Bharti Airtel Launched its Airtel 4K ‘Internet TV’ in India AKA ‘hybrid set-top box’. Let us explain what is meant by HYBRID here. It means online content for your television experience like Netflix, Youtube, Hulu while Normal DTH connection will be there. So its mean no dual Set-top box for Internet TV and one for watching DTH and yeah its 4K.
This is the first set-top box launched with Android TV OS in India( it is not simple Android OS that you can find in any set-top box ). Android TV OS is specially optimized and designed for awesome TV experience.
Here are some key facts about this product:
- Less browsing, more watching : will give you videos suggestion based on browsing history on app like youtube, netflix, etc right on home screen. ( now you know what not to watch. Don’t blame me 😉 ).
- Just say what you want: Yes it includes google voice integration via DTH remote. So, you can stop hurting your thumb.
- Movies, TV, music, radio and more in Google Play, all optimized for a great TV experience.
- Chromecast inbuilt for Casting/Screen mirroring support for android & ios.
- Integrated 4K compatibility.
- Inbuild Wifi feature lets the device connect to your Home Wifi or Hotspot.
- Live TV recording on SD card/Pen drive.
- Dolby Atmos Compatibility.
- Bluetooth enabled, lets you connect keyboard or game controller.
- play and pause live TV channels.
- Watch latest movies on Airtel Movies.
- more than 500 DTH channels.
Airtel Internet TV and Competitors :
There is no competition in market for this product right now and according to our research there is not going to be any for long time. Its closest competitor in 4K set-top is Videocon D2H 4K Ultra HD Digital Set Top Box which is currently priced at Rs. 13,090 on amazon with 12 month free platinum pack. So airtel has hit sweet spot here and will be market leader for long time for this product, until by any chance JIO have a plan to enter.
Latest Airtel Promo offer on Internet TV
Airtel is currently offering 2 introductory plans for Rs 4999 and Rs 7999 & both includes 1 Set-top box , Eros Now – 3 Months Free Subscription, Free TV Games from Airtel, Netflix 1 Month Trial*, Airtel Broadband Benefits**(5Gb data per month). Only difference between the two plan is 3 month subscription for All SD and HD channels for Rs 4999 and 12 month subscription for All SD and HD channels for Rs 7999.
We will suggest you to go with RS 7999 plan.
Note : The dish will not be included in the package, airtel will install the dish at the time of installation which is kept free. So, don’t panic when you do not receive it.
Airtel D2H Existing customers they can upgrade to Internet TV Box for Rs 3999. Go to airtel site or call 8800488001 for upgrade.