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Tata Sky Binge+ set-top box to launch in India on December 16: Report

TataSky will provide users access to over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video via its Binge+ set-top box.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 14, 2019 8:57:10 am
Tata Sky Binge Plus, Tata Sky Binge, Tata Sky Binge Plus Set Top Box, Tata Sky Android Set Top Box, Tata Sky Leaked image of the Tata Sky Binge+ shows that the device will look just like a normal set-top box. (Image: DreamDTH)

Tata Sky the DTH service provider is going to launch its own Android powered set-top box, called the Tata Sky Binge+ on December 16 according to DreamDTH. The new Android-powered set-top box will compete with the Airtel Xstream Box and Dish SMRT Hub in India.

The box will be manufactured by a Paris-based firm called Technicolor and will be powered by Google’s Android 9 Pie operating system.

The company will provide users access to over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video via its Binge+ set-top box. The box will also provide users access to regular television channels in up to 4K resolution.

Leaked image of the Tata Sky Binge+ shows that the device will look just like a normal set-top box. According to a leaked brochure, the company will provide users with a complimentary month of subscription to the Tata Sky Binge service, which will include content from Eros Now, Hungama Play, Hotstar and Zee5.

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The box will provide OTT content to viewers via an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection, and will provide TV channels via an RF cable connected to a satellite dish.

The Tata Sky Binge+ set-top box will be powered by a 1.8GHz Broadcom BCM72604 B processor. It will come with 2GB of RAM paired with 8GB of internal storage. The device will sport a Broadcom VideoCore V HW GPU and will run Google’s Android 9 Pie operating system.

As of now, the pricing details of the Tata Sky Binge+ have not been revealed, however, it is expected to be priced around Airtel’s Xstream Box.

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