Top 5 JioTV alternatives to Watch TV on your Phone

An audience only looks for three things from any content; entertainment, entertainment, and entertainment.
Television, Cinema, and Radio was the major source of entertainment in the 90s but things had changed drastically over the years. Now you can watch your favorite TV shows, movies, and live sports on your mobile devices.
Nowadays there is no need of standing in the queue for movie tickets; you just need a fast internet connection and a compatible streaming device to watch latest movies.

There are multiple of apps available with which you can watch live TV on your Smartphone and other mobile devices and even on your PC. JioTV is a great platform for watching TV on your phone but here you gonna know about top 5 JioTV alternatives to watch live TV on your phone.

Before starting the list let me compile some of the key features of Jio services and JioTV.

Jio Services
    5th September 2016 was the day when Jio services were launched commercially in India and then the whole concept of internet connectivity got changed from that day.
    Jio launched more than 10 multimedia apps in May 2016 including MyJio, JioTV, JioChat, JioMusic and many more.
    The ease of Jio sim card purchasing process and affordable data plans has made it extremely popular in just a few months.

    In December 2017 the subscriber base of Jio services was more than 160 Million and still counting.


    With the JioTV app, you can watch live TV shows and even past one week programs on your devices.
    JioTV claims to provide instant access to more than 550 TV channels including more than 100 in HD quality.
    JioTV provides entertainment access in more than 15 regional languages.
    Allow its users to record their favorite shows to watch later.
    With more than 100 Million installs it is one of the most preferred multimedia apps for watching live TV.
    Last updated 12th March 2018.
    You can access entertainment of every genre including crime, comedy, cooking, romance, mythology, dance, drama etc.
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There is nothing better than Hotstar when it comes to access star networks on mobile devices. My personal experience with this live streaming app is very good; I had watched star sports a lot using Hotstar.

Hotstar an alternative to jioTv


Key Features
    No matter if you are a cricket or movie lover, Hotstar had almost everything for everybody.
    Launched by Star India in February 2015.
    This live TV streaming giant is one of the first ever multimedia apps launched in India.
    Compatible with Android 4.0 and later version.
    The quality of live streaming videos is excellent.
    Offer live streaming in 7+ regional languages.
    With the best user interface, Hotstar offers excellent navigation and quality at the same time.
    100+ Million Installs are enough to tell the success story of this live streaming app.
    Last updated March 22, 2018.


Voot is another great option for watching live TV on mobile devices such as Smartphone and tabs. Voot is one of the most used on-demand live video streaming platform in India.

Its negotiable buffering features make it possible to watch live TV on even 2G internet connection. Voot provides accessing to many English shows and Anime programs.

Top 5 alternatives of Jiotv


Key Features:
    Voot lives streaming multimedia TV app is developed by Viacom18 private limited.
    It was launched in March 2016.
    50,000+ hours of content available in almost all genres.
    It offers most loved TV shows, movies and live videos of all genres.
    The video streaming quality is no doubt great.
    Voot is one of the top 3rd live video streaming platforms in India.
    More than 100 Million active installs.
    Compatible with both Android (4.2 and upper version) and iOS devices. The Voot multimedia app has a website for desktop too.
    Last updated March 15, 2018.
    Voot offers endless entertainment with an easy user interface and best navigation.


Sony Entertainment is a big name in the world of the Indian entertainment industry. With its live TV app, you can access your favorite TV shows and movies on the go.

The SonyLiv app integrates TV shows and movies affiliated with the Sony Entertainment networks. Let’s have a look at its key features.

Top 5 alternatives of Jiotv
Key Features
    It was launched 5 years back on 22 January 2013.
    SonyLiv is a subsidiary of Indian entertainment provider giant Sony pictures.
    The content library of SonyLiv is extremely huge.
    SonyLiv is a global multimedia app serving in other countries such as the UK, US, Singapore, and Canada.
    This live TV app also offers download and watch videos offline features.
    Enjoy SonyLiv on a bigger screen. Yes, it supports Chromecast.
    More than 100 Million active installs.
    Last updated 19 March 2018
    Watch all Sony TV channels on your Smartphone and other mobile devices.
    Having 4.1 ratings on Google Play Store. It’s good that’s why it is included in this list.

4.Ditto TV

Ditto TV is a part of Zee Entertainments and was launched 6 years ago in 2012. It is one of the oldest live TV streaming platforms in India.

Ditto TV is amongst the few live TV streaming platforms which can be accessed through Smartphones, tablets, PCs, Chromecasts and entertainment boxes.

Top 5 alternatives of Jiotv
Key Features
    A subsidiary of Zee Entertainments limited.
    Brilliant navigating feature and LiveTV guide.
    An adaptive streaming feature makes it possible to watch live TV in slow internet connection too.
    Multiple login facilities.
    Shows available in 9+ regional languages.
    Offers access to 80+ live TV channels.
    Negotiable subscription charge of just Rs 20.
    Watch more than 10 national and international news channels on your Smartphone.
    Compatible with Android 4.0 and upper versions.
    100 Million+ active installs
    Last Updated 9 February 2018.

5.Airtel TV

Airtel is still the king of the Indian telecommunication industry and with its live TV streaming app, it’s growing enormously. Compatible with both Android and iOS devices this app also supports Chromecast.

This live video streaming platform has partnered with Eros, Hooq, Zee, Sony and YouTube to deliver a wider range of entertainment from almost every genre.

Top 5 alternatives of Jiotv

Key Features
    Allow its user to access the world of entertainment on the go providing regional, Bollywood and international content at one destination.
    Allow its users to create their favorite watch list.
    Provide access to multiple genres including drama, comedy, action, anime, thriller, science etc.
    You don’t have to access YouTube for watching latest movie trailers, all you can watch on Airtel TV.
    Airtel telecommunication quality is still better than other providers and you can watch buffer free live videos with Airtel 4G internet.
    More than 100 Million active installs.
    Last updated 21 March 2018.
    Support ChromeCast.
    Compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
    4.2-star rating in Google PlayStore.

Final Note:
Entertainment is just a few clicks away these days. You don’t have to be glued to your television to watch your favorite movies or TV shows.
Live streaming apps are far better than tradition DTH services and it will be the major platform of entertainment in the future. JioTV is growing with no signs of the downfall but if you are not the part of Jio ecosystem you have many other options available and they are great.
Before installing any of the apps featured above make sure the app is capable of delivering the services you are looking for.

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