JioCinema has become one of the fastest-growing video streaming platforms in India, available for both Android and iOS users. The platform is now an entertainment hub featuring both domestic and international content. Moreover, it has tied up with HBO to offer a diversified range of entertainment for every mood and occasion.
Different from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other OTT apps, JioCinema offers both free and premium content to watch. It works differently than others, some shows are free to watch and others are paid.
The earning model is very simple. By offering a free tier, the company earns by showing ads between content. The streaming quality is also limited to 1080p. Whereas, in the premium tier, the content resolution is unlocked to 4k streaming on selected titles.
The premium version of JioCinema costs ₹999 a year. The viewers will get to watch ultra HD quality, available content, at the same time on four devices. The viewers are also getting an additional dose of entertainment shows with premium plans.
The signup process for JioCinema is completely free of cost and users just need to have an internet-powered smartphone to work. The launching company is Jio, but the users of Artiel, VI, BSNL, etc, can also register for the app and start watching the shows.
Presently, “JioCinema has partnered with studios like HBO and Peacock to offer exclusive global content in India, where users can enjoy movies and TV shows like Game of Thrones, Succession, Sex and the City, Silicon Valley, and more,” wrote the Indian Express.
The JioCinema app is available for all the major platforms like iOS, Android, Samsung Tizen, Apple Tv, WebOS, etc. Other than this, Jio Cinema can also be accessed via web browsers on laptops and PCs.
Content streamed at JioCinema is available in 10 different Indian languages, which include Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, etc.
“Voot, another popular OTT platform by Viacom18 is merging with Jio Cinema. Hence, all the Voot content will be migrated to JioCinema, which includes BigBoss, movies, and other exclusive TV shows. Similarly, Voot is also offering a coupon code for its Voot premium subscribers, which can be used to get additional discounts on JioCinema premium subscriptions.”