Airtel is the latest to announce its set-top box to convert your TV into a smart TV and offer all kinds of content including games apart from the regular TV channels through linear programming support. Netflix content can be watched directly since it comes pre-loaded in the Hybrid device which has DTH and the internet-based content combined. If you have a Wi-Fi connection with a decent connectivity speed, this device can be used to draw upon all the content from the Android Play Store, YouTube videos and much more. Airtel movies, which they are already offering on their DTH platform, can also be enjoyed through this set-top box.
The other advantage with this is that you need not invest in a smart TV afresh. Your existing LCD/LED TV can be transformed into a smart TV by being connected to this Airtel set-top box.
The device runs on the Android TV OS and comes with an internal memory capacity of 8GB. There is also a provision to connect external hard disks to expand the storage to 2TB.
Again drawing on its DTH presence, Airtel is offering 500+ TV channels within the package.
The remote supplied has the feature to execute voice commands while operating the TV through the set-top box.
Another feature in this device is the facility to pause live TV programmes and to rewind it and to record the programmes from TV.
New customers will get the standard dish antenna in addition to the set-top box and the remote for Rs. 4,999. Existing Airtel customers can have their set-top box replaced with the new one at a concessional price of Rs. 3,999.
This offer from Airtel is being made for a short period of one month on Amazon.in and is meant for only the top 20 cities in the country.