Airtel launched Internet TV in 2017, and it has made a substantial market presence in only two years. The internet TV by Airtel is hybrid TV. It uses a dish antenna and an internet TV for viewing content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Airtel Movies and other similar websites. The hardware setup comprises of an HD set-top box which connects to the dish antenna. Also, a working internet connection is required through cable or WiFi. It also has a built-in Chromecast, which lets the user stream content from their smartphones or even laptops. Airtel Internet TV can also be utilized for downloading and playing games from the Google Play Store. The set-top box comes with standard record, rewind and pause features.
Technical specifications of the Airtel Internet TV set-top box
The set-top box has a 2 GB RAM along with 8 GB internal memory. It also supports the feature of Google Voice Search for which the remote has to be connected via Bluetooth. The set-top box remote is quite different from the regular remotes as it has a track-pad like surface in the middle, which is used to play games. Other Bluetooth devices like speakers and headsets are also supported by the set-top box. The set-top box has two USB ports, one HDMI port and a memory card slot. It is also compatible with previous generation televisions and uses A/V cables to connect with them.
The standard speed required for Airtel Internet TV is 4 Mbps and above, but if you wish to watch 4K HD content, then higher speeds may be required. As mentioned earlier, the set-top box can be connected to the internet through WiFi or Ethernet cable. If you want to stream content from other devices, then the set-top box should be connected to the same WiFi network to which the source device is connected.
How to buy Airtel Internet TV?
The Airtel Internet TV set-top box can be bought from Amazon with one-month subscription plus one year Airtel TV app subscription at an offer price of Rs 3,499. Though the actual price of hardware, installation and subscription is Rs 3,999, a cash-back of Rs 500 is being offered for a limited period. Also, another cash-back of Rs 50 will be credited on first DTH recharge. The Rs 3499 package includes an Airtel Internet TV set-top box, 1 Month subscription of Mega Pack worth Rs 699, Airtel TV app subscription for one year worth Rs 1200, HDMI Cable, Dish Antenna, Remote, LNB, Cable up to 10 Meters and Free Standard Installation.
Other features of the Airtel Internet TV
The smart remote that comes complimentary with the hardware setup has dedicated button panel for satellite Live TV and Internet TV. It can also be used for playing games using the track-pad. Also, the remote doesn’t need to be pointed towards the set-top box as it is Bluetooth enabled. The remote can be paired with the TV remote, which means that both the TV and set-top box can be controlled using a single remote.