The craze for online content in India has seen a sudden increase in the last one year especially after the inception of Reliance Jio. Before Jio commenced its operations in the country, Airtel was leading the content space along with its telecom services.
Back in 2014, Airtel launched its music streaming app Wynk Music, which was a huge hit back then. After six months, the firm announced Wynk Movies (now rebranded as Airtel Movies), which is a free app for streaming latest movies.
Airtel Movies is now pitting against the JioCinema app from Jio, which offers a broad range of content in the form of movies, TV shows, and latest movies trailers. However, there are some features which you can’t find on Reliance Jio’s JioCinema app that are on the Airtel’s offering.
With the Airtel Movies, the company is promising zero buffering issues while streaming content as the application is designed to adapt automatically to the network speed.
We tried this feature whether to check the claims of Airtel are valid or not and to our surprise, it turned out to be true; the videos played without any buffer even when the signal strengths were as low as one bar. However, the video quality was unacceptable, of sorts.
Besides this feature, Airtel recently added Chromecast support to the app, which means that you can now stream your favourite content on your TV by casting it directly. The application also has multi-device access allowing to log in with the same Airtel account on five different devices. Usually, other content services limit the usage to just one device at a time, but Airtel is not doing the same.
Like JioCinema, Airtel Movies also resumes a video exactly from the time when you left it, which is a must have feature. To provide content in the application, Airtel has partnered with five channels – Eros Now, HOOQ, Sony Liv, YouTube, and Daily Motion.
All the five channels are some of the most popular ones in India and across the globe. The country’s largest telecom operator is offering these services (Airtel Movies) completely free for its postpaid users without any limitation of monthly movies. Whereas some prepaid plans offer a free subscription to Airtel Movies, but they do come with some restrictions.