After telecom Jio has been reportedly working on its broadband and DTH services and the latest leak of Jio’s set-top box by Gizmo Times has substantiated the reports of a DTH service in pipeline. We found out two images for the set of box one is round which is a unique for a set of box, another is your normal looking set box take a peek..
We also got the packaging for the set of box which clearly provides the detail of content of the box and “Not for Retail” is written on the box which means the company is currently testing the unit internally.
The rear side of the Jio STB has various ports including the standard cable connector port, HDMI port, USB port, and audio, video output ports. Also, there’s an Ethernet port, that allows you to plug-in your wired broadband cable right into the STB itself, which is common among current generation STBs.
Interestingly, Jio is adding a USB port on the front side of the set-top box as well, which means you don’t have to fumble around with the wires at the back. Just connect the USB stick at the front.
Jio might also partner with content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Video Prime, etc. to stream the content directly with the help of STB. The new entrant has already partnered with India’s Hotstar and might allow users to watch Hotstar content from the STB itself. Jio is set to launch these services in coming months. Lets hope Jio also brings tariff war to the DTH services as well which means competitive pricing and offers by the every DTH company.