Reliance Jio offers a slew of apps to its subscribers free of cost which includes the likes of JioMusic, JioMoney and JioTV. Out of these many apps, the JioTV application has been favourite of many users since it avails many live channels and video on demand content easily to the users. Now, the JioTV application has got another feather on its cap as now the application boasts of airing 621 live TV channels. Also, the number of channels which JioTV is providing on the application is more than what any Direct to Home (DTH) service is providing. This move has also brought the Reliance JioTV app ahead of other OTT applications like Vodafone Play and Airtel TV since none of these apps offers as many channels as Reliance JioTV.
Reliance JioTV Crosses 100 Million Downloads
Right now, the 621 new channels on Reliance Jio’s app include the most number of news and entertainment channels, which include 193 news channels and 122 entertainment channels respectively. Additionally, there are 50 devotional channels and 49 educational channels on the app. Further, there are 35 infotainment, 27 kids, ten lifestyle and eight business news channels found on the app. The app is also not limited in language, as it ships channels in many languages like Hindi, English, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Assamese, Odia, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Bengali, French. There are also 46 English HD channels and 32 Hindi HD channels on the Reliance JioTV app.
Right now, the Reliance JioTV app is available on Google Play Store for download, and it grants free access to Reliance Jio subscribers. To relay channels on its application, Reliance Jio has also partnered up with content distributors like Star India, Sony Pictures Networks India and Sun TV Network. All channels from these distributors are available on JioTV. Right now Reliance JioTV boasts of 100million+ download on Google Play Store.
Airtel TV App Offering 375+ Channels
On the same lines, Airtel also offers Airtel TV app which offers 375+ channels but still lags behind Reliance’s JioTV app. The app features 10,000+ movies and popular TV shows, and the company has also partnered up with distributors like Eros Now, SonyLIV, HOOQ, Hotstar, Amazon, AltBalaji with the shows from all these providers amply available on the app. This app from Airtel boasts of 50 million+ downloads on Google Play store.
Vodafone Play App Offering 5000 Movies for Subscribers
Vodafone India is also not far behind in the race of best live TV application. The telco had previously announced that it would be offering free video streaming to Vodafone subscribers on the Vodafone Play app. This came as Vodafone’s part of the strategy to compete with Reliance Jio. Vodafone also put a heavy emphasis on regional content along with this rollout, thus shipping 5000 Bhojpuri, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi and Hindi dubbed Hollywood movies. The Vodafone Play app also allows subscribers to stream 300 live TV shows. Vodafone has also partnered up with content providers like Yupp TV, ALT Balaji, HOOQ for this offering. Vodafone Play also has over 300 Live TV channels.