Kenya’s new Android TV to facilitate endless home online entertainment
Safaricom has announced the launch of its Android TV Box with the capability to stream content from YouTube, Netflix, ShowMax, Hulu, Sling and other Android TV Applications via any TV. It also enables customers to 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 of Safaricom.
The Android TV Box is immediately available at Safaricom Shops and on Masoko for a KES. 6,999 offers with no monthly costs. The box is “plug and play” so customers can easily connect it to their TVs and Home WiFi network without needing a technician.
It can support up to 4K HD resolution providing viewers with super-clear video clarity. Customers can use their voice to perform different functions on the TV Box such as searching for shows, movies or apps. In addition, it can be configured to connect to a Home Fibre WiFi network. It further supports playing back of recorded movies, TV shows and photos through USB flash disks and MicroSD Memory Cards.
YouTube, Netflix, ShowMax, Hulu, Sling, and Android are property of their respective owners. Customers may need to make additional payments or subscriptions to access some content or services.