Netflix subscription being heavy on your pocket? Try these OTT platforms instead

Arpita Chatterjee
·3 min read

The COVID-19 lockdown resulted in a rise in online content use. Several viewers switched to OTT networks for entertainment after movie theatres closed. Producers have also discovered that online platforms allow them to distribute their work. The word "over-the-top" (OTT) became common in the film industry last year.

Explore the latest trends in the 'couch-bed industry', which includes OTT software, which provides for applications that can be downloaded onto your home computer to watch thousands of movies and TV shows instantly without having to leave your house.

Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead
Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead

Disney+ Hotstar

On Disney+ Hotstar, you can watch movies, TV shows, web series, sports, kids' content, and news. You'll see Marvel, Star Wars, and many other Disney animated films and performances since the channel is owned by Disney.

On iOS and Android tablets, as well as PCs and smart TVs, Disney+ Hotstar is open. The video service, which Walt Disney now operates, has an extensive content library. There are two plans available: VIP and Premium, both of which start at Rs 299 and go up there. You can download the whole catalogue, including the original Disney titles, with a Premium account.

To view updates, you must subscribe to one of the OTT platform's plans. A Disney+ Hotstar subscription is now needed.

Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead
Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead

Amazon Prime Video

As part of your Amazon Prime membership, you get free access to Amazon Prime Video. Prime subscribers get access to critically acclaimed overseas TV shows and film, regional entertainment, Bollywood, children's television, and classic TV shows, among other things. Mirzapur, The Family Man, and Tandav are some of the original web series produced by India's OTT platform. Amazon Prime is available for Rs 129 a month or Rs 999 a year.

It comes with unlimited free and quick shipping and unique offers and sales, and links to e-books. In addition to English, Prime Video is reportedly available in six Indian languages.

Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead
Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead

Zee5

One more famous OTT platform in India is Zee5, which offers a curated library of premium content tailored to Indian audiences. Zee5, a localized video subscription service, is owned by the Essel Group.

Zee5 also benefits from its partnership with ALTBalaji, whose originals, series, and movies are available for free to ZEE5 members.

It offers a mix of originals, series, albums, and movies in multiple languages. The streaming service's subscription plans start at Rs 99 per month.

Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead
Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead

Voot

Voot is owned by Viacom18, which also operates several TV channels and produces films. Using the platform's app and website, you can view all Viacom18 TV shows and movies anytime and from any location in India.

The company has unveiled plans beginning at Rs 99 a month and Rs 999 per year. Voot, like Sony Liv, collects all of these shows in one location.

Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead
Bored of all the content on Netflix? Try these OTT platforms instead

YouTube Premium

Although YouTube is well-known for its streaming capabilities, few people are aware that it still creates original content. Just a single user has access to these screens. Monthly YouTube Premium membership costs Rs 129, while a three-month plan costs Rs 399. Plans for a family of up to five people, as well as pupils, are often open. Advertisements are not seen to premium users, and they have access to the YouTube Music store.

So, which one is your pick for tonight?