JioTV is one of the most complete options for anyone who wishes to watch Live TV online in India. Currently, JioTV streaming is available for free as a part of Jio Prime membership. With JioTV, its users can enjoy cricket matches live, WWE live, English Premier League live, UEFA league, Tennis matches and other sporting events live on their smartphone. In fact, Jio users can also watch live news channels and popular movie channels like &picutres, HBOHD, Sony Max HD, Z cinema, Movies Now etc online for free. But what if you are not a part of the Jio ecosystem?
Well, you can opt for these 10 JioTv alternatives for streaming live TV channels on your phones, tablets and computers.
1. Airtel Xstream TV
Airtel Xsteam app also similar to Jio TV app which has a wide catalogue of content. Apart from Live TV, the app also has a rich collection of Movies and TV shows for which Airtel has partnered with Hooq, Eros, YouTube, Zee, and Sony. Sadly, the app no longer has Chromecast support.
Channels are neatly organized under different genres and languages, but they still feel limited in comparison to Jio TV. You won’t get access to Star network and Colors network channels either. Some of the same channels and content is available on Airtel Xstream platform. It is available for Android and iOS users.
2. Disney+ Hostar
The Disney+Hotstar is a perfect app for those who want to watch Star Network on their phone, SmartTV, or on a computer. The Disney+ Hotstar also holds IPL live stream rights and ICC tournaments broadcasting rights. Its users can also watch various other prominent sporting events live. Apart from Star network, its user will also find HBO Originals, National Geographic, Marvel movies, Disney movies and many other Bollywood blockbusters in the catalogue.
You can watch the most popular Hindi and regional language shows for free but for unrestricted access to all content and Live TV, you will need a premium subscription (which costs ₹1499/year or 299/month only).
3. Vodafone Play
Vodafone also has a little something for its users. The app has a rich catalogue of movies and TV shows and integrates content from Eros, Hungama play, Youtube, Hooq, and others. There is a separate Kids section as well.
For Live TV, Vodafone has partnered with Ditto and Yup TV and that together accounts for a decent number of channels. The service is free for the first three months post which you will have to pay a nominal fee of Rs. 49 per month.
4. Tata Sky Mobile
Tata Sky Mobile is an app that all Tata sky subscribers should have on their phones. Apart from managing your account, the app lets you watch Live TV with more than 400 channels listed. You will be able to watch only those channels here that you have subscribed to on your TV setup box plan.
Tata Sky live streaming app is available for both Android and iOS users. The app comes with features like recording live TV, pausing and playing live channels.
VOOT is a free app that you can use for watching shows on Colors network. The app puts Big Boss under the spotlight. You can watch Big Boss live, watch uncut scenes from the show or catch up with old episodes.
Apart from Color shows, VOOT also has exclusive content such as Apharan, Cyber Vaar, Code M and more. VOOT also has a premium subscription which costs Rs 299 for a year.
6. Sony Liv
Sony Liv is for live cricket, live TV, Sony originals, and movies. As you would have figured out, this app integrates shows and TV affiliated with Sony Entertainment Network.
Sony Liv has an intuitive interface and works on multiple platforms. You will have to pay for a Premium subscription for Live TV or watch the latest episodes of popular shows like Comedy with Kapil, and Indian Idol etc.
7. Ditto TV
Ditto TV, the digital ARM of Zee Network, is also a Live TV service that you can enjoy for a nominal fee. The subscription for the entire year costs just Rs. 250 and you can also go for Rs. 20 monthly packs.
The catalogue includes 80+ live channels with up to 7 days of playback on selected channels. The app doesn’t aggregate TV shows, movies or any other content apart from Live TV.
Zee5 is another app from Zee network that can give you access to the Live broadcast of various channels apart from Zee’s own. The Zee 5 app and website also let you watch TV and download TV Shows, Movies, Original Web Series, International Shows, and acclaimed Plays in several regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
Zee 5 requires a subscription to watch live tv stream and other original content that is available on the platform.
9. Yupp TV
Yupp TV is perhaps one of the oldest Live TV services in India (one that LeEco partnered with for Live TV content before it imploded). This is a service better suited for people who need to consume South-Indian language media content and also for those who need to watch Live TV.
Yupp TV content repository includes South Indian movies, TV, Spiritual channels, and a few Hindi and English language Music and news channels.
10. NexG TV
Just as Yupp TV, the NexGTV is meant for users who consume regional language content (rather than Hindi or English).
NexG TV offers several short-term plans starting at Rs. 5 for a day. You can also pay Rs. 35 for a week or Rs. 99 for a month.
10 Jio TV alternative app for watching Live TV Steam on phones, tablets and Smart TVs
These are some of the best Jio TV alternatives that you can try for watching Live TV. The choice should primarily depend on your choice of Telecom operator. But if you don’t wish to go with Airtel TV or Vodafone Play, you can also go for individual network apps like Hotstar, Ditto, or Sony Liv.