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The Over-The-Top (OTT) service is all about giving you the luxury of watching your favorite video content, be it movies, soaps, web series, talk shows, reality shows, music, and lots more “Whenever” you feel like watching one. All you need is “High-speed unlimited internet connectivity”. I’m sure, a couple of decades ago, this would have been just a dream. Thanks to technology, today, we are undoubtedly Over the Top with OTT.
While most of you are familiar with Hotstar, Amazon Prime, and Netflix, there is umpteen number of other OTT channels in India you should probably check out. Let’s have a quick look at the most popular OTT platforms in India (in no particular order) and what they have in store for you.
MXPlayer is one of the popular OTT platforms in India that offers its viewers some great entertainment in the form of movies, web series, soaps, short films, and music. The OTT streams its own original productions as well as shows from other OTTs and television.
Content is available in quite a few languages including English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, and Gujarathi.
And the good news is... MXPlayer is FREE.
However, you will have to bear with advertisements on each video. Well, that shouldn’t be an issue as long as you can treat yourself with some top-notch entertainment without spending a penny.
Visit https://www.mxplayer.in to enjoy your favorite video right now.
Whether it is movies or series, Netflix is home to some of the greatest original productions.
From Money Heist and Narcos to the Indian ultimate show Sacred Games, Netflix has so much to offer. Currently, the OTT service provider is streaming a range of movies and shows in English, Hindi, Spanish, and Portuguese but is expected to add more languages in the future.
If you are a fan of high-quality international content and would like to binge-watch, Netflix is your pick. Some popular Netflix original series are:
- Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness.
- Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.
- Sex Education.
- The Stranger.
- The Pharmacist.
- The Circle.
Netflix Subscription Package details:
- Rs. 199 per month (mobile plan)
- Rs. 499 (Basic plan for Smart TV)
- Rs. 649 (Standard Plan) and
- Rs. 799 (Premium Plan)
To subscribe, go to https://www.netflix.com/signup
3 EROS NOW
EROS NOW is brimming with original Indian content and is backed by the biggest movie collection. There is so much to binge-watch on EROS NOW: originals, exclusive shows, music videos, short films, movies, animated series, sports, and kids entertainment.
ErosNow Subscription details:
- Become a Premium member by paying just Rs. 49 per month
- Rs. 79 per 3 months or Rs. 399 per year
Subscribe to EROS NOW PREMIUM at https://erosnow.com
Amazon Prime is my personal favorite for its original content, affordability, high-quality streaming, and the variety of entertainment it offers.
Amazon Prime is heaven (kinda) for movie lovers in India, I should say. Be it Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood, Mollywood, Classics or the regional super hits, I am sure Amazon Prime has it ready for you to watch. Besides, there are some awesome original web series you just cannot afford to miss. It’s only on Amazon Prime that you can get to watch some of the best Indian actors perform in amazing original Indian web series.
Some Best Amazon Prime originals:
- The Boys
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- Good Omens
- The Man In The High Castle
- The Expanse
- Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
- The Grand Tour
Amazon Prime Subscription Package details:
- Rs. 299 per month or
- Rs. 999 per year
To subscribe, visit https://www.primevideo.com
Create your account, subscribe, and get ready for non-stop family entertainment.
Easily a big player in the Indian market, Hotstar is the most preferred choice, essentially for sports lovers. And you gotta come right here if you want to binge-watch the blockbuster series ‘Game of Thrones’ legally.
What’s more, Hotstar has a lot of regional languages covered as well, making it the most subscribed OTT platform in India.
The best part about Hotstar is you have limited access to watch movies, news channels, sports events, soaps, and talk shows for FREE. However, you get a lot more quality and exciting stuff when you become a premium subscriber.
Hotstar Subscription Package details:
- Rs. 299 per month
- Rs. 1499 per year
Pretty affordable for the content you get to access. (Includes Disney+ content)
To subscribe to Hotstar Premium and for information on more plans,
Zee5 is another popular OTT platform in India, mainly because of the extreme Indian entertainment content it provides.
The key USP of Zee5 is that it offers a range of entertainment in several regional Indian languages apart from English: Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Odia, Bhojpuri, and Gujarati besides having added Malay, Thai, Bahasa, German and Russian under its belt in 2019. Zee5 also treats you with the best Korean and Spanish series.
Some content is FREE. Zee5 allows you to enjoy limited access to its content without any charges.
Zee5 Subscription Package details:
- Rs. 99 per month
- Rs. 599 per 6 months
- Rs. 999 per year
To subscribe, visit https://www.zee5.com/myaccount/subscription
7 Sony Liv
You should definitely be aware of the massive reach of the SONYLIV programs that include movies, soaps, reality shows, interviews, talk shows, sports, kids shows, and so on. SonyLiv is your destination to watch all these at a single source at any time.
You can watch exclusive Sony programs on Sony Liv in five languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi.
SonyLiv Subscription Package details:
- Rs. 29 for 7 days
- Rs. 99 for 30 days
- Rs. 299 for 6 months
- Rs. 499 for one year
To subscribe right away, click on https://www.sonyliv.com/selectPack
VOOT is yet another FREE OTT service in India. Just download the app on your mobile or laptop and get ready to watch a variety of entertainment programs for free. All you need to do is set up a Voot account using your Facebook, Google, or email account.
Besides myriads of movies, short films, and Voot Originals, Voot features a variety of shows screened on Colours, Nickelodeon, VH1, and MTV. The program content is in several languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, and Marathi.
Go to https://www.voot.com and enjoy it.
A major regional player, ALTBalaji provides an array of regional content in terms of movies and shows.
A massive range of diverse content including originals, TV shows, movies, music, and standup comedy is available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Gujarati.
It is one of the cheapest OTT platforms in India where you can enjoy FREE membership for a particular time period.
ALTBalaji Subscription charges:
- Rs. 100 for 3 months
- Rs. 300 for an year
Click on https://www.altbalaji.com/subscribe and get started.
You get a 30-day FREE TRIAL.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, VIU is one of the most affordable OTT platforms streaming in India. It is an ideal OTT channel to binge watch Korean dramas, SouthEast Asian Originals, Indian movies, stand up comedy, and animated series.
VIU is the ultimate destination to watch the best Asian entertainment programs. The program content is largely in Hindi, Korean, English, and South Indian languages including Tamil and Telugu.
VIU Subscription details:
- Rs. 99 for 2 months
- Rs. 299 for 6 months
- Rs. 500 for a year
Start enjoying your favorite shows right now at https://www.viu.com/ott/in/en
Other OTT services in India to Binge Watch
- YouTube (open platform)
- Discovery Plus
- Jio Cinema
- Sun Nxt (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam & Kannada),
- HOICHOI (Bengali)
- Arre, Aha (Telugu)
- Yupp TV
I guess I have covered as much information you need about the top OTT platforms streaming in India before you subscribe to one.
Now that you have hella a lot of time and some hands-on information on the popular OTT platforms in India, just choose what suits you, sign in and/or subscribe in a matter of seconds, grab your favorite pack of snacks, and there you go!
If you have any information about OTT platforms that can be added to this list, kindly comment.
Happy Binge Watching!
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