Android Box + Jio + Voice Remote

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Bhai logo…. at present, I have been using DEN HD Box which is costing me Rs.620/per month for all the channels. We do not watch much TV Channels now-n-days. We have Fiber Connection with 300 mbps speed. So I was thinking of getting rid of HD Box and purchasing a Android Box or something like this.. need your valuable suggestions smile

  • Is there any Android Box ( or any other thing ), where I can install JIO and watch channels in HD Quality?
  • Anyone with Voice Command Remote / Google Assistant would be more useful.
  • It will be used be wife as well so it should be simple in use… not very technical.

Any suggestions / comments are highly appreciated smile

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Mi Box 4K
PS: JioTV won’t work w/o BT mouse

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This comment if based on purely my observations and experience:
Jio TV does not work on Android Box (its kind of hit nd miss) Earlier versions used to work, but they stopped after few days, now it asks login.. and I said its hit and miss..
Even if it works, UI is not that intuitive for android Box(Big screen) Mouse is needed.
Jio TV + (which is extracted from Jio set top box) needs an active Jio plan of 999 or above
Others can add their own experience..

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Thanks @getready & @wackophant for your reply smile

Having JIO TV, the idea was so watch normal channels, if anybody wants to see anytime.
Is there any other way to watch normal TV Channels without fee?

Or I should go with SonyLiv, Color TV et. etc. subscriptions? But if I do this, it will be cost effective and I need to keep on switching the Apps while TV Channels are convenient and doesn’t need broadband wink

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xuseronline wrote:

Thanks @getready & @wackophant for your reply smile

Having JIO TV, the idea was so watch normal channels, if anybody wants to see anytime.
Is there any other way to watch normal TV Channels without fee?

Or I should go with SonyLiv, Color TV et. etc. subscriptions? But if I do this, it will be cost effective and I need to keep on switching the Apps while TV Channels are convenient and doesn’t need broadband wink

You can give thoptv a try
May not be convenient as DTH/Cable TV but you will get used to it

Even with ThopTV, you need device with widevine L1 certification for HD streaming

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Buy a firestick. You are currently paying 620×12 i.e. about 7.5K per year. Even if you take all subscriptions at full value, total subscription cost will still be less than 5K. And you can further reduce cost by Timesprime/Flipkart coins etc. You already have a broadband so no additional cost on that account.
You will need Hotstar, Sonyliv, Zee5 and Voot.

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I’ve used smart TV’s, firestick, but still normal DTH connections gives the most satisfaction. Even with a fast internet I struggle to use these.

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The new google chromast TV coming  ? smile

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@xuseronline My friend. Long time no see.
Btw, i am using https://www.amazon.com/Android-TV-Box-Quad-Core...
I knew i won’t be paying money for each each when TRAI implemented the new rule. Bought this box directly from China in 2k19 and it’s almost 2 years everything is just working fine. No cable tv no dish no issues whatsoever.
#AA_JJ sunglasses

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Does Den provide free upgrade to Jio set top box ?

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MrKool_JJ wrote:

@xuseronline My friend. Long time no see.
Btw, i am using https://www.amazon.com/Android-TV-Box-Quad-Core...
I knew i won’t be paying money for each each when TRAI implemented the new rule. Bought this box directly from China in 2k19 and it’s almost 2 years everything is just working fine. No cable tv no dish no issues whatsoever.
#AA_JJ sunglasses

Kaise ho bhaai jaan smile
Thanks for the suggestion… does it have Voice remote?

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xuseronline wrote:

Kaise ho bhaai jaan smile
Thanks for the suggestion… does it have Voice remote?

Ekdum thik apke raj me.
T – All good.
I just have a normal remote but if you need air mouse/ voice remote or any additional accessory for that matter of fact it can be purchased online smile
My 4+32gb model costed me about 2.6k sweat_smile
You will crack a better deal joy
#AA_JJ sunglasses

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xuseronline wrote:

Nope!
Den is Cable TV smile

Yes I know its cable TV but they are replacing the DEN set top box with Jio set top box.

check there are videos on youtube which are more then a year old.
I have hathway and my provider offered to replace with jio for 250 rs, on the box it was mentioned not for sale.

Also jio box has USB, not sure if its for recording or playback.

there are 2 variants of jio box, hybrid one for fiber broadband and one for cable tv.

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getready wrote:

Mi Box 4K
PS: JioTV won’t work w/o BT mouse

I am also looking for a Android Box – https://www.flipkart.com/mi-box-4k-media-stream...

This is what some reviews say – You can use thop tv in thop tv due to copyright issues jio tv is named as jasmine tv , and only download thop tv for android tv and side load in your device

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+1 I am also looking for a android box to install Thop/Oreo/Jio TV to watch Live TV.

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RowdyAK47 wrote:

I am also looking for a Android Box – https://www.flipkart.com/mi-box-4k-media-stream...

This is what some reviews say – You can use thop tv in thop tv due to copyright issues jio tv is named as jasmine tv , and only download thop tv for android tv and side load in your device

I have this (Mi Box 4K)
Thoptv just works fine
JioTV is Jasmine
And Airtel TV is Allium?

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getready wrote:

I have this (Mi Box 4K)
Thoptv just works fine
JioTV is Jasmine
And Airtel TV is Allium?

Thanks bro, I have 100 Mbps jio fibre connection. Wil it be good enough for 2 TV?

Noob Question – How to side load these Thop/Jasmine/Allium TV apps? Do I need to buy some connector or any other tool?

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RowdyAK47 wrote:

Thanks bro, I have 100 Mbps jio fibre connection. Wil it be good enough for 2 TV?

Noob Question – How to side load these Thop/Jasmine/Allium TV apps? Do I need to buy some connector or any other tool?

100Mbps is more than enough
For side loading just use the usb 2.0 slot on Mi Box ( Pen drive / HDD )

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Update: Been to a mi service center as my Mi Box 4k stopped working (doesn’t switch ON)
Got to know that.. there is no repair/service for these Android Boxes/Sticks. (They don’t even have a spare adapter /remote to test basic things)
They are only offering replacement within warranty(Instant if they have it instock*) and if the device is out of warranty, there’s nothing we/they can do about it :/
I guess.. same is the case with Fire TV Sticks too so it is better to upgrade these items before the warranty expires smile

cc @xuseronline @RowdyAK47

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getready wrote:

Update: Been to a mi service center as my Mi Box 4k stopped working (doesn’t switch ON)
Got to know that.. there is no repair/service for these Android Boxes/Sticks. (They don’t even have a spare adapter /remote to test basic things)
They are only offering replacement within warranty(Instant if they have it instock*) and if the device is out of warranty, there’s nothing we/they can do about it :/
I guess.. same is the case with Fire TV Sticks too so it is better to upgrade these items before the warranty expires smile

cc @xuseronline @RowdyAK47

Thanks bro for the update. I purchased last month and working smooth.

Did they replace yours? Your still Under 1 yr warranty? It’s mad that we need to approach 3rd party local repair shops if it’s out of warranty.

What do you mean by " upgrade these items before the warranty expires " ?

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RowdyAK47 wrote:

Thanks bro for the update. I purchased last month and working smooth.

Did they replace yours? Your still Under 1 yr warranty? It’s mad that we need to approach 3rd party local repair shops if it’s out of warranty.

What do you mean by " upgrade these items before the warranty expires " ?

They didn’t have it stock..
So, now i will get the replacement via courier (Warranty valid until May 2021)

I mean to say, dump the old ones via OLX before warranty expires and get the newer launches during sale days (if any).

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getready wrote:

They didn’t have it stock..
So, now i will get the replacement via courier (Warranty valid until May 2021)

I mean to say, dump the old ones via OLX before warranty expires and get the newer launches during sale days (if any).

Lucky you smile Did they kept the defective?
Selling in Olx and buying a newer version is itself a big task. I hope it works fine long years

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