- All JioTV channels will now be accessible over the Web version
- Option to choose between HD and SD streaming channels
- Live sports to get a major boost from the new launch
Reliance Jio as silently launched a Web version of its JioTV live streaming service. JioTV now joins the ranks of JioCinema to become Jio’s second service to have a Web version. It allows Jio users to view all live TV shows through a Web browser.
The web version allows users to watch live TV channels on their laptops and computers. The service is exclusive to Jio subscribers and they need to log in using their phone number and password.
The interface of both browser versions appears similar to the apps, available for both Android and iOS. The JioTV website, first spotted by Telecom Talk, shows all TV channel categories, including Entertainment, Movies, News, and Sports. There is also an option to filter out HD channels from their regular SD counterparts. The Web version of JioTV even offers the option to filter out channels in your preferred regional language. The Catch-Up TV feature is also present, allowing users to see content for the past seven days.
To use JioTV or JioCinema on the Web, you need to login to the respective websites with a valid Jio ID and password. Unlike the app versions, you do not need to be on a Jio mobile network in order to access the Web version. This move is expected to pave the way for users to view their favorite channels even when connected to Wi-Fi or other mobile networks.
A major factor behind releasing the Web version for JioTV could be live sports. Partners like Hotstar get a definite boost from users who prefer to stream live sports on the Web. Jio subscribers will now have the option to view their favorite channels on bigger screens.
JioCinema, on the other hand, offers users with an option to enjoy from any of the listed movies on their PCs and laptops.
Reliance Jio has launched the web version of its JioTV app. The app allows Jio subscribers to watch live TV channels and past 7 days programs on their smartphones and now the web version will let them do the same on laptops and desktop computers. Spotted first by Telecom Talk, the service is exclusive to Jio users and can be accessed on the website https://jiotv.com.
The web interface of JioTV is quite similar to its app where users can switch between SD and HD channels which are horizontally lined up. As per the app’s description on Google Play Store, JioTV offers more than 450 Live TV channels. The list of channels ranges from 10 genres and 15 languages.
Before JioTV, Jio made it’s JioCinema accessible on the web as well. It is available on https://www.jiocinema.com and the service boasts of providing access to more than 1 lakh hours of TV shows, music videos, movies, and trailers across many languages like Hindi, English, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bhojpuri and more. JioCinema, similar to JioTV, is also exclusively available for Jio customers.
Jio recently partnered with British Council to launch a free English course on its JioChat app. The LearnEnglish channel is free to use and users will get access to English language resources in multiple formats in the form of text, video, and audio. Video stories from British Council’s English Club will also be available for free for JioChat users in the app’s Explore section.
Reliance Jio’s JioTV currently does not have dedicated app support for Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, or Apple TV. The JioTV iOS app got a facelift on the iPhone and iPad, in June this year.
P.S: Website is now under maintenance.