Here’s How Reliance Jio is Going to Change the Tv Viewing Experience for Users in India

After creating a major stir in the Indian telecom sector, Reliance Jio is now aiming to launch DTH service in India. The highlight of using a Jio 4G SIM card is that every user can enjoy free services including unlimited 4G data, calls, and message till December 31. Reliance Jio Infocomm, who has Pan-India license and spectrum for 4G wireless services is eyeing to launch and Android-powered STB (Set Top Box) to disrupt the Indian DTH services.


Speaking about the yet-to-be-announced service, Jio will be offering STBs which will provide both broadband and television services. As said earlier, the STBs are powered by Android, which means that it will come bundled with Google Play services and some pre-installed games and apps as well.

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How this new STB service of Reliance Jio works? Well, here’s the answer. Jio will facilitate outdoor customer premise equipment (CPE) which connects to the nearest tower of Jio and a wire will be connected to the house of users from the CPE. And, this wire will be connected to the STB to access Live Tv and broadband services as well.

Apart from the CPE connection, Jio is also planning to connect some areas with their optical fiber network (FTTH) which has less signal strength. The Reliance Jio Live Tv services will come with 300+ channels initially and more channels will be added in future.


Furthermore, the upcoming Jio STB also said to have a ‘catch up’ feature, which essentially allows users to track the shows and movies happened in the last seven days and it also removes the fuss of recording your favorite show. Another feature worth noticing is the customers who own an STB can watch a video on one device, pause it and can watch the same movie in other device using the same credentials.

As we already know, Jio already has web content streaming services such as ‘JioTV’ for live TV streaming, ‘JioCinema’ for movies and TV shows, and ‘JioMusic’ for music streaming. Expanding its digital presence in the market, Jio is about to foray into the DTH services.

Currently, there are no words from the company on when they are planning to launch the service, but we earlier reported that it will be likely announced on December 15 with something similar to ‘Welcome Offer’.

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November 28, 2016 3:57 pm 3:57 PM

Jio is good for me, good speeds on any band (10-15Mbps on 850/1800, 20-30+Mbps on 2300) , and no calling issue (sometimes to BSNL Kerala).
However, they could seriously consider optimizing their network to be more responsive.
Even WhatsApp messages takes some 5-10 sec to go through

November 28, 2016 3:32 pm 3:32 PM

High Utilization Jio sites will soon have 4 sectors instead of conventional 3 sectors…..
All High Utilization sites will compulsorily have Fibre backhaul …
Jio will soon fine tune the band 3 and Band 5 signals ….
CA may be deployed for Band 40 ( 20 +10) ….
All these news are for Kolkata Circle only … (These can be applicable for other circles also , I don’t have any information on that… )

November 28, 2016 1:47 pm 1:47 PM

Problem is from day 1 he is not getting proper Jio coverage. He should have tried phone with band 5. He is using Jio, yet criticizing free services.

November 28, 2016 8:41 am 8:41 AM

One thing has done by jio i.e rate of other mobile companies has come down heavily so same thing should happen in dth
Using jio services or not is personal

Niranjana N K
November 28, 2016 12:26 pm 12:26 PM

Rate is not down only due to jio! Its down also bcoz avoid now has enough spectrum to cater heavy data usage after the recently concluded auctions.

Sahil Shah
November 28, 2016 1:35 pm 1:35 PM

If I am not wrong, allocation of new spectrum and using it will take some time (few months) so currently there is no additional capacity but they are providing cheap services on same capacity.

November 28, 2016 1:25 pm 1:25 PM
Definately its bcz of Jio, else they won’t even bother to buy even more spectrum. Pricing of avoid be 1gb per 295, call 1.2ps, roaming, sms,..etc… now all coming with bucket plans, improving like blanket coverage. Airtel:299 unlimited calls, 3gb data 3g/4g data. Enough spectrum? Tell Airtel to offer 299 to everyone. Instead it choosing users by usage, no data users and recharge cycle..there won’t be enough spectrum ever,india with Jio like operator, competition is high. . Airtel and co need sub GHz spectrum for blanket 4g to support IoT competing jio.So in 2-3 years 2g on 900mhz might phasout… Read more »
Arjun (Ambala, Haryana)
November 28, 2016 8:37 am 8:37 AM
I am blessed. Check my test… That much speed indoor with 850 MHz Band 5. Have been using Jio since June and only 3-4 days in August when speed were down. The problem is only there where numbers of users are too much and free loaders just not stopping their hunger. Else there are many areas like mine where speed never went down even after September 5, 2016. 2300 MHz speed went down but it came back after few days and now 35-40 Mbps average. Jio has 20 MHz in 2300 MHz Band 40, 5 MHz each in 1800… Read more »
November 28, 2016 8:31 am 8:31 AM

What about IPTV?


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