Video streaming has gained popularity in recent times and is now the most consumed type of online content. There are many ways in which webmasters can distribute their video content on their site, and the method has shown great results in VOD (Video on demand).
This technology works by enabling users to access streaming content through their web browsers. There are also different ways in which you can actually make use of video streaming platforms. Once you know how it works, you might be able to come up with great ideas for implementation.
Streaming services were initially begun as an add-on to DVD and soon become a part of cable services. They come bundled with the packages that you enjoy on cable. But with the improvement of the internet speed, video streaming devices have reduced the usage of the cable.
Let’s look at the top online video streaming platforms that are currently making the world go crazy for it.
Developed by the most popular names in Indian entertainment, Hotstar is one of the most awaited online streaming sites in the country. It offers all the channels managed by Star India Pvt Ltd such as like the HBO, Star World, Star Plus, Utsav and Channel V, Vijay TV and more. With these channels, it provides unlimited TV series and movies, making the platform the largest Indian content library.
2. Amazon Prime Video
Launched a few years back as a competitor of Netflix, this platform has entered India recently. Amazon Prime Video has unlimited international content ranging from TV shows to movies and along with Amazon Exclusive content. In India, the platform has been adjusted to serve the multilingual Indian users, including languages like Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi and more.
The world’s largest online streaming service Netflix has recently entered our country. Earlier, the platform has managed to rule the market with a restricted number of Indian content but now the platform has enough content in our National language and company has also signed deal for exclusive rights of Big fat Bollywood movies. The majority of Indian users love to use this platform for its original English content. This platform comes with a heavy price but offers a one-month free trial too. You can either use the web or app or set up Netflix on your TV.
HOOQ is another online streaming platform that is slowly getting hit with the Indian crowd. It offers a lot of interesting content on the list. You don’t have to pay a hefty amount to get access to over ten thousand of TV series and big shot movies. The platform can be accessed from the mobile app and users are allowed to share their with up to five people. HOOQ comes with rental based plans to offer you the best streaming experience taking caring of your budget. You can also watch the latest blockbuster hits in the comfort of your home.
Introduced by Viacom 18, Voot has taken the Indian streaming platform to the next level. it has partnered with regional language channels like Colors, Comedy Central, MTV and Nick for kids. Unlike another platform, Voot is absolutely free to use at the moment. Though there’s no English content available on the platform, they do have some in-house TV content to keep you entertained.
A great multicultural video streaming service designed especially for Indian viewers. Enabling the users of different dialects to have fun with the movies dubbed in various Indian languages from Tamil to Telugu to Malayalam to Hindi. Users can also download the content to watch it offline. ZEE5 also comes with an option to watch LiveTV with a channel guide. The platform comes in eighty different channels to click through.
One of the biggest worries of the Indians who live outside the country is they are not able to stream their favourite regional content online. This platform, which charges between $7.99 to $12.99 for users outside India, has a lot to keep you entertained. But don’t worry, you will also get a trial version with a large collection of unlimited movies for ten days to catch the TV series entertainment too.
Unlike other premium services we have listed here, SonyLIV works independently as a freemium streaming VOD service. From providing unlimited movie access to TV shows, short films and kids – friendly content, you have a lot more to explore here. What attracts the users of this platform is that they provide live cricket streaming licensed by the platform itself. The app focuses more on Hindi language content from top shows to TV series and others.
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9. AirTel TV
Mobile Operator Airtel has taken a step further like carrier brands in the U.S (Comcast) to offer internet and entertainment services. This platform also offers postpaid services and V – Fiber broadband which allows you to access unlimited access to Bollywood, regional and international content as well. With the platform, users are allowed to see content irrespective of the language, rewind content and other features that make AirTel TV stand apart from the rest of the crowd.
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