JioTV Still Ahead of Other Live TV Apps Despite Reducing Channel Count to 633

There is no denying that Reliance Jio has brought a massive change in the telecom industry ever since its inception in 2016. The Mukesh Ambani led telco has not only brought uber-cheap tariff and affordable data plans for the consumers but has also popularised the use of freebies to lure the subscribers. One of the ways, Reliance Jio, has done this itself is by the use of its large portfolio of applications. The telecom operator offers applications like JioSaavn, MyJio, JioCinema and more. However, there is one application which has gained massive popularity in the Indian market, and it is JioTV. As the name suggests, the JioTV app is a popular Live TV application in the market where subscribers can access many TV channels in real-time. However, recently, the JioTV application has undergone a change which the users should know about, and here are all the details.

JioTV Channel Count Reduction

The strong forte of JioTV is its wide range of channels which it offers to the viewers. It is worth noting that a few months back, Reliance Jio was offering 640 channels on its JioTV application which was way more that what any other Live TV application was providing. However, owing to some of the recent changes on the platform, the number of live TV channels on the JioTV platform has been brought down to 633, meaning a reduction of 7 channels. Now a lot of you might think that this might mean a competitive advantage for other Live TV applications, but sadly that is not the case.

The strong point of Reliance Jio’s app is the enormous number of channels that it offers to the viewers. In the previous comparison between JioTV and Airtel TV, which is a close competitor of JioTV, Airtel TV was offering 373 channels to the subscribers. But, even Airtel has also reduced the count of channels on its online Live TV platform and is only offering 347 channels to the subscribers. The thing to note here is that even after a cut in channels on both the platforms, Reliance Jio’s JioTV app maintains the lead over Airtel TV.

JioTV vs Airtel TV Comparison

Reliance Jio’s JioTV offers TV shows across many languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam and more. The channels available to the subscribers of Reliance Jio on JioTV range from many genres like news, sports, entertainment, movies etc. The application offers a lot of HD channels too. The only area where the Airtel TV application has the edge over JioTV is when it comes to additional benefits. The Airtel TV removes the need to download an additional application for on-demand content by offering 10,000 movies and TV show titles. For this purpose, the Jio subscribers are required to download the JioCinema application separately on their phones.

Arpit Sharma

Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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