The launch of Airtel Pocket TV app for Android devices

Have you been looking forward to a mobile TV app for your Android devices? Airtel Digital TV has introduced Airtel Pocket TV app for Android platform to enable users watch LIVE TV while on the move. In this article, I shall list the features of Airtel Pocket TV app along with steps to download this Airtel Pocket TV app from Google Play Store.

One of India's leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel has it's DTH service arm handled by Airtel Digital TV which serves as India's best DTH service provider offering pretty advanced digital broadcasting technologies such as MPEG 4 and DVBS 2. Airtel Digital TV has now launched on-the-go mobile TV app called Airtel Pocket TV for Android devices. This Android TV application will help the users to watch their favorite TV channels while they are travelling or away from their home. Using this app, you can now watch LIVE ICC T20 World Cup cricket matches, IPL 7 cricket matches, LIVE FIFA World Cup 2014, etc. without missing any action.

The introductory price of this Airtel TV app is just Rs.60 per month. In this price, users will get access to more than 150 Live TV channels, 10,000 hours of video, 13 Anytime TV channels and plenty of more stuff. To get so much at such an affordable price is a real boon for Pocket TV app users. As of now, Airtel Digital TV has released this app only for Android and is expected to launch Pocket TV app for iOS platform in a months's time, closely followed by other OS platforms. Airtel Digital TV came up with the first ever convergence of Twitter and TV. Along similar lines, this app is an innovative convergence of TV and mobile phone.

Airtel Pocket TV App for Android

Features of Airtel Pocket TV app for Android

  1. It is compatible with smartphones and tablets having Android 2.1 or above.
  2. You can watch more than 150 Live TV channels across popular genres.
  3. You can catch up with past episodes of your favorite shows by access to more than 13 channels on Anytime TV.
  4. This app boasts of a vast library of over 10,000 videos.
  5. All operator networks support the usage of this app on Android devices.
  6. It provides adaptive streaming through which video streaming bit rate gets dynamically adjusted to our device's network bandwidth.
  7. By being able to filter channels and videos by genre, this app supports genre-based User Interface.
  8. It consists of an intuitive search feature which allows you to search for channels by typing their names.
  9. Pocket TV provides an electronic program guide of various channels almost 1 week before the actual telecast of TV shows.
  10. Pocket TV app users will also receive useful recommendations in the form of top viewed content, newly added content as well as top rated content on home screen of this app.
  11. Just like internet browsers offer Favorites feature, this app also allows you to set your favorite channels for quick access in future.
  12. The app is social media friendly and allows one to share the channel or TV show he/she is watching on social networking sites like Facebook.
  13. Reminders can be set for your favorite shows or important matches that you never want to miss.

How to get started with Airtel Pocket TV app?
The Airtel Digital TV app is already available for download on the Google Android play store. One can follow the below mentioned steps to download Airtel Pocket TV application on their Android devices:
  • First, one has to download the Airtel Pocket TV app from Google Play Store URL: Download Airtel Pocket TV
  • Once installation of app is complete, you will have to activate the service by sending across the SMS ADD TV to number 54325 from your registered mobile number.
  • Later, you will receive a one-time activation password. Using this along with your customer ID or registered mobile number, you can get your device registered.

You can refer further details about this Airtel TV app for Android devices at: Official Airtel Website

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