Bharti Airtel has a very large and reputable DTH (direct-to-home) business under the Airtel Digital TV brand name in India. A few years ago, Airtel announced the Airtel Xstream Box, a Smart STB (Set-Top Box) powered by Android TV. It’s a good option for anyone who doesn’t have a Smart TV as it can help users watch OTT (over-the-top) content on their TV. But yes, that requires an active internet connection. For people who already have a Smart TV, they can go for the HD STB from Airtel. Here’s the price for both today.
Airtel Digital TV HD STB Price
Airtel Digital TV’s HD STB costs Rs 750 today. The price has dropped significantly over the years, which is understandable. Due to the growth of OTT platforms and on-demand content, the price of the HD STB had to come down. It is a decent product as it supports Dolby Digital Sound and allows users to record and play content later.
Airtel Digital TV Xstream Box STB Price
Airtel Digital TV’s Xstream Box costs Rs 1500. It is exactly double the price than Airtel’s HD STB. The Xstream Box allows users to stream OTT content from several popular platforms. It also has Chromecast built in, which means you can mirror your device to your TV screens as well. With the Xstream Box you can also turn your smartphone into a remote control. Airtel users can also use the Airtel Xstream Premium subscription to stream content through the platform through the Xstream Box.
Xstream Box is one of the most popular Android STBs in the country apart from the Tata Play Binge+, the Android STB offering from Tata Play, formerly known as Tata Sky.