Safaricom PLC., has announced the launch of an Android TV Box as part of a strategy to bring its Home Fibre service to more homes.
The TV Box works like any android tv box and will be competing with the likes of the Mi Box from Xiaomi by equipping non-android TVs with the capability to stream content from YouTube, Netflix, ShowMax, Hulu, Sling and other Android TV Applications while also enabling customers to wirelessly project their smartphone and laptop screens to the TV through 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.
Safaricom android tv box specifications
- The box is “plug and play” and supports up to 4K HD resolution
- It is powered by a quad-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a Penta Core Mali-450.
- 8 GB of onboard storage,
- Bluetooth 4.2 support
- USB ports,
- microSD card slot
- 1 HDMI port,
- ethernet socket.
- included remote has hotkeys for Netflix and YouTube.
- The device runs Android TV 9
The Android TV Box is immediately available at Safaricom Shops and on Masoko for only Sh6,999 offer with no monthly costs.