Reliance Jio is working on a number of services other than its own telecom operations, and the latest reports hint at the launch of its long-awaited JioFiber FTTH broadband service in the country. The company is reportedly working on its much-awaited DTH service as well.
Reliance Jio is known for its ultra-affordable data and voice bundles, which revolutionized the Indian telecom market and made India the largest consumer of mobile data in the world. After shaking up the telecom market, the company soon got into the feature phone space and launched the free Jio Phone with bundled super-affordable data plans. Now the Jio Phone leads in the feature phone segment after dethroning the reigning champ, Samsung.
But the Mukesh Ambani-led company has no plans of stopping as it looks like Jio has a lot more planned for the Indian market.
Upcoming Jio Services
In addition to JioFiber, the company is extensively working on another crucial segment, DTH. Jio is working on it DTH (Direct To Home) service, which is going to be its next big launch after JioFiber.
The company also has a set of services ready for the future, which includes JioFiber Broadband, IoT Hub, Jio Media Streaming Devices and Jio Set-top Box which will power Jio DTH service.
Jio has a range of these unreleased products and services ready. The Jio DTH set-top box is expected to come connected with JioFiber broadband for Internet TV.
The Jio set-top box is not like any other rectangle shaped black boxes we get to see with traditional DTH services. The Jio box has an ultra-slim design, with next-gen connectivity options on board.
The Jio set-top box can connect to any standard HDMI television and can instantly convert the TV into a smart TV, like Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire Stick. Jio is also working to provide quality content along with its Jio DTH service.
Media Streaming And 4K Support
Jio’s set-top box can run all the Jio apps which include JioTV and JioCinema, in addition to other media streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar and Voot. It will get an integrated Jio Store along with Google Play Store to download Android apps on your television.
The set-top box will support 4K content and will also have 16GB of onboard storage to store downloaded content. Additionally, you can also connect an external hard drive of up to 2TB, to play your own content on the TV.
The remote included with the set-top box looks a lot like the Google Chromecast remote. It has an integrated microphone which will allow voice-assisted commands using Google Assistant or even Jio’s own newly launched voice assistant service Hello Jio.
In addition to high-quality content and streaming apps, Jio has included some unique features. The Jio set-top box will also come with a joystick so that users can play games powered by Nvidia, directly on TV. Users won’t need to connect an external gaming console to play games.
The Jio set-top box is in the final stages of testing. Like its other services, Jio will take its time with the rollout. The company will most likely start with JioFiber in March.
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