Airtel has launched ‘Internet TV’ that claims to be India’s first hybrid STB, powered by Android TV. It aims to bring online content to the TV screen along with over 500 plus satellite TV channels. Airtel ‘Internet TV’ is capable of transforming any TV into a Smart TV that allows switching between online and linear TV content with a single device. It will allow users to stream and cast their favourite content directly on to their TV and also download their favourite apps and play games.

Sunil Taldar, CEO & Director – DTH, Bharti Airtel said, “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. 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.”  

Airtel ‘Internet TV’ comes pre-loaded with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music, Google Play Games, Airtel Movies and more. It has in-built-Wi-Fi receiver, Bluetooth based remote control and is integrated with Google voice search feature.

“India is one of the most important and vibrant countries in the world and we are delighted to be teaming up with Airtel to make it much easier for consumers to enjoy Netflix,” said Reed Hastings, Co-founder and CEO of Netflix. “In the months and years to come, we look forward to bringing our Indian members more compelling stories from all over the world, an ever-improving viewing experience and incredible joy.”
The Airtel ‘Internet TV’ set top box is 4K content ready allows LIVE TV shows to be paused, recorded or even rewind. It allows gamers to use physical game controllers, or even their smartphones as a game pad with Internet TV.

It requires a broadband or a 4G hotspot connection with a minimum recommended speed of 4 Mbps for a smooth online experience. Priced at ₹ 4999 with three months of Digital TV subscription, it comes with a limited period offer wherein you can pay ₹7999 for one year subscription.  It is available exclusively on Amazon India.