With the deluge of streamable content, it has become even more difficult to choose the best service. Here's the guide to help you choose the best
Video streaming services have made us realise that we don’t need a dish or a cable connection to enjoy great TV content. They deliver content on multiple platforms, and even at the comfort of your palms in your smartphones.
Viewers in this generation could not be thankful enough to video streaming services for opening the doors to great content; they are an absolute lifesaver when the alternative is daily soaps and absurd reality shows. We no longer have to pay for stuff we don’t watch. We can watch what we like, anywhere and anytime. And we prefer, all in the palm of our hand – our smartphones.
In India, there are three major players- Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video with ZEE5 working day and night to make its mark. But what to subscribe and how? Let’s compare Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, and ZEE5 and see what works the best for you.
Netflix offers three tiers of subscription – Basic, Standard and Premium. Indian subscribers have a free one-month trial and if they continue with the plan, Netflix charges them starting at Rs 500 for standard definition video quality on a single screen. The other two plans are – Rs 650 for full-HD videos and movies that can be watched simultaneously on four screens and the premium Rs 800 plans that will allow the subscribers to watch videos and movies in up to 4K resolution on four simultaneous screens. It must be noted that users can cancel Netflix subscription at any time, however, till the time you use your credit card to sign up, you will be automatically be charged each month.
Netflix has a dedicated app and if you wish to watch it on your PC or laptop, install a Microsoft Silverlight plug-in which is a free download enabling Netflix on your computer.
USP: After Netflix began to acquire exclusive content, subscribers have major blockbuster shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black at their fingertips. The recent addition of Indian content such as the Sacred Games, Lust Stories, and more are also attracting the Indian audience more than ever.