Airtel Launches Set-Top Box With Unique Features


New Delhi: Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, has launched ‘Internet TV’ powered by Android TV, which brings online content to the TV screen along with over 500 plus satellite TV channels.

It transforms any TV into a Smart TV and enables users to switch between online and linear TV content with a single device. Customers can now stream and cast their content directly on to their TV as well download apps and play games.

Airtel ‘Internet TV’ comes preloaded with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music, Google Play Games, Airtel Movies and more. It also comes with access to Google Play Store that allows users to download apps, content and games on to their TV.

It comes with inbuilt-Wi- Fi receiver, Bluetooth based remote control and is integrated with Google voice search feature. Customers can discover their favourite content by simply telling the remote and choose from a variety of content sources. It is also 4K content ready and enables LIVE TV shows to be paused, recorded or even rewind. It supports content via USB (external HD) and Bluetooth. Customers can also cast, mirror content from mobile devices, tablets and laptops on to the TV screen with Airtel ‘Internet TV’.

The STB requires a broadband or a 4G hotspot connection with a minimum recommended speed of 4Mbps. A regular Airtel Digital TV dish antenna will also be a part of the installation. Existing Airtel Digital TV customers can also upgrade their existing STBs to ‘Internet TV’ STB.
The Airtel ‘Internet TV’ is priced at Rs 4,999 with 3 month Digital TV subscription. Also, as limited period offer customers can pay Rs 7,999 and get the Airtel Internet TV with one year subscription. It will be available via Airtel Digital TV touch points – retail stores/website/contact centers soon after online launch.

Airtel has also rolled out bundled offers for its home broadband customers. ‘Internet TV’ customers just need to register for myHOME on MyAirtel app and can avail up to 25GB additional data on their Airtel broadband account every month.