Airtel Xstream Box is the latest launch from Bharti Airtel to take on the upcoming smart Set Top Box from Reliance Jio. Airtel Xstream Box is an Android TV based Set Top Box from the company that brings both Satellite TV and OTT content together. Airtel Internet TV also offered similar functionalities, but it’s now succeeded by Airtel Xstream Box. The all new Set Top Box from Airtel Digital TV has 4K support and ships with popular OTT apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, ZEE5, YouTube and so on. The best part is the Satellite TV and OTT content can be controlled via a single remote that’s voice enabled with Google Assistant. Airtel Xstream Box also comes with Airtel Xstream app which offers more than 350 Live TV channels, Ten Thousand plus movies and OTT content from services like ALT Balaji, ZEE5, HOOQ, VOOT, Hungama Play through wired broadband connection. Separate subscriptions are required for the OTT apps.
Airtel Thanks postpaid and broadband users can avail three months of Netflix subscription, one-year of Amazon Prime membership and premium ZEE5 membership at no extra cost.
The Airtel Xstream Box is available for a maximum retail price of Rs 3,999, but existing Airtel Digital TV users can upgrade to it by paying Rs 2,249.
Airtel Xstream Box: Hardware Specifications
The Airtel Xstream Box runs on Android 9 Pie with Android TV on top. It has two USB 2.0 ports, one HMDI 2.0 port, Ethernet port and supports dual-band Wi-Fi (5GHz network). It has built-in Chromecast, Bluetooth support along with a Dual Satellite Tuner for receiving the Satellite signals.
The Airtel Xstream Box is capable of local recording onto the 8GB internal storage. A 1.6GHz processor powers the Airtel Xstream Box and it has 2GB of RAM for running apps. As mentioned above, the Airtel Xstream Box comes pre-installed with popular OTT apps and there’s Google Play Store as well, which allows users to download more than 6000 apps.