My Jio TV- Plans, Prices and Subscription, Offers, Live Channels HD, App, Devices -Chromecast and Smart TV and Hotstar

Jio TV is not an unfamiliar name to us; indeed, we have been hearing its praises since the app’s launch. 

  • But what is Jio TV? 
  • Does it require a subscription to use? 
  • Is it only for Jio users? 
  • How much content is there on the app? 
  • How to use Jio TV App?
  • From where to download the Jio TV App?

Well, FlickZee here is answering everything there is to know about Jio TV.

What is Jio TV?

What is JIO TV?

Jio TV is a streaming service exclusive to Jio SIM users only via Jio TV app, released by telecom company Reliance Jio. Jio customers can download the Jio TV app and us it for-

  • no extra charge other than the data consumed 
  • browsing over 600 channels in fifteen languages and 100+ HD channels
  • watching channels of all genres

And all of it free of cost.

What is Jio TV App?

Jio TV app is the easiest way to browse TV (or Live TV). Some of its main features are:

  • Availability of 575+ TV Channels
  • Pause and Rewind buttons even for live TVchann
  • Mini player availability
  • Multilinguality, i.e. you can browse Jio TV in Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.
  • Setting reminders and recording your favourite TV programmes.
  • Locking the screen to prevent any disturbances while streaming
  • Switching to the previous or next channel by simply swiping back or forth
  • Sharing videos on social media.

Price of Subscription Plans of Jio TV

JIO TV Price of Subscription Plans

Jio TV is available for Jio SIM Prime users, so they can avail the full features of Jio TV for no extra fee at all! You require a minimum plan of INR 99 for Jio Prime Membership.

Jio TV users can also access Live sports, prime time episodes and Indian movies for free by accessing the Hotstar app. However, to watch premium English content, you need to subscribe to Hotstar Premium at INR 199/month.

Content that Jio TV offers

Jio TV features content in over 15 languages including English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Malayalam, Assamese, Odia, Urdu and more. There are live channels of all genres., as well.

Popular Movies Channels

  1. Sony MAX
  2. Zee Cinema HD
  3. &Pictures
  4. HBO
  5. Sony Pix

Popular Entertainment Channels

  1. Colors
  2. Zee TV
  3. Sony
  4. Life OK
  5. SAB TV

Popular Sports Channels

  1. Sony Six
  2. Sony Ten 1
  3. Neo Sports
  4. JioSports
  5. JioFootball

Popular News Channels

  1. ABP News
  2. Aaj Tak
  3. NDTV
  4. India TV
  5. CNN News18

Popular Regional Channels

  1. Colors Gujarati
  2. Colors Bangla
  3. Colors Marathi
  4. Surya HD
  5. Gemini HD

Popular Kids Channels

  1. Cartoon Network
  2. Pogo
  3. Nickelodeon
  4. Sony Yay
  5. Discovery Kids

Popular Live TV Channels

  1. Star Sports for Live Cricket
  2. JioSports
  3. Daily Soaps and serials channels such as Colors, Zee TV, Sony, &Pictures, NDTV etc

Jio also currently has a multi-IPL deal with Star to broadcast all televised cricket matches like T20, one-day international and test matches and BCCI’s domestic competitions, so Jio users do not have to pay extra to watch live sports such as cricket. You are only required to download and open the Hotstar app to access it.

 

What Are some Hacks and Tricks to Use Jio TV without Jio SIM?

How to use JIO without JIO SIM with older or modded version

Jio TV has so many features for free that even if you don’t own a Jio SIM, you’d like to use it. Even if you own a Jio SIM, you may not be using it on that device itself. There are a few hacks or tricks available to use Jio TV without Jio SIM. Although we suggest not to use them as they may contain malware.

  1. Use an Older Version of the App: This is a pretty simple method. 
  • First, download an older version of the Jio TV app. 
  • You will need a Jio ID and password of someone else to use this method. 
  • Sign in to the MyJio app using the ID and password. 
  • You can now use the app for free!

Note: You may have to sign in again if asked. If a message pops up saying the app is ‘Available for Jio SIM users only’, clear all recent tabs and try to play the app again. After a few tries, it will work.

  1. Download a Modded Version of the App: This is a slightly riskier method as it involves downloading apk files from third-party sites and is not encouraged. The safety of neither the app nor the website can be guaranteed. It may not work on all devices.

 

What Are Some Alternatives and Competitors to Jio TV?

Subscription Service Jio Vodafone Play Airtel TV MX Player Yupp TV Voot
Subscription Plan Details Jio Subscription Vodafone Play Subscription Airtel TV Subscription MX Player Subscription Yupp TV Subscription Voot Subscription
Free Trial or
Free Availability?
Free Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers Watch for Free, with Ads 90 days free Free
Monthly Plan N/A Free INR 700 Free
3-Month Plan N/A Free N/A Free
6-Month Plan N/A Free INR 3850 Free
Yearly Plan N/A Free INR 7000 Free
Simultaneous Streaming 1 Device on which the SIM is working Unlimited Devices 25 Users Unlimited
Premium Features Various Genre, Curated Content, Cult Classics, No Ads, List making, Sharability, Unlimited Access to Subscription Content, Free 1 year Amazon Prime & 2,3,12 months Netflix Subscription Offline Download, Selected content of Zee5
Free 3 months Netflix & 1 year Amazon Prime Subscription
Pro app for INR 370, Lifetime free Ads 250+ Live TV Channels
5000+ movies
100+ TV shows
15+ languages
Watch ad-free viewing of content
NA
Offers Only available to Jio Prime Users NA NA N/A NA
Service & Content Type On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals of ErosNow & AltBalaji On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows
Originals of ErosNow, AltBalaji, Live TV
On Demand Streaming, MX Originals, Movies, TV Shows, Content from All Web Series & few other Streaming Services On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV
Data Usage per Hour N/A 2 GB (HD) 2.2 GB (HD) 800 MB (HD) N/A 350 MB (SD)

 

Which Devices Support Jio TV?

  • Android: Android devices(4.1 and later) 
  • iOS: All Apple devices(iOS 7.0 and later)
  • Jio TV, unfortunately, is not available on browsers or smart TVs. 
  • Jio TV can be accessed only on mobiles and tablets. 
  • Casting to your PCs or TVs is possible only through modded versions of the app or through third-party casting apps.

 

The Pros and Cons of Jio TV

Pros:

  • A vast array of content
  • 7 days of live catch-up TV available 
  • No extra fees other than Jio Prime
  • The Jio TV app is available in ten languages including English and Hindi
  • You can set reminders for certain on upcoming programs
  • You can lock your screen for no disturbances while watching 

Cons:

  • Only available to those with Jio SIM, even then the device should have an active Jio SIM or Jio network at all times to access content
  • Only available on mobile devices and tablets, not on Smart TVs or PCs. 
  • To play Star TV channels you need to download the Hotstar app
  • Unfortunately, you cannot download videos to watch offline as to access the Jio TV app you must be on a Jio network.

Availability of Jio TV app

Jio TV App available on Google PlayStore and Apple iStore

Follow these steps to sign in to Jio TV:

  1. Download the Jio TV app from Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.
  2. Open the app
  3. Click on ‘New User? Sign Up’ at the bottom of the screen
  4. Enter your Jio number and click on ‘Generate OTP’ to receive an SMS with an OTP.
  5. Enter the OTP
  6. Set your new password

And that’s it, you’ve successfully signed up! Log in using your username and password, and you are free to browse the endless content on Jio TV.

 

Jio TV Subscription – Is it Worth it?

Jio TV is a streaming app with a lot of benefits and content at a very low price. So you should subscribe to Jio TV if you:

  • Are planning to buy a Jio SIM to use actively
  • Have a Jio SIM and now know of this easy way to watch Live Channels for free

 

How to Cancel Jio TV Subscription

Since Jio TV is available as a free feature for Jio users, it is available for as long as the user recharges their Jio SIM.

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