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Airtel Xstream vs. Jio Fiber STB: Which Should You Choose?

Reliance Jio and its Jio Fiber have caught the attention of a large number of people after its recent release. The company’s mission and vision are to provide its users with the fastest internet connection. In addition to this, Reliance Jio’s officials have declared that they are currently working on another application, which would allow its users to access ultra-high-definition video content, as well as cloud-based gaming.

Nonetheless, Airtel has declared that the device is going to be released in the same time with an Android-powered STB specially designated by the company, being referred to as the Xstream Box, alongside Airtel Xstream Stick The Airtel Xstream stick provides the same qualitative services as the Jio Fiber STB, offering the possibility to its users to access OTT services. However, there are a couple of differences between the two products, and here you can find the most suitable characteristics according to your needs.

Which are the similarities between the two devices?

Jio Fiber offers a set-top box, which is responsible for creating access to live TV channels and selected OTT apps. In the meantime, Airtel Xstream Box brings a wide variety of live TV channels and various OTT apps that include Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, and Airtel store.

Jio Fiber comes with a series of apps that were specially created by the manufacturer and included JioCinema, JioSaavn, JioTV, JioGames. Bearing a striking resemblance to the Jio concept, Xstream Box features Airtel Xstream, Amazon Prime Video, Airtel Store, Netflix, and YouTube.

While the Airtel Xstream box comes with an HD pack free of charge on Airtel DTH, Jio Fiber offers three leading cables that include Multiple System Operators, DEN, Hathway, and GTPL, which guarantees the success of providing the widest array of HD channels.

Which are the differences between the two devices?

Airtel Xstream Box is powered by an Android OS chipset, being an Android TV box. Owing to the fact that Airtel is an Android-based device, it offers access to many of the applications manufactures by Google, one of the most important being Google Play Store. Therefore, users can automatically download and stream video content, using an OTT desired platform.

In the meantime, Reliance Jio Set-top box is a media powerhouse, which provides an all-inclusive service. The device provides not only a high-speed internet connection but also the possibility to watch media content with 4K resolution. Moreover, Jio Fiber can also be used as a video conference platform, having both voice and video calling, as well as conferencing services and gaming alternatives.

This option has caught the attention of users since a group of maximum of four people can video call each other, which in Airtel does not exist at all. In addition to this, Jio comes with an STB without any charge, which Airtel does not offer.

Jio is characterized by zero latency, which is responsible for supporting a multiplayer gaming experience while enabling the highest-speed internet connection. Moreover, Jio also supports an impressive number of controllers, one of the most appreciated being the app-based controller that was specially manufactured to fit with users’ smartphones. Microsoft Game Studios, Tencent Games, Riot Games, and Gameloft are only four of the most appreciated gaming studios, whose applications can be downloaded using the Jio Fiber Broadband service.

In spite of the fact that Airtel’s Xstream Box cannot offer a gaming variety as personalized as Jio, the first allows its users to browse through the numerous options provided by Google Play Store. Furthermore, since the platform comes with Chromecast support, the users can always stream their games on the TV. Jio STB is also bringing VR technology close to its fans.

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