Jio Cinema Adds Sun NXT Catalogue Allowing Users Watch South Indian Movies Free of Cost


A lot of telecom operators have constantly been trying to compete with Reliance Jio ever since its inception and some of them have even succeeded in providing better plans to their users. That said, when it comes to providing streaming content, none of them can even touch the Reliance Jio streaming service as it undoubtedly has the most amount of content ready to be served to the customers. Now, the telco has taken things a notch further with the addition of the entire movie catalogue of SunNXT.

Jio Cinema now features the entire SunNXT movie catalogue (and it’s free)

As known, Reliance Jio has two in-house streaming apps – JioTV and JioCinema. As the names of the apps suggest, the apps provided access to a big library of TV shows, movies, and their trailers. Did we forget to mention that both the services are available to the Reliance Jio prepaid, postpaid and broadband customers for free? Just for a reference, the SunNXT yearly premium membership costs Rs 480 and the monthly membership is kept at Rs 49. This new inclusion would save a considerable chunk of money from your monthly wallet.

It is also worth noting that the new inclusion of SunNXT into the Jio Cinema ecosystem does not involve Sun TV’s bouquet of channels. They are already available on JioTV nevertheless. This, however, was not the case with the Vodafone – SunNXT partnership as the same covered more than 50,000 hours of content, including more than 30 TV channels, 4000 movies, TV shows, and other content. That, however, should not be too much of a concern for the Jio users as the same is now just divided into two different apps.

JioTV already has over 650 channels and Jio Cinema offers most of the movie titles in HD. Now, the company has joined hands with Sun Network’s OTT app dubbed the SunNXT. Contrary to the other streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, SunNXT remains fairly exclusive to just movies from distributors as it acquires their airing rights.

SunNXT is a widely popular streaming app in the South as it has a huge library of all the popular South India movies (more than 4,000 movies). After the integration of SunNXT with Jio Cinema, you will see a new SunNXT Superhits section inside both the mobile app and the website version of Jio Cinema. This further strengthens the already vast ecosystem of the Jio Cinema streaming service as it has already tied knots with the likes of Balaji Telefilms’ ALTBalaji, Viacom 18 Media’s Voot, The Walt Disney Company, and Eros International Media’s Eros Now.

Just in case you are not from the southern regions, SunNXT offers its content in five regional languages – Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Bengali.

The Reliance streaming network is constantly growing strong in the country and the depth of content has been ever-increasing. With the inclusion of the SunNXT network into the Jio ecosystem, the presence of the network would likely go all the way stronger in the southern regions of India.

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