With Disney + officially joining Hotstar again, fans are simply over the moon especially in the time of Coronavirus lockdown. However, this is not the only platform where people can watch unlimited movies and series, we have other OTT platforms that are making a tremendous business including Amazon Prime, Netflix. On this related note, we have jotted down the features of all the platforms while also breaking down the have’s and have-nots of each. So let’s begin.
Disney + Hotstar: Earlier, Disney + was introduced for a day but was withdrawn in 24 hours saying that the service was being tested by a small number of users on the platform. However, the platform was launched again on Hotstar, leaving everyone overjoyed. From all the Disney classics like The Lion King, Aladdin, Frozen 2, Toy Story 4 to Marvel series like Avengers Infinity War, Endgame and Bollywood movies like Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Bala and Chhapaak, the platform offers you with some amazing content. The free users of the app will just be able to watch match highlights and analysis of the various sports content like IPL, ISL, PKL, etc.
Originals /Premium: The OTT platform also includes some American shows from HBO, Fox, and Showtime such as Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies
Subscription: The subscription cost of Disney + Hotstar VIP plan is Rs. 399/- annually and will include Marvel Cinematic movies, Disney classics and latest Bollywood movies, separate from the Rs. 999 a year for Hotstar Premium. Rs. 1,499 a year for Disney+ Hotstar Premium where you can watch every Premium as well as VIP content.
Access: Disney+ Hotstar is also available Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Stick.
Amazon Prime: Amazon Prime is arguably the best when it comes to curating Indian regional content, from South to North, the contents are available in different audios.
Specials/ Originals: Fleabag, Made In Heaven, Hunters, The Family Man. There is some additional licensed content from NBC - Blindspot, The Office US, CBS Blue Bloods, 2 Broke Girls. However, the bonus is the Oscar-winning film Parasite and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Subscription: Rs. 129 per month, including mobile app-access and Rs. 999 for the whole year, including mobile app-access
Access: Amazon Prime Video website across major browsers, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Stick.
Netflix: After introducing Netflix in India, the users for this OTT platform are only increasing. From incredible Netflix originals to movies, here we get a vast range of content.
Specials/ Originals: Money Heist, She, Unorthodox, Tiger King, You, Sex Education and many more. You also get the iconic show Friends, The Good Place, Blacklist, The Big Bang Theory, The Witcher, How To Get Away With Murder.
Subscription: They have various packages for the subscription. So please go through once before selecting your favoured pack. For Mobile: Rs. 199 per month to watch on 1 mobile phone or tablet at a time in Standard Definition and download videos on 1 phone or tablet. For Basic, Rs. 499 per month where you can watch it on 1 screen at a time in SD and download videos on 1 phone or tablet. For Standard HD, it requires Rs. 649 per month to watch on 2 screens at a time with HD available and downloads available on 2 phones or tablets. For Premium Ultra HD, it requires Rs. 799 per month for 4 screens at a time including HD and Ultra HD with download available on 4 phones or tablets.
Access: It is available as an app, can watch it on the website, smart TV or Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Stick
We hope that gives you immense clarity as to which platform is of your liking!
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