Telecom giant Reliance Jio has announced the free live streaming of FIFA World Cup 2018 and India-Afghanistan test series on its video streaming platform JioTV app. The announcement comes when JioTV hits 100 million user base mark. Jio also stated that it will be unveiling other exciting offers in the coming months.
Live Streaming of FIFA World Cup 2018 and India-Afghanistan Test-Series
The FIFA World Cup 2018 starts tomorrow and will go on till July 15, 2018. The test match between India and Afghanistan also starts tomorrow. The test match will be live streamed on the JioTV app. Additionally, Jio has also taken the responsibility for living streaming of all the FIFA World Cup matches to entice the football fans in India. The live streaming of the matches is a huge announcement for the Football freaks in India. Jio has it covered for the all the sports fans, it seems. It gets better as the telco Jio has also announced it has increased the data benefit on its prepaid tariff plans by a daily data limit of 1.5GB. The Jio prepaid recharge plan priced at Rs. 149 now offers a total of 3GB data per day. This data is more than sufficient to stream an entire football match. However, the offer remains valid till June 30th. For this Football season, instead of providing offers to segmented users, Jio has come up with a better plan to offer additional data benefits to all the subscribers. With this latest offer, the telco has brought down the per GB 4G data value to just Rs 1.77. This is the most cost-effective offering from any telco ever.
The plans are also live through the MyJio app. Other than the additional data benefits, Jio is also offering a discount of Rs 100 on all the prepaid recharges of Rs 300 and above and a discount of 20% on the prepaid recharges below the price point of Rs 300. It is important to note that the recharges should be done through MyJio app with the payment option being PhonePe.
Reliance JioTV: 100 Million Downloads on Google Play Store
Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio is known for starting a revolution in the telecom space with its unlimited data plans, cost-effective calling benefits, and complimentary subscriptions with the recharge plans. The latest from Reliance Jio, acing the complimentary access is the JioTV app. The app has reportedly crossed 100 Million subscribers on Google Play Store. It also available for iOS users. The subscriber base of the app as of March 31, 2018, recorded 186.6 million and crossing the 100 Million mark does not come as a surprise now.
Reliance JioTV: What’s the App?
For those who are not aware of the know-hows of the widely popular app (as we now have statistics to support the claim), JioTV is Reliance Jio’s Live TV streaming service. The JioTV app offers over 550 Live TV channels under its portfolio. The list in the app packs more than 100 HD Live TV channels. That said, JioTV offers video content in over 13 different languages- English, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Bhojpuri, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, & Urdu. The Live TV streaming platform from the reliance subsidiary, JioTV application comes jammed with impressive features like seven-day catch-up TV, set reminder for an upcoming programs, pause & play Live TV channels, an option to record your favorite shows with just a single tap, bookmark channels & programs as favorites. Additionally, there is a Picture-in-Picture mode among the other features. One can avail the services of JioTV for free if they are Jio users and are subscribed to a valid Jio recharge plan. The access to the JioTV app and some other complementary applications is available for all the users with a decent recharge plan.
Judging by the current statistics for Jio’s subscriber base and app users, it is safe to say that Reliance Jio owns the telecom market with a thick margin. Reliance Jio is known for rolling out cost-effective offer on recharge plans and offers tailored according to the occasion. The company also launched a cricket pack during the IPL season last month.