Internet TV from Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel was launched today which will be powered by Android TV and is India’s first STB hybrid. Airtel Internet TV basically means you can now transform any TV to a Smart TV and users can switch from linear Television content to online stuff through a single device.
Airtel Internet TV also allows users access to Google Play Store from where they could download their favorite apps and play games alongside streaming online content directly on their TVs. It comes preloaded with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music, Google Play Games, Airtel Movies and more.
Sunil Taldar, CEO & Director – DTH, Bharti Airtel said, “This latest innovation has been designed keeping in mind the needs of Indian homes and it bridges the gap between online and offline worlds to enable an end to end entertainment experience with the convenience of a single device.”
Along with an in-built Wi-Fi receiver, Airtel Internet TV comes with a Bluetooth based remote control that is integrated with Google voice search feature, hence users can discover their favourite content by simply telling the remote and choose from a variety of content sources.
The STB is 4K content ready and enables LIVE TV shows to be paused, recorded or even rewind. It also 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’. It requires a broadband or a 4G hotspot connection with a minimum recommended speed of 4 Mbps and Existing Airtel Digital TV customers can also upgrade their existing STBs to ‘Internet TV’ STB.
The 3-month Digital TV subscription for Airtel Internet TV is priced at Rs. 4999/- there is also a limited period offer for a one-year subscription at Rs. 7999/-. It will later be rolled out via Airtel Digital TV touch points – retail stores/website/contact centers soon after online launch. For now, Airtel Internet TV is exclusively available on Amazon India.