Best 8 OTT Platforms in India: Covid 19 has seamlessly affected the Nation in every possible manner but for entertainment community, things are bit beneficial. Covid Conditions proved boon to OTT platforms as most of large production houses turn to these online streaming platforms.
Number of release of webseries, movies and shows have changed enormously from last 2 years weather it is Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix or SonyLiv. Here is the list of best 8 OTT platforms in India 2021.
What are OTT Platforms ?
Over the top are audio and video hosting abf streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon prime video,voot etc. whivh initially started out as a content hosting but soon started production of short movies ,feature films, documentaries themselves.
These platforms offers a range of contents and use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to suggest users the content based in their past viewership.
Accordingly Most OTT platforms offer content for free abd a charge a monthly subscription free for premiere content.
Which is the best online streaming service in India?
India now faces a host of options when it comes to OTT services. However, the most dominant ones are still Netflix and Amazon Prime. Regional online streaming sites do well and have a huge number of users. Despite that, beating Netflix and Amazon Prime can be a bit difficult.
Although it depends on the viewers which Online Streaming platforms they like, so we have listed OTT platforms on the basis of Data and movies ratings on social media and search engines.
Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top (OTT) content platform and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Netflix was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California.
Main reason why Netflix is loved as best OTT platforms in Not only India but Also around the Globe is the original and cult content Released on Netflix.
Interesting Fact about Netflix
Choosing a name for the company was a drawn-out process.
Directpix.com, Replay.com, and other names were considered; so was Luna.com, which was the name of Randolph’s dog. When the company was being incorporated, he named it Kibble.com until they could decide on something permanent. So after long process Name Netflix was finalized.
Best Movies and webseries released on Netflix Recently
|Army of Dead|
|Girl On the Train|
Netflix susbcription Details
For Indians Netflix OTT offers four different plans with having same and unique features- Rs. 250, Rs. 500, Rs. 650, Rs. 800. Plan of Rs 800 allow subscribers to share account on 4 screens and also offers Ultra HD picture quality. Plan with lowest price is only available on mobile.
2) Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime is very close competitor of Netflix with user friendly and bold content. Webseries like Patal Lok, Panchayat, Mirzapur and Family man proved to be the milestone of Indian webseries. Basically webseries is the prime region of getting so much fame for Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime offers good picture quality along with well defined subtitles which are vital for viewers with different regions.
Best Content on Amazon Prime Recently
|Family Man Season 2|
Amazon Prime Subscription Details
Amazon Prime is available at Rs. 329 for three months or Rs. 999 a year for regular customers. Amazon Prime subscription can be availed for free. Amazon Prime subscription can be availed for free from Airtel. Also Jio users who use postpaid method get free of cost amazon Prime susbcription.
Hotstar is emerging online streaming over the top platform in field of cinematic entertainment. We know that hotstar was only Popular for steaming Sports content. It was the Hotstar which broadcast IPL for the first time on mobile.
But gradually Hotstar begin it’s journey in the field of movies and webseries. Year ago hotstar merged with Disney which eventually increased its craze across the globe. Nowadays Hotstar stream movies, webseries, news, sports content.
Best Content on Hotstar Recently
|Bhuj: The Pride of India|
|City of Dream|
|Out of Love|
Hotstar Subscription Details
The company has recently introduced new streaming plans and has discontinued the Disney Plus Hotstar VIP plan. However, the Disney Plus Premium plan is still there and comes with a price tag of Rs 1,499 per year.
Apart from this, the company has also introduced Disney+ Hotstar Mobile and Disney+ Hotstar Super plans for its users. That being said, the new plans will be effective from September 1st. Furthermore, the company has revealed that existing Disney Plus Hotstar VIP members will be migrated to the Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan.
All the VI users get free Disney Plus Hotstar subscription for 1 year with Rs 449 plan where you can enjoy live cricket match, premium movies and webseries.
SonyLIV – Top premium streaming platform where you can watch popular TV Shows, Movies, Sports, Web Series. Enjoy your favourite Live TV Channels online.
Launched in 2013, SonyLIV is an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service owned by Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited. They provide premium video-on-demand content and live sports to millions of Indian viewers via their website, app, and YouTube channel.
Kapil Sharma show is one of the biggest Show for the viewers available on SonyLiv and users with SonyLiv susbcription can enjoy live whereas you can watch highlights of episode next day.
Best Content on SonyLiv Recently
SonyLiv Subscription details
Sony LIV subscription plans in India start from Rs 199 and go up to Rs 999. The OTT platform has three different plans for its users namely Sony LIV Special, Sony LIV Special+ and Sony LIV Premium. The platform also has a dedicated WWE Network plan priced at Rs 299 for a year offering WWE events, WWE NXT, WWE RAW, and WWE Smackdown.
5) Zee 5
At Zee5, the online video streaming Over The Top (OTT) platform, truly believe that for entertainment to come alive, you need to feel it. That’s where Zee5 brings in the advantage of the language of your comfort.
With 12 navigational and featured languages across original features, live TV, catch up TV, lifestyle shows, children’s programmes, exclusive short series and acclaimed plays – it’s unlimited entertainment in the language that sounds like home.
Zee5 offers an exhaustive array of content; with 90+ live TV channels and 1.25 lac+ hours of viewing across the languages of English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati & Punjabi making it a complete video destination for OTT viewers. Zee5 exhaustive selection of Bollywood and language movies make us the preferred destination for an avid cinema connoisseur.
Best Content on Zee 5 Recently
|Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari|
|Khel Bichho Ka|
Zee5 Subscription Details
The streaming platform offers an annual premium subscription priced at Rs 499 to its users. The premium membership allows users to access all ZEE5 originals and exclusive shows or videos on the platform.
Voot is an Indian subscription video on-demand and over-the-top streaming service, owned by Viacom18. Launched in March 2016, it is Viacom18’s advertising-led video-on-demand platform that is available as an app for iOS, KaiOS and Android users, and a website for desktop consumption.
One of the best show which is loved by most of the users is Big Boss. Actually Big Boss is the prime reason of getting fame by Voot OTT platform.
Best Content on Voot Recently
|Love in Time of Corona|
Subscription Details for Voot OTT
Voot was available for free for a long time until the launch of the Voot Select, which is a subscription-based video-on-demand service. It comes with a collection of the best content from an extensive portfolio of channels.
Voot Select is priced at Rs. 99 per month and Rs. 499 per year for a single screen. And, there are no other Voot Select subscription plans for now. While the actual price of the annual subscription is Rs. 999, it is now available for Rs. 499 as a part of an introductory offer.
7) Atal Balaji
ALTBalaji is a subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms. They have one of the largest media libraries in the country and have access to loads of original and Indian content, movies, shows and kids exclusives and a whole lot of other benefits.
Best Content On Atal Balaji Recently
|Broken But Beautiful|
|Shoot Out At Wadala|
|Ek Thi Dayan|
|Once upon a Time On Mumbai|
|Shor in The City|
|Kya Super Cool hain Hum|
Subscription details for Atal Balaji
Atal Balaji offers low price for users to enjoy Premium shows and movies in comparison to all other OTT platforms. Basically users get 2 different plans: Rs. 100 (monthly) and the other one is Rs. 300 (yearly). One of the prominent feature of the Atal Balaji is that you can rent movies at low cost with validity period.
Viu is a Hong Kong-based over-the-top (OTT) video streaming provider from Viu International Ltd, a PCCW Group Company.Operated in a dual-revenue model comprising subscriptions and advertising, Viu delivers content in different genres from Asia’s top content providers with local language subtitles, as well as original production series under ‘Viu Original’ initiative.
Best Content on Viu Recently
|Tale of Gumhio|
|Viu Subscription Plan|
While there is a free version of Viu that you can use, the premium subscription is priced at Rs. 99 per month.
So these are major best 8 OTT platforms in India which are ruling the world of entertainment industry with Some prominent features.
Most asked questions about best OTT platforms in India
Which is best OTT platforms in world?
In present time Amazon Prime is the best OTT platform in the world with some really cult content. Amazon Prime has Released Web Series like Mirzapur, family man, Panchayat which proved to be the master class in Indian Cinema.
Which OTT platform has highest subscribers?
Disney+ Hotstar has 41% share of Indian online video subscription market: Omdia. Star India-owned video streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar is heads and shoulders above other over the top (OTT) platforms in terms of subscriber base
Which is the best free OTT platform?
Most of the OTT platform need Premium susbcription montly or Annually or monthly. But OTT platforms like Muvi, Zype, Dacast, Ventuno and MAZ are free OTT platforms.
Is Netflix an OTT?
Services like Netflix, Hulu or Disney+HotStar are video OTT services, which provide users with a number of programming options, both in terms of a licensed library of TV shows and films, as well as original programming.
How can I get Netflix for free forever?
Go to the official website for Netflix and then sign up for a free trial there. The site will ask you for your preferences and other information. You must use the information that is associated with your new Gmail/Hotmail address and new credit card. Cancel the Netflix Trial before the month ends.
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