Recently, Reliance Jio launched the beta version of the JioGamesCloud in India. Cloud gaming is fast becoming one of the most significant advancements in the gaming industry. Naturally, with major companies jumping into the mix for cloud gaming services, Jio’s cloud gaming service has become the first of its kind in India. Although Reliance has expanded into telecommunications and smartphone sectors, it looks to expand its categories even further, thanks to the growing gaming industry in India.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at all the details you need to know about JioGamesCloud. This will range from what cloud gaming is to the nitty gritty details about Reliance’s new gaming expansion. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it!
What is cloud gaming?
To know what cloud gaming is, we must first understand how gaming works. Most games nowadays require us to download the game’s files into our computer. Only then would we be able to access the files and play the game. However, this is where cloud gaming becomes a game-changer. With cloud gaming, all you require is a decently fast internet connection. Through this system, you’ll be able to stream the game right into your computer. Moreover, you won’t even require an expensive gaming rig to play the games. Not only will your system’s internal space be saved, but you’ll also be able to access the games at any time.
What is JioGamesCloud?
Now that you know what cloud gaming is, let’s move on to JioGamesCloud. The cloud gaming service from Reliance’s Jio Group is currently in its beta phase. Through this gaming service, players from all over the country will have access to the finest gaming experience available today.
According to Jio, special invites have been sent out to professional gamers in India to test the service on their smartphones and personal computers. Through this beta phase testing, Jio aims to improve the service based on feedback before launching the service for consumers nationwide. Furthermore, if you own a Jio set-top box, there’s some good news for you. Once JioGamesCloud rolls out in its release phase, owners of the Jio set-top box will also receive the cloud gaming service.
It’s also rumoured that Jio is looking to partner with the biggest names in gaming software and hardware. One of these names includes Nvidia, as Jio looks to bring Nvidia GeForce Now (Nvidia’s own cloud gaming service) to the country.
As for the number of games, JioGamesCloud brings around 50 titles to the gaming service. However, since the service is in its beta state, we expect the number of games to increase soon!
How to apply for JioGamesCloud?
For the JioGamesCloud to be successful, it needs to be used by as many gamers as possible. Jio is aware of this and has ensured that players will be able to sign up for the service to test its beta phase. If you’re looking to sign up for the service, here’s what you need to do:
- Go to the JioGamesCloud website and click on the Get Started option at the top right corner of the screen.
- The service offers three variants based on your platform. You can install the service for smartphones, PC, or even the Set Top Box. Choose the option that applies to you.
- After installing the software and opening it, JioGamesCloud will ask you to log in through your phone number.
- Enter your phone number in the space provided and tap on the Continue option.
- You’ll receive an OTP on the number you’ve provided.
- Enter the OTP in the given space and wait for verification.
- After your number has been verified, you’ll be redirected to the JioGamesCloud home page. You can then select a game of your choice from the home page and start playing.
Note: The Beta version of the JioGamesCloud is free to access and use. However, once a stable release version is live, players will have to subscribe to the service via a paid plan.
How many games are in JioGamesCloud?
JioGamesCloud has slightly over 50 gaming titles listed on the web app. Of course, the cloud gaming service is just in its beta phase. You can expect more gaming titles to be added as a stable version is released. Moreover, if JioGamesCloud partners with Nvidia for GeForce Now, plenty of Nvidia-based games will be added to the list. The games listed on the service are a mix of PC games and games for smartphones. For now, you can take a look at the list of JioGamesCloud titles below:
- Shadow Tactics
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance
- God’s Trigger
- The Uncertain
- Deliver Us The Moon
- Koh Lanta
- The Bluecoats North And South
- Fight of Gods
- Black Sad
- Fight of Animals
- Victor Vran
- The Descendant
- Saints Row IV
- True Fear: Forsaken Souls
- Ice Age
- Syberia 3
- Pure Farming 2018
- The Last Tinker
- Viking Brothers 5
- New Yankee 6
- Yooka – Laylee
- Kill It With Fire
- Pile Up! Box by Box
- The Sisters
- Ben 10
- Cluster Truck
- Robin Hood
- Merge Party
- Rad Rodgers Radical Edition
- Paw Patrol
- Flashback 25th Anniversary
- Steel Rats
- Wonder Boy
- Escape Game
- Rune Lord
- Garfield Cart
- Among the Sleep
- Professor Rubik’s Brain Fitness
- Super Sports Blast
- Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival
- ATV Drift and Tricks
- Urban Trial Tricky
- Fort Boyard
Requirements for JioGamesCloud
Like any other service of its kind, there are a few things you need to have before you jump into the JioGamesCloud. Here’s what you need to make this service work smoothly on your end:
Of course, since JioGamesCloud is wholly based on streaming data, you’ll need to have a good internet connection. More importantly, it’s recommended to have a stable internet connection whose bandwidth is at least 20Mbps. Any less than this, and you’ll definitely face some choppy gameplay. The in-game resolution will likely be downscaled as well.
At the moment, the JioGamesCloud is available on Android smartphones through the JioGames app. Unfortunately, iPhone users will not be able to play the games through an app. Instead, you’ll have to play the games through the Safari browser. For PCs running Windows, macOS, or even Linux, the JioGamesCloud Web App should work smoothly. Furthermore, if you own a Jio set-top box, you can stream the games through the JioGames app. Android Smart TV owners will have to wait for the cloud gaming support, however.
Desktop users require a keyboard and mouse combination to play the games on JioGamesCloud. Nonetheless, if you have a Bluetooth-enabled controller or wired gaming controller, you can connect it to your PC to play the games. Of course, Jio recommends the Jio controller or similar for the best in-game experience.
With the introduction of 5G services in India, it was only a matter of time before cloud gaming took the forefront of gaming in India. Although other cloud gaming services are available in the country, a homegrown cloud service could optimise the gaming service in a much better manner. Are you excited to try JioGamesCloud? Let us know about your experience with cloud gaming services in the comment section below. If you’re looking for the latest gaming or tech news, keep following Cashify TechByte!
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