Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Hotstar vs Voot: Choose your pick

By : |February 21, 2018 0

In today’s age, digital video platforms have become a big thing. Most of the top companies are entering the web world. Binge-watching a series of episodes have become a new fad of sorts. The number of users binge-watching a show is going up by the day. The video streaming companies want to cash in on the opportunity by providing affordable subscription plans and offline video downloads. Here we list the top 5 video streaming services worth your time-

a. Netflix– Netflix is the premier video streaming service in the world. The US-based video platform apparently has 5 million users in the country. The video streaming service is home to Netflix Originals including House of Cards, Stranger Things, Black Mirror, Narcos, etc. Netflix is also making inroads in India by releasing a good amount of Bollywood content with numerous blockbuster titles in its collection to choose from. A Netflix subscription starts at Rs 500 per month that lets you stream at 480p for a single user.

b. Amazon Prime Video– Amazon Prime Video ranks second in the list of video streaming services in India. It holds a strong collection of English TV shows and movies, along with a really amazing collection of Bollywood and regional Marathi, Bengali, Telegu and Tamil movies. The video platform has produced shows like Suits, The Mindy Project, Young Sheldon, and critically acclaimed Amazon Originals like The Man from High Castle, Fleabag, One Mississippi, and others. Amazon Prime Video will cost a user Rs 999 for the entire year. This also includes free Amazon Prime deliveries on the Amazon account, so you don’t have to pay extra for one-day deliveries while making purchases.

c. Hotstar– Hotstar is primarily a video streaming service in India. Hotstar has a good amalgamation of both Hindi as well as English content. Hotstar has huge HBO titles like The Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, Silicon Valley, Westworld, and others. However, its strongest suit is that it also contains shows from its channel Star Plus, Star Bharat and others. Hotstar comes at Rs 199 per month which includes its premium shows. However, only one screen can play premium content at a time with no higher plan available as of now.

d. Voot– Voot launched in March 2016, forms the digital arm of Viacom 18. Voot has content from  Colors TV, MTV India, Nickelodeon India and other Viacom 18 owned television channels. It also has produced several Voot Originals including Time Out, Chinese Bhasad, Sinskaari, Shaadi Boys, Bigg Boss and others. The content on Voot is free to all.

e. ALTBalaji– The digital arm of Balaji Telefilms, ALTBalaji produces original shows written by acclaimed writers, starring top celebrities and directed by award-winning directors. The platform is home to Bose Dead/Alive, The Test Case, Dev DD, Romil and Jugal among others. The subscription model of ALTBalaji is very flexible. A 3-month subscription plan costs Rs 100, 6-month costs Rs 180 and a yearly subscription costs Rs 300.

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