OTT Platforms are gaining massive popularity, nowadays. Now people do not have to wait for their loved and enjoyed TV shows or movies to come on their television sets as they can watch them at any time they wish.
In case you do not know what OTT means – it is an acronym for Over-The-Top media services. OTT has revolutionized the streaming industry as it bypasses all the traditional forms of streaming like cable, broadcast, and satellite television platforms. It provides media streaming services directly to the viewers through the internet.
Realizing the great potential of OTT platforms, numerous filmmakers are now switching to these OTT platforms and releasing their movies over there, so they no longer have to wait for the movie theaters to re-open as all of them were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
This article ahead will be talking about the top 10 OTT platforms in India, read it till the end to explore and know about them.
#1. Disney+ Hotstar
Disney+ Hotstar is one of the leading OTT Platforms in India, owned by Novi Digital Entertainment, a subsidiary of Disney’s Star India. It offers its users two subscription plans – VIP and Premium. The former plan is focused on domestic programs and content related to sports including Indian Premier League cricket and the latter plan features premium international films and television series, which include Showtime, HBO, and other American original series.
#2. Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is another one of the top OTT Platforms that are popular not only in India but all around the world. It was on the list of top 10 OTT platforms since day one of its launch in the country, in 2016.
Including English, Amazon Prime Video is available in 6 Indian languages.
Voot is a part of Viacom 18 Digital Ventures, which is a digital arm of Viacom 18. It is a video-on-demand OTT platform with more than 35,000 hours of content for its audience with a variety of choices – Colors (Hindi), Colors Super, Colors Bangla, Colors Marathi, Colors Kannada, Colors Gujarati, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, and MTV.
To get access to its Voot Select, you will be required to have a premium subscription to Voot. Its premium subscription comes with many benefits such as live channels, an ad-free experience, the latest international shows, Voot Originals, etc.
Who does not knows Netflix, one of the most popular OTT platform in India? It comes with four subscription plans, which are: mobile, basic, standard, and premium.
In India, Netflix got enough competitors like Disney+ Hotstar, Voot, Zee5, Amazon Prime Videos, etc. but it remains one of the most popular OTT Platforms in India because its high-quality content.
ZEE5 is also a video-on-demand OTT platform that is run by Essel Group via its subsidiary Zee Entertainment Enterprises. On February 14, 2018, ZEE5 launched in India, in 12 languages.
Zee’s popular shows such as Sembaruthi in Tamil, Jothe Jotheyali in Kannada, etc. are available on ZEE5 before their telecast on television.
#6. Jio Cinema
Offered by Ambani-led telecom, Reliance Jio, Jio Cinema is an Indian OTT Platform exclusively for Jio users, that too without any extra charges. Users get to avail of its benefits with almost any of its prepaid and postpaid recharge plans.
There are movies, TV shows, Documentaries, and Jio Exclusives available on this streaming platform. Both web and smartphone platforms are supported by Jio Cinemas.
#7. Sony LIV
Sony LIV, formerly marketed as SonyLIV, is an Indian general video-on-demand OTT platform. Sony LIV is owned by Sony Pictures Network India Pvt. Ltd.
It is the first Indian OTT media service platform that produced music content for a Hollywood feature film.
#8. Sun NXT
This Indian OTT platform is offered by Sub TV Network, and this platform is exclusively for South-Indian content, launched in June 2017. There are 6 languages in which the content is available on this platform, those languages are: Bengali, Marathi, Telgu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Tamil.
This OTT streaming service is exclusively for Bengali language and its headquarters is in Kolkata. SVF Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. owns and maintains it.
More than 500 film titles are currently featured on this platform, and over 1,000 Bengali songs are available for global streaming.
This is the youngest of all the above OTT platforms in this article, Lionsgate was launched in 2020. There is a broad range of portfolio content is available on this platform, ranging from romances, comedies, thrillers, and action.
As the OTT platforms are witnessing an increased rise, these were the names of the top 10 OTT platforms in India.