The newly announcement Maxis-powered Astro & Broadband package might be the highlight of the day for the satellite TV company but as it turns out, Astro recently has also begun the second stage of its beta test program. In this stage, the company is focusing on its new 4K UHD box which is also known as the Astro Ultra.
Alongside the access to 4K contents, beta testers will also able to check out the new Astro Cloud Recording feature which is only available through the Astro Ultra box. Here is the full list of the test materials, according to the program’s FAQ document:
Access to Astro’s 4K-UHD content which includes selected Sports content.
Minimum of 200 hours (500GB) of Astro Cloud storage for free, allowing customers to access recorded content on the Cloud via the Internet.
A new user interface that provides a richer, more meaningful experience for customers with curated content and recommendation based on your viewing behaviour.
The FAQ document also pointed out that beta testers’ original box will be replaced with the new Astro Ultra box permanently. However, testers do need to maintain their HD + Recording subscription to access related features inside the Astro Ultra box after the beta period is over.
Meanwhile, this beta test is only available to Astro customers with a single subscription which means that Multiroom and IPTV customers are not eligible for it. NJOI customers are not able to participate in the beta test as well.
Naturally, testers must already own a 4K TV and have access to an Internet connection with a minimum speed of 10Mbps, together with an active subscription to Astro’s HD + Recording feature. For more information, just head on to Astro’s official website.