Tata Sky may launch Hybrid Android STB Tata Sky Binge+, Specs appear

This set-top box is codenamed as ‘Pearl S’ and manufactured by Technicolor.

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Tata Sky could be planning to launch an Android-powered set-top box named Tata Sky Binge+ soon for the entertainment seekers. The box had been rumoured to launch in September along with Amazon Prime app onboard.

According to Android TV Guide, this set-top box is codenamed as ‘Pearl S’ and manufactured by Technicolor. It is expected to ship with the latest Android 9 out of the box and powered by 1.8 GHz Broadcom BCM72604 B processor. It will have 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage paired with Broadcom VideoCore V HW GPU. 

Tata Sky will use Accedo for the user interface on this box. Certifications hint that this STB will be a Hybrid Terrestrial & OTT, with 4K codec support. This box will come with Amazon Prime Video pre-installed and Tata Sky may introduce free subscriptions to OTT platforms as the launch offer.

The hardware is the same as the Xstream Smart Box but with different design as both devices are made by Technicolor. Airtel one has 2 sat tuners where the Tata only 1. Xstream Smart Box external design has been done by the Technicolor Team whereas the Tata Sky Binge+ has been done by the Tata team. They will look different but will have the same RAM, same chips, same design inside. UI for the Airtel is still done by Tata Elxsi. Tata Elxsi also did Internet TV one and the ACT 4K box.

Since new TRAI tariff regime people are complaining of increased monthly DTH or Cable TV bills and the same is also reflected in TRP charts which show a decline in viewership of many Genres. Viewers these days don’t have time, they want On-Demand, Interruption-Free experience without Ads which they don’t get on TV channels.

With cheap data prices and rapid expansion of high-speed broadband connection, people are now switching from DTH to online platforms to watch their favourite content. Android TV box will target these consumers and help Tata Sky in the era of cord-cutting.

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Abhinav is the Editor-in-Chief at DreamDTH with over 5 years of experience in covering industry developments. He is passionate about staying appraised of the latest developments in the industry and bringing forth their shortcomings. Specializing in DTH, television, broadcasting, and the entertainment sector, Abhinav is dedicated to exploring the happenings in these dynamic fields. Outside of work, he indulges in podcasts and audiobooks and enjoys unwinding with light-hearted, sci-fi, and thriller shows.

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7 thoughts on “Tata Sky may launch Hybrid Android STB Tata Sky Binge+, Specs appear”

  1. Smart thinking… I will say this will be a big hit as Tata sky and Tata group always understand the market and need. They know what a common man needs and not only plan for current competition but they also think of long term


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