Android TV

Smart TVs are the future of the entertainment industry. The ability to watch both network shows, and OTT platforms is undoubtedly amazing. Most of the OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) these days are only launching smart TVs in the market. Although smart TVs are an upgrade, there are a lot of people who still haven’t made the switch. For those, android box is a good solution to enjoy watching an Android TV without buying a new TV.

In this article, we will discuss a few feasible ways to turn your regular TV into an android one.

Ways to turn your old TV into an Android one

Compare and choose from the below ways to watch content on big screen without buying a new television:

By using an Android box

An android box is like a set top box. It is a streaming device which can be plugged into your TV. These set top boxes are also called as Android boxes and usually provide 4K video quality.

These boxes specifically serve the purpose of OTT streaming. You can use these to watch OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+Hotstar, etc., on your TV. These streaming video services are generally available only for portable devices like laptops, tabs, smart phones, etc.

Thanks to advanced technology, it was introduced with Smart TVs and now, with a simple android box.

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Most of the Android boxes have built-in Chromecast to cast content from phone or laptop to TV. Additionally, many boxes have additional ports for USB, HDMI, SD card slots, ethernet port for faster wired connection, and more.

Following are the Android Boxes which you can consider investing in:

Android Box Features Price Extra benefits
Airtel Xstream Box ·        Google Assistant powered remote with Voice control

·        4K Video Quality

·        Built-in Chromecast

·        Android 9.0

·        5000+ Apps

·        500+ TV channels

·        Games on big screen

·        HDMI ports

·        (DTH+OTT experience)

Offer price Rs. 2000

Original Price Rs. 3600




Free subscription to OTT platforms:

·        Prime Video

·        Zee5

·        Sony Liv

·        Lionsgate

·        Eros Now

·        Manorama TV

·        Hungama play

·        Shemaroo

·        Hoichi

·        And more!

Jio Set Top box·        Voice command with Jio remote

·        All weather entertainment

·        Pause, play, and Rewind

·        550+ TV channels

·        Jio store 200+ apps

·        Games

Depends on which Jio Fiber you are choosing.



OTT platforms free:

·        Zee5

·        Disney+Hotstar

·        Voot

·        Sony Liv

·        Sunnxt

·        Lionsgate

·        Eros Now

·        Jio Cinema

·        Discovery+

·        HoiChi

·        Alt Balaji


Tata Play Binge+·        Google Voice assistant

·        Chromecast

·        Bluetooth

·        4K video

·        HDMI ports

·        Catch up 7 days shows from Tata Play

Rs. 2199Free OTT benefits:

·        Sony Liv

·        Disney+Hotstar

·        Zee5

·        Voot

·        SunNxt

·        Epic on

·        And few more

By using an HDMI cable

This is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to watch OTT content on the big screen.

Most of the TVs have an HDMI port. An HDMI cable is used to project content from one device to another. If you connect your TV and laptop using an HDMI cable, you can watch everything on the big screen.

Although, this won’t give you the option to control everything on your TV using a remote. You will still have to browse on your laptop. Additionally, you can’t play games or access Play store on TV directly.

In a nutshell, the best and more feasible option is to get DTH new connection. Make sure this connection provides you with an Android box. For instance, Airtel offers two set top boxes.

  • Airtel HD box
  • Airtel Xstream Box

Airtel HD box is not an Android box. It only offers TV channels with record and play feature whereas Airtel Xstream is the one which is used for OTT streaming and binging on big screen.

Do proper research about all the products and competitors in the market. Make an informed decision! Then, just relax and enjoy!

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