Tata Sky and Airtel are among the service providers that offer their own Android-powered set-top boxes for their subscribers. These smart Set-Top Boxes provide users with a seamless experience of regular TV channels and let you enjoy the content from OTT services as well. If you do not have a Smart TV and you want to purchase a smart Set-Top Box, here is a quick comparison of the features offered by Airtel Xstream Box and Tata Sky Binge+.
Airtel Xstream Box Features
Airtel Xstream Box is priced at Rs 2,499 and comes with free access to Airtel Xstream Premium for one month. If you are looking forward to getting the same streaming service for a period of 12 months, then you need to pay an additional cost of Rs 499. The package misses out on free access to Xstream Premium, ZEE5, and Disney+ Hotstar VIP. So, if you want to get these services along with the Airtel Xstream Box, then you need to pay an additional Rs 1,699 for a year. The price of the basic channels depends on how many channels you choose.
In terms of features, the Airtel Set-Top Box runs on Android 9 Pie and comes with access to Google Play Store, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Netflix, and other apps. It has in-built Chromecast, Bluetooth, Google Assistant and Wi-Fi support among others. It comes with 2GB RAM, 128GB storage space, choose from 500 TV channels, access to preloaded Airtel Xstream app, external HDD/USB drive support, two USB 2.0 ports, dual satellite tuner, and HDMI 2.0 with 4K support.
Tata Sky Binge+ Features
Tata Sky Binge+ Set-Top Box costs Rs 2,999 for new users. It provides access to ten OTT apps for six months and comes with free Disney+ Hotstar Premium, Eros Now, SonyLIV, ZEE5, Voot Kids, Hungama Play and more along with regular TV channels. There is also a free Amazon Prime subscription for three months.
When it comes to features, Tata Sky Binge+ comes with Google Assistant for voice searches and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the remote, access to over 5,000 apps from Play Store. Also, there is Prime Video, Voot, ZEE5 and others except for Netflix. There is 2GB of RAM, 8GB storage space, Dolby Atmos, Chromecast support, Catchup TV to access TV content of up to 7 days, and more.
Which Is Better in 2021?
Having seen the comparison between Airtel Xstream Box and Tata Sky Binge+, both offer a good deal of features such as OTT apps access, TV channels, and more. In terms of comparison, the Airtel Xstream Box is a go-to choice for those who want 4K content and Netflix without any workaround. Also, it comes at a relatively lesser cost.