JioCinema App & Website Subscription

Jio is the game changer in the telecom industry and doing so with affordable plans, great speed and customer satisfaction. It started with giving free Internet for the initial few months and very affordable plans thereof. Jio reached upped consumer satisfaction standards through blazing fast internet speeds, good internet connectivity and free access to many Apps for Entertainment and Information. Jio provides these apps for free only to its Sim Card holders who have an active subscription plan either Prepaid or Postpaid –  

  1. JioCinema
  2. Jio TV
  3. JioSaavn
  4. Jio Mags
  5. Jio Newspaper
  6. Jio Xpress News

Device Supported with JioCinema

JioCinema is available on

  1. Google Play store, Android devices with OS 4.3 or above
  2. iOS Appstore, for Apple Phones & Tablets with iOS 7.0 or above 
  3. Samsung Tizen devices with OS 2.4 and above also have access to the app.
  4. Desktop or Mobile Site – Only Digital entertainment app by a Telecom Provider, which is available on Desktop as well.

JioCinema Supports Chromecast

To watch any content on the App or the Website, the user needs to sign in with a Jio mobile number and have an active subscription on that number.

JioCinema – Available Content

Jio gives a tough competition to Airtel TV & Vodafone in terms of the content available. JioCinema has 1 Lakh + hours of content including Movies, TV Series, Music, few internationals shows, curated YouTube videos but no Live TV. Live TV is exclusive for JioTV App. 

Popular blockbusters and famous TV series that can be streamed include Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Rangoon, Stree, Mission Impossible, Forrest Gump, Bigg Boss 12, Splitsvilla, Roadies and India’s Got Talent. Music of AR Rahman, Beyonce, Sia, Vishal-Shekhar, Amit Trivedi, Coldplay, etc. is also available. 

It has content available from a variety of other online players like:

  • ErosNow – All Movies & Original TV Series
  • AltBalaji – All the content of AltBalaji including Movies & TV Shows. 
    JioCinema has all the content of AltBalaji because RIL bought 25% stake in Balaji Telefilms (the owner of AltBlalaji) for Rs 413 crore in July 2017.
  • Content from Disney – All Movies, TV Shows and short clips from the popular characters of Disney and from its production arm Disney Studios
  • Bigg Boss
  • Popular TV Shows from Colors, Sab, Sony, Disney, MTV
  • Many International Series like Desperate Housewives, Agent Carter, The Fosters, 
  • Dedicated Section for Originals
  • BigCinemas – Reliance the OTT arm BigCinemas and has merged all the content that was available on BigCinemas.

JioCinema – Features

List of Features that are common between Website and App

  • Unlimited viewing of Content without any Ads
  • Voice Search
  • Dock Player and browse the content while streaming a video
  • Select Streaming Quality
  • Resume Watching from where they were left or paused
  • Maintain Watchlist
  • Autoplay feature automatically plays the next episode of the TV Show
  • Exclusive JioKids section focused on all the kids related content
  • Chromecast support
  • Share content that you like
  • Choose the preferred language for content

Features exclusive for App and are not there on Website

  • Download content to watch offline
  • Parental Controls Dedicated Originals Section
  • Contains originals from Arre, ErosNow & AltBalaji for free.
  • Set the streaming quality
  • Exclusive Disney Section which contains all the characters, Movies, TV Shows and short clips of them
  • An Exclusive Bigg Boss Section

Verdict

Jio is one of the better telecom networks in terms of affordable plans, internet speed and coverage. If you are a user who regularly watches entertainment on Mobile as well as Desktop, it is worth taking a Jio Subscription given that you get free access to – Movies, TV Shows, Magazines, Live TV and Newspapers.

JioCinema is better than Vodafone Play, Idea Movies & TV Shows in terms of the content itself. In Comparison with Airtel TV, Airtel TV also has HOOQ, Zee5 & many regional OTTs like HoiChoi. However, it doesn’t have a desktop version available.

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