Best Internet Streaming Video Services in India

Best Internet Streaming Video Services in India

The days of having to tune in live or buy expensive discs in order to watch your favorite shows and movies are gone. Online streaming makes it possible to watch everything from live news and sports to classic movies to modern favorites on your own time, and on any device you choose.

To help you get the most out of your smart TV, game console, set-top box, tablet, smartphone or computer, we have listed the favorite streaming media services. Whatever you like to watch, there’s a service with your tastes in mind, and in your range.

Many film streaming services are available in India at pretty nominal rates, and quite a few of these have been optimized for slow Internet connections too. If you are a film buff, you might want to check out these services. They’re all legal, reasonably priced, and with a good selection of films and TV shows on offer too.

Hotstar:  group’s Hotstar is great for watching live sports, but it lets you stream a wide range of TV shows and films as well. To top it off, Hotstar is completely free. It has a fairly big collection of TV shows and films that you can watch for free on its website without signing up, and on your smartphone via its and iOS apps. Apart from English and Hindi, Hotstar has content in various Indian languages as well.

Hotstar has added an ad-free premium subscription with several shows such as Game of Thrones available the moment they air in the US. The content available on Hotstar’s premium service is well worth the asking price.

Price: Free (with ads); Rs. 199 per month (premium)

DownloadAndroid | iOS | Online

Spuul: Spuul was one of the first players to enter the video streaming business in India. Spuul does not have English language content, but it lets you watch some films for free without registration, but not all the films on Spuul are free. A subscription fee of Rs. 150 per month lets you access its entire catalog on the website and apps. The free catalog is pretty good, and you will find plenty of recent Hindi films in the free catalog as well.

You can stream and download Bollywood movies as well as movies in other regional languages. Furthermore, the movies can be downloaded in sizes under 60MB and purchased online via credit/debit cards and PayPal . You don’t have to wait for movies to be downloaded to watch them, as Spuul lets you watch movies while they are being downloaded in the background

Price: Rs. 150 per month

DownloadAndroid | iOS | Online


Netflix: America’s most popular streaming service for films and TV shows arrived in India in 2016. With a superior UI across platforms, Netflix has raised the bar for domestic video streaming services. But what it has in terms of user interface it, as of now, lacks in terms of content. Netflix India only has a fraction of the content available on its US counterpart, and the library of Indian films and TV shows is almost negligible at this point. This should change over time, as the service has just launched here.

Netflix is also more expensive compared to the competition, with plans starting Rs. 500 per month, but we feel that its superior UI, the collection of Netflix Originals you won’t find anywhere else, justifies the price. The one dealbreaker could be the fact that it doesn’t have offline support. If you have a flaky Internet connection, Netflix is a bad idea. Netflix’s library has been improving consistently since its launch and has now reached a point where subscribing to Netflix India is a good idea if you love international movies and TV shows.

Price: Starts at Rs. 500 per month

Download: Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Windows App | Online

Voot: Viacom18’s newly launched video streaming service – Voot – is free and has a surprisingly decent library of content. On the first glance itself we found quite a few recent movies that we want to watch, which is not always the case with video streaming services. Its collection contains several movies playing on TV channels right now, which only highlights the fact that its library is good. While we loved its library of Indian films, its collection of international movies left a lot to be desired. The service also lets you watch popular TV shows such as Bigg Boss and Balika Vadhu, apart from some original TV series, which is a plus.

Price: Free

DownloadAndroid | iOS | Online


Amazon Prime Video: Amazon Prime Video has just entered the Indian market with some excellent original shows and movies. It also has big exclusives such as Rajinikanth’s Kabali. Its library of content is likely to get better over time, as we saw with Netflix. At the moment the service costs just Rs. 499 per year, making it the most affordable video streaming service in India.

Price: Rs. 999 per year (Rs. 499 for a limited time)

DownloadAndroid | iOS | Online

BIGFlix: When Netflix came to the Indian market, Reliance Entertainment re-launched its movie streaming service BIGFlix. However, the Netflix rival only offers movies in Indian languages. With the app, you can watch free clips to collect BIGFlix coins and then use them to watch the movies you want to. It is worth noting that movies are only available to be watched for 24 hours.

Price: Free (with ads); Rs. 50 per month (premium)



BoxTV: Use the BoxTV app to download movies and TV shows in various languages like English, Hindi Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam and Marathi. It’s a one stop app for getting video content in various languages. The app lets you register with your email account and also includes the functionality to sign in through Facebook or Google+. With BoxTV, you can access over 17,000 hours of video content from Bollywood, Hollywood. There’s also a wealth of TV shows and regional language content. BoxTV is a part of Times Internet, which in turn is owned by the Times Group.

Price: Free, Rs. 199 per month

Download: Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Amkette Evo TV | Kindle Fire | Woxi Media | Online

Eros Now: As the name suggests, the app lets users enjoy content like movies and music videos from Eros Now . The content is not limited to Bollywood, as it includes movies and music made in other regional languages too. Apart from their own content, Eros Now app also features film and television content from UTV, Viacom, Sony TV, Hum TV, etc. The company also has signed content aggregation deals with Airtel and Idea Cellular.

Price: Free, Rs. 49 per month, Rs. 199 per month(Premium)

DownloadAndroid | iOS | Online


Wynk Movies: This is one app that we really liked, mainly because of the wide variety of content that it offers. Wynk offers five movie channels, including Eros Now, HOOQ, Sony LIV, YouTube and Dailymotion. This means that users can enjoy content from all these channels with just one app. The app can also be connected to Chromecast and includes trailers of latest movies. It also lets users create lists of their favourite movies.


Price: Rs. 49 per month to Rs. 250  per month

Download: Android | iOS

YuppTV: With YuppTV, users can access over 200 live TV channels from their smartphones. Apart from this, they can catch up on the shows they’ve missed till the 7 days. The app also includes Bollywood and regional movies and lets users request for TV shows. YuppTV is more suited for those who love their TV shows and can’t think of missing an episode.


Price: Rs. 99 per month

Download: Android | iOS | JavaWindows App | Samsung Smart TV | Online


MyPlex: MyPlex is another app that offers its users choice between movies, videos and live TV channels. The app has both Hollywood and Bollywood movies, as well as free online videos. What is different about the app is that it also offers news updates. Apart from that, detailed show timings and reminders for favourite TV shows can also be set.

Price: $4.99 per month

Download: Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Windows | Online | Plex Media Player | Kodi | NVidia Shield | Xbox One | Xbox 360 | PlatStation 3 | Playstation 4 | Smart TV | Amazon Alexa | Apple TV | Amazon Fire TV | Android TV | Chromecast | Roku | Tivo | Sonos


Hooq has a fairly big catalogue of films and TV shows, which even features Doordarshan classics such as Nukkad. Hooq’s UI is nicer than some of the alternatives mentioned here, which is a plus. It has a free 14-day trial after which you will have to pay Rs. 199 per month.


Muvizz aims to be a hub for independent films and you can see that in its catalogue. The service features more than just mainstream Bollywood films, highlighting some underrated gems such as Tahaan. Some films are free, and you can watch all the films for a fee of Rs. 300 per month.

Sony LIV:

Sony LIV is a good choice if you want to watch Sony’s TV shows, but the service also lets you watch films. Sony Xperia smartphone owners usually get a short subscription for free with their devices.

Ditto TV by Zee:

Ditto TV lets you watch its catalogue of films and TV shows for Rs. 149 per month.



Hungama Movies also lets you stream films at Rs. 249 per month. The service’s apps on Android and iOS offer a decent user experience too.

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