There have been speculations around Reliance Jio’s entry into the TV market and the new photos of Jio’s DTH Set-Top Box validate that the operator is indeed about to launch its IP-based TV services very soon.
The box shows a ‘not for retail’ sign on the device suggesting that the company is probably currently testing the device.
The pictures also showed a remote control that had a mic button suggesting that there could be voice-controlled features.
Back side of the STB shows various ports including standard cable connector port, HDMI port, USB port, and audio, video output ports along with an Ethernet port which allows users to connect their broadband cable to the STB.
Jio is rumoured to be adding a new feature called ‘catch up’ which will allow users to stream content from past seven days. The company may initially launch the service with 300 channels to be followed by more channels.
There are also speculations that Jio might partner with Netflix, Amazon Prime to provide content to users. The telco has already partnered with India’s Hotstar as a part of which users may get to stream Hotstar from their STBs.
No details are yet confirmed by Reliance Jio yet, so there is still a possibility of this being fake internet hoax.