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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020 · 20 mins

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Over the last few years, the way we watch TV has completely changed. Along with tuning into our regular ‘episodic TV’, we are now looking for new ways to spice up our entertainment appetite. Interestingly there is a glut of entertainment viewing options currently available, and one of the most interesting trends that has taken the world by storm is ‘online video streaming’.

Now we are all streaming our content across our favorite handheld devices as much as we are watching it on our televisions or may be more than that. And the best part is the bonus of getting to watch our favorite content whenever we want. It’s quite cool, and it’s fits well to out need-it-now mindset.

That’s not to say everything is going well, few people are still skeptical about the benefits of online streaming – and we hope to put those doubts to rest.

The World Is Embracing Online Video Streaming - Why This Shift?

The plodding surge in the consumption of over-the-top (OTT) content can largely be accredited to the following factors:

  • Affordable cost
  • Infinite access to audio/video streaming content
  • Flexible pricing models – subscription, freemium (limited access to free content), or pay-as-you-go
  • On-the-go delivery over a wide spectrum of devices including desktop, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, etc.
  • Easy subscription and un-subscriptions
  • Access to original video content (like latest movies or web series)

According to Business Wire, the total number of OTT streaming platform users will touch 915 million by 2023. If you still haven’t entered the streaming bandwagon, its time you vouch in.

Ready To Join The Videostream Craze?

Streaming isn’t complicated. You probably have everything you need right in your home. Even if you don’t, you would not have to spend a lot to get it set up. The very basic things needed to be able to stream are:

  1. Fast Internet

    Happy streaming experiences begin with your Internet connection. Recommendations for different minimums for different types of streaming are mentioned below:

    • Standard Definition - at least 3 Mbps
    • High definition (HD) - at least 5 Mbps
    • HDR or 4K - at least 25 Mbps

    Note, at this point Standard-definition (SD) resolution is a dinosaur. There is a good chance that you will be streaming HD more often as currently most of the TVs fall into this category. Try aiming for at least 5 Mbps of download speeds, but again, if more devices are connected this number might demand a boost.

  2. Streaming Device, Smart TV, Gaming Console

    Once you have a fast and reliable internet connection, you will need a way to access streaming services on your television. The most common ways to do this is through:

    Smart TVs - if you purchased a TV in the past 10 years, there are high chances that it is ‘Smart’ – basically one which can connect to the internet and has built-in streaming apps. Sadly, your Smart TV may not have every app you want and, in many probabilities, there are no ways to add the ones you desire.

    Gaming Consoles – You can do a lot more with these than just play games; yes, gaming consoles can be a center piece of your home entertainment as they allow you stream 4K movies, deliver the latest Netflix series, and even plug right into your cable service. But these are often very expensive hence not worth the investment when used for streaming only.

    Streaming Devices – These devices are quickly grabbing all the attention; these can be easily plugged into your TV’s HDMI port and give you access to every streaming service imaginable.

ACT Stream TV 4K - Your One-Stop Solution For All Internet Streaming

ACT Stream TV 4K is about etching endless entertainment to your TV Screen. This android streaming box lets you stream what you love, it adds thousands of entertainment options to your television. From movies, TV shows, gaming, Live TV stream or even browsing a bunch of pictures from your vacation on the big screen, this device has got it all covered for you.

ACT Stream TV 4K is one of the very few devices which runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie version. Other key technologies of this Android Box are 4K and Dolby Audio. 4K support brings incredible detail to your television with 2X the number of pixels (4K resolution is defined as 3840 x 2160) as HD (HD resolution is defined as 1920 x 1080). Clearly, 4K is about better pixels which are richer, has more vibrant colors and supports a wider range of colors right in the comfort of your living space. But prime picture quality needs to be escorted by equally great audio quality as well. ACT Stream TV 4K supports Dolby audio which creates powerful, realistic sound effects ensuring you get the best quality of audio.

ACT Stream TV 4K brings thousands of movies, TV shows, sports, news, music, and games to your TV screen. The selection varies from the latest Bollywood movies to all-time Hollywood classics. Popular applications like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hooq, Sony Liv, Zee5, SunNxt, and many others are readily available for streaming on this device. In addition, 3000+ apps (including streaming apps, gaming apps, social media apps) can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Alongside streaming from popular platforms, the unique bunch of 100 plus Live TV channels make this streaming box even more exhilarating. The Live TV feature lets you watch most, if not all of your favorite TV channels. Also, you have an option to "Catch Up" on all your missed content i.e. favorite TV shows, matches or movies for up to 24 hours. So, you can quickly find and revisit what you left behind.

The device comes with a Google Assistant Remote for control purposes. This remote can be used for navigation, accessing Google’s personal assistant which accepts voice commands to control the device.

And, this was just the tip of the iceberg, ACT Stream TV 4K is loaded with a bunch of features that will only enhance your entertainment experience.

Hardware And Design Of This TV Streaming Box

ACT Stream TV 4K is a neat, black color enigmatic box with the ACT logo embossed at the top. There are additional ports on the rear side for power, HDMI input, and a port for a Micro SD Card. Measuring at just 4.0 x 4.0 x 1.3 inches, this streaming box is just about the size of your palm; enabling it to fit perfectly on any shelf or TV unit, filling up very little space.

One quick look at the hardware specifications:

  • Operating System – ACT Stream TV 4K harnesses the power of Android and runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie version.
  • Processor – Inside, ACT Stream TV 4K is equipped with a high-performance Hi Silicon 3798M V200 chipset. With this chip, the ACT Stream TV allows you to run much more system intensive games and apps.
  • Internal Storage – It has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of Flash memory.
  • DRM – Widevine & Playready DRM that ensures seamless streaming of Netflix and other services.
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity – For connectivity, this streaming box supports simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
  • Ports and Interfaces – For external connectivity, there are 2 USB ports; ACT Stream TV plugs into a television using an HDMI cable. There is 1 Ethernet port included, 1 AV output, 1 SD card slot for memory expansion. Note, you can extend storage capacity to up to 64GB by adding external a micro SD card.

When you get your ACT Stream TV 4K box it comes with the main unit, Google Assistant Remote, Power Adapter, LAN Cable, HDMI Cable, RCA Cable, and User Manual. Essentially, you get everything handy so you can instantaneously start streaming; all that you would need to ensure is that your Internet connection is fast and reliable.

Touch-Based Remote That Doubles As A Controller

The rectangular touch based remote control unit puts you in complete control of your ACT Stream TV 4K. This ergonomically designed unit is uncluttered and looks very clean. What makes it stimulating is the power with which it can instantly activate the streaming box.

ACT Stream TV 4K features a circular navigation button, a Power button, a Home button, a Google Assistant button, standard volume controls, Mute button and the most impressive ‘Hot Keys’. There are 4 hot keys on the remote which give you one-click access to Netflix, YouTube, Live TV, and the Google Play Store. The circular navigation button on the remote is touch-based, allowing users to swipe through the Home screen, App Store, and content within apps.

The Stream TV Remote connects to the main box using IR or can be conveniently paired with Bluetooth. This control unit can pick up commands from anywhere in the room, so you don’t have to point in definite directions.

Coming to its ability to hear your voice, perhaps this is one of the first things want got to try. The remote has a dedicated voice button with a built-in microphone that enables the Google Assistant. In simple words, you can give voice commands to control this device.

What All Can You Watch With This Smart TV Box?

ACT Stream TV 4K brings thousands of movies, TV shows, sports, news, music, and games to your TV. Popular applications like Netflix, Sony Liv, Hooq, Zee5, Amazon Prime, Hungama Play, Yupp TV, SunNxt, and many others are already our entertainment partners hence they are readily available for streaming on ACT Stream TV 4K. In addition, 3000 plus apps (including streaming apps, gaming apps, social media apps) can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. In addition to over-the-top content, access to 100+ Live TV channels is another incentive of having this device.

With hordes of streaming platforms floating around, paying for multiple subscriptions can be baffling. ACT Fibernet ties with popular OTT streaming providers to provide a consolidate bill. Simply access it with a single click and pay for it directly as a part of your monthly bill.

Note, this feature is exclusively for ACT Fibernet customers.

Live TV & Catch UP

ACT Stream TV 4K is one of the most remarkable streaming devices and the most immersive way to take in the live video streaming experience. In fact, it is one of its exclusive features that set it apart from most other streaming devices available in the market.

The presence of Live TV channels on this streaming device allows you to stream popular Live TV content over the internet. So, you will never miss out on the latest breaking news, your favorite sports, tournaments, television shows, and the must watch events. Currently, Live Stream TV 4K assimilates an impressive range of 100+ Live TV channels across genres (news, movies, music, sports, etc.) many of which are free to watch. ACT Stream TV also assimilates a ‘Starter Pack’ which includes the premium channels i.e. not free. Currently, as a part of the offer, this starter pack is being offered to all ACT users for free, but once the offer expires the same will be chargeable @ Rs. 50 per month as part of your monthly broadband bill.

Here is a detailed list of ACT Stream Live TV Channels Packs:

Free channels

  •  ACT 24x7 News HD
  •  DD National HD
  •  DD News HD
  •  9X Jakas
  •  9X Jalwa
  •  9XM
  •  9Xo
  •  Aastha Bhajan
  •  Aastha TV
  •  ABP News
  •  ACT TV
  •  Aljazeera Intl
  •  Asianet News
  •  B4U Movies
  •  B4U Music
  •  Captain News
  •  Captain TV
  •  Care World
  •  DD Loksabha
  •  DD News
  •  DD Podhigai
  •  DD Rajyasabha
  •  DD Sapthagiri
  •  DD Sports
  •  Filmy
  •  FTV
  •  Home Shop 18
  •  India News Punjab
  •  India TV
  •  Jai Maharashtra
  •  Kalaignar Sethigal
  •  Kathyayani
  •  Khabrein Abhi Tak
  •  Kolkata TV
  •  Music India
  •  Music Zone
  •  News 9
  •  News India 24x7
  •  News X
  •  OTV
  •  Polimer News
  •  Polimer TV
  •  Pudhiya Thalaimaria
  •  Republic Bharath
  •  Republic TV
  •  Rupasi Bangla
  •  Russia Today
  •  Sakshi TV
  •  Sanskar
  •  Satsang
  •  SVBC
  •  Thanthi TV
  •  Tolly Wood
  •  TV 5 Kannada News
  •  TV 9 Kannada
  •  TV 9 Telugu
  •  TV1 Telangana
  •  TV5 Telugu
  •  TV9 Gujrathi
  •  Vedic
  •  VTVnews

Premium channels (Starter pack)

  •  MN Plus HD
  •  MNX HD
  •  Movies Now HD
  •  Romedy Now HD
  •  Times Now HD
  •  TLC HD
  •  BBC World
  •  D Sports
  •  ET Now
  •  Mirror Now
  •  MNX
  •  Movies Now
  •  Times Now
  •  Zoom

Accessing Live channels on Stream TV is extremely easy as it features a dedicated Live TV Section which curates live sports, news, and channels from select services, live TV streaming apps, and paid subscriptions, into one consolidated view.

Along with the support of Live Channels, ACT Stream TV 4K lets you watch your favorite TV shows, matches and highlights for up to 24 hours through their ‘Catch UP’ feature. So, you don’t have to waste time searching what you left behind and where.

How To Install This Android TV Box

Setting up ACT Stream TV is incredibly easy. It’s ideal that you have a TV that supports both 4K and HDR. But again, if you do not have one, don’t lose heart as Stream TV works perfectly even on full HD models. You can connect the entertainment box by following the below steps:

  • Connect To Power – Use the power adaptor to connect the main box to the power supply.
  • Plug In – Connect the ACT Stream TV 4K to your television using an HDMI cable.
  • Pair Your Remote – You will have to switch the remote control on and pair it via Bluetooth. Pairing is mandatory if you want to use the Google Assistant feature.
  • Login – ACT StreamTV4k is built on the Android platform and it is required to login with your Google account. You’ll need to login by entering your Google credentials, followed by your ACT ID. You can log in to the box by either entering the registered mobile number or you’re the user ID and password with ACT for your broadband connection.

How To Buy ACT Stream TV 4K?

This smart android tv box is available across 18 key cities in India i.e. Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Warangal, Nellore, Guntur, Vizag, Eluru, Rajamundry, Vijaywada, Kakinada, Tirupati, Coimbatore, and Madurai. The ACT Stream TV 4K is priced handsomely at Rs 4,499. If you are residing in any of the cities where ACT Stream 4K TV is available, do check out the Stream TV 4K Eligible Plans.

ACT Stream TV 4K is available for all new and existing ACT Fibernet customers. However, we allow you to take control of how you wish to get it. There are two ways to get ACT Stream TV 4K i.e. Buy or Rent; we explained them below:

  1. Own The Experience

    Simply put, this one is the buy-out option where you have an option to purchase this device at Rs. 4,499 and own it. This one-time investment will take care of all your entertainment needs.

  2. Try The Experience

    This is the rental option where you get to try the device for an agreed time period. Since this device is exclusively for our ACT Fibrenet customers, there are two ways you can go about trying ACT Stream TV:

    •  Customers On 1-Month Plan – you can get the device at a monthly payment of Rs.200. In addition to the monthly payment, you will also have to pay a one time refundable security deposit of Rs.1000.
    •  Customers On 6-Month Plan – You can get this device at a flat payment of Rs.1000 and try the device for 6 months. You will also have to pay a one time refundable security deposit of Rs.1000.

To request for ACT Stream TV 4K you will need to be on select eligible plans. Once on the eligible plan, you will be entitled to receive the ACT Stream TV 4K Box. The ACT Stream TV 4K will be delivered to your registered address within 5 to 7 business days.

ACT Stream TV 4K comes with the main unit, a remote-control unit, HDMI cable, 2 AAA batteries, an Ethernet cable, a power adapter, and an AV cable. When you return the box, i.e. within one month or 6-months with all the accessories in the original condition your account will be credited with the refundable security deposit.

Your One-Stop Entertainment Solution

The ACT Stream TV 4K box is for people who want to have a single device to integrate and control their TV entertainment needs. So, if you are an existing ACT Fibrenet customer or a new one vying to experience the online world of streaming entertainment - wait no further! Get your own ACT Stream TV 4K and start streaming content like never before.

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