Flipkart announced the launch of Nokia Media Streamer as part of its strategic relationship with Nokia. The Nokia Media Streamer leverages the power and functionality of the latest version of Google’s widely popular operating system – Android 9.0 OS. Available on Flipkart from August 28, the Media Streamer will be priced at Rs.3,499.
The video OTT market in India – which includes content streaming services – is among the top 10 markets globally, according to an ASSOCHAM – PWC joint study. The convenience of viewing popular shows and movies on demand has found huge uptake amongst Indian consumers. Media streaming devices bring the experience of Smart TVs to any regular television, making it a value-driven choice for consumers who look for an engaging home entertainment experience.
The Nokia Media Streamer will come with premium features including a full HD resolution of 1920*1080 at 60 frames per second to give superior picture quality. Further, the quad-core processor, together with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM, will ensure high performance by the device. The Media Streamer also provides dual-band WiFi support for 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz and is equipped with a multi I/O antenna for better reception. It comes with Dolby Digital Audio and a voice-controlled remote with Google Assistant, which enables users to shuffle between devices easily. The built-in Chromecast feature also allows users to cast their mobile phone screens onto the TV, while Google Home supports all apps available on Google Play Store.
Mr. Vipul Mehrotra, Vice President, Nokia Brand Partnerships, said, “We are excited that Flipkart, the leading e-commerce company in the country, is bringing cutting-edge home entertainment to consumers in India with the Nokia Media Streamer, strengthening our strategic relationship. The Nokia Media Streamer is the perfect complement to Flipkart’s range of Nokia Smart TVs, offering Indian consumers a premium viewing experience to enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows.”
Commenting on the launch, Dev Iyer, Vice President – Private Label at Flipkart said, “Through this strategic relationship with Nokia, we can leverage our deep understanding of Indian consumers to develop a cutting edge media streamer by a brand that is trusted for quality, design, and reliability. We constantly endeavor to provide our customers with the widest range of offerings to choose from, with compelling features, value, and performance. The device addresses the present needs of users who are spending a considerable time at home and seeking entertainment and content viewing options indoors.”
For the first time on any media streaming device in India, ZEE5 will have a hotkey on Nokia Media Streamer. Through this partnership, consumers will be able to enjoy easy access to ZEE5, a complete video destination for OTT viewers, and its offering of an exhaustive array of content; with 100+ live TV channels and 1.25 lac+ hours of viewing in 12 navigational and featured languages.
Nokia Media Streamer specifications
|Resolution||1080p upto 60 frames per second|
|CPU||Quad core processor|
|OS||Certified Android 9.0|
|WiFi||2.4 GHz / 5 GHz for dual-band ; multi I/O antenna for better reception|
|Audio support||Dolby audio|
|Multi-screen interactive||Chromecast built-in, Google Home|
|Voice control||Voice-controlled through Google Assistant and Android mobile app remote|