Airtel Xstream service, which was so far limited to users who had Airtel postpaid, broadband, DTH, and prepaid connection, is now available for non-Airtel users as well. The company has confirmed that non-Airtel users can subscribe to the Airtel Stream Premium at Rs 49 per month or Rs 499 per year.
Airtel Xstream claims to offer over 10,000 movies alongside TV shows and originals from over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including ErosNow, Hungama Play, and Zee5, through the Xstream service. There is also support for 13 Indian languages — alongside English.
In addition to English and Hindi movies and TV Series, the platform includes content in different regional languages such as Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil among many others.
Android and iOS users can download content for offline viewing using the Airtel Xstream app. The app also allows users to share their choice of content with others. The video streaming service allows users to make personal playlists, and access the service on a maximum of five devices. The service is available on Android and iOS devices and as a web platform.
The service also supports the Chromecast feature, Android TV, and Fire TV Stick. However, access to these features requires users to purchase the annual subscription pack. Airtel had revamped its Airtel TV service to Airtel Xstream last year in September and also worked on improving the user interface. The service now competes with the Vi Movies and TV that comes bundled with several Vi prepaid and postpaid plans.
How to subscribe to Airtel Xstream
1. Download the Airtel Xstream app.
2. Open the app and head to More at the bottom right corner of the screen
3. Register your mobile number
4. Select Plans and Offers
5. Tap Recommended Packs
The platform allows users to make payments using UPI, PayTM, and other wallets like GooglePay and PhonePe.
Do note that Airtel Xstream Premium service is available for all Airtel postpaid, broadband, and DTH users. As for Airtel prepaid users, only those who recharge with Rs 199 or above will be eligible. Users need to log in with their registered mobile number to enjoy Airtel Xstream Premium content.
It is important to highlight that despite taking the subscription, Airtel Xstream will show you banner and pre-roll ads. This is unlike traditional OTT platforms that don’t serve any ads when subscribed to their premium plans.
Airtel launched the Xstream service as a revamped version of its Airtel TV back in September last year. The service debuted to take on the likes of JioTV and Vi Movies and TV (formally Vodafone Movies and TV).