The rise of online streaming and binge-watching has seen a phenomenal surge in India. Thanks to content tailored for the times – spicy, on-demand, instant and available over multiple devices. The number of streaming platforms in India are growing faster by the day and the consumer is spoilt for choice. It can, in fact, be a struggle to pick and choose what to subscribe to what to let go. After all, these subscriptions don’t come cheap and the total monthly cost of entertainment can go quite high.
In such a scenario, telecom major Airtel has stepped in with a really handy option. With Airtel Xstream Box, their smart set-top device, you can get bundled access to multiple streaming platforms as well as DTH channels on your TV. That means one device serves the purpose of two – a DTH and a Firestick. You can even access over 10,000 movies and shows in 13 languages to meet all your content requirements.
Airtel XStream Box: Your One-Stop Shop for Home Entertainment
AXB in one small device that can completely transform home entertainment. For starters, it can make your regular TV a smart TV, capable of downloading apps and games from Google Play Store. It comes pre-installed with apps such as Amazon Prime, Disney+Hotstar, Zee5 etc. as well. With its DTH functionality, you can enjoy around 550 TV channels too. In terms of connectivity, Airtel Xstream set-top-box comes with two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 2.0 with 4K support, Ethernet, Dual Band Wifi (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz), Dual Satellite Tuner and local recording.
The AXB set-top-box is powered by Android 9 Pie OS and comes with support for Google Assistant via a bundled remote control. While the device itself has Amazon Alexa support, the remote is voice-enabled, which means you can give voice commands to ask the Assistant to do different tasks such as changing channels, searching for movies and shows, playing songs etc. Apart from Google Play Store, there is also support for Google Play Movies, Google Play Games, and Google Play Music. You can download Spotify, Google Chrome and more to use on the TV.
With its built-in Chromecast, you can also mirror your smartphone screen to the TV and play videos, games or even see photos. Using the Smart Remote App, you can turn your smartphone into a remote and connect through Bluetooth. This will enable you to play games using the phone as a gamepad.
Now Get It For Free
While we’ve talked about the cool new features of the Airtel Xstream Box, we still haven’t told you how it solves the problem of high subscription fees. Well, Airtel does it by giving you a bunch of free subscriptions to streaming apps. Not just that, you can also get the AXB free when you get the Airtel Xstream Fibre connection. To put it simply, with Airtel’s superfast broadband connection, you can get the smart set-top box, Xstream app subscription and watch your favourite web series at no additional charge. Now isn’t that the best deal?