Tata Play Mobile App

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Mobile App
Watch TV, recharge, manage packs, get help – all in one place

What you get​

  • What are the various sections in the App?

    Tata Play Mobile Application has 5 sections :

    • Home: Get the best of the content on offer here: From Live TV to On Demand to TV Shows. Everything that you need to watch!
    • Live TV: Not in front of your TV? No worries. Get Live TV on your fingertips so you never miss any ongoing action.
    • On Demand: Choose from a host of TV shows, movies and web content served on your demand. Also, catch up on most of your missed TV shows from previous 7 days anytime and anywhere.
    • Watchlist: Keep all your favourite shows and channels here, and access them quickly.
    • My Box: My Box allows you to see the schedule of all Tata Play channels.​

Login & onboarding

  • Who can use the Tata Play Mobile App?

    Anyone can download the Tata Play Mobile App and access the content in it, but only active Tata Play subscribers can watch​ their favourite content based on the package they are subscribed to.

  • How do I get to access/view the content? OR How do I log in to the App?

    To access/view Live TV, On Demand and all other services of the Tata Play Mobile App on your Android/iOS devices, you need to follow the following steps:

    • Log into the App using any of the following details:
      1. Your Subscriber ID
      2. Your Registered Mobile Number
    • If you use your Subscriber ID you will have to enter your mytataplay.com password to complete the login process.
    • If you use your registered Mobile Number an OTP will be sent to your Registered Mobile Number which needs to be entered to complete the login process.

    Now you are ready to view the content of your choice.

  • I don’t remember my Tata Play account password?

    If you don't remember your password, you can select "Forgot password?"option. We will send a temporary password to your registered email and mobile number which you can use to log in and reset your password.

  • On how many devices can I use the Tata Play Mobile app?

    You can login to the app from a maximum of 10 devices. However, you can view Live TV, On Demand on a maximum of 2 devices simultaneously per subscriber ID.

  • Why can I view Live TV / On Demand service only on 2 devices simultaneously?

    Content providers’ agreements with Tata Play stipulate that Tata Play Live TV channels, Tata Play On Demand episodes and titles can be viewed on a maximum of two devices simultaneously per subscriber ID at any given time.

  • Can I log in on more than 10 devices?​

    Yes, you can do so only after deleting the devices that you no longer use from the Device Management option in the app.

Access to various services

  • I am not a Tata Play subscriber. Can I still access the service?​

    You can view certain free content such as movie trailers. However, you need to be an active Tata Play subscriber to access Live TV and On Demand videos.

  • My Tata Play account is currently de-active due to lack of funds; can I still use Live TV/On Demand service?

    You need to be an active Tata Play subscriber to enjoy Live TV channels and On Demand videos on your device. De-active subscribers can now recharge their accounts by selecting “Recharge” option on the app.

  • Can I watch Live TV and On Demand videos outside India?

    No. You need to be in India to be able to use the Tata Play Mobile services.

  • Why can’t I watch live TV and On Demand videos outside India?

    Tata Play provides services only within the territory of India.

General app related questions

  • How do I see the schedule of a channel?

    To see the schedule of a channel you should select a channel in Live TV section and then select 'Schedule' option. You can see the schedule for the next 3 days and previous 7 days.

  • Who can set programmes for record?

    Only Tata Play+ HD subscribers can set recording on their set top boxes using the record option from the app.

  • How do I set a programme for remote recording?
    • In Live TV section, select the programme from a channel you want to record.​​
    • On the programme de tails page, you will get an option to set it for record.​​
    • On selecting the record option, you will get a confirmation stating the programme has been successfully set for recording on your Tata Play + HD box.​​
    Remote recording functionality can be used by Tata Play+ HD subscribers only. You can also set a series for recording from the app.
  • How do I set a reminder for a programme?

    Reminders can be set for future programmes only.

    To set a reminder for a programme, tap on the programme name. You will be able to see the set reminder button. Press the button to set a reminder. You will receive a notification on your device when it’s time for the programme.

Live TV section

  • How do I watch Live TV on the App?

    You can select any channel in the Live TV section or any live programme to view it Live on your device.

  • Will I be able to access all the Set Top Box features like parental control, plan, etc. on Live TV?

    No. Currently, Live TV service on your device offers only streaming of Live TV channels .

  • I am unable to access Live TV services?

    Please ensure the below to enjoy uninterrupted access to Live TV:

    • You have a device that supports Tata Play Mobile app.
    • You are connected to the internet.
    • If you are out of the country, you will be unable to use Live TV & Tata Play On Demand streaming services.
    • Your Tata Play connection is in active state with sufficient funds in your account.
    • You can access Live TV for only those channels that are part of your subscription package.
  • Can I access Tata Play services such as 'Tata Play Fitness' and others in the Live TV section?

    Yes, we have many Tata Play service channels live, like Tata Play Fitness, Tata Play Senior Citizens

  • Why are all the channels not available on Live TV?

    Tata Play always keeps expanding its offering of channels on the Set Top Box. In a similar fashion, we will expand and bring more channels on Live TV soon.

    You can only view those channels on Live TV which you have subscribed for viewing on the Set Top Box. To enjoy all the channels available on Live TV, you would need to subscribe to the respective channels on your Set Top Box as well.

  • I have subscribed to a channel on the set-top box. Yet when I access this channel on my activated device, I am getting the following message: “Sorry this programme is not available for viewing on Live TV”?

    The broadcaster does not have the rights to stream this programme on mobile devices. The Live TV service on your device will resume once the next programme starts.

  • How can I see all the shows available for the day on a channel?

    You can select the schedule option on the channel detail page to see the schedule for the channel.

  • Can I rewind shows on Live TV?

    You can rewind up to 15 minutes on Live TV.

  • Can I change the video quality of the Live TV?

    Yes, you can select any one of the following quality settings available under the settings option. These options are available on the video player as well.

    • High – Gives best quality as per your network speeds.​
    • Medium – Limits​ your video quality to medium even if your network speeds allow for better viewing quality to save data.​
    • Low – Limits​ your video quality to low even if your network speeds allow for better viewing quality to save data.​
    • Auto – Adjusts as per the network bandwidth.
  • Will I be able to view commercials as a part of the Live TV feed & Tata Play On Demand episodes on the App?

    Yes. Tata Play does not change the channel feed. You will be able to see the same feed on your set-top box and on your device.

On Demand section

  • What is On Demand?

    On Demand section is where you can access popular movies, TV shows and short videos across the web. You can also view previous – 7 days catch up of your missed shows on your favourite channels.

  • How can I watch previous episodes or catch up on my favourite programs?

    You can watch this in the other episodes on schedule of live channels, On Demand section of the app or you can also look for the episode in search.

  • Will previous episodes or shows be available for all channels?

    Previous episodes or Catch up shows will be available for most of the channels available on the app. Tata Play keeps expanding its offering of channels on the set top box. We will similarly expand and make more channels & catch-up available soon on the app.

  • Can I fast forward, pause or rewind videos?

    Yes. You can fast forward, pause or rewind On Demand content. Just tap on the screen while viewing the video in full screen mode. Then drag on the progress bar to the position you wish to start viewing the video from.

  • Is there a limit to the number of times I can watch a video in Tata Play On Demand?

    No. You can watch the video as many times as you wish.

My Account section

  • What is ‘My Account’ section in the app?

    My account section in the app is a self-care portal that gives you access and enables you to manage your Tata Play account. You can recharge your account, view and modify your packs and much more.

  • What will I require to access the ‘My Account’ section?

    You will require your password used with www.tataplay.com for the Subscriber Id used to log into the app.

  • What if I do not remember the password for my Subscriber Id?​

    You can tap on ‘Forgot password’ to generate a new password.

  • Do I get all the features and functionalities that are available on tataplay.com?

    Yes, you get all functionalities as available on mytataplay.com through the My Account section in the app. This includes Recharge, Pack changes, etc.

Handset related

  • What are the devices Tata Play Mobile App will be available on?

    Tata Play Mobile App is available on Android phones & Tablets with the following minimum requirements

    • OS version: 4.4 & above
    • Minimum CPU: Dual core 1.2 GHz
    • Minimum RAM: 1 GB

    This service can be accessed through the Tata Play Mobile app available on the Google Play.

  • Is this service also available on Windows Phone & Nokia Symbian or Blackberry Phones?

    No. Currently the service is only for selected supported devices mentioned above.

  • I have Samsung S3 with version 4.0, can I use the app?

    No. Tata Play service is accessible only through the Tata Play Mobile app on the devices and OS versions 4.4 and higher on Android and iOS 9 and higher in iOS devices.

  • I have activated Live TV on my device but why do I see a message saying “This Device is not supported”?

    Owing to Tata Play’s security agreement with content providers, Tata Play Mobile app is not supported on jailbroken/ rooted devices.

  • Can I watch Live TV or stream videos via 3G/4G/Wi-Fi whilst a download is in progress?

    Yes, although the quality of the Live TV or streaming of video will depend on the amount of 3G/Wi-Fi bandwidth available.

  • What is the best resolution for viewing on the browser?

    Website is best viewed on scren width > 1170 px (eg. 1366*768, 1280*800)

Internet related

  • Do I need an internet connection on my device to access Tata Play Mobile App?

    Yes. You need to be connected to the internet to stream any video or view Live TV.

  • What are the data charges that I would be charged with while accessing Tata Play Mobile app?

    The data charges applicable would be as specified by your internet/mobile service provider. Please check with your internet /mobile service provider for the same.

  • Do I need a good internet connection to enjoy Live TV/Tata Play On Demand services?

    Having a good internet connection with a speed of 2 MBPS or higher enables you to enjoy a better-quality video while viewing Live TV or streaming videos on Tata Play On Demand. However, you can still play a video in low quality with 512 kbps connection.

  • What type of internet connections can be used to access Live TV service?

    The service works on all Internet connections i.e. 4G/3G mobile connections or on broadband/ Wi-Fi internet connections.

  • What is the recommended speed to enjoy a good streaming experience on Wi-Fi?

    The recommended speed for a good streaming experience on Wi-Fi is 2Mbps. Minimum speed to play video in low quality is 512kbps.

  • I am on 4G connection; however, the quality of the video is still poor?

    Speeds on mobile internet fluctuate depending on the signal strength, due to which the quality of the video may also vary.

  • Why is the video quality different when I am viewing on my Wi-Fi internet connection at home and on my mobile internet connection?

    The video quality depends on the speed of your internet connection. You will have a better video quality on a faster internet connection as compared to a slower internet connection.

  • What will happen when I switch between cellular network and Wi-Fi while viewing Live TV?

    The viewing will not be interrupted, and as mobile devices have capability of giving priority to Wi-Fi connection, the app player will switch to higher or lower streaming profile as per the availability of bandwidth on the Wi-Fi

  • I am not able to view certain channels on Live TV.

    The viewing will not be interrupted and as mobile devices have capability of giving priority to Wi-Fi connection, the app player will switch to higher or lower streaming profile as per the availability of bandwidth on the Wi-Fi.