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New Voice Assistant Launched by Reliance Jio

The user interface of the voice assistant is clean and easy to operate

Reliance Jio is one of the major talks in various aspects in 2017 in case of telecommunication. From tariff plans at low rates to cashback offers, Reliance Jio has done it all. Now the telecom operator has added a new feature to its ‘My Jio’ app. The features include a new voice assistant named as ‘HelloJio’.  This assistant enable feature is already rolling out to the users with the latest MyJio app version.

Reliance Jio already launched a voice assistant with their Jio phone this year. Now, There is no confirmation if the voice assistant on the Myjio app is the same as that on the Jio phone.

The user interface of the HelloJio assistant is clean and easy to operate. The assistant works in both Hindi and English, and we can switch between them. To switch between languages there is a toggle on the bottom right corner of the HelloJio interface.

Unfortunately, there is no voice command setup to enable the assistant automatically. You have to enable the voice assistant from the MyJio app manually. It does not require any additional voice training setup like Google assistant. To make the access to HelloJio easier, Jio has launched a floating bar icon with a tag saying Jio. Simply clicking or touching on it will enable the HelloJio assistant.

However, HelloJio assistant is limited to assistance in tasks involving only the MyJio app. You can just say ‘recharge my account’, and it will take you to the prepaid plan selection page. However, if you say ‘recharge with Rs 459 plan’ it will still take you to the plan selection page. This is because HelloJio is programmed to perform only a limited amount of preassigned tasks unlike Siri and Google Assistant.

However, you can still get features like checking data usage for the day, checking SMS balance and other Jio account related queries. It even has a few tricks up is sleeves though. It can make calls, send SMS, set alarms, open specific apps, etc.

This is the first time for an assistant to interact with a user in the Hindi language. It is in its developing stages, but it is sure to receive major updates in future to improve its functionality.

About Sagar Choudhury

He is a journalist at DealNTech. He writes on general Android related tech news. He contributes in other categories too. He was working for many other publications. Now a proud member of DealNTech team. He is also a good programmer and web designer. Email: sagar@dealntech.com

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