Yes, even I can't understand the purpose of the stb. They haven't mentioned anything about which channels are included. I have a feeling there will be an additional charge for the tv channels later as they are not mentioned in the plans.
Jio TV App is most likely gonna come inbuilt i guess. Whats's the point of giving a STB box when most of people if not happy/looking forward on getting the free TV services won't enroll for the additional chargeable TV services if they plan on doing so later through LCO route or Self basis. Setup box comes free as welcome offer but no T&C that you'll have to return it if you don't enroll later. That's just a wasted expenditure.
Sadly Airtel hasn't upgraded their copper line in my area, so stuck with 40 mbps. Other option is Hathway with 50 mbps (DOCSIS only), so kinda out of options if I need that sweet speed.
Called the Airtel guy today and he said area upgrade is not planned in the recent future too.