Smart TVs are very popular in India thanks to multiple brands offering the same from budget to flagship grade TVs in the country. A few years back, only a few mainstream brands were manufacturing smart TVs and now, almost all smartphone companies produce their own smart TVs in India. Since the evolution of smart TVs started in India, many have given up on their TV cable network or set-top box and those users can now completely depend on apps like Hotstar, Netflix, SonyLIV, Amazon Prime Video, and many more OTT apps.
For those who are not having smart TVs, Android TV power HDMI streaming sticks serve as a bridge as these affordable sticks are meant to offer a full Android TV experience on any TV. If you are having an Android smart TV or just have an Android TV stick and wondering which are the best apps to livestream in India, you have come to the right place. In this guide, we will take a look at some of the best Live TV apps for Android TV that you will be able to download from the Google Play Store and also we have a bonus app at the end.
We installed and tried out all the apps mentioned in the list and these are the best Live TV Apps for Android TV right now in India.
One of the most popular apps when it comes to the OTT platform is also one of the best when it comes to live stream selection in India. On Disney+ Hotstar, you can watch live sports events including all the India Cricket matches that are held in India and some overseas matches as well. Apart from Cricket, Hotstar also offers a variety of sports activities including football, F1, Tennis and more. In addition, there is also an option to watch some daily soaps and news channels on the app. However, to take full advantage, you need a paid subscription.
Like Hotstar, SonyLIV is home to multiple live sports actions like UEFA Champions League 2022/23, UEFA Europa, Nations League 2022/23, New Zealand tour of Australia 2022, England Tour of Pakistan 2022, India Women’s Tour of England, and more. In addition, users will catch the latest updates and shows that are usually streaming Sony network languages.
Zee5 is yet another popular app. But, unlike Hotstar and SonyLIV, Zee5 has a dedicated Live TV tab in the Android TV app. As for the channels, you can watch India Today, Suvarna News (Kannada), TV9 Kannada, Wion, NewsX, and News. In addition, you also get entertainment channels like Zee Picture, Zee Cafe HD, Zee Kannada, and DD Chandana. Other channels include & flix HD, & private HD, Zee Bollywood, Zee Action, and Zee Zest HD. The best part is that you can watch most of these channels for free without a premium account, but you will have to log in and ads will appear before content.
YuppTV is one of the well-known Android apps, it is also available on Android TV. The TV app comes with a dedicated Live TV section. Live TV consists of popular News channels like TV9, Republic, Aaj Tak, Times Now, Public News, ET Now, and more. There are some regional languages that provide live content as well as spiritual content. For movies, there are Mana TV, Jaya movie, and other channels. Lastly, there are channels like Semma hits, Thaayin Madiyil, 9XM, Morning Masti, and more for live music. While most of them are free with ads, the platform also offers subscriptions.
Voot is one of India’s popular video-on-demand and over-the-top streaming services, which is owned by Viacom18. The Voot app is available for Android TV and with a subscription, which costs Rs 299 for a year. You can watch live sports like TNPL, La Liga, Ligue 1, NBA and more. Voot also comes with all Colors channels like Colors Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Cineplex, Marathi, Telugu, Super, Infinity, Bangla, Rishtey, and Gujarati. In addition, you also get MTV channels and some Voot exclusive channels. With the Colors channel, you can catch the latest episodes of all serials without any ads.
nexGTv for Android TV
nexGTv is again one of the OGs when it comes to Live streaming apps on Android. The app has been there since Android 2.3 and now, they have a dedicated nexGTv for the Android TV app. With this app on the TV, you can watch Live TV channels, TV Series, watch Live News, online Indian movies, and TV Reality shows on the go. The app offers 100+ Live TV channels, movies, music, and sports highlights as well. As soon as you open the app, you get a dedicated option to Live TV, which gives access to all the aforementioned content.
MX Player TV
MX Player is one of the finest and most well-made video players for Android, the company forayed to OTT a few years back and they also have a dedicated TV app. While this app does not offer a lot of live channels, you do get a handful of news channels that you can stream live. Apart from live channels, the platform also offers movies and shows, which you can watch without any subscription.
Jio TV APK
We have listed this in the last because the JioTV app is not officially available on the Android TV platform. You need to do a workaround, which will not work on all TVs and all the time. This is a hit-or-miss kind of situation as you will have to sideload the app on Android TV and there is no 100% chance that the app will work.
If installed successfully, you can get access to A wide range of TV channels across languages and genres. You get over 800 TV channels, including 100+ HD channels. Currently, 19 live TV channels from Star TV Network are available and you get Sony sports channels as well. All you need is a Jio phone number to log in.
Check out our step-by-step guide to install the Jio TV app on Android TV: Jio TV Download for PC and Smart TV: How to Install JioTV on Laptop and TV to Watch Free Live TV Channels