With a bunch of OTT apps enjoying massive success in India, the idea of watching TV using a regular cable connection is bound to become quaint in the next few years. Major broadcasters have already made the switch to OTTs where new content is uploaded daily, soon after the live TV broadcast. However, when it comes to watching news broadcasts, people are still reliant on live TV news channels. Luckily, a few streaming services like Jio TV and Airtel Xstream offer free live news broadcasts on their platforms. In this article, we show you how to watch free live TV news on Android TV in India.
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Watch Free Live TV News on YouTube
This is the simplest way to watch live news broadcasts for free on your Android TV. Most news channel across the world have their own YouTube channels that broadcast their news coverage 24×7. In India, news channels like NDTV, India Today, Republic, Aaj Tak and more are easily available on YouTube and you can tune in any time to watch live news broadcasts for free. All you need to do is download the YouTube app on your Android TV from the Google Play Store. Open the app and search for ‘Live News’. You will be presented with several live broadcasts of news channels from India and across the world. Simply click on any channel to begin watching the live news broadcast.
If you are a Jio user, you get free access to live news and other programming on the Jio TV app. Simply download the app on your Android TV from the Google Play Store and log in using your Jio number. With Jio TV you can watch programming across 800+ TV channels in 15+ languages. These channels include live TV news channels as well as sports broadcasters. Aaj Tak, ABP News, India TV, CNN News18, India Today, Republic, and BBC are some of the news channels you can watch for free on Jio TV.
For Airtel users, Airtel Xstream is the best way to watch live TVs on Android TV. All you need to do is download the Airtel Xstream app from the Google Play Store on your Android TV and log in using your Airtel number. While the app hosts a lot of premium content from other OTTs like Sony Liv, you can enjoy live broadcasting from 130+ channels for free. This includes a lot of local TV news channels that may not have a dedicated YouTube channel.
This is how you can watch free live TV news on your Android TV in India without a cable connection. Apart from cable news, Jio TV and Airtel Xstream also provide free live programming from TV channels like &Pictures, Zee Cinema, Zee TV, Sony MAX, Colors, and more.