Video Streaming Apps are apps that basically transmit data – usually audio and video – via the internet to users so that they can enjoy their favourite shows, movies and new original content also. These apps provide users subscription-based VOD (Video-on-Demand) that offers them access to film and TV content and also original content by producers of each different apps. The OTT (Over The Top) market recently stood at Rs 3500 crore.
There are 40 video streaming apps available in India, but not all 40 are recognized by the people. Most popular video streaming apps of 2019 are Hotstar, Amazon Prime, VOOT and Netflix.
Here we have compared Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Netflix and VOOT on the basis of their prices and the services they provide.
Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Hotstar vs Voot
Netflix is dominant among each of them but its price could be its drawback. It has a vast number of movies and shows including the oldest running shows, but a few people may find it a tad bit expensive to buy the subscription of Netflix. So apps such as Amazon Prime and Hotstar give it a tough competition. But to get back in the market, Netflix has introduced a mobile-only plan trialled at Rs. 250 per month.
Amazon Prime is the most viewed OTT platform as it offers viewers various multilingual movies and shows. It also offers free music without ads at Rs 129 per month. It allows the user to watch its shows and movies at multiple screens at the same time.
Hotstar, which was introduced in India in 2016, has plans starting at Rs199 per month and already has 75 million subscriptions. It has risen at a rapid pace in India because of the big shows such as Game Of Thrones and How I Met Your Mother. It also has a segment of Hotstar Sports which shows live matches online with just a delay of 5 minutes.
VOOT is absolutely free. It streams shows of various channels owned by viacom18 and also streams movies. People may prefer this app because it is free of cost and offers almost the same features as that of other streaming apps.
|OTT Platforms||Rs/month||Trial Period||Variety of shows||Streams|
|Netflix||500 (basic)||30days||14,835 total titles.||1|
|Amazon Prime||129||30days||2000 movies and 400 shows||NO LIMIT|
|Hotstar||199||30days||100,000 hours of movies and TV content||1|
|Voot||free||Free version||40,000 hours of entertainment||NO LIMIT|