As a result of the increasing popularity of content streaming and the usage of the Internet, the DTH providers are also changing their route on the same track. Now, the popular DTH provider, Dish TV introduced a Wifi-Dongle to stream content over the internet. The device is named as DishSMRT Stick. The device is somehow similar to the popular streaming devices such as Fire TV Stick or even the Google Chromecast. But currently with limited functionality of a Smart TV Stick.
But for sure, we cannot compare them to those popular streaming devices currently but will be the same as them in the future. The Dish SMRT Stick allows users to stream OTT content on their TV screen with the help of the Internet. Before going into details, we should also understand that the new smart device will be available for Dish TV users and it will work with DishNXT HD Set-Top Box only. Unlike other smart devices like Chromecast, DishSMRT stick can be connected on the STB only, not to the TV.
How Does It Work?
It is a plug and play device. Once connected to the HD Set-Top Box, you need to connect the Wifi Dongle to the Home Wifi or Mobile Hotspot. Then simply select the application that is available in the SMRT Stick and enjoy the contents over the screen. Currently, popular services like Zee5, Hungama Play, Sony Liv is available and Voot, ALT Balaji is in the coming soon list. It is also to be noted that, popular other services like Hotstar, Netflix, Prime Videos are not available.
It is also noted that an active internet connection with minimum 1 Mbps speed is required to enjoy all the apps and content on the device to work perfectly.
Dish SMRT Wifi Dongle Price and Installation
As we mentioned above, the Dish Smart Stick will be available for the DishNXT HD Set-Top Box users only. So if you are a user of that, you can visit the Official Website and provide your VC Number or Registered Mobile number there, After which Dish TV representative will call you to fix the date and time for the Installation. Next, the installation team will reach you to get it done. You can pay an amount of Rs. 599/- as the product price.
As per the introductory price, the company is offering the device at Rs. 599, whereas the regular price is Rs. 999/- and there will be no installation charge. Along with the device, users will get a free preview of all the services for the first 6 months. After that, users need to pay for the services separately as like how we use it on Fire TV or casting contents on the TV using a Google Chromecast.
Currently, the service is available in limited cities and not all the DishNXT HD Box users can avail the device. Once you register for the device, the executive will let you know whether the device is available in your local area or not.