Airtel Internet TV - Airtel's new 4K DTH STB powered by Android TV (You don't own it. Airtel does!)

manojrk

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Link - Airtel Internet Tv, Online Tv with Google Voice Search

Available on Amazon:
Airtel Internet TV with 3 months full SD and HD: Amazon.in: Electronics



It seems to support google cast, runs on Android TV and has Ethernet port/Wifi support for streaming Netflix. If you already have a broadband connection from Airtel you get additional data upto 25 GB when bundling it.

Priced at ₹4999 and ₹7999.


Specs - Internet TV
 
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Neo8

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Is there any discount on multiple televisions in a single house(Not a flat but a HUDA Plot) on the same connection?
 

manojrk

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I don't think so but there will be a discount on channel packs.
 


igloo

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why to buy a box locked to subscription?
I am sure access to apps will stop if airtel tv subscription expires.
 


manojrk

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I'm not sure if the 4999 is the actual cost of this box or one of their non refundable deposit shenanigans. I paid 2K for my Airtel HD STB and finally when I cancelled and switched to Tata Sky, Airtel guys took the STB and remote back with them claiming the amount I paid was just a deposit. And the 25 GB is actually upto so it could be only 5GB my home reward. They only have broadband plans with decent amount of GB's where competition exists. Like igloo pointed out this is definitely a bad investment.
 

Sushubh

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this stb is on sale through amazon at advertised pricing. which indicates that you retain ownership of the box if you discontinue airtel services. however, only reviews would tell if airtel subscription is needed to use the android part of the device.
 

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Airtel Internet TV with 3 months full SD and HD: Amazon.in: Electronics

Processor: Dual core ARM B15 BCM7252S AND 2GB RAM
Video Features: 4096x276 60 fps, Supports: MPEG-2/MPEG-4/ H.265/H.264/MVC/VC-1/VP9/AVI/MP-4/FLV/ 3GP/ WMV/ MOV/ MP4 & MKV
Audio: 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through, DD+/AAC/AC3
App Storage: 8GB Internal and Expandable up to 128GB microSD card for Storage of Apps Recording Storage: Through External USB Drive with minimum capacity of 4GB and maximum capacity of 2TB
Wireless: 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO 2.4/5.0 GHz Wi-Fi ,Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
Interface: 10/100 Ethernet, HDMI 2.0 with HDCP2.2, 1x USB3.0, 1xUSB2.0, MicroSD slot, RCA connectors for audio L+R, video, Optical SPDIF, F-type (IEC 60169-24) female connector for LNB input (antenna input).
Weight and Size: Weight: 710gm, Height:45mm, Width:250mm, Depth:165mm
Operating_system: Android 6.0(Marshmallow) powered by Android TV and Google cast
Power: DC 12 V 2.5 A
Gaming Feature: Exclusive Android console gaming service, Smart Controller, gesture gamepad app for smartphones
Included Apps: Airtel TV, Netflix, Airtel Games, Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Airtel Movies
One Year Airtel Onsite Warranty, NO RETURN after Activation. Physical damage not covered under Warranty
items included in box": Set Top Box, Viewing Card, Cam Card, Power Adaptor, Remote Control, HDMI Cable, User Manual, CRF Form, and 2 AAA Batteries

Airtel is asking user queries here:
Amazon.in: Customer Questions & Answers

Dear Sudhanshu,
To enjoy all services and features of Airtel Internet TV, you need to have an active DTH subscription.
 

manojrk

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Good to know. Someone in the Amazon product page comments had mentioned that Internet and apps are not going to work without a DTH subscription.