One of Malaysia’s leading content and consumer company, Astro recently has unleashed the new Astro Ultra Box which is now readily available throughout the country. If you are not familiar with it, the new box is designed to deliver enhanced entertainment experience for all Malaysians.
So, how does the new Astro Ultra Box intend to achieve that objective? Well, the answer is rather easy: with the help of several key features that come as standard with the new Astro Ultra Box.
Before we start though, let us point this out first: a lot of the new features on Astro Ultra Box require it to be connected to the Internet. Of course, the Astro Ultra Box can still function without the Internet but your access would then be limited to the satellite broadcast alone.
With that out of the gate, now it is time to begin our tour with Astro Ultra Box.
NEW HOME SCREEN
Let’s kick it off with the first visual that you would see when you tune in through the Astro Ultra Box: the Home Screen. Featuring a fresh new user interface, it is designed to help you access contents in an easier and more intuitive manner.
For example, you can easily access not only the last channel that you watched but also the previous on-demand content. You can also set your own list of favourite channels and shows right at the Home Screen, so that you enjoy them immediately rather than spending time searching for them.
PLAY FROM START
Imagine this scenario: you were occupied with some errands but by the time you realized it, you already missing 30 minutes of your favourite TV show. By now, you might already miss the important part of the show, so what are you going to do?
With Astro Ultra Box, all you need to do is just press the big OK button on the remote and then choose Play From Start. There, no more missing any plots or big twists.
Have a birthday party or dinner to attend and couldn’t help but to miss your favourite TV shows? Astro Ultra Box got that covered as well with the Cloud Recording feature.
If you are wondering, this particular feature doesn’t require any complicated setup. It is also really simple to record your favourite show via Astro Ultra Box: just go to the channel listing, choose the show you want to record, and press the red Record button on the remote.
Furthermore, all Astro Ultra Box received 200 hours of HD recording for free but of course, Astro does provide several upgrade options in case you need more space to save your favourite TV shows. You can even access your recorded show while on the move through Astro GO mobile app.
MASSIVE VIDEO ON DEMAND LIBRARY
Astro Ultra Box is not just about delivering your favourite TV shows but plenty of other contents as well. In fact, the new Astro Ultra Box provides access to more than 50,000 videos on demand and there is indeed something for everyone.
From movies to TV series to documentaries to sports events and even kids’ shows, they are all there for you to watch through Astro Ultra Box. All you need is just some free time to enjoy and a good Internet connection with a speed of at least 10Mbps.
4K ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION
Of course, the arrival of Astro Ultra Box also marked the debut of 4K Ultra HD broadcast in Malaysia. Delivering unprecedented image quality, the new 4K Ultra HD experience can be accessed through Channel 780 which is available only through the new Astro Ultra Box.
Over there, you can immerse yourself into the world of 4K Ultra HD with live sports events that include Premier League, La Liga, and Formula 1. Later this June, the channel will also be broadcasting live matches from the UEFA Euro 2020 championship.
Aside from that, you can also catch documentaries and movies on Channel 780 as well as rent selected Astro Best movies in 4K Ultra HD via Channel 498 and 499.
Sounds enticing enough? If you are an existing Astro subscriber with monthly packs that cost RM 100 and above, you can actually upgrade to the new Astro Ultra Box for free!
For new customers, they can also obtain the new Astro Ultra Box for an installation fee of as low as RM 99. To learn more, visit Astro’s official website at www.astro.com.my.
This article is brought to you by Astro.