It is IPL 2020 vs E-Sports as Jio has blocked video streaming platform Twitch which is well known in the gaming community. Jio users have raised the issue on the internet about Twitch being blocked by the telecom company. The blockage as reported by the users began at the same time as IPL 2020 started. Users believe that the step is being taken to stop pirated IPL streaming, as Hotstar holds all ‘exclusive digital streaming’ rights for Indian Premier League matches.
Jio users took to social media platform Reddit to raise the issue of Twitch streams being blocked. Reportedly, these streams have had over 1.5 lakh viewers during live matches. Not only Jio, Hathway Fiber users are also facing a similar problem.
Subscribers claim that Twitch streams stop working in the evening, around the time when IPL 2020 match kicks off. They have contacted Jio regarding the blockage.
Twitch is the most well-known platform amongst gamers. However, it was found, that few users were streaming IPL 2020 Live which attracts massive viewership. According to the reports, subscribers are using Twitch to watch IPL matches for free. As mentioned, Jio has not offered any clarity on this matter as of yet.
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Reliance Jio Cricket Pack
If you are a Reliance Jio prepaid user, there are multiple prepaid recharge options that you can pick and get the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription bundled. The Jio Cricket Pack Rs 401 recharge offers 28 data validity, with unlimited voice calls and 3GB data per day. If you want a longer duration recharge with similar Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription bundles, you choices include the Rs 598 plan (56 days validity, 112GB data and unlimited calls), the Rs 777 recharge (84 days validity, 131GB data and unlimited voice calls) and the Rs 2599 pack (365 days validity, 740GB data in total and unlimited calls). There is also the Rs 499 Jio Cricket Pack recharge option that offers 56 days validity with a total of 84GB data bundled—that works out to 1.5GB data per day. But this does not bundle any voice calls.
Reliance JioFiber Unlimited Plans
The recently updated Reliance JioFiber home broadband plans also bundle subscriptions to video streaming platfoms, as part of the subscription. The new broadband plans start at Es 399 per month, but the streaming app subscription bundles start with the Rs 999 plan, also called the JioFiber Gold plan. The Jio Fiber Gold plan for Rs 999 (150Mbps speed and unlimited data), the JioFiber Diamond plan for Rs 1,499 (300Mbps speed), the JioFiber Diamond+ plan for Rs 2,499 (500Mbps speed) and the JioFiber Platinum plan for Rs 3,999 (1Gbps speed) all bundle the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription, along with Sony Liv, Jio Cinema, Voot and Zee5 to name a few.