- The Internet TV also comes with many features like 4K support, multiple USB ports and more
- Users of Internet TV can also access games, free Netflix for one month and more
With the new tariff regime in place and increased DTH subscription costs, the OTT services and the video-on-demand platforms are all the craze right now. The industry has been seeing a grown affinity of the viewers towards these services and the DTH service providers and telecom operators both want to capitalise on this opportunity. Airtel Digital TV, which is Airtel’s DTH wing even though provides full-fledged TV cable services, it does not include these streaming services in its typical portfolio. To bridge this gap, Airtel offers something called as the Airtel Internet TV which allows the users to access apps like Netflix, YouTube and more on their TV screens alongside their TV channels.
Airtel Internet TV Pricing and Basic Features
The Airtel Internet TV is available at the price of Rs 3,499, and this will get you the Airtel Internet TV set-top box along with one month of Mega HD pack from Airtel. As for additional benefits, you will also get free Airtel TV subscription for 12 months, free games from Airtel, and one month of Netflix trial. If you wish, then you can continue with the HD Mega Pack from Airtel for Rs 699 per month or choose your own pack for the DTH connection. Now the question is, does the Airtel Internet TV feels like the right choice if you want to enjoy streaming services on your TV screen and does the price justify it? Here’s your answer.
The Airtel Internet TV is a 4K set-top box which comes powered by the Google’s Android TV platform and supports features like Google Voice search, Dolby ATMOS, SD Card and multiple USB slots. Internet TV also has a built-in Chromecast which will let you stream your smartphone content on the bigger screen easily. The remote which accompanies like Airtel Internet TV is also a voice-based one meaning that you will be able to control your screen only with your voice, including commands to open an app, increase volume etc.
Voice Remote, Gaming and Other Internet TV Features
Gaming is also a big part of Airtel Internet TV as it will avail a lot of Play Store and Airtel Games on the big screen and thanks to the Airtel Smart Remote app, you will be able to use your mobile phone as a game controller. Additionally, you can use the Airtel Internet TV to record, play and pause TV shows, you can also use Bluetooth on the Internet TV STB to connect Bluetooth headsets, Keyboards or Game controller.
Above all, Internet TV has become a specially attractive offering in the market because now viewers have to manage multiple devices on multiple subscriptions for their DTH connection, Netflix, Amazon Prime and other services. However, the Airtel Internet TV will allow the viewers to unify all their subscriptions at one place, and it will also offer a seamless experience where you will be able to watch content from your DTH subscription or services effortlessly.
Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.