Jio TV Plus for Broadband Users Will Bring Together OTT Apps, Video-on-Demand and More on Set-Top Box

Reliance Jio has brought a new offering for its users, and it is a fibre-based home broadband service called the JioFiber. While most people sum up JioFiber merely as a fibre broadband offering, that is certainly not the case. What makes JioFiber attractive for most of the consumers out there is not only the high-speed broadband service that JioFiber offers but also the other bundled services that the telecom operator has introduced for the customers. For example, under the Welcome offer of Reliance Jio, the subscribers get to enjoy extra data, or they can also get a new 4K or HD TV, along with other services like latency-free gaming and more. Reliance JioFiber also ships OTT subscriptions as well to the users. However, amongst all these bundled services and features, there is also one called the TV Plus. Here is what the JioFiber TV Plus does.

Integrated Platform for Jio Set-Top Box

On its JioFiber official website, Reliance Jio has noted that the TV Plus is an integrated, platform that brings together TV shows, movies, video on demand and other applications. Now the keyword to note here is “integrated platform.” Notably, Reliance Jio already has ample of platforms which offer Live TV and OTT content which includes video-on-demand. However, until now, there was not any integrated service from Reliance Jio that would offer these in a united way. By integrated platform, Reliance Jio means to say that the subscribers of JioFiber would be able to access TV shows, movies and other VOD content at a single place.

JioFiber TV Plus Features

Further, Reliance Jio has also noted that it will offer a 4K set-top box with every JioFiber connection as part of its welcome offer. Now we already know that this set-top box will be a hybrid set-top box which will provide a unified experience to the users amalgamating the satellite TV channels and the OTT content. This set-top box will actually have the TV Plus platform as its driver, which means that the JioFiber TV Plus would be the platform which would empower the applications onboard the Jio Set-Top Box. The Jio Set-Top Box remote will give the users control over the TV Plus platform. Using the Jio STB remote, the subscribers will be able to flip between channels and also switch between OTT content and satellite TV channels. There will also be a feature which will allow the subscribers to pause, rewind and play TV shows whenever they want.

Applications on the TV Plus Platform

It is worth noting that Reliance Jio’s JioFiber will come with a set-top box free of cost as part of the JioFiber Welcome offer. The telco has also noted that the STB is worth Rs 6,500. However, the catch with this set-top box is that the subscribers would have to get a separate cable or DTH connection to get the satellite TV channels on their TV. While the TV Plus platform will avail applications like Hotstar, ZEE5 and other popular OTT apps onboard the TV, the subscribers will have to get a separate subscription for them, as Jio has not defined which OTT subscriptions it will bundle with the JioFiber connection. The JioFiber connection will come with more features like the TV video calling, Home networking, Security and Surveillance and gaming as well.

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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