India’s Answer to NETFLIX, HULU and Amazon Prime – The Changing Indian Entertainment Scenario

Local cable connection, DTH, YouTube or Cinema Halls – Are you still stuck between the limited entertainment choices? The revolution in the Indian entertainment arena has already begun and new milestones are being set for the Indian viewers by the big players in the entertainment industry.

Needless to highlight the global streaming giants like NETFLIX, HULU and Amazon Prime have entered thousands of households crossing the international territories. India is also one of the fortunate countries that can access to some of these services at reasonable monthly subscription charges. But, can we expect the true Indian MASAALA in the contents offered by the leading streaming players? Undoubtedly these streaming giants offer video-on-demand and Live streaming services along with the benefits like an organized video library and access from anywhere but somehow the connection is missing. With the connection, we mean here the Indian essence.

India has always been a progressive nation believing in the innovative and futuristic approach. To give a tough competition to the streaming giants, if not now then in the near future, many Indian streaming ventures have entered the scenario to offer the cutting-edge services to the Indian audience. The leading names in this list are HOTSTAR, VOOT, HUNGAMA, BoxTV, Airtel Movies.

HOTSTAR – HOTSTAR is the biggest name right now in the Indian streaming entertainment scenario. Be it the Live sports events, latest TV shows on STAR Network or the classy HOTSTAR Originals – the streaming player got you covered. The content list or video library of HOTSTAR is huge and its interface is very gripping and user-friendly. The service is free of cost but a premium subscription may charge you 199 INR/month.

VOOT – The best thing about VOOT is it’s still in the phase of creating its network in India and gaining the loyal fans and due to this it is available for free, absolutely free. VOOT primarily streams contents from MTV and COLORS networks. It also offers a range of great ORIGINAL series for the colorful youth.

HUNGAMA – The HUNGAMA movie streaming App is available for Android and iOS devices. It offers the latest Bollywood movie streaming at 249 INR per month. After making the grade with its Music streaming, HUNGAMA is gradually gaining popularity for its movie streaming service in India.

BoxTV – The popular Times Group has made enough endeavors to entertain the Indian audience with a happening movie and TV show streaming service after gaining immense success through print and digital media. The service offers a decent collection of Indian television shows and flicks at an affordable monthly subscription price of 199 INR. The service offers contents in a range of languages like Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Malayalam, Bangla, and Odia.

Airtel Movies – Airtel never fails to try its hand in the futuristic services. Airtel online movie is another great option for the Indian audience who want to relish an ample of Bollywood flicks anytime and from anywhere. The service offers contents from HOOQ, EROS NOW and SONY LIV. The monthly pricing for HOOQ contents is 249 INR, for EROS NOW it is 49 INR and for SONY LIV it is 149 INR.

The movie streaming industry in India is buzzing with many big players and the scenario is getting competitive every moment. People who often use Android or iOS devices and travel a lot have accepted the streaming service as their local cable or DTH connection don’t give them a great flexibility. The future of online entertainment in India is indeed bright.

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