The Amazing Top 5 Online Streaming Platform in India!

Top 5 online streaming platforms in India : We all have had heard of the grand introduction of TV telecast in the 60s from our granny. Haven’t we? When the televisions were introduced, it altered the landscape for media. Pretty soon, it became the most common form of dispensing media. Not only it covered all the news, movies, music, documentaries or even commercials but also televisions gave birth to visual marketing.

Soon enough, the market recorded a new player emerging in the sector. As soon as Netflix was introduced in the market, it evolved the Over-The-Top (OTT) media or Internet Streaming from the world of televisions. After that, many other new players joined the race including Amazon Prime, Disney+Hotstar, ALTBalaji and others. Also, Apple TV is yet to launch.

The preference of these over TVs are due to many reasons. Firstly, faster internet speed, secondly ad-free content, thirdly, we’re binge-watching nation, further our odd hour watching are adding to it. Besides, the most important feature is exclusive shows and premieres.

So, Without consuming any further time, here’s the list of our Top 5 Online Streaming Platform servicing in India.

Let’s get started!

1. Netflix (The best rated online streaming platform):

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Consequently, One of the best online streaming platform in India

Founded in the year 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, Netflix is an American media online streaming platform cum service company. Its headquarters are in Los Gatos, California.

In India, Netflix was introduced in 2016 further building a local slate with the introduction of the first Indian original series “Sacred Games”.

Genre availability: International, Comedy operas, Action, Children and family dramas, further going Romance, Mystery, Sci-fi and fantasy, Hollywood and Bollywood, Award-winning documentaries, etc.

Language availability: Prominently English and Hindi in addition to regional languages like Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil etc.

Subscription availability:

If you’re a new user of Netflix, you’ll get a free month trial after that, you’ve to opt the most suitable plans from INR 200 for the mobile plan to INR 799 for the premium one as available there. Also, Check the Netflix Subscription Offers here.

Subscribers: In India, it has an overall 11million subscriptions.

2. Amazon Prime (The closest competitor of Netflix as online streaming platform):

Introduced in July 2O16 in India, Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service. Also, it is the closest competitor to Netflix in the online streaming platform as has taken the market by storm. It has numerous Prime Originals for example, Breathe: Into the shadows”, Paatal Lok, Panchayat and many more. As a result, this makes it stand apart from the flock. Not only it has subtitles but also provide a screen character guide.

Genre availability: Drama, Romance, Action & Adventure, Thriller, further adding Comedy operas, Horror and many more.

Language availability: Majorly English and Hindi in addition to some regional languages like Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati etc.

Subscription availability: If you’re a new user, you will get a free month trial after that you’ve to purchase Prime Membership to keep enjoying the benefits. For that, you’ve 2 options. First, the Monthly plan of INR 129 and second, the Annual plan of INR 999. Check the details here.

Subscribers: In India, it has an overall 13million subscribers.

3. Disney+Hotstar (another best online streaming platform):

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If you’re an IPL freak or a lover of English Premier League, then this is your perfect destination of the online streaming platform! Hotstar was launched in February 2O15 after that it was changed to Disney+ Hotstar in April 2O2O. Further, it is owned by a subsidiary of Star India named Novi Digital Entertainment. There are also a host of original shows like On Air, Son on Abish and owns the official distribution of Game of Thrones in India.

Genre availability: Romance, Drama, Thriller, Lifestyle, Reality soaps, further adding Comedy operas, Travel, Wildlife, Talk show, Sports etc.

Language availability: Prominently Hindi along with other regional languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali.

Subscription availability: Users have availed a free month trial before the start of the subscription period. It further features two paid subscription options: Either VIP that only emphasizes on domestic programs and sports worth INR 299 annually, Or Premium featuring International films and TV shows of worth INR 299 monthly or INR 1499 annually. For details, click here.

Subscribers: Unbelievably it has a whooping 35O million users overall.

4. ALTBalaji:

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This online streaming platform is a subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms Ltd. With tones of original and Indian contents, it has thus become one of the largest media libraries in the country. With headquarters in Mumbai, this OTT was launched on April 2O17. The streaming content also includes more of in-house web shows, exclusive movies and the best of all kids shows.

Genre availability: Comedy operas, Romance, further adding Thriller, Drama, Mystery and Cartoons for kids.

Language availability: Prominently Hindi and some with regional languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi and many more.

Subscription availability: It offers firstly, a three-month subscription for INR 1OO or secondly, an annual subscription for INR 3OO. For further details click here.

Subscribers: This online streaming platform has certainly a cumulative subscribers of 34 million as of 31st March, 2O2O.

5. Zee5:

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Zee5 is a video-on-demand, OTT online streaming platform launched on February, 2O18. It’s a subsidiary in the same vein of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. With headquarters in Mumbai, they also provide their services in 190+nations. It also has originals and freshly brewed contents and is one of the fastest-growing OTT services. Further, we can find a plethora of regional shows and movies here.

Genre availability: Drama, Comedy operas, besides, Thriller, Romance, Fantasy and Horror.

Language availability: Along with English and Hindi as major languages, it also has other regional ones like Tamil, Bhojpuri, Odia, Punjabi and many more.

Subscription availability: From All-access pack to Tamil and Telugu pack, Zee5 offers a variety of subscription preferences. They’ve monthly INR 49 to yearly INR 999 packages available. Besides, click here.

Subscribers: It has consequently a worldwide 150+ million subscribers.

Wrapping up:

So, this is the end of our most researched and loved list of Top 5 Online Streaming Platforms servicing in India. However, Did we miss out your favorite? Do you wanted to replace anyone among this? Please do comment and let us know the blunders if any. Summing up, we hope you living well and binging on your favorite shows on these online streaming platforms this week. Keep loving keep supporting! 


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