Online streaming services have started to gain huge popularity and its loyal fan base. Days of buying CD’s and playing it on the DVD Player are now gone and instead, you can just open your smartphone or laptop, search for your favourite movie and start playing. There are a lot of video streaming applications out there currently, but not all match up to the same level. So, whether you are free or just want to chill, you can just open one of these apps that you have the subscription for, and just enjoy with your friends and family.
Here we will be comparing the best video streaming applications that are currently available in India for both the famous operating platforms Android and iOS so that if you prefer jumping between devices you are all covered. This comparison will include, the number of shows, quality of content, availability in regions and a lot more.
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The most popular video streaming application out there in the world, Netflix has an amazing collection of shows and movies. With brand new content being added here and there, including Netflix Original Series. Netflix has gained an upper hand in the video streaming market. Although being costly with the highest-priced plan, it allows users to create up to 5 profiles, to either share with friends or family members. The best part with this application is its in-house collection of movies and TV series with an exclusive range of brilliantly directed and made TV series available only for users having purchased the subscription and this is the most efficient way of luring new customers and keep them subscribed. To cater to India specific content, multiple film directors in India have started to release content on Netflix as well and this has significantly helped Netflix capture its user base in India.
With the base plan starting at Rs.199, offering a single screen and content in HD Quality, this is the most basic plan that a user may choose. The highest plan costing at Rs.799 offers support for 4 screens and content in 4K+HDR, this is the plan for a family. Overall, Netflix is one of the best streaming applications available.
If you do a lot of online shopping, Amazon Prime is an excellent choice, and with this one subscription users no only get free and fast delivery, they also get an additional benefit of Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime video has some amazing content too and competes head to head with Netflix. Amazon also keeps adding Prime original content to it, making it even more popular. Netflix and Amazon are on the same side of a coin, but they have a few noticeable differences, while Netflix needs to be purchased additionally, Prime Video comes bundled with the Amazon Prime subscription.
Some Prime Video Original series such as Man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Bosch and Jack Ryan. Prime Video has one of the best comedy and children’s series available out there in the market. For some India specific content, Amazon Original series such as Mirzapur and Inside Edge too became quite popular in India.
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Known mostly for streaming Live sports matches, Hotstar also provides some amazing content for its users, it includes subscriptions which allows access to new TV Shows, Movies, Hotstar Originals and a lot more. Starting at Rs.299 per month or just Rs.999 per year, the one year plan seems to be a pretty impressive option. Hotstar officially has the streaming rights for the Indian Premier League, so you not only get services like movies and TV Shows but can also access live streaming to different sports such as cricket and football over the globe. And this year Disney Plus subscription too will be added to Hotstar and this might bring Hotstar as the Number 1 streaming app in India.
A highly underrated streaming service, Youtube is not just for technology content creators, there are multiple channels that broadcast their content on Youtube. The major bonus with Youtube comes with pricing, While most of the services on Youtube are available for free of cost, Youtube also offers a Youtube Premium Subscription that removes all the ads, and this allows access to a variety of different premium contents that include content from all genres like Tech content from MKBHD to comedy content from various Youtube Channels. Starting at just Rs.129 per month, Youtube Premium offers a decent value for money package. It is the only service that sums up the contents of all major types in a single subscription. Some examples include Hostel Days, PUBG Mobile “Dosti Ka Naya Maidan” Web series and there are a lot more coming up for it.
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One of the budding video streaming apps in India, Zee5 has now started to offer a high range of content. If you prefer watching a lot of Indian movies, Zee5 is the right option for you. With all the latest movies coming up on Zee5 including the blockbuster “Dream Girl”, “Sand Ki Aankh” and a lot more, Zee5 Premium offers a wide variety of content.
The pricing of Zee5 Premium starts at Rs.99 per month, extends up to Rs.999 per year, and for this pricing, one cannot refuse it. Similar to other applications on this list, Zee5 also has its own Originals, these are those series which are currently only available on Zee5 Premium.
So, did we help you sort these applications for you? Decided to purchase any of these subscriptions? So this was a compilation of the top 5 video streaming apps for Android and iOS devices.