ACT Fibernet To Launch An Amazon Fire TV Stick Competitor Streaming Device
Buying an Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the best ways to convert your standard television into a smart television. The only competition it has is the Google Chromecast. However, both devices suffer over copyright issues, as the Chromecast does not have access to Amazon Prime Video and the Fire TV Stick misses out from native YouTube support. ACT Broadband is getting ready to launch the Android-powered ACTTV+ streaming device, which might solve these problems.
Buying an ACTTV+ might be a one-stop solution, as ACT being an internet service provider (ISP) has partnered with different streaming services. The company has partnered with online content providers like HOOQ, Hungama, ALTBalaji, Yupp TV, and Fastfilmz. As of now, the company is offering a free trial for all these services.
As this is an Android-powered streaming device, users should be able to install apps like Prime Video and YouTube using Google Play Store. Services like ALTBalaji is already available for ACT Broadband users for a free trial. The company is beta testing the ACTTV+ in some of the metro cities, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai. The brand is also inviting the existing customers to take part in a trial run. The company is yet to announce the price of the device and additional charges to access different services.
The recent launch of smart televisions from companies like Xiaomi and Vu might threaten the OEMs of streaming devices. However, the Smart TV market is still at a nascent stage. Existing TV owners are likely to choose an add-on accessory, instead of buying a new Smart TV.
This would be a huge blow to Amazon and Google. As ACT being ISP can offer ACTTV+ stick at a discounted rate to its existing customers. However, Reliance Jio is also gearing up for its’s broadband service launch, which includes free live TV streaming, Movies, and Music. However, pricing of the ACTTV+ will also play an important role in the adoption of this streaming device.