- The DishSMRT Stick gives access to content from Hungama Play, Zee5, SonyLiv
- The DishSMRT Stick is available for Rs 599
With the increased prominence of over-the-top content platforms, the DTH subscribers might sometime feel that they are missing out on a lot of shows and movies which are available on these applications. With the increased prices of DTH subscriptions post the introduction of the new Trai tariff regime, it is entirely possible that a lot of DTH subscribers are feeling the same way. A convenient approach for these subscribers would be to access this content on the TV screen itself. However, there are not a lot of ways to make that happen. Thanks to Dish TV’s DishSMRT Stick, there is a solution present for Dish TV subscribers which will allow them to stream video-on-demand content from some of the OTT platforms on their TV screen. In case, you are a Dish TV user, and you have been thinking of watching some shows from OTT apps alongside your Live TV channels, then this is how you go about it.
DishSMRT Stick Details
The first thing that Dish TV subscribers will have to do in order to access OTT content on their set-top box is to buy the DishSMRT Stick. The DishSMRT Stick is available for Rs 599, and it is a small dongle which plugs into your set-top box. The DishSMRT Stick dongle establishes internet connection and links the Dish TV STB to the network so that the users can stream OTT content on the screen. To establish an internet connection and to start watching shows online firstly, you will have to plug in the DishSMRT Stick into your set-top box. Next, you will have to connect the dongle to a Wi-Fi network, or a mobile hotspot network would also do. Next up, use the menu to select the network and then type in the password to connect.
Lastly, you will have to select App Zone from the on-screen menu and go on to set up the DishSMRT Stick. After the installation, the Dish TV subscribers will be able to access Hungama Play, ZEE5, SonyLiv and other content like online videos. Along with this, Dish TV has also noted that it will bring other content services onboard soon like Alt Balaji and VOOT.
DishSMRT Stick Availability
The next obvious question that you would have is how does a Dish TV subscriber avails this service. For that, currently, Dish TV has a straight forward process. You will have to visit the Dish TV official website, and over there you will be required to leave your contact details, and after that, a Dish TV representative will contact you. Another thing that Dish TV subscribers should note is that the DishSMRT Stick is only compatible with Dish NXT HD set-top box. The company also provides a 6-month warranty on its DishSMRT Stick, and also there are no installation charges.
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