP/ WMV/ MOV/ MP4 & MKV
- Audio: 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through, DD+/AAC/AC3
- App Storage: 8GB Internal and Expandable up to 128GB microSD card for Storage of Apps Recording Storage: Through External USB Drive with minimum capacity of 4GB and maximum capacity of 2TB
- Wireless: 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4/5.0 GHz Wi-Fi ,Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
- 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, Height:45mm, Width:250mm, Depth:165mm
- Operating_system: 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
- Included Apps: Airtel TV, Netflix, Airtel Games, Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Airtel Movies
- One Year Airtel Onsite Warranty, NO RETURN after Activation. Physical damage not covered under Warranty
The Airtel Internet TV is available exclusively on Amazon India and will be available offline in the coming weeks.