When it comes to entertainment, the first thing that comes to mind is Netflix. This simply reflects how far we have come in the entertainment industry. There was a time when we had only a few platforms that streamed movies etc. But now we have a plethora of such platforms to choose from. This has also led to several web series and shows streaming not only on Netflix but also on Amazon Prime, etc. Confused about choosing your go-to streaming platform? Don’t worry we got you covered. Following is a list of our favorite services where shows and web series from various genres stream and which thus promise glitch-free entertainment whenever needed.
In the realm of streaming, Netflix is a beast. With over 195 million paying customers worldwide, it is clearly the market leader. With good cause. It creates more original material than the majority of Hollywood studios combined, and it does it in more languages than any other streaming service. I’m not talking about dubbing here, but rather originals in the native tongue. Netflix is unquestionably a worldwide platform. And it is easily matched by the finest user experience, which is always being improved. Netflix is also the most forward-thinking in terms of adopting new technologies.
For people who are less concerned with originals and more concerned with back catalogue, and who have children to amuse, Disney+ Hotstar Premium may be a better affordable option. Much of this may be attributed to Disney. This contains all of Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and Disney’s animated films (as well as their live-action remakes). A lot of material is also accessible in local languages. Then there are the Disney+ originals, such as The Mandalorian, which are sadly not available in local languages.
Disney+ Hotstar Premium is also known as HBO Now in India. From Game of Thrones to The Sopranos, it is the only home of the HBO series, many of which are considered among the best of all time. Despite Netflix’s dominance in original shows, HBO continues to give it a run for its money at the Emmys. And Disney+ Hotstar Premium benefits from this. Disney also owns networks such as ABC, Fox, FX, and Hulu, and some of their content is also accessible on Disney+ Hotstar Premium. Not to mention the live sports and local originals, which will be covered later.
Amazon Prime, which debuted in 2016, is a subscription-based streaming service. The portal provides a wide range of material, such as TV series, films, documentaries, and original programming. Prime Video has gone worldwide, with regional programming targeted to local audiences now accessible in over 240 countries.
Shows to Watch: Fleabag, The Legend of Vox Machina, Lularich, The Devil’s Hour, Catastrophe, and Small Axe are among the platform’s best originals.
As the name implies, ZEE5 is the ZED Network’s internet video streaming platform. They contain everything of the Zed Network’s material, including episodes, films, and even news! They even have originals and new news items uploaded on a regular basis. Zed 5, one of the fastest-growing OTT services, has a devoted following due to its archived TV programs. It also includes a large selection of regional programs and films.
Shows to Watch: The Sunflower, Jeet Ki Zid, Abhay, and State of Siege are among Zed 5’s popular programs.
SonyLIV contains almost 18 years of material from Sony Entertainment Network channels, including Taarak Mehta Ka Ultra Chashma and The Kapil Sharma Show. Sony TV, Sony Sab, Sony Ten, Sony Max, Sony Max 2, Sony Six, and others are among them. WWE, European Football, La Liga, and other sporting events are also accessible for viewing on the app. Some material is available for free, while others need a membership. Furthermore, the portal will provide live streaming during the Commonwealth Games 2022. You may also watch comedy programs and the underdog show ‘Scam 1992’ on Harshad Mehta.
YouTube is a hugely popular streaming service in India. It features its own unique programs in addition to movie music, movies, trailers, and other content. The app is free for everyone, but if you want an ad-free experience, you must subscribe.
The aforementioned-list presents a few of the most popular choices among people related to television and media streaming services. Such OTT platforms have transformed the face of entertainment to a great extent. They offer a variety of shows at nominal prices thus making fun and movies accessible to all.