Best Live TV Streaming Services in India (2023): Tubi TV, Jio TV & More

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Earlier we used to depend on cable TV connections to watch our favorite TV programs and movies. Then came the era of DTH connections where one had to subscribe to Tata Sky, Dish TV, etc, and pay per channel to watch what one liked. With everything going online, one looks for platforms to watch live TV channels for free. For those who don’t want to pay money to watch Live TV online, various apps provide not only OTT content but also Live TV channels for free. These apps and websites showcase programs straight during the runtime so you don’t have to wait to watch later.

In this article, we have discussed some free and paid apps that allow Live TV streaming Services in India at the moment. The story also includes the names of some OTT shows and movies available on these platforms.

1. Tubi TV

Tubi TV is a free live TV streaming service available in India. Tubi TV allows you to watch 1000s of movies and TV shows on the platform. Tubi TV is available as a website as well as an app on all iOS devices and select Android devices. The app is 100% legal and serves quality content and live TV to its viewers.

Tubi TV can be availed on Xfinity X1, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, PlayStation, and the web. It has a rating of 4.8 on Google Play Store. Tubi TV is a free app so you don’t have to pay anything for this app.

Download here: Android| iOS

2. Yupp TV

Yupp TV is one of the top live TV apps for Android devices. It offers 200+ Live TV channels across all genres like News, Sports, Music, Romance, Comedy, Entertainment and more. The app offers a vast collection of regional channels as well so you can enjoy content in your language in high quality. The platform offers 7 days of catchup TV which means one can watch past episodes of up to 7 days for free. The channels available will vary as per your region. Several paid packages are also available but one can stream select channels for free.

Download here: Android | iOS

3. MX Player

MX player is a popular mobile video player that offers Hindi, Punjabi, and Foreign content dubbed in Indian languages for free. Gold membership offers ad-free access to limited content, a download option for shows and movies, simultaneous watching on 3 devices, and more. MX Live TV offers 180+ live channels that allow free streaming of entertainment, news, sports, travel, music, lifestyle, finance, and business content across various languages. Live TV channels stream in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati and other languages.

The MX Player live-streaming service offers smooth and quick navigation and even allows you to view past episodes. MX Player even has its originals like Ashram, High, Bhaukaal, and more.

Content on MX Player-

  • Mastram
  • Dharavi Bank
  • Campus Diaries
  • Indori Ishq

Download here: Android | iOS

4. Vi Mobile TV: Movies & Shows

If you are a Vi (Vodafone-Idea) user, then the Vi Mobile TV app can be your one-stop destination for OTT as well as Live Streaming content. The app offers 200+ Live TV channels including Discovery HD, Republic TV, and many more. Along with its partners Shemaroo TV, Hungama, Discovery, Firework and Yupp TV, the Vi mobile app offers regional, international, Bollywood, and Hollywood content under one room.

Top Live TV channels include Aaj Tak, CNBC, News 18, MTV, MTV Beats, & Pictures, NDTV, Zee Anmol, Zee TV, Colors, Sun TV, Nickelodeon India, and more.

Content on Vi Mobile TV-

  • Glass Onion: A knives out mystery
  • Jack Ryan
  • Knives Out
  • Alice in Borderland

Download here: Android | iOS

5. Plex: Stream Movies & TV

Plex Stream allows you to stream movies and Live TV on almost any device without a subscription, free. It brings over 300 channels of your favorite TV shows, free movies, and live TV straight to your devices. There are over 50,000 on-demand TV options available across categories like news, food, sports, kids, entertainment, content, and more. It offers global content at your fingertips and allows pause, save, and resume features as well.

Download here: Android| iOS

6. Jio TV

Jio TV offers 650+ Live TV channels for free, all you have to do is download the Jio TV app. You can choose from 15+ languages and the Live TV channels are available across categories like entertainment, sports, news, devotional, infotainment, educational, movies, lifestyle, and kids. There is also an option to get 7 days to catch up on the Jio TV app. Free TV channels are available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, and more. You can enjoy live sports like IPL, World Cup, and more on the app for free. Quality can be chosen and the content can be rewinded or forwarded 30 seconds using the player.

Jio TV is free to use but it requires a Jio mobile number to access the live streaming app.

Content on Jio TV-

  • Dasvi
  • Dude
  • Twisted 3
  • Three’s Definitely a Crowd

Download here: Android | iOS

7. Airtel Xstream

Just like Vi and Jio, if you are an Airtel user, the Airtel Xstream app will offer OTT content as well as free Live TV channels for complete entertainment. Airtel Xstream app offers 350+ live TV channels across categories like News, Entertainment, Infotainment, Music, Movies, Devotional, Lifestyle, Kids, Sports, and more. There is something for everyone. Live content can be viewed in various languages like Hindi, English, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Assamese, Urdu, Punjabi etc.

The app allows Airtel users to choose the quality of the video and create a watchlist along with providing multi-device access and catch-up TV. Premium plans are available for free with select recharge plans of Airtel, so you don’t have to pay anything extra.

Content on Airtel Xstream-

  • Jane Got a Gun
  • Lone Survivor
  • The Accountant
  • Brick Mansions

Download here: Android | iOS

8. Tata Play

If you are using a Tata Sky DTH connection, you can get live streaming of TV channels for free on the Tata Play app. Just log in using your subscriber ID or registered mobile number to get an OTP, key in the OTP, and get started. To access Live TV, browse the Live TV tab and view channels across different genres. You can watch all the channels that are a part of your DTH connection. Viewers can set reminders, check schedules, and even browse listings for synopsis and other details.

It is free to use but can be availed by Tata Play customers only as it needs a subscriber ID.

Content on Tata Play-

  • Sita Ramam
  • Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
  • Vikrant Rona
  • Major

Download here: Android| iOS

9. Distro TV

Distro TV puts a world of free TV at your fingertips. It is a free streaming service with over 150 live channels featuring the best shows and movies from the US, UK, Canada, and all around the world. You can watch live shows, sports, news, music movies, and entertainment anytime and anywhere-always for free.

The service can be viewed on the web across platforms like Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Google TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, iOS and Android devices.

Download here: Android | iOS

10. Hulu TV

Hulu TV is a good app to watch the latest movies, TV shows, or web shows online. It offers a variety of content in the free version that can be watched anytime, anywhere. In India the app is not available on Google Play Store so to use it on Android devices, you will have to install a reliable VPN. In the Apple store, it is available on iPads, iPhones, and Apple TVs.

There is a paid version also available that gives an extended number of web shows and movies. Most of the Disney+ Hotstar content is available on Hulu TV. It has a rating of 4.5 stars on the Play Store. Content is available in different languages and across various genres.

Content on Hulu TV-

  • Kindred
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Community
  • The Handmaid’s Tale

Download here: Android| iOS

11. Disney+ Hotstar

Disney+Hotstar app is a one-stop destination for all shows and movies streaming on Star Network channels. Earlier the app used to offer a live streaming option that allowed watching shows and movies live as they telecasted for the first time, but now it has been removed. However, the app still offers live streaming of sports like cricket, badminton, football, and others sports. Currently, ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 is live streaming for free for everyone on mobile. If you want to watch live sports on TV, you will have to subscribe to the Disney+Hotstar app.

Disney+ Hotstar plans-

  • Mobile plan- Rs. 149/3 months with access to all content in 720p quality and stereo sound on 1 mobile device only.
  • Mobile plan- Rs. 499/year with access to all content in 720p quality and stereo sound on 1 mobile device.
  • Super plan- Rs. 299/3 months with access to all content in 1080p quality and Dolby Atmos sound on 2 devices.
  • Super plan- Rs. 899/year with access to all content in 1080p quality and Dolby Atmos sound on 2 devices.
  • Premium plan- Rs. 1499/year with access to all content in 4k quality and Dolby Atmos sound on 4 devices.

Content on Disney+ Hotstar

  • Shiddat
  • ICC World Cup 2023
  • Freddy
  • Good Luck Jerry
  • Koffee with Karan
  • Modern Family
  • The Simpsons
  • Brahmastra Part One Shiva

Download here: Android | iOS

12. Sony LIV

Sony LIV app offers binge-worthy originals, TV shows, and movies in Indian and Foreign languages. The app also offers live streaming of Sports and Kaun Banega Crorepati Gameshow. You can create up to 5 personalized profiles and watch on 2 screens if you have subscribed to the app. While TV shows are free to watch 24 hours after they are telecasted for all, to view live sports, live KBC, or Liv Originals, you will have to subscribe to the app. Shows like Masterchef India, Indian Idol, and India’s Got Talent also stream live on the app. It also features entire WWE coverage, live and otherwise.

Sony LIV Plans-

  • Liv Premium- Rs. 299 per month with 1080p quality, stereo sound, access to all content, and 1 device at a time.
  • Liv Premium- Rs. 699 for 6 months with 1080p quality, stereo sound, access to all content, and 2 devices at a time.
  • Liv Premium- Rs. 999 for 12 months with 1080p quality, stereo sound, access to all content, and 2 devices at a time.
  • Liv Mobile- Rs. 599 for 12 months with 720p quality, stereo sound, access to all content, and 1 mobile device at a time.

Content on Sony Liv-

  • Scam 1992
  • Scam 2003
  • Maharani
  • Undekhi
  • Kathmandu Connection

Download here: Android | iOS

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Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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Rajendra Balmiki
Rajendra Balmiki
8 days ago

Best app