Mumbai, NFAPost: The users of Jio Fibre can now enjoy video calls from their TVs without requiring an external camera or webcam. The new feature is named ‘Camera on Mobile’ and is available through the JioJoin app (previously named JioCall) available for Android and iOS devices.
‘Camera on Mobile’ allows users to use their phone camera as an input device for video calls. It enables video-calling through the JioFiberVoice that is bundled with Jio Fiber service to offer calling support to broadband users. Customers can also use the JioJoin app on their mobile devices to make voice calls using their landline number.
For the last few months, the ‘Camera on Mobile’ feature has been in testing and it has now been rolled out to both Android and iOS users.
To start making video calls on TV using the camera of a mobile device, the user needs to first configure the 10-digit Jio Fiber number on the JioJoin app. This will allow the app to virtually make the user’s phone a companion device for the Jio Fiber connection.
Once user is done with the configuration, user can use the ‘Camera on Mobile’ feature from the JioJoin app settings. User is now ready to use the phone as a webcam to make video calls through TV.
Jio Fiber recommends users to switch to 5GHz Wi-Fi band on their modems to get better clarity in video calls. One can, however, experience the feature on the 2.4GHz band as well – but maybe with some lag.
The JioJoin app is available for download through the App Store and Google Play. It requires devices to run on at least Android 6.0 or iOS 10.0.