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Dish TV-owned d2h launches Android HD STB, Voice-enabled stick with Alexa built-in - nairrk - 03-12-2020

MUMBAI: With an aim to provide world-class TV viewing for its customers, d2h, a brand of Dish TV India, today launched its new range of ‘Connected Devices’. This includes an internet-enabled Android-based HD Set Top Box (STB) and Voice-enabled stick with Alexa built-in. These two launches further strengthen its position as a technology innovator in the DTH industry.

‘d2h stream’, an internet-enabled Android-based HD Set Top Box runs on the latest Android TV 9.0 OS by Google and is available at a price of Rs 3,999 for new subscribers and Rs 2,499 for existing subscribers.

Apart from live TV channels, it will offer access to the Google Play Store allowing the viewer to download and stream content from OTT platforms. d2h stream will support all popular OTT platforms like Watcho, Amazon Prime Video, ZEE5, Voot, ALTBalaji, YouTube and more. The Android-based STB works with any television.

The d2h stream HD Set Top Box comes with built-in Google Assistant, Chromecast and superior Dolby audio, delivering a state-of-the-art, immersive cinematic experience to viewers in the comfort of their living rooms. Viewers can stream content from any device directly to their TV screens without any lag, download thousands of apps and also play games right on their TV sets without needing an additional gaming console. Adding to the seamless experience, d2h stream users can operate and control the device with simple voice commands using the Alexa built-in Remote.

‘d2h Magic’ – the voice-enabled kit with a dongle and remote powered by Amazon Alexa is priced at Rs 1,199 and available for select d2h subscribers. This kit allows users to access popular OTT Apps and thousands of Alexa skills through their existing STBs. The d2h Magic with Alexa-powered remote control is a super affordable kit comprising Wi-Fi dongle, a Bluetooth and a sleek Alexa-enabled remote control.

With the magic stick voice-enabled remote control, subscribers can use voice commands as an intuitive and preferred mode of interaction with the STB to book cabs, get the latest news, information & recipes, set reminders for their favorite programs, ask for recommendations on trending programs, access their account details, register ‘call me’ requests and discover a vast array of content from movies to music to sports and more.

To get started, customers will need to set up the kit with their Amazon account. Once set up, customers can simply say – ‘Alexa, tell me the news’, ‘Alexa, what’s the cricket score?’ or ‘Alexa, play latest Bollywood songs’, to enjoy a voice-controlled experience.

Commenting on the launch of these new products, Dish TV India Executive Director & Group CEO Anil Dua said, “Our d2h brand has had a 10-year long history of bringing innovation to this country. It brought India’s first 4k STB and the first-ever RF remote to name just two. In keeping with this tradition, we are launching today two devices d2h stream Android Box and d2h Magic stick (voice-enabled). These latest convergence technology offerings aim to make our d2h brand the preferred option in every home with an internet connection.”

Recently, d2h had also introduced d2h Magic, allowing users to stream content from OTT services through its STB. With this d2h takes another step towards providing entertainment across linear and online sources on any screen for customers across all segments.

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