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Nokia Media Streamer, a media streaming dongle for TVs, debuts in India

Flipkart, one of India’s leading online retailers - now owned by Walmart, has announced the launch of Nokia Media Streamer, a media streaming device that allows you to convert a traditional TV set into a smart TV.

Similar to the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Mi Box and Mi TV stick by Xiaomi, the Nokia Media Streamer connects to a television and allows users to stream content via streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Hotstar+, Spotify, and others.

Mind you, the product has been made and launched by Flipkart as part of its strategic relationship with Nokia. Flipkart is a licensee of the Nokia brand in India. The company had previously launched Nokia Android TVs in December 2019 under the same arrangement.

Nokia Media Streamer is powered by Android 9.0 and offers access to Google Play Store allowing users to download a variety of apps available for televisions. There’s also built-in support for Chromecast that enables users to cast their smartphone screens onto the TV.

Apart from Netflix, the Nokia Media Streamer also has a hotkey for ZEE5 on the remote – a first for any media streaming device in India. ZEE5 is a homegrown on-demand video streaming service.

Nokia Media Streamer Specifications

  • Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) | Up to 60 frames per second
  • CPU: Quad-core processor | Mali 450 GPU
  • Memory: 1GB RAM | 8GB ROM
  • Operating System: Android 9.0
  • Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band support

Like other such streaming devices in the market, Nokia Media Streamer allows users to convert their traditional TV sets into smart TVs cheaply. Priced at ₹3,499 ($47), the Nokia Media Streamer will be available on Flipkart from August 28.

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