Jazz Crosses a Line with False Advertisement for JazzTube


Jazztube is an app by Jazz which offers VOD and Live TV among other features.

It’s a great value for money for people who love binge watching their favorite shows on their mobile phones. So if you are hoping to find a Netflix-esque app with live streaming option combined with an array of features like rewind and catch-up options, JazzTube is a great choice.

While it is good service for Jazz users, considering the fact that the number of Jazz users crossed 55 million this June, the advertising claims made by the company are false.

Jazz’s advertisement for Jazztube on 16th October, 2018

It’s not the first app that includes VOD and Live TV – PTCL did it first in 2015.

Before moving onto the Jazz vs PTCL debate, let’s have a look at the features offered by JazzTube:

JazzTube Features

Like other smart TV apps around the globe, JazzTube comes with a plethora of attractive features.

The features include:

  • VOD
  • 500+ movie titles
  • Live TV
  • Top TV series and dramas
  • Catch-up TV
  • Rewind TV
  • HD Streaming
  • Continue where you left off
  • Stream without data charges

PTCL Smart TV Features

PTCL launched the first of its kind VOD and Live TV app for Smart TV in 2015 which now has over 1 million regular users. The Smart TV app offers VOD, Live TV, TV on Demand (TVoD), and a number of other great features like Time-shift TV (03 hours) with an easy-to-use yet attractive interface.

The Smart TV app has already won accolades at leading platforms and was shortlisted for the ‘Best Mobile App Media, Film, TV or Video’ app at the GSMA Asia Mobile Awards in 2016.

JazzTube vs PTCL Smart TV App

There’s not much of a difference in the two apps.

Both apps offer live TV, video on demand, rewind, catch-up etc. PTCL Smart TV offers 140+ channels which are almost the same number as Jazz. The downside of both the apps is the limited content in the video on demand category. There are a limited number of movies and TV shows and the latest movies are never really there unlike Netflix.

Similar Apps

It bears mentioning that such apps are now quite common and Live TV and VOD apps are being offered by other leading names in the industry like Zong, WiTribe etc. as well. So it’s a strange decision by Jazz to mislead customers with blatantly false advertising despite the fact that they have a solid product which needs no such measures.

Feature Writer