Reliance Jio to Launch 4K Set Top Boxes Based on Android in India: 5 Things to Know

Reliance Jio's 4K Set Top Boxes are believed to transform the way people watch TV by bringing control from Android Smartphone

By Pallabi
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After the super-successful launch in India, Reliance Jio is now setting stage to launch its new 4K UHD Set Top Boxes (STBs) in India. Followed by delivering free 4G internet, this is believed to be the Jio's second step towards its goal of building Digital Ecosystem in India.

Reliance Jio to Launch 4K Set Top Boxes Based on Android in India

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Although the purchase of STBs has been a talk of the town for quite some time, the company is now planning to launch it in the country soon. Here is everything you need to know about this new Jio service.

The STB Processors would be Powerful

Albeit Reliance Jio is not yet finalized the date of STB  launch for TV, it is expected the company will have three STBs differing in prices and hardware, where one of the high-end STBs would be powered by Broadcom chipset, the others would be powered by the Marvell processor.

STBs Would Support UHD Service

With the aim transform the viewing experience, Reliance Jio's high-end STBs would support 4K UHD by default. However, to get such picture quality, users would require a 4K supported TV for the best experience.

STBs to be Controlled by Android
 

STBs to be Controlled by Android

Reportedly, the STBs would run on the Android Marshmallow version and it can turn any normal LCD/LED TV into a Smart TV which is connected to the internet.

It Will Have Google Play Support

While the STBs would come with the Google Play store pre-installed, Reliance will offer the Jio suite of apps including the Jio TV and Jio On Demand.

Price Comparatively Reasonable

The STBs are expected to be priced at Rs. 5,500.

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