BSNL has finally decided to provide its users with the OTT content which the other companies have been continuously pushing. Companies like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio have been offering their OTT apps for quite a while now, and it was high time that BSNL did the same. The company has recently launched the BSNL TV mobile app for its prepaid customers. BSNL says that the app will offer unlimited music, crime files, and movies in various regional languages across the country. Let’s have a look at the list of prepaid recharge plans from BSNL that offer free OTT subscription.
List of BSNL prepaid recharge plans that offer free BSNL TV OTT subscription
The BSLN TV subscription is available with six prepaid STVs and will be available in all the circles of the country wherein BSNL operates. The following are the STVs that come with the offer:
- STV 97
- STV 365
- STV 399
- STV 997
- STV 998
- STV 1999
As of now, the company has not specified as to why the BSNL TV subscription is available only for the prepaid customers and has not even specified a timeframe as to when the same will start receiving it. Furthermore, since the service is in its nascent stages, the BSNL TV app lacks the depth of content, as well as a Live TV service (at least for now), so the app acts as a Video-on-Demand service currently. BSNL further specifies that the BSNL TV app offers presently content in Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Hindi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, Rajasthani, and Haryanavi regional languages.
That said, the company won’t stop at just these languages and has promised to add more languages, as well as content, in the days to come. Apart from the regional languages, the lack of English content might be something that its users would miss out on. As per BSNL, the BSNL TV app is developed by Lokdhun Telemedia Private Limited, which focuses primarily on regional content only, hence the lack of English content support.
How to Install and Log Into BSNL TV App
The BSNL TV app is already available on the Google Play Store (for free), and it weighs in at around 2.1MB. After subscribing to any of the prepaid packs that we have mentioned above, you will be eligible to access the BSNL TV content, free of cost. Post recharge, the company will send you an SMS that will include a user name (generally your mobile number itself) and an OTP to access the app. On the first login, the app will ask you to set a password of your preference, but that can be skipped, and you can make do with the OTP that you have received. Post that, the app gives you the option to select the language. Once this is done, you can watch the content on the BSNL TV app for free.
As of now, these are pretty early days for the BSNL TV app, and we can only expect it to get better in the coming days. What are your thoughts on the app? Do let us know in the comments section below.