Reliance JIO to offer 4G LIVE TV Service, Set Top Box Developed on Google’s Android Platform

Reliance Jio Infocomm, which has pan-India license and Spectrum for 4G wireless broadband services, will launch LIVE TV services over its 4th Generation LTE network with Android run set top box (STB).

Reliance Jio Set top box

Earlier We shared India’s first Reliance Jio 4G Hands on Review on all its up-coming services over 4G, Now we bring you some more exclusive details on its 4G – LIVE TV services.

Reliance will offer a Android OS based set-top-box (STB) which will facilitate both broadband and television services.The STB is very compact, easy to use and has attractive design. It can be used with multiple dives, such as simultaneously on a tablet and TV and voice control, and a handful of pre-installed games are also included.

To offer seamless LIVE TV services Reliance Jio will provide outdoor customer premise equipment (CPE) that will connect to its mobile tower and there will be wire which will run into house of customers from this CPE that can be connected to various devices and create a local wi-fi network for people to access LIVE TV through STB and also broadband.

The Reliance Jio STB which has been developed on Google’s Android platform. Besides CPE, Reliance Jio has also plans to connect to those homes which won’t get strong signals with optical fibre network (FTTH).

Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) 4G LIVE TV services will come with 160 channels including 16 HD channels that it will provide across all devices ranging from mobile phone to TV sets using its high speed 4G network many more channels will be added at the time of commercial launch of services.

With this LIVE TV service users can also “catch-up” TV programs with 7 days of stored content for each channel complements the viewing experience and eliminates the need to remember to record users favorite show. It has several unique features like there is no need for recording TV shows. The service store seven days of programming on Reliance Jio server, and a user can access it anytime (within seven days)

Reliance Jio 4G service customers can watch half the show or movie on his or her TV pause it and watch the rest either on a tablet or a mobile phone, using the same log-in.


The 4G network based ‘Jio Play LIVE TV’ can serve as third alternative available in India apart from Cable TV, DTH and IPTV services, but everything depends on tariff yes on tariff! what Reliance Jio will offer to end customers.

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  • shripad joshi - warud May 28, 2016 11:59 pm

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  • Kishorkumar Bharucha - Ahmedabad March 26, 2016 7:03 pm

    DTH based TV, Internet & Telephone services

  • Rajasekaran S - vellore March 13, 2016 1:04 pm

    Welcome this plans

  • Mohd. Ashraf Khan - Aligarh February 26, 2016 9:51 am

    I am registered cable TV operator 16 years in District Aligarh U.P. , I want to connect with your 4G broadband service and reliance Jio cable TV service. Kindly provide me your good services for my cable TV Network. Aman Cable TV Network, 4/1130- E, Sir Syed Nagar Aligrh U.P

    • ajmal ali - saharanpur April 25, 2016 8:14 pm

      I am local cable TV operator 12years, I want to connect with your 4G broadband service and reliance Jio cable TV service.

  • Dinesh guchhait - conyao January 17, 2016 11:22 pm

    I am Local cable operator 12years ,I want to conect with your 4G broadband service and reliance jio cable TV service.

    • bp kasula - hyderabad January 21, 2016 2:56 pm

      most of local cable operaters in india operated by local goons and this is true.and they dont cares anybody.they are charging 200 to 500 as monthly cable bill.the technology is changing, the people are no more depend on cable relaince jio is comming in this tv field it must be cable less srvice and telecast all channels with reasonable rates ,if this happens there is big revelution like DUNIYA TERE MUTTIME IN THE YEAR 2000 IN TELECOM WORLD.

  • pankaj gupta - gursahaiganj January 16, 2016 10:36 pm

    I join reliance jio

  • soma pokharkar - manchar January 8, 2016 1:32 pm

    I am local cable operator l want to connect with your. Service

    • Dinesh guchhait - contai January 17, 2016 11:40 pm

      I am local cable TV operator 12years, I want to connect with your 4G broadband service and reliance Jio cable TV service.

  • P.VS.S.KUMAR - ANAKAPALLI January 6, 2016 12:57 pm


  • rafiq - karnataka LONDA January 2, 2016 10:54 pm

    I am local cable operator,I want to connect with your 4Gwireless broadband service & reliaince jio cable tv service.

  • Neha kashyap December 31, 2015 3:30 am

    Will reliance jio work in normal TV ,which means will it work on TV that is not hd and is not led

  • bharath - Godavarikhani December 30, 2015 8:23 pm

    Hot to order the jio setup box

  • harmandeep happy - delhi dwarka December 29, 2015 5:18 pm

    shri ram cable from dwarka new delhi. we join reliance jio plz help me

  • K Chandrasekaran - New Delhi December 15, 2015 4:28 pm

    Want to taste 4G Internet + android HD set top box

  • K Chandrasekaran - New Delhi December 15, 2015 4:07 pm

    I want to experience reliance jio 4G + digital DTH set top box for HD TV viewing

  • siddu - hubli November 28, 2015 1:27 am

    Give answers for all questions kindly requesting u

  • john - puducherry November 27, 2015 10:29 pm

    how muchthis stb cost., what is the tarrif shall i get this in area,

  • ravi - guntur November 14, 2015 7:31 pm

    I am local tv operator since 18 years,i want to connect with your reliace jio services so plz i want maximum information about your cable tv

  • Tanguturi ramesh - Hyderabad,nalgonda,(DT) November 12, 2015 10:39 am

    I am a local cabletv operator science 15years,any plan joint venture venture with local operator,what about reliance jio cabletv,is this WiFi service?

  • Tanguturi ramesh - Hyderabad,nalgonda,(DT) November 11, 2015 4:17 pm

    I am a local cabletv operator,any plan joint venture with local operator,what about reliance jio cable tv

    • Tanguturi ramesh - Hyderabad,nalgonda,(DT) November 12, 2015 10:43 am

      I am a local cabletv operator science 15years,any plan joint venture venture with local operator,what about reliance jio cabletv,is this WiFi service?

  • Mukesh yadav - gurgaon October 29, 2015 11:51 am

    Some years before I want to start my own services DTH or Cable operator with broadband to my locality. Reliance made my dream comes true.
    But one thing is it possible to have every middle class family can possess this. If they charge Rs.400/- to Rs.600/- it will become a biggest success to RCOM, but who bother about average indian middlefclass family
    Thank you

  • Hitesh patel - sabarmati.Ahmedabad October 3, 2015 7:02 pm

    Hi I am cable opretar by GTPL communication network king.

  • Sanjay Shankar Jarag (Patil) - Kolhapur September 26, 2015 11:05 pm

    my self cable operator since 18 years kindly advice me to becom service provider at our local area.please reply my network 70channal in Sangali dhalgaon & Kolhapur kuditre factory

    • hafizulla - anantapur December 7, 2015 11:32 pm

      When rel jio cable starts in andhra pradesh

  • Prodip kr dey - Kolkata baruipur 144 southl September 12, 2015 5:44 pm

    I am 29yers cable operetor.l am want joint any plan and any condition. Volom about 5000

  • aboo backer - malappuram September 10, 2015 7:35 pm

    i am local cable tv operator, any plan joint venture with local operator

  • Sujit dutta - Howrah,liluah September 9, 2015 1:27 pm

    I m local cable operator,i want to connect with your relaince jio service so plz i want maximam information about your cable service..

  • Raju - Faridabad September 6, 2015 12:39 am

    Raju cable t.v network
    I ma local cable operator what is reliance jio service plz reply me sir I want service cable net work

  • Khadar Basha - koppal July 19, 2015 10:16 pm

    I want services sir

  • Khadar Basha - karnataka..koppal.Dst.gangavati July 19, 2015 10:14 pm

    I ma local cable operator what is reliance jio service plz reply me sir I want service cable net work

  • Harshad - Amravati July 13, 2015 12:37 am

    I am local cable operator and I have reliance jio service in my customers .please reply me

  • ashok parbhakar gadekar April 4, 2015 9:37 am

    the predicted CST for 4g data

    to 1day 20gb greater than 10;000?

  • ashok parbhakar gadekar - jalna April 4, 2015 9:22 am

    phura karca kitna

  • azeem mian - bareilly. u.pc March 26, 2015 3:55 am

    My cable operater Lunch date jio bly u.p mai kya hai

  • Naresh Dedhia - Mumbai March 1, 2015 1:42 pm

    Please give quotation for cable and Internet for society.

  • k.venkata krishna - anantapur-515004 February 28, 2015 12:52 pm

    Some years before I want to start my own services DTH or Cable operator with broadband to my locality. Reliance made my dream comes true.
    But one thing is it possible to have every middle class family can possess this. If they charge Rs.400/- to Rs.600/- it will become a biggest success to RCOM, but who bother about average indian middlefclass family
    Thank you

  • jasbir - delhi February 26, 2015 11:26 pm

    whom to contact for dealership??

  • Benoy Gopal Chakraborty - Kolkata February 21, 2015 12:06 pm

    I want to know the time of start of Reliance Jio 4G cable tv internet in kolkata & its rates of charge.

  • avi - kolkata January 23, 2015 1:06 pm

    i am a local cable operator in north kolkata what should i have to do for getting this? what’s the revenue share?

  • palash das - kolkata November 24, 2014 5:57 pm

    i am local cable operator in my area [kol-75,99]what should we do for getting the service to provide our customer or it is end of our business please reply me.

  • amar goswami - hyderabad November 9, 2014 3:28 pm

    my self cable operator since 20 years kindly advice me to becom service provider at our local area.please reply

  • Sk. Faiz Alam - kolkata November 5, 2014 5:45 pm

    i am local cable operator in my area , what should we do for getting the service to provide our customers or it is end of our business..please reply me.

    • mohan - wardha (ms) June 25, 2015 1:12 pm

      What should we have sevices

  • vsrathore - ghaziabad October 11, 2014 12:47 pm

    its good

  • midhun June 16, 2014 7:06 pm

    Reliance have weak coverage across kerala wh at is the posibility of 4g in kerala that will give aweak coverage i sure and avail of voucher please explain ithink other network more better than reliance(idea,vodafone,airtel ,docomo ,cellone it have 3g strength in kera)

  • sai January 22, 2014 6:57 am

    When reliance is gonna launch it
    Will it provide proper support to customers
    I don’t think so

    Already there is a lot of problems with reliance broadband
    Connectivity and speed issues
    In a month 10 to 15 days
    Net is dead
    Due to some reliance freaking outage

  • vaidyanathan iyer January 13, 2014 1:05 pm

    the product of RELIANCE JIO is quiet revolutionary, what is the pricing structure, does this can replace CABLE OPERATOR

  • Esmail January 11, 2014 1:35 am

    The best option for Jio would be to buy out Reliance Digital TV from Reliance ADAG group since Anil ambani was anyway looking to sell it off to Sun Direct to raise money to reduce debt, Reliance digital is the DTH with the lowest subscriber base in the market and hence Jio could get a cheap deal. The logic behind this deal would be that only 20% viewers would watch catch up TV while 80% of TV viewers watch live TV which on Jio’s LTE network would eat up a lot of bandwidth and slow down broadband use, while as if they Use satellite TV for live TV broadcast it would save on the bandwidth, and as for the catch up tv part where subscribers can watch pre recorded TV shows, the current HD STB and HD DVR boxes have an ethernet port which is not active, Jio can push a software update over the sattelite and activate the port and then connect the LTE CPE to the STB through ethernet wire so it can facilitate the viewing of content on demand. I wonder if Jio’s technical team must have given some thought on this possibility?

  • Esmail January 7, 2014 1:47 pm

    @Bafnaji can you please clarify if the set top box will run on the WiFi network created by connecting the CPE to a Wi-Fi router or does the set top box have the ability to run directly on the TD-LTE 2300MHh band? Because if it can directly run on LTE then the use will not be limited to the subscribers house where the WiFi network is present and can act as a portable set top box usable while traveling even.

    • Shiv January 7, 2014 6:31 pm

      Hi Esmail, As far as I know, its just like a WD Media player kinda instrument, which can only connect it to TV. But then, I saw things live….too like Bafna ji…and was thrilled to see the offerings….simply too good.

      • Esmail January 7, 2014 9:17 pm

        Ya what I meant to ask is that if the set top box connects directly to the LTE tower then it would be possible to connect it to a TV in any city where jio network is present, and if it connects to the WiFi network created in the house by connecting the CPE through Ethernet to the WiFi router then it will be restricted to use only in the house. Also I wanted to know if two set top boxes in the same house connected to separate TV sets will be charged individually or will it be a fixed charge irrespective of the number of set top boxes and smartphone and tab apps being used to stream TV in one house?

    • Tharun George January 7, 2014 9:13 pm

      I think it is a all in one device. It has build in modem and wifi and act as a set top box too.

      • Shiv January 9, 2014 2:23 pm

        if that happens, it would be terrific. rather than having multiple devices….one is always better.

  • Tharun George January 7, 2014 8:16 am

    If Reliance Jio is using android setop box, then their is a high chance that Google Service like Youtube may come to our TV. Few months ago I had read news some where that Google trying to bring youtube to Indian TV by DTH.

    • Esmail January 7, 2014 12:41 pm

      Yes I had read that too, only that time it was in reference to DTH set top boxes receiving signals from satellites, that would prove to be a technical challenge, but in this set up it will be a piece of cake.

    • Aam Admi January 8, 2014 9:56 am

      That means Jio will get a share of ad revenue from google.

      • Tharun George January 8, 2014 1:18 pm


  • Rama January 7, 2014 7:41 am

    Google is a privacy threat.I mean if say a person X uses google maps google knows where he or she probably has been;if the same person X uses gmail google knows whom and about what the person talks to someone else;if X uses google search google knows what X is looking for;lastly if X has an android phone X would be compelled to use google services;now these are all the official ways of tracking data and there are several unofficial ways which I dont want to go in right now.infact the very comment which I am writing is being tracked by google since tt itself uses googles ad sense policy.You can probably search something like google is a privacy threat telecom talk and you MAY be given the link to my comment in the google search result.The set up box is only going to help google know the mother tounge of a user so next time when you open youtube or search for something you may probably see videos and ads based on you mothrt tounge or by tracking down your mother tounge they may be able to know which region you belong to and give ads specific to that region but they are already using google maps for that purpose.

    • SM - Trivandrum March 31, 2016 5:58 pm

      Yeh! knowing your mother tongue is a very risky privacy threat!

  • Dump Head January 6, 2014 9:11 pm

    The predicted cost for 4G data.
    10GB-greater than 5000?

    maximum validity is of every pack is 30days/1month.

  • Suvham January 6, 2014 9:00 pm

    Another technology through which Google can spy on us users.

    • Rama January 7, 2014 12:32 am

      +1 bro now probably google would ask us to register into our google account while using the set up box and then keep track of what we are watching and on the basis of data collected google would slowly come to know our mother tounge since most users watch channels on the basis of language which they speak.I think within a few years google would know more about a person than a person knows about himself.

      • Yash January 7, 2014 1:14 am

        hey there @Rama, wanna start another session ? @:@

      • Suvham January 7, 2014 2:11 am

        @Rama, True words. Google’s policy is corrupt. Just to comment/rate an application on Google Play Store, an individual must have Google Play Services application (which runs in the background and transfers an user’s personal information installed on the phone whenever Internet is on and background data not restricted, thus draining the battery pretty quickly) installed. Even for commenting on YouTube, you need a Google+ account. I don’t use much data but whenever Internet is on, applications, mostly Google bloatwares completely suck my data. Due to this very reason, I have disabled all the Google bloatwares, background data and auto sync. That’s why I will move to good old Symbian OS and wait for a better alternative to an open source smartphone OS. Since this STB is based on Android platform, I wouldn’t be surprised if it will have a hidden camera and microphone to keep a track record of users. Google have been found guilty in court for spying countless times.. Reliance shouldn’t have used an Android based STB.

  • Esmail January 6, 2014 8:58 pm

    Show us the tariffs Mr. Ambani, only if the combined tariff of broadband plus TV is lower than what I’m currently paying for my cable internet plus DTH service will I switch to your network.

  • Kingston January 6, 2014 8:46 pm

    If Reliance give Digital TV over their broadband network, it will eat 1GB data per hour. So if a person watching TV 4 hours/day, he needs to pay 60GB data cost + TV channels monthly charge. If reliance provide 1GB @Rs.10 then Monthly data charge 60*10=600+Tv channel monthly charge rs.250=Total Rs.850 . Who will pay Rs.800 for just Watching TV channels?

    • Tharun George January 6, 2014 9:50 pm

      You calculated it wrong. All we need is a reliable connection to Reliance Jio Office just like cable TV. It doesn’t has to use internet or to connect to international servers. All it use a bandwidth from your home to Reliance Jio data center. So no data charges.

      BSNL and Reliance had this IPTV concept. But didn’t become a success.

      • Esmail January 6, 2014 10:56 pm

        With iPTV the connectivity was still reliable since the incoming connection was over wired network, what remains to be seen here is how many CPE’s will be connected to each tower of Jio LTE and what is the contention ratio, if it is high then the quality of service per end user will suffer. Also you pointed out correctly that there are no additional data charges for the streaming of the TV irrespective of how much data is consumed, but this will still eat away at the total bandwidth your house is receiving through the CPE, which means if you are downloading a movie on your PC while simultaneously watching TV, the speed at which the movie will be downloaded will be slower than it would be if you were not watching TV side by side.

        • Tharun George January 7, 2014 8:13 am

          You are right I also have doubt about the bandwidth. There is 100mbps speed but in metros there will be 100 of users for single tower. Also HD TV service may require 10Mbps or more speed. TV service will get priority over broadband and broadband users will suffer.

          Like DTH having rain outage. Reliance Jio TV may have bandwidth outage.

          • Ricky February 27, 2014 1:34 pm

            Bandwidth is not an issue…

            Because tv broadcast is based on multicast protocol…that means if 1 channel requires 5 Mbps bandwidth then 250 channel will require 5×250=1250Mbps i.e 1.2GbpS and 4G network and backbone fibres are capable of that….

            And increase in user viewing the tv broadcast doesn’t increase the bandwidth requirements wether its 0 user max usersupported by bts because video stream is kind of multicast nature.

            Yes but increase in channel will increase in bandwidth demand

            Its just like that increase in DTH subscriber do not increase the load on transponder on satellite but increase in channel do need extra transponder. Again multicast nature…

            Multicast bandwidth depends on source content…

            And unicast depend on number of viewers.

            Vod and YouTube video streaming are unicast nature

        • Tharun George January 7, 2014 10:13 am

          It is better for Reliance Jio to use optical fibre cable for TV and Broadband service like Google Fibre in US.

          • Arun Chandran January 7, 2014 9:05 pm

            I decided to buy a new phone below Rs.15000. But i am very confused. Atlast i choose two phones to my wishlist 1. Nokia lumia 525 2.Motorola Moto G. Which one will be better. Which one will you opt for. Which os is better windows phone or android?. I am currently using android phone. Experts plz reply…

            • Tharun George January 8, 2014 7:40 am

              Deciding whether you want Windows or Android is up to you. If you are bored with android then go for Windows.

              Lumia 525 was launched yesterday in India for Rs 10399. I don’t think it is the right time to buy a Motorola.

            • sugu January 8, 2014 8:46 pm

              @Arun I think you should go for the moto G since it has wayyy better features than the lumia + assured updates since Motorola is a Google owned company. I am planning to buy this once it releases here!

              • Rama January 9, 2014 1:00 am

                But the moto g is gonna suffer in the after sales service and support department.I think updates should not be a problem with nokia lumia 525 as well.Currently if we assume that the moto g is available for 200$ in the U.S it converts into 12000rs plus taxes would make the device’s cost shoot above 13.5k and lets not forget that how the nexus 4 available for 250$ and lesser in the U.S is available for 24k over here whereas its actual price should be below 20k even after including taxes and all kinds of extra charges.The nokia lumia 525 on the other hand is available for around 10,400RS.

  • shuvi January 6, 2014 8:30 pm

    complete digital home…
    DTH will soon sound outdated…

  • Arshad January 6, 2014 8:28 pm

    cool its like google tv. and reliance will be the first operator in india to launch this new service. well i know definately my excitement will come down when i hear the tarrif.

    • Srikapardhi January 6, 2014 8:38 pm


    • Tharun George January 6, 2014 9:47 pm

      Relaince is tying to do what Google Fibre did in the US. Faster broadband with HD TV.

      • Thiru January 20, 2014 1:16 pm

        is the Google fibr in india? fi not , Will Google fibr service be installed in india ?

  • Chandra Sekhar Mandal January 6, 2014 5:31 pm

    Looks like RIL is coming with 4G in India with a bang. They know very well to use the 4G speed.
    Really looking forward to Jio 4G.

  • ADITYA MOHAN DAS January 6, 2014 4:52 pm


  • Pratik January 6, 2014 4:12 pm

    Too much +ve feedback.


    It will be the biggest disappointment of 2014

  • Keshav Jha January 6, 2014 3:11 pm

    Sounds very good. All the best to Reliance…. Jio….

  • Tharun George January 6, 2014 1:56 pm

    DTH made Cable TV outdated. Now Relaince Jio will make DTH outdated.

    Reliance Jio will transform our home to complete digital home.

    • Ganesh Srinivasan January 6, 2014 3:11 pm

      + 1

      You can also carry the connection and STB whichever city you go to

      I read elsewhere that they would offer 100 GB as part of their cloud storage

      In short they would lock you / me / anyone with them fully

    • atanu January 6, 2014 5:42 pm


    • Aam Admi January 6, 2014 6:23 pm

      Well, they should offer this TV services without extra data charges.

    • Raghu January 6, 2014 6:40 pm

      Yes u are right. hope service will be good and affordable.

    • renjucool January 6, 2014 7:34 pm

      This will be an add on to the TV, not the replacement of existing DTH, as for television transmission, IP based telecast are so costly and the existing KU band transmissions used for DTH are much efficient and reliable than IP based.
      This will be an on-demand video source like Apple Tv /Netflix etc. It will not be a replacement of existing TV transmissions.

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