It has been a couple of months since JioFiber rolled out its commercial services and while its plans aren’t the cheapest ones, they offer different kinds of benefits across various price points. One of the bigger benefits with JioFiber plans is the group of OTT platform subscriptions that come bundled with subscriptions. This is a good deal for those who want access to more platforms but JioFiber has been shy of revealing all the names of the OTT platforms.
However, one of the media reports suggests that JioFiber recently added Zee5 to its roster of third-party OTT platforms. Prior to Zee5, JioFiber was offering a select number of OTT platforms such as Hotstar, VOOT, SonyLIV and JioCinema. Zee5 now joins the roster and the higher-end plans will now offer subscription to the platform. Jio still doesn’t offer Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on its platform.
Depending on the plans you buy, the subscription benefits vary. JioFiber offers a total of six plans and the base plan, which costs Rs 699 per month, doesn’t offer access to these platforms. The base plan only offers a subscription to JioCinema and JioSaavn three times. However, with Rs 849 plan, subscribers will get access to these OTT platforms, but only for the first three times. With all the plans priced from Rs 1,299 and higher, regular subscription to OTT platforms is available.
While this is certainly a good deal for those who like watching a lot of content, rival Airtel Xstream offers a lot of benefits when it comes to OTT platforms. Except for the base plan of Rs 899 per month, Airtel offers free subscription to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Zee 5. For the Netflix subscription, subscribers get three months of the basic plan with SD streaming. Airtel also offers an annual subscription of Amazon Prime Video, which also adds the Prime membership to that Amazon account. Airtel also offers a free subscription to Zee5.
The best part is that unlike JioFiber, Airtel keeps on offering these subscription benefits and there’s no limitation on the number of times these benefits are offered. Airtel also came up with a new unlimited top-up plan worth Rs 399 per month for all the plans and it essentially raises the data cap to 3.3TB, practically making it unlimited for any user.