16 December, 2019
Perhaps, for those who are inclined towards home-based entertainment, there never has been a better time. Apart from the cable and the Direct To Home (DTH) options that exist in plenty, there are now what is called as the OTT(Over The Top) options like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Zee5, etc. Each of these and many more OTT operators are streaming quite a lot of interesting and entertaining shows that cater to every age group. So, what are these options that can be explored for boosting your home-based entertainment?
Hotstar is owned by Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Star India Private Limited. Apart from most major sports tournaments streamed live, they have more than 100,000 hours of content, in 9 different languages being made available. Their promise of high-quality video to ensure a great viewing experience across devices.
Some of the recent popular shows are Hostages, Kanpuriya, and a lot of latest movies like Super 30, Mission Mangal, Avengers Endgame, etc. Serials from Star network that include genres like drama, mythology, reality, romance, action, family, and more are available here.
Netflix is a US-based company which has a presence in many countries around the world and offers region-based content streaming service, that includes movies, exclusive shows, documentaries, and more. You can watch all of these anywhere, anytime, by availing of their subscription services. This content can be viewed on your Smart TVs, PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, Apple TV, Blu-ray players, and more. You could even download the shows and watch them at your convenience also. Netflix has regional language content too, along with with most of the English shows, as well as exclusive regional content created for the Indian audiences. Some of the popular Indian shows are the Delhi Crime (based on the Nirbhaya incident), Selection Day, Sacred Games, Ghoul, Lust Stories, Sherlock, etc.
Amazon Prime Video
Coming from one of the world’s top companies based in the US, Amazon, this OTT option is now available in India. The content ranges from award-winning shows, movies including regional ones, as well as exclusive content prepared for them. The best part is that this becomes a one of a kind membership that also gives you access to unlimited music, as well as access to Prime (fast) delivery options and exclusive deals on Amazon. Bundled with an Amazon Fire Stick, you could enjoy all of these on the TV. All of these will also be accessible on other devices to be watched anywhere, anytime, like a tablet, smartphones, etc., up to three devices. You could even download and watch them later. Few popular shows worth watching are Breathe, Mirzapur, The Family Man, Made in Heaven, etc.
Launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), Zee5 offers Indian audiences a combination of Indian and International content. The genre ranges from shows, movies, health, sports, music, lifestyle, etc. The content of more than 100,000+ house is available in 12 Indian languages. Zee channel shows are also streamed on this, and they promise amazing speeds and clear content, catered to kids also. Rangbaaz, Barot House, Posham Pa, etc. few popular contents available here.
In 2015, Eros International launched Eros Now, OTT in India, and provides content in Hindi as well as English. Owing to its legacy, there is a large collection of Bollywood movies of over 10,000, available here. Metro Park, Smoke, Modi, The Investigation, etc. few popular watches listed with them.
This OTT service provides you live TV shows, sports tournaments, and more, including movies and exclusive events. You can watch English shows as well as regional content, and news, as well as documentaries. You will also get access to Hollywood blockbusters, and LIV music. They have a full bundle of amazing content that suits people of different tastes and ages to choose from.
BigFlix is the OTT offering from Reliance Entertainment and allows streaming to up to five simultaneous devices. More than 2000 movies across 9 Indian languages, is what they provide, and have tied up with a few other providers as well. They are mainly catering to the movie-loving Indian audiences only.
Few other OTT options that can be checked out Voot, ALT Balaji, Viu, and many more and around 38 OTT players are in the market, making it a consumer’s delight. You could check out each of these options for the subscription rates, content, availability across devices, flexibility, and then subscribe to your choice OTT.
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