Jio Fiber users can now make video calls through the TV without the need for an external camera or webcam. This new feature called “Mobile Camera” is available through the JioJoin app (previously known as JioCall) for Android and devices. It allows users to use their mobile phone camera as an input device for video calls. It supports video calls through JioFiberVoice bundled with the Jio Fiber service, and provides call support for broadband users. Customers can also use the JioJoin app on their mobile devices to make voice calls using their landline number.

The “Mobile Camera” feature has been in testing for the past few months, but is now available to Android and users.

To using the camera your mobile device to make a video call on the TV, you need to configure your 10-digit Jio Fiber number on the JioJoin app. This will allow the application to virtually use your phone as a supporting device for the Jio Fiber connection.

After completing the configuration, you can enable the “Move Camera” function from the JioJoin application settings. You can now use your phone as a webcam to make video calls through the TV.

Jio Fiber recommends that users switch to the 5GHz Wi-Fi frequency band on the modem to get better video call clarity. However, you can also experience this feature on the 2.4GHz band-but there may be some lag.

The JioJoin application can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. It requires the device to run on at least Android 6.0 or 10.0.

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Recently, companies including OnePlus and Xiaomi have brought webcams specifically for TVs to make video calls on large screens when people are staying indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the mode using a mobile phone as a webcam brings additional convenience to Jio Fiber users, because they no longer need to buy a separate device to make video calls through the TV. However, since mobile phones will provide video feeds to recipients via Wi-Fi, there may be some level of quality compromise. Most affordable smartphones also do not have a high-quality selfie camera to provide an excellent video call experience.


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