- Hathway Playbox was originally priced at Rs 2,999 in the market
- Hathway Playbox offers free Netflix subscription worth Rs 1,500 for three months
Hathway Broadband announced its first-ever Hathway Playbox Android TV-based box last year. Besides launching the box, Hathway did not reveal any details of how its subscribers can get the box for using it. Earlier this year, we reported that Hathway Playbox is available for users in select cities with long-term broadband plans. Hathway Playbox is now shipping with Rs 2,500 worth of OTT app subscriptions for free. Hathway customers can avail the Playbox Android TV box for free by choosing a minimum of 100 Mbps broadband plan for two months, as we mentioned in the past. New Hathway Playbox users will be eligible for free OTT service subscriptions like Netflix, Sun NXT, ZEE5, Yupp TV and so on.
Hathway Playbox Users Will Get 3 Months of Netflix for Free
New Hathway Playbox users can redeem three months of Netflix subscription for free. Alongside Netflix, Hathway is also providing one year of Sun NXT subscription and two months of ZEE5 and Yupp TV subscriptions. Furthermore, the Playbox also comes pre-installed with VOOT and YouTube apps as well. It also allows users to install apps via the Google Play Store since it runs Android TV platform.
All these subscriptions combined will cost Rs 2,500 to the subscribers if they choose them without Hathway Playbox. Alongside providing free Hathway Playbox to its subscribers, the Internet Service Provider is also offering free OTT service subscriptions to lure them. As mentioned above, the Hathway Playbox can be availed with a minimum of 100 Mbps broadband plans and the box can be connected to your Television via HDMI port.
Hathway Broadband Users Can Also Get the Playbox at Rs 899
If a Hathway Broadband subscriber decides not to opt for the long-term broadband plan, then the company has another offer going on as well. Customers on a minimum of 100 Mbps broadband plan from Hathway can avail the Hathway Playbox by paying Rs 899 and the company will refund the entire amount at the time of returning the Playbox. This scheme is pretty much similar to what ACT Fibernet’s Stream TV 4K device; ACT Fibernet is charging Rs 1,500 as the refundable amount from the subscribers and providing free ACT Stream TV 4K Android TV box to them.
Hathway has some of the best broadband plans in the market right now. Yesterday, the ISP has slashed its high-speed broadband plan prices in some cities. Hathway’s 100 Mbps broadband plan in Kolkata now comes at just Rs 699 per month, which is on-par with what JioFiber is promising. Hathway’s other broadband plans of 150 Mbps and 200 Mbps are available at Rs 1,499 and Rs 1,999 per month. Users choosing these plans can also get the Hathway Playbox for free without any additional charges, but the company will take it back after a certain period from the consumers. Sadly, Hathway Playbox does not ship with any Live TV service like ACT Stream TV 4K, instead, it comes with Yupp TV app pre-installed which allows users to watch some popular Live TV channels out there.
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