Kenya’s Telecom giant Safaricom has introduced its Android TV box. The TV box which will retail for Ksh 6,999 is part of the company’s strategy to bridge more homes with its Home Fibre service.
The TV Box powers any TV to stream content from YouTube, Netflix, Showmax, Hulu, sling and other Android TV applications.
Further, users can wirelessly project their smartphone and laptop screens to the TV through screen casting.
“Our Home Fibre service has been well received as it offers unlimited internet connectivity for the entire family in an affordable, monthly, package. 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,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.
Customers can effortlessly connect it to their TVs and Home WiFi network without the help of a technician.
Other features include;
- Has 4K HD resolution providing viewers meaning viewers can watch video that are super clear.
- Has voice functionality which means customers can use their voice to search shows, movies or apps. It can be configured to connect to a home Fibre WiFi network.
- Supports playback of recorded movies, TV shows and photos through USB flash disks and microSD Memory Cards.
The company has in the recent past experienced a spike in the demand of homes seeking its Home Fibre service – mainly due to COVID-19 effects that has forced a number of Kenyans who have been forced to stay at home.
The TV box comes with three distinct packages dubbed Bronze, silver and diamond personalised to support light, medium and heavy usage respectively.
The home fibre service remains available through SSD code *400#.