Here’s How Vodafone India is Giving Tough Fight to Reliance Jio in the Content Space

Vodafone India was the only telecom operator who did not compete with private operators such as Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Idea Cellular. Even now, Vodafone is not launching tariff plans every day like Airtel or Idea Cellular, but it’s making the offers count at once. With the recent revision of RED postpaid plans, the country’s’ second largest telecom operator is betting big on the content part.


Vodafone has partnered with content providers such as HOOQ, ALTBalaji, Eros Now, Hungama Play, etc. Also, the premium Vodafone RED postpaid plans offer free Netflix subscription, which is the one the reasons to choose the Vodafone Postpaid subscription.

With such moves in the content space, Vodafone is betting against the Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator, Reliance Jio who is currently the leader in the Indian digital content space. However, in the coming months, Vodafone might become the content leader in India. For now, let’s take a look at the Vodafone’s current content offerings.

Vodafone Play

Vodafone’ single answer to Reliance JioTV, JioCinema applications. Vodafone Play offers access to premium content from Eros Now, HOOQ, Hungama Play. Users get access to wide range of Bollywood movies, Hollywood movies. It also offers content in different regional languages- Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi and Bengali.

The Vodafone Play application also added support for Live TV recently. Within no time, Vodafone has added more than 300 channels. In contrast, Reliance JioTV has more than 500 channels. Vodafone might reach the 500 Live TV channel mark by the end of Q1 2018.

Netflix Subscription

One of the highlight feature and aspect of choosing Vodafone RED postpaid plans is the Netflix subscription. Vodafone is offering free Netflix subscription with some its high-end RED postpaid plans. None of the telecom operators in India is offering Netflix subscription. For the unaware, Netflix is one of the premium content service available in the Indian market today.

Vodafone Magzter Subscription

Another best offer from Vodafone is the Magzter subscription. Normally, the Magzter subscription costs Rs 350 every month if you’re subscribing it individually, but Vodafone is bundling with every RED postpaid plan. Jio also has its own JioMags premium magazine subscription, but Magzter is far better than JioMags in every way.

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December 1, 2017 1:44 pm 1:44 PM
Netflix doesnot support full hd .no music service.i consider jio mag superior to magzter. Iam subscriber to and magzter yet moved to jjo.may buy savan membership for echo but no vodafone..i raised lack of 3g coverage with vodafone past 2 years they never heard .keep assuring new tower on the way.but jio in 6 months gave 4g new good signal…so last month ported to jio. Moved from xperia to galaxy.happy with volte.i always tell non volte members to change to jio just to enjoy good calling forget net speed and offers.basic phone function is callings…so go for the… Read more »
December 1, 2017 11:10 am 11:10 AM

Instead of coming up with thier own offering they should partner with already established OTT provider like Gaana, PayTM etc. But well… Bade log, Bade ego.

December 1, 2017 10:17 am 10:17 AM

But they still lack in music segment. They do have an app but it doesn’t seem to work good enough. They need something to compete with JioMusic and Wynk Music. All the while both providers bundle it free of cost. Vodafone sincerely need to up their game here.