Airtel DTH – Plans & Recharge Information (2022)

Airtel is popularly known for its telecom services, but in 2008 the company also launched its DTH (direct-to-home) services across several parts of the country. Airtel DTH offers over 550 channels to choose from, entertaining audiences of all age groups. Currently, Airtel Digital TV has more than 16 million subscribers in India. The company offers services in cities like Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Pune.

This article consists of all the information related to Airtel’s DTH plans and services in India. Read below to find out more.

Last updated in: November 2022

What is Airtel DTH

The Airtel DTH is a direct-to-home service provided by Airtel. This DTH connection offers a wide range of channels such as sports, news, pop culture, music, and more. All of this, that too in the high picture and sound quality. Airtel also offers a range of set-top boxes with which you can subscribe to their pre-curated channel packs or make your own selection of channels as per your own convenience.

What is Airtel Xstream Box?

Airtel Xstream box is a direct-to-home television box that comes under the category of Airtel’s DTH services. The Airtel Xstream box works quite similar to a Firestick. Along with this box, you get a smart remote, which will allow you to search any channel or show by just giving a voice command. There is also an option to access all the popular OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, etc directly through this system.

What is the cost for Airtel set-top box?

Let’s look at the cost for the Airtel DTH set-top box charges and the features provided. There are mainly two types of DTH connections that are currently offered by Airtel. One is the HD High Definition and the other is the Xstream Box connection. These two packages are commonly available in all 10 regions where Airtel provides its DTH services.

Airtel DTH features and cost
HD-High Definition Xstream Box
Premium Video Quality Chromecast built-in
Dolby Digital Sound 5000+ Apps on TV
Record & Play Xstream App Premium
More Channels Voice Search, Use mobile as remote
Set-top Box Charges: 1,850 Set-top Box Charges: ₹2,000

Where is Airtel DTH available?

Airtel DTH is currently available in the following cities:

  • Delhi
  • Gurgaon/Gurugram
  • Noida
  • Ghaziabad
  • Faridabad
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
  • Pune

How to get Airtel DTH connection?

Getting a new Airtel DTH connection is a relatively easy process. Airtel also gives you the option of getting a new connection via different options. We have listed down a few simple steps required to get a new DTH connection by Airtel.


Buy a new Airtel DTH connection via Airtel website

  • Go to the Airtel DTH website
  • Select your preferred plan
  • Choose your mode of payment
  • Complete the payment process
  • Your Airtel DTH connection should be delivered in 2-3 days!


Buy a new Airtel DTH connection via Airtel Thanks app

  • Open your Airtel Thanks app
  • Click on DTH
  • Enter your mobile number to get a call from their customer care


  • Select your location (Delhi/Mumbai, etc)
  • Choose a DTH plan that suits your requirements
  • Select the preferred payment method
  • Complete the payment process.


What are the installation charges for Airtel DTH?

The installation charges for Airtel DTH are included in the package. Once you purchase the HD package or the Airtel Xstream box, the delivery and the installation comes along for free of cost. The company also gives the option for cash on delivery, i.e, you can pay for the service in cash once everything is set up and installed by one of Airtel’s executives.

NOTE: The installation cost includes the cost of the Airtel Xstream set-top box, dish antenna, wires, a remote, delivery and installation.

What are the relocation charges for Airtel Digital TV?

Airtel also has some relocation charges for customers who would be changing their address or would require a connection at a different place.

Type Premises Single connection Multi-connection Type Single connection Multi connection
De-Installation ₹150 ₹150 MDU to MDU (Multi Duelling Unit) ₹200 ₹300
Re-Installation Same Premises/Different
Premises with old ODU (Old Dish)
₹250 + (₹8 per metre for extra cable) ₹250 and additional
₹75 per connection (₹8 per metre for extra cable)
MDU to SDU (with new ODU-New Dish) ₹200 ₹300
De-Installation ₹150 ₹150 MDU to MDU (Multi Duelling Unit) ₹200 ₹300

What are the Airtel DTH plans?

Airtel’s DTH service includes a lot of pre-curated plans that are tailored for various types of users by understanding their demands and requirements. With this DTH service, you can watch all your favourite tv shows, movies, LIVE sports, news, and more. At present, there are more than hundreds of plans available for Airtel DTH, we have decided to list down some of the popular plans.

Airtel DTH recharge plans
Pack Name Price Total Channels Validity
Airtel Digital TV hindi value lite SD pack ₹247 74 1 month
Airtel Digital TV MAH sports SD Plus pack ₹360 116 1 month
Airtel Digital TV Gujarat Value Sports HD pack ₹466 121 1 month
Airtel Digital TV Hindi Bb Freedom Sports & Kids Plus HD pack ₹472 136 1 month
Airtel Digital TV Mega Lite 3 Month Pack ₹1,106 129 3 months
Airtel Digital TV Karnataka Plus 6M Pack ₹1,141 70 6 months
Airtel Digital TV UDP Pack With Star Plus & Star Sports 12M_k ₹1,406 70 12 months

Which is the cheapest Airtel DTH plan?

The cheapest DTH plan by Airtel is the ‘Airtel Digital TV New Orissa SD Pack New’ which has a validity of 1 month and comes at a moderate price of just ₹205. Check out the details of the plan below.

Cheapest DTH plan by Airtel
Pack Name Price Total Channels Validity
Airtel Digital TV New Orissa SD Pack New ₹205 44 1 month

Airtel Black bundle plans

Airtel DTH plans are also included in the recently launched service by Airtel known as ‘Airtel Black’. This service allows one to have 2 or 3 of Airtel’s services (postpaid mobile, broadband and DTH) all under one plan and one single bill. The plans that include DTH services are mentioned below.

Airtel Black bundles with DTH plan
Plan Name Price (monthly) Postpaid (Mobile) Fiber & Landline DTH Benefits
Airtel Black 998 Plan ₹998 2 connections, 105 GB data, Unlimited calls ₹350 worth of TV channels 1 year of Amazon Prime and Airtel Xstream App
Airtel Black 1099 Plan ₹1,099 Unlimited internet upto 200 Mbps, Unlimited calls ₹350 worth of TV channels 1 year of Amazon Prime and Airtel Xstream App
Airtel Black 2099 Plan ₹2,099 3 connections, 260 GB data, Unlimited calls Unlimited internet upto 200 Mbps, Unlimited calls ₹424 worth of TV channels 1 year of Amazon Prime and Airtel Xstream App

How to recharge Airtel DTH?

As Airtel gives the freedom to explore DTH plans through recharge methods, one can easily upgrade their plans, add a new channel, remove a channel, etc. Airtel has made the process simple to recharge your DTH connection through multiple methods. Here’s how you can do it.


Airtel DTH recharge via the Airtel Thanks App

      1. Login to the Airtel Thanks App
      2. Click on ‘Recharge’
      3. Select ‘DTH recharge’
      4. Enter your DTH id or your registered name.
      5. Choose your DTH operator.
      6. Browse more plans or click on Pay Now.
      7. Complete the payment process, and it is done!


Airtel DTH recharge via Airtel website

  1. Go to the Airtel DTH website
  2. Click on ‘DTH’
  3. A drop box will appear.
  4. Click on ‘Recharge’
  5. Enter your Mobile number/Customer ID
  6. Enter the amount you wish to recharge.
  7. Click on ‘proceed’ and complete the payment.


Airtel DTH recharge via Payment apps/website

  1. Go to a payment website such as
  2. Click on ‘DTH’ highlighted on the home page itself
  3. Amongst the list of providers, select Airtel Digital TV
  4. Enter your Customer ID
  5. Enter the amount you wish to recharge
  6. Select your preferred payment method.
  7. Complete the payment


How to add a channel in Airtel DTH?

In just a few clicks, you can easily add or remove channels on your Airtel Digital TV. Check out the methods below.

  • Send an SMS with ADD to 54325 from your registered mobile number. Make sure to keep your DTH setbox ON while sending the SMS.
  • You can also follow the following steps:
    Start the Airtel DTH set top box and TV & put on channel 998 a Code will come as a confirmation for success. Use your registered mobile number and send the Code as an SMS to 54325
  • Send an SMS with REM to 54325 from your registered mobile number. Please keep your Setbox ON while sending SMS.
  • You will receive a confirmation message with the addition or the removal of the channel.


Airtel DTH – Customer Care

In case of any query or if you’re facing any difficulty with your DTH connection, you can use the information given below to connect with Airtel DTH’s Customer Care executives.


Airtel DTH customer care contacts

ServiceContact Detail

Airtel DTH customer support
24×7 Toll free contact number 1800-103-6065
For queries, suggestions, or comments via email
24×7 Customer support in 12 languages Visit here



How to change Airtel DTH HD Plan?

You can Change the Airtel DTH HD plan by logging into your account on the Airtel website and selecting the DTH account. You can then go to the ‘Connections’ tab and click on the ‘Change Base Pack’ option. You can then choose one of the preset plans or make your own pack as per your preference.

How to refresh my Airtel DTH HD Set top box?

To refresh your Airtel DTH set-top box connection, you can give a missed call to 8448284708 from your registered mobile number. Alternatively, you can send an SMS from your registered mobile number texting ‘HR’ to 54325.

How do I check my Airtel data balance?

To check Airtel's main balance, you can dial *123#, and the balance information will show up on your screen. To check your Airtel net balance, dial *123*10# and the balance information will display on the screen.

Do I need to have internet for Airtel Xstream Box?

Yes, the Airtel Xstream set-top box requires one to be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or a Mobile hotspot. The streaming and loading quality highly depends on the internet connection.

Updated on 16 Mar, 2022

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