Video content contributes around 40 percent of the total mobile data traffic in India. Industry Experts estimate a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 83 percent for video content demand in the next five years in the country.The following list provides the ten best video streaming service providers in India. Video streaming services are booming in India as of now.Big players are entering Indian markets to grab the share of the market and offering attractive plans.Thanks to Jio, attractive 4g plans are rolled out into the market in result video consumption rates are spiked rapidly.
Top 10 Best Video Streaming Service Providers in India:
Hotstar is the only thing that comes to mind when we need to stream sports in wherever we are. Hotstar also streams a Wide range of TV Shows and Films.Hotstar is digital and mobile entertainment platform owned by Star India. It streams content in 9 different languages and several genres. Most of the content in Hotstar is free, but best things aren’t free. Hotstar comes with premium membership for ₹ 199 per month. Membership includes live sports, un-cut and ad-free American shows and Hollywood movies. Hotstar streams Premium shows like Game of Thrones, How I met your mother, Prison Break and Premium movies include 2016 Hits like Pink, Neerja, Kabali and much more. But when it comes to first content Hotstar is a bit lagging. If you want to try Hotstar, you can try free for the first month and cancel anytime.
America’s best video streaming service providers. Netflix is launched in 2016 in India. Netflix is admired for the Original American content like House of Cards, Marvel’s Daredevil, Narcos, Sense 8 but not Indian Content. Netflix needs more to work on Indian content. Netflix pricing may be expensive which starts from ₹ 500 per month. It has three different plans. The user can opt according to the usage between the plans.
If you love International shows, it’s always worth trying the free trial month.
Amazon Prime video is launched in December 2016 in India while it is a veteran video on demand service provider worldwide. Despite the recent release, it occupies a place in Best Video streaming service providers because of vast content. Amazon Prime video is developed, owned and operated by Amazon.com. Amazon Prime video starts pricing at ₹ 499 per year at the moment (as a promotional offer), but it might increase in future. But things apart Amazon Prime video is value for money as of now. As an add-on for the video service, it provides One-day and two-day delivery free on Amazon.in and early access for deals going on. Amazon Prime video comes with original content like American Gods, The Grand Tour and Stand-up comedy shows from Indian comedians like Kenny Sebastian, Kanan Gill, Biswa Kalyan Rath and much more. Amazon Prime Video comes with content for kids too. Amazon Prime video also provides one month free trial period.
YuppTV is an over-the-top content provider for South Asian Content, like live TV, Catch-up TV, and Unlimited Movies. The slogan “Live TV Anytime Anywhere” says it all. YuppTV offers live TV Channels in 15 regional languages. YuppTV allows Broadcasters & Content Providers to reach their target audience, and consumers to view their content globally over six screens of connected PC, STBs, TVs, Smart Phones, Tablets and Game consoles.
Viacom18’s video streaming service – Voot – is most definitely free and has a surprisingly decent library of Hindi content, but if you are looking for some Non-Hindi content, then Voot is not your cup of tea. The service also provides popular TV shows from channels like M-TV, Colors and Nickelodeon. Apart from some original TV series, which is a bonus.
BIGFlix is a Reliance Entertainment Backed movie on demand service started operating in 2008. It is India’s first movie on demand service. Users have the option to stream or download the content of their interest. A primary source of revenue is from subscription fees. It provides a great user experience as it has no advertisements on its platforms. BIGFlix terms as ‘Personal Blockbuster Theatre’. BIGFLIX offers an extensive collection of movies, trailers and reviews on and about Indian entertainment.BIGFlix has content from different languages. It caters all genres of entertainment like action, romance, comedy, drama, etc.. BIGFlix comes with the pricing of a minimum of about ₹ 50 per month.
Wynk Movies offers a vast collection of thousands of videos and movies. Bharti Airtel owns and operates Wynk Movies. Airtel has tied up with five partners for content – Hooq, Sony LIV, Eros Now, Daily Motion, and YouTube. Bollywood and Hollywood movies of different genres(Comedy, Drama, Action, Thriller, Kids, Science, and Trending, etc.) are available in Wynk Movies.
The Wynk Movies app offers a few selected videos available for free. For paid content, there are subscription plans available starting as low as ₹ 49 going up to ₹ 250. Special subscription plans are available for Airtel Infinity Plan postpaid users on Wynk Movies.
HOOQ is Joint venture owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros. and Singtel. HOOQ delivers Hollywood, regional and local titles to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download their favourite shows on their Internet device or platform of choice. HOOQ is available for a monthly as well as a weekly subscription and starts from ₹ 79 per weekly.
Hungama begins its plans from ₹ 199 per month. Apart from other services Hungama also provides Music libraries to enjoy. Their plans include a mix of audio and video.The service’s apps on Android and iOS offer a decent user experience too.
DittoTV owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE). Zee entered game changer entertainment service in 2012. DittoTV offers Live TV services with 100+ channels and seven days catch up. Ditto TV provides services for ₹ 20 per month.
The best video streaming service providers list won’t stop there. There are other players too. Now, who is your best video service, provider? Leave a comment if I missed out yours.
List authored by Ajay