Safaricom has early this morning launched an Android TV Box for internet streaming. The newly announced Android TV box can be acquired at a one-off price of KES. 6,999.
Typical to Android TV boxes, you will be able to stream content from a variety of platforms with Android TV applications including YouTube, Netflix, ShowMax, Hulu, and others by connecting it to your WiFi network. Under the hood is Android TV OS (9.0), and Amlogic S905X quad-core processor.
The memory is 2GB coupled with 8GB of internal storage. Available ports include two USB 2.0 ports, 1 TF (MicroSD) card slot, 1 HDMI 2.0a port, and a single 10/100 Ethernet (RJ45) port. Safaricom’s Android TV box supports up to 4K (Ultra HD).
Plus, screencasting is also supported for watching content from your laptop or smartphone on the big screen.
It’s also added with voice control so you can get some activities done without having to reach out to your remote like searching for shows, movies, or apps.
The new Android TV box is already available at Safaricom Shops and on the company’s e-commerce platform, Masoko.
“Our Home Fibre service has been well received as it offers unlimited internet connectivity for the entire family in an affordable, monthly, package,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.
“The TV remains central to home entertainment and the lack of a feature to directly stream content from the internet has previously been a challenge for potential Safaricom Home Fibre customers. The Android TV Box now empowers customers to connect any TV to the internet opening up a world of endless entertainment options for the family.”
Increasing demand for Home Fibre services
The telco has reported an increase in demand for its home fibre services. As a result, they have reportedly invested in additional personnel and in the expansion of its Home Fibre service to more areas.