The TV scenario is changing and OTT platforms are everyone’s choice when it comes to Entertainment. It must be hard for you to choose one, because it’s also about the app experience and value for money. To help you out, here are some best streaming services that are actually worth trying:
Amazon Prime Video
The global platform owned by the e-commerce giant ‘Amazon.com’, has taken the world by storm. The OTT platform offers a wide variety of shows including TV shows, movies, documentaries, and kids content too! They have their in-house production house too, which offers many Amazon Originals. They are trying to penetrate the world market by creating some Amazing Prime produced content like Stand-Up comedy shows, dating shows and etc. It also has an old classic collection of Cartoon Network shows like Dexter’s Lab, Johnny Bravo and etc.
One great thing about Amazon Prime is that it offers a lot more shows and movies which is roughly 18,000 compared to its competitor Netflix which is 10,000. The streaming platform is best for you if you are a frequent Amazon store shopper. The app doesn’t really require a strong internet connection and can work well with 4mbps connection too.
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Netflix is the lead competitor for Amazon Prime and is widely popular around the world! It produces more in-house original content than other studio owned content. It is a fully paid platform and offers a wide range of TV shows, movies, documentaries, stand-ups, anime, dramas, etc. They started with mailing content to customers in the form of DVDs, and now is one of the most leading streaming services in the world.
After making iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple has invested in delivering content through its streaming service Apple TV+. This one is recommended for those who already have an Apple device, as it can not be opened in an Android device. This is one of the reasons why Apple TV+ is not getting big as compared to other sites. But some of it’s most popular shows include Game of Thrones, The Morning Show and Jason Momoa-led See, which are definitely worth watching!
The Honk Kong based streaming service has various series, dramas, original shows, anime and entertainment shows. They have different genres from Asia’s top content providers with local language subtitles, as well as original shows from ‘Viu Original’.
As the name suggests, Hotstar is owned by Star India and operated by Disney. It is perfect for children and families, as it includes Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars. These are also available in local languages. It has HBO’s content too, like Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, which are Emmy worthy shows. Along with these worldwide popular series, it has a huge collection of Indian soap operas too!
Who doesn’t know about YouTube? It is one of the most popular entertainment platforms in the world. With content creators, vloggers, music, educational videos, it is basically a package of everything. It is free but with advertisements, and can also be watched without interruptions by paying for YouTube Premium. Along with the Premium, comes YouTube original shows too! When it comes to movies, there is an entire collection of it which can be bought or rented.
SonyLIV is yet another popular video streaming service that offers both free and paid content. As the name suggests, it is a Sony-owned website. Along with various movies and shows, this site is filled with Sports content which includes UEFA leagues, NBA in basketball, UFC & WWE in wrestling, Le Mans in racing and much more!
ZEE5 is an excellent streaming service in India which is owned by the ZEE Network. It has a great collection of shows, movies, especially old movies. It has both premium content as well as free content. Along with shows and movies, they offer news too! They update their content very frequently and offer it in regional languages too!
The Internet Archive is a little odd in this list, but you can actually stream and download thousands of free movies on it. That is because the content on the Internet Archive is either uploaded by users or falls within the public domain. They have many feature films that are more than 70 years old, and it’s the place for classic detective, sci-fi, horror, and silent films.
JioCinema is owned by Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited. JioCinema’s content includes films, television shows, web series, music videos, and documentaries. The Jio Cinema app can run on your phone only if you have a Jio SIM. However, it can run on a web version without any Jio SIM. Along with it’s app, you’ll get access to other Jio Apps too like JioSaavn, JioTV, JioMeet and etc.
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