Cable TV, DTH & Broadband operators in India are coming with their Smart Set Top Boxes running Android TV platform and popular OTT apps pre-installed. Recently Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, ACT Fibernet and even Reliance Jio launched smart Set Top Boxes to the customers.
GTPL Hathway will soon launch its own Android TV-based hybrid Set Top Box with popular OTT apps bundled. Android TV is the popular television platform right now and both DTH, broadband service providers are making use of this platform from Google. GTPL Hathway officially confirmed that its hybrid Set Top Box would go official very soon and it is testing the product with selected customers in Gujarat.
GTPL Hathway Hybrid Set Top Box Specifications
The GTPL Hathway hybrid Set-Top Box looks identical to the ACT Stream TV 4K Box that was launched by ACT Fibernet a few days ago. It fits in your palm and all the ports are placed on the rear side. There is a Cable TV port, AV port, HDMI port for connecting the box with the TV, Ethernet port for directly accessing the internet through the box and the power supply port. It seems like the box will not offer any USB-A port for connecting storage devices like pen drives and hard disks.
Similar to other Android TV Set Top Box remotes, the remote of GTPL Hathway hybrid Set Top Box will also have quick shortcuts to jump into apps like Netflix, YouTube, ZEE5, SonyLIV and the best part is users can map the apps they like in two slots. There’s a Google Assistant button as well which allows users to perform voice searches quickly and a Live TV button is also present. The remote is not the smart remote and it’s more like the traditional remotes with a lot of buttons.
GTPL Hathway Hybrid Set-Top Box Pricing
The price of this Set Top Box will be set to just Rs 1,499.
Hathway also has an Android TV stick priced at Rs 2,999 and it’s bundling the device with some long-term broadband plans. It could be the same in the case of GTPL Hathway. Very soon, the company might start providing Cable TV & Broadband services together and with those plans, it might provide the hybrid Set-Top Box for free, but not yet confirmed it officially.