Remember Safaricom Big Box? Well, Safaricom has released a sequel to the same this time aptly named, Safaricom Digital TV and Internet Box. As the name suggests, this is a smart set-top box that is powered by Android. The new set-top box doesn’t just carry a new name but comes with new features and improvements as well.
The Safaricom Digital TV and Internet Box comes with the following features:
- Chrome Cast support to mirror your phone or tablet to your TV
- 32GB internal storage
- Ability to create Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 8 users
- USB port
- ShowMax, YouTube, YouTube Kids and DW (Deutsche Welle) pre-installed
- Google Play Store support
- Gameloft App Store
- Over 50 Free-to-Air Digital TV channels
Safaricom’s new set-top box comes bundled with 5GB data and 3 months of ShowMax for free when you buy it at Ksh.9,999. However, Safaricom Home Fibre customers enjoy a discount and can purchase the Digital TV and Internet Box for Ksh.5,999. The box is on sale at Safaricom Shops in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu.
If you have no home internet connection of any kind, you can buy Safaricom monthly data bundles tailored for use on the box. The bundles can be purchased by dialing *400*3# from your Safaricom line. The data bundles are as follows:
- 5GB – Ksh.1,199
- 15GB – Ksh.3,199
- 30GB – Ksh.5,999
The bundles all have a validity of 30 days and unused bundles will not roll over to the next month unless you purchase another bundle, the expiry date will also extend to 30 days from the last day of purchase.
What do you think, does this sound like a worthy sequel to the original Safaricom Big Box?