Safaricom launches Android TV Box in Kenya

Safaricom has just announced the launch of an Android TV Box as part of a strategy to bring Home Fibre services to more homes.

The TV box equips any TV with the ability to stream content from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, ShowMax and other Android TV applications. It also allows users to wirelessly project their smartphone and laptop screens to the TV through screen casting.

“Our Home Fibre service has been well received as it offers unlimited internet connectivity for the entire family in an affordable, monthly, package. The TV remains central to home entertainment and the lack of a feature to directly stream content from the internet has previously been a challenge for potential Safaricom Home Fibre customers. The Android TV Box now empowers customers to connect any TV to the internet opening up a world of endless entertainment options for the family,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

The Android TV Box can be purchased at Safaricom Shops at Sh6,999 with no monthly costs. The box is ‘plug and play’, which means customers can easily connect to their TVs and Home WIFI network.