JioTV App for Android Gets Picture-in-Picture Mode With Latest Update

The popular Live TV application from Reliance Jio has received a new update which brings the picture-in-picture mode for users

Highlights
  • Users will now be able to do watch videos on JioTV while texting or browsing on their smartphones
  • The picture-in-picture mode will only work on devices with Android 8.0 or above

Reliance Jio’s JioTV is one of the most liked OTT apps in the market right now. The popularity of Reliance Jio makes it even more accessible by the users since the app is bundled in Reliance Jio’s free portfolio of apps. To stay ahead in the content game, Reliance Jio has been making long strides to ensure that the users get only the best when it comes to experiencing video-on-demand. Now, bringing a small but important feature for today’s users Reliance Jio has upgraded its JioTV application. The company has brought picture-in-picture mode for JioTV. Notably, this new feature will allow the users of JioTV to continue with their work like texting, browsing, typing or anything else while continuing to watch the video, movie or TV show in the small hovering thumbnail.

Picture-in-Picture Mode Now Available on JioTV

When you open the JioTV app page on Google Play Store, you will find that Reliance Jio has listed the latest features of the app. On the top, we get to see the mention of the picture-in-picture mode which will allow the users to continue their chatting, browsing or anything else while the video plays in the thumbnail. This way, users will be able to exit the JioTV app while the video continues to play in the small hovering screen. However, JioTV has also noted that the picture-in-picture functionality will only work on phones with Android 8.0 and above. While you install the application, you also might have to allow the picture-in-picture functionality in the settings for the JioTV app. On doing that, you will be able to shrink the screen while playing a video next time to turn to picture-in-picture mode.

It is also worth noting that a few months back, in 2018, WhatsApp had also received a picture-in-picture update which enabled the users to watch videos from Facebook, Instagram and YouTube in picture-in-picture without needing to keep the chat window open. Users could keep chatting, while the video was playing.

Reliance Jio Offering Over 600 Channels on JioTV

As for Reliance Jio’s JioTV, the app holds a popular spot among its category since it is bundled for free with the other Reliance Jio applications. Thanks to JioTV, subscribers of Reliance Jio can consume video content from 640 channels across languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam and more. The application also offers 138 HD channels to the subscribers, where they will be able to watch HD content. Further, there are some other exclusive channels like Jio Events, Jio Sports and more where people will be able to experience exclusive content from Reliance Jio curated for the viewers. The telecom operator has also partnered up with Disney to bring Disney content onboard the application as well. The JioTV app also boasts of 100 million downloads.

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