Good news for all the Jio users again. As it is, Jio was already known for its ultra-low-cost data plans, free calls, and bundled content apps. Particularly, over here, the Jio TV app must have a special mention, which has been quite a hit, throughout the country. This provides them access to live TV channels and that also without paying any extra subscription costs. However, streaming live videos on the app can quickly exhaust the daily data allocation of the plan, especially if a user has purchased one of the more affordable plans in the operator’s portfolio. Now, Jio is providing customers additional 10GB data that is earmarked just to stream content on its live TV app.
Jio users can check whether they have received the free 10GB data on their number in the MyJio app. For this, they simply need to go to the My Plan section in the app, and then the add-on data would appear below the plan details if it has indeed been allocated. Along with the allocated data, the app would also show the expiry date and the amount that has been consumed.
A customer care executive here also added that the free data is being given to users in “celebration” of Jio TV winning an award in the recently-concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO) saw the app winning in the ‘Best Mobile Video Content’ category.
For the Jio users now, with this free data, they would be able to watch live TV on the app without worrying about exhausting their daily dose of data allocation. However, the users here need to remember that, the last date to consume the free data is towards March end, and the current Jio Prime subscription would expire on March 31. Also, the company has not yet revealed whether it would change the terms of the Prime subscription starting from April. Right now, the subscription comes with free access to a host of bundled apps, including Jio TV.
To delve deep, Jio TV app has 583 channels, including 39 HD channels, in several Indian languages. Again, one of the big competitors of the Jio TV app in the country is Airtel TV, which offers live as well as on-demand content.