Telecom Lit TV box: Review and price

Telecom Lit TV box: Review and price

For the longest time, Telkom has played second-fiddle to companies such as MTN when it comes to services offered in the country. This has not stopped the telecommunications giant from staging a fight against its competitors in claiming a stake in the local market. Not only did Telkom take the fight to their competitors’ doors by launching the Telkom LIT TV box, but the company also doubled down on other strategies, such as cheaper data bundles. LIT TVC 100 Android-powered media box has had a good reception with many positive reviews online.

Telecom Lit TV Box
Image:, @TelkomZA
Source: UGC

The moment Telkom revealed its intention to offer zero-rated streaming of selected services to customers on its mobile and fixed networks, thousands of new customers jumped onto the bandwagon not to miss out on the new service. In this age of streaming, a stable internet connection is a must-have, and this is what Telkom promised to offer its customers. Once you acquire the LIT TV box, all your entertainment needs would be catered for in just a few clicks.

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Telkom LIT TV box review

One of the things customers have come to love about the device is its small size compared to other TV boxes. The services offered by the device are equally impressive as its aesthetics. These services include Netflix, YouTube, DStv Now, and Showmax.

Apart from the video streaming services, the TV box also offers audio features that support Google Play Music, Simfy Africa, and Apple Music. This way, clients can listen to their favorite music when they are not in the mood for watching videos. The detailed key specifications of the TV box include:

  • CPU: Amlogic S905X 64 bit Quad-core ARM® ™- A53
  • GPU: Penta-core ARM® Mali™- 450
  • SDRAM: 2GB
  • FLASH: 8GB
  • Wi-Fi: Built-in 5G Support IEEE 802.11 AC
  • Bluetooth: Version 4.2
  • LAN: Ethernet 10/100M
  • OS: Android (8.1 or newer), Android TV Certified
  • Video decoder: H.265 4K @60fps 10btis, VP9 Profile 2, H.264 4K @30fps, AVS+ 1080P @60fps
  • Video encoder: H.264 1080P @60fps HDR: HDR 10, HLG HDR
  • 3D Graphics: Open GL ES 1.1/2.0 and Open VG 1.1 support
  • DRM: Google Widevine Whitelisting & Microsoft PlayReady
  • HDCP: 1.4 & 2.2
  • Decoder format: HD MPEG1/2/4,H.265/HEVC, HD AVC/VC-1, RM/RMVB,Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6, RealVideo8/9/10
  • Media format: Avi/Rm/Rmvb/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg
  • Music format: MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/DDP/TrueHD/HD/FLAC/APE
  • Photo format: HD JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF
  • Language: English
  • Power Supply: DC 5V / 2A CE approved two-pin round
  • Accessories: Remote Control Unit, HDMI cable, PSU
  • IR Remote

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  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b output 4K x 2K @ 60Hz- 2 x High-speed USB 2.0, support U DISK and USB HDD
  • 1 x Micro SD CARD Support up to 32GB
  • 1 x 3.5mm Audio out CVBS & L/R output
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN Ethernet 10M/100M
  • 1 x OTG
  • 1 x Optical Audio

Telkom LIT deals

Lit TV Box
Image:, @TelkomZA
Source: UGC

LIT TV Box Telkom deal is not the end of the good news. Apart from the LIT TV box, the service provider also has other interesting deals. Amongst other things, the deals offer unlimited ADSL, fibre and LTE SmartBroadband clients' zero-rated access through the Android media box. The box turns your digital TV into a smart TV and is preloaded with content channels from various content providers.

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Chromecast feature

Sometimes it is boring to watch videos, listen to music, or play games on mobile phones with their relatively small screens. The phone's screen can be cast to a TV screen, thus giving users a larger view. This is made possible by Chromecast, which is supported by the Telkom LIT TV box.

Telkom LIT TV box price

The price of the Telkom LIT Android TV box is currently R850.00. The box can also be bought with a 24-month installment plan as per the terms of different sellers. LIT TV box price may slightly vary depending on the outlet from where it is purchased.

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The following are the most frequently asked questions:

What is LIT TV box?

LIT TV Box is an Android media player device that connects to a digital TV, making it a smart TV with the ability to stream video and audio through applications like DStv Now, YouTube, and Showmax. Users can also access Google Play Store apps for various functions.

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How does LIT TV box work?

Once connected to a digital TV, the TV is converted into a smart TV, thus enabling it to stream video and audio from selected platforms such as YouTube and Showmax.

How much does a Telkom LIT box cost?

The Telkom LIT TV box currently costs about R850.00.

Does the Telkom LIT box support Netflix?

After an upgrade of the device to the latest Android version, the Telkom LIT box now does support Netflix.

Telkom LIT TV box is a guarantee for quality entertainment for those who own this little device. Although small, it can convert your living room into a theatre for entertaining your guests. It has access to diverse content, including movies, songs, documentaries, and live TV channels. This way, all you need to have is the LIT TV box and the Telkom WIFI or bundles for connectivity purposes.

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The data deals are crafted to meet the needs of varying clients; hence, the offers and prices for voice bundles and prepaid ones are different for each subscriber as they depend on one’s usage and behavior. You can now enjoy your browsing!


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