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The set-top-box basically accompanies a group of ports including HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The box is packaged with a Bluetooth-empowered remote control and furthermore, bolsters Google voice search feature. The set-top-box keeps running on Android OS, and comes preloaded with applications, for example, Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music, Airtel Movies, and that’s just the beginning. Since there is likewise Google Play locally available, you can download and utilise applications or amusements on your TV.

“Growing broadband penetration is driving the popularity of online content, particularly in urban homes, and with Airtel ‘Internet TV’ we are bringing world-class content from the web and much more to the TV screen,” Sunil Taldar, CEO & Director – DTH, Bharti Airtel said.

“This latest innovation has been designed keeping in mind the needs of Indian homes and it bridges the gap between online and offline worlds to enable an end to end entertainment experience with the convenience of a single device. We will continue to add exciting content platforms to Airtel ‘Internet TV’ and invite customers to experience this innovative offering,” he added further.

As you would expect, Airtel Internet TV requires an internet connection, and the company suggests a connection of no less than 4Mbps. The box underpins 4K content and furthermore gives you a chance to pause, record or rewind live shows. There’s likewise support for screencasting, which gives you a chance to cast your Android, iOS or Windows gadgets on the TV screen. There’s additionally support for Dolby Surround Sound Audio.

Membership rates for Airtel Internet TV begin from Rs 4,999 legitimate for three months. As a starting offer, Airtel is likewise offering yearly membership for Rs 7,999. Existing Airtel clients can subscribe for Rs 3,999, which incorporates content and more than 500 satellite channels. Existing Airtel broadband clients who plan to purchase the Internet TV can enlist for myHOME on the MyAirtel application and can get up to 25GB additional data. The set-top-box will be accessible solely by means of Amazon India beginning today. Following a month, Airtel Internet TV will be accessible online by means of Flipkart and Snapdeal, and through Airtel stores.