Reliance Jio Launches 4 New Content Applications

Reliance Jio is the telecom and digital services arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). As Jio gears up for its commercial launch, it has released four applications, namely Jio Mags, Jio Beats, Jio Play, and Jio News.

Jio Play offers entertainment options to users, Jio Beats allows them to stream music, Jio Mags grants access to several magazines, and Jio News provides timely news and updates.

Jio Play

Jio Play offers more than 300 television channels, with more than 30 HD channels. One of the features that set it apart from the rest is that the app supports 15 languages and covers over 10 genres. The application will allow users to catch up on their favorite shows and provide them with a one week library of content. An industry source said that over the next month, the application would be hosting 60 channels more as certain content deals are still undergoing technical modifications as of now.

Jio Beats

Jio Beats allows users to listen to millions of songs available across 20 Indian languages as well as international music which will be available as high-quality audio files. Wearable devices, Bluetooth speakers, and wireless devices may easily be connected to the application for a seamless content-streaming experience. The application also offers a curated one-touch radio which is free of advertisements.

Jio Mags

Over 5,000 leading magazine issues will be available in the Jio Mags library. The magazine app supports 10 languages and over 15 genres. The application also has several personalization options and may be customized according to the user’s preferences.

Jio News

Jio News is the news application offered by Reliance Jio which will feature content submitted by more than 500 publishers from more than 1600 news sources in 11 languages. Jio News is said to offer a personalized news-reading experience to users which is devoid of any distractions. Articles can be saved for reading offline and users may also clip portions for further reviewing.

Chairman speaks

RIL Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani , elaborated on Jio’s digital ecosystem at the 41st Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries. He stated that Jio will be offering a plethora of digital services which would be entertaining as well as engaging.

He stated that the present television experience will undergo a massive transformation owing to the advanced digitization brought about by Jio’s services. He explained how this move would transfer the power straight into the consumers’ hands.

Smart phone tie-ups

Reliance Jio has partnered with multiple smart phone manufacturers in order to extend its reach in the Indian market. Apart from Reliance LYF smart phones, users can now also avail of Jio services on the purchase of select Samsung models. The trial Jio SIMs grant access to free Jio services for three months.

Apart from the deal with Samsung, a partnership with Apple may soon be on the cards. An industry source stated that the partnership of Jio and Samsung resulted in a sales growth of 15-20% for Samsung smart phone models.


Prior to Reliance Jio’s commercial launch, the telecom operator launched four applications which allow users to access a wide variety of music, news, magazines, and television shows.


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