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JioTV for PC: how to watch Jio TV on PC or laptop using Google Chrome extension and Android Emulator

On: March 10, 2021

JioTV is Jio‘s own live streaming platform along the lines of Airtel Xstream and Vi Movies & TV app. Users can access premium content from various channels for free like live matches, TV shows, and movies among others. However, the app is available only on the smartphone, which raises the question of how to watch Jio TV on PC or laptop. Here we will tell you about a couple of workarounds to do so.

Also read: Jio TV Plus: what is it, what features does it offer, details about single login and more

Jio users can watch their favourite TV channels and shows on smartphones and tablets using the Jio TV app. The app offers access to over 600 channels in 15+ languages including English, Hindi and other regional languages. In case you have ever wondered how to watch JioTV on PC, here’s how you can do so.

How to run JioTV on PC?

JioTV app lets users watch over 600 channels in 15+ languages

JioTV app lets users watch over 600 channels in 15+ languages

According to the Jio TV FAQs questions on the official website, JioTV app is supported only on iOS and Android devices (smartphones and tablets) and there’s no JioTV for PC. The telco released the web version of the app in 2020 but it’s currently not functional. However, there are a couple of workarounds to watch Jio TV on PC.

  1. JioTV Chrome extesion
  2. JioTV Android Emulator

Watch JioTV on PC using Chrome extension

One of the easiest ways to watch JioTV on PC or laptop. Follow the steps below to watch Jio TV on Google Chrome.

  1. Update the Google Chrome browser on your computer
  2. Download the ARC Welder Extension for Chrome browser
  3. Right click on the ARC Welder icon in Chrome and click on ‘Test your app’
  4. Download the JioTV apk file from the Internet and add it to the ARC Welder
  5. Click on the ‘Test’ button and login with your Jio ID
  6. Start watching

Watch JioTV on PC using Android emulator

Android emulators are a popular method to run Android apps on your laptop or PC. Therefore, it’s no surprise that you can run Jio TV app on a computer using an Android emulator. Below are the steps to do so.

  1. Download Bluestacks Android Emulator on your laptop or PC
  2. Install the emulator and run it
  3. Go to App Store and login with your Google account
  4. Search for JioTV and install it
  5. Open JioTV app once installed and login with your Jio ID
  6. Start watching

JioTV app features

Jio TV comes with several advanced features to make it convenient for users to stream shows. Jio users can search for content from over 600 channels and also watch shows aired during the past seven days. Additionally, the app lets users set reminders so that they don’t miss their favourite shows.

In the app, users can play or pause live tv and also rewind or fast-forward up to 30 seconds to catch up on the missed bits. The screen can be locked in JioTV for zero disturbance while watching content. Other features include swipe to change channels, picture-in-picture mode, and dark theme.

JioTV popular content

As mentioned before, JioTV app offers users live shows from over 600 channels in more than 15 languages. The app has popular channels like all channels of Star Network, Sony, Colors TV, and more. Users can watch TV shows live and also watch episodes telecasted over the last seven days.

Additionally, Jio partnered with ‘HITS’, a pay-TV service last year to offer the best of Hollywood and UK TV to its users. HITS offers content from the top TV production houses like ITV Studios, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, Fremantle, and Sony Pictures.

Some popular titles include Mind Your Language, Diff’rent Strokes, Sherlock Holmes, Small Wonder, M*A*S*H, Baywatch, Knight Rider and Murder, She Wrote.

JioTV FAQs

On which devices can I use JioTV?

The Jio TV app is currently available only for Android and iOS devices. The app is supported by iOS version 7.0 or higher and Android OS version 4.1 or above.

How much space does JioTV occupy on my device?

The Jio TV app occupies around 40MB of space on the internal storage of your smartphone or tablet.

Do I need to be connected to the internet to use JioTV?

In order to stream live shows on Jio TV, you need to be connected to the internet through a Jio 4G connection.

Can we cast JioTV app on the TV to watch live TV channels?

Yes, you can cast JioTV app content on your TV to watch live TV channels using Google Chromecast or screen cast feature on your TV. Ensure that your smartphone and TV device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

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