Hello guys, I hope all of you are healthy and fine in this pandemic period. Many of you may want to know about the OTT Full Form. Today I will tell you through this post the full form of OTT and which OTT Platforms are the best. So let’s begin.
Over the last two years, the audience of OTT Platforms has increased a lot due to Lockdown and Covid. Nowadays, most movies and web series are releasing on OTT Platforms.
Because at this time none of us wants to go to the cinema hall to watch a movie. For which filmmakers are being forced to release movies on TV or OTT platforms. It is better to release movies on OTT platforms than to release them directly on TV because it has a small benefit.
Besides, the userbase of the OTT Platform has also increased a lot these days. Because we all have 4G Internet and we can watch our favourite Cinema, Web Series or TV Shows whenever we want.
Most people in India prefer to watch Bollywood Movies, web-series But now many regional OTT platforms have also come out like Hoichoi and Zee5 Bangla in our West Bengal and many more.
Nowadays we can watch our favourite movies, web series or TV shows whenever we want. All you need is a subscription to that particular OTT Platform and High-Speed Internet.
Although many OTT Platforms have this Download option so we can download it first and see it later. The important thing to keep in mind is that the downloaded content does not last more than a certain period of time. For example, YouTube refreshes that download every month and Zee5’s download does not last more than a month.
OTT Full Form – Over The Top
In the early days, when the OTT platforms were started, we could not see anything like TV Shows, Live Sports, Highlights, Cinema. But now OTT Platforms are coming up with their own unique content and they are getting better enough. Even regional content is being dubbed out in other languages. Today’s shows are so popular.
We can view the content of OTT Platforms wherever we want. But before that, we have to keep the subscription of that particular OTT platform. We can take monthly, quarterly or yearly subscriptions if we want. The thing to keep in mind here is that we cannot view content on many devices at the same time from a single subscription. We can view the content of OTT Platforms from Mobile, Laptop, PC, Smart TV or Tablet.
Best OTT Platforms in India 2021
|OTT Platforms||Subscription Plans|
|1. Netflix||Mobile: ₹199|
|2. Amazon Prime||Monthly: ₹129|
|3. Disney+ Hotstar||VIP: ₹399 (Yearly)|
Premium: ₹1499 (Yearly)
Premium: ₹299 (Monthly)
|4. Zee5||Monthly: ₹99|
3 Months: ₹299
|5. Sony Liv||LIV Premium|
6 Months: ₹699
|6. Voot||Monthly: ₹99|
|7. Alt Balaji||3 Months: ₹100|
6 Months: ₹180
12 Months: 300
|8. Mx Player||FREE|
|9. Jio Cinema||FREE|
|10. YouTube Premium||Monthly: ₹139|
3 Months: ₹399
|11. Hoichoi||Yearly: ₹599|
|12. Addatimes||Yearly: ₹399|
I made this list according to my choice. Here I put Netflix above all because Netflix has maintained its identity. No introduction to Netflix is required. This American based OTT Platform are familiar to everyone today. This is because of some of the famous Web Series. Netflix’s Hollywood content as well as Bollywood or Hindi content is very good. Some of Netflix’s most famous web series are Sacred Games, She, Delhi Crimes, Roy etc.
Netflix has various Subscription Plans such as mobile, basic standard and premium. Of these, Netflix’s mobile plan is available for Rs 199, which is a monthly plan. Once subscribed, we can view content on Smart TV, Mobile, Laptop, PC or Tablet.
The most special thing about Netflix is that it doesn’t show any ads here, which is why I put it above all else. Because even after taking the subscription, if the ads show then it is very annoying. OTT Platforms need to realize it very soon.
Also Read: Netflix Subscription Plans 2021
Amazon Prime Video
One of the reasons I put Netflix above all else is that it doesn’t show any ads. Otherwise, I would put Amazon Prime over Netflix. Amazon Prime and Netflix are eternal rivals. As a result, these two OTT Platforms are now on top. Although Netflix’s Hollywood content is better and Amazon Prime has a lot of better Hindi original content.
Here are some of the most popular Web Series from Amazon Prime Video –
The Family Man (season 1 & season 2), Mirzapur (season 1 & season 2), Tandav, Breathe, Panchayat etc.
Like Netflix, in the case of Amazon Prime, we can watch content on Smart TV, Mobile, PC, Laptop or Tablet. The most important thing about Amazon Prime is that if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, we will not incur any delivery charge for Amazon shopping. Also, our delivery will be done much earlier. Amazon Prime has monthly and yearly subscription plans. We can also use Youth Offer wherever we want. However, in this case, we have to be between the ages of 18 to 24.
Also Read: Amazon Prime Youth Offer 2021
It is also a very popular OTT Platform. This is because here we can watch IPL, Live Sports and TV Shows in addition to Web Series, Movies. This is Star’s own OTT App so you can watch all Star’s channels here.
For example, Star Plus, Star Jalsha, Star Bharat, etc. will be able to watch all TV shows on the channel. Also at Disney + Hotstar, we can watch all the games of Star Sports up to Live Cricket, Football, IPL. In the case of Hotstar, we can also watch content on TV, Mobile, Laptop, PC or Tablet.
At Disney + Hotstar we can recharge two packs like Disney + Hotstar VIP and Disney + Hotstar Premium. While in the case of VIP we can take only Yearly Subscription Pack, on the other hand in the case of Premium we can take months or yearly pack.
We can get Disney+ Hotstar VIP Free Subscription Through Flipkart Supercoins. Multiple famous Indian Bengali, Hindi and other languages cinemas are listed here. Also, we can watch old TV Shows, Serials on this OTT App.
Some of the famous Disney+ Hotstar Original Web-Series are Special OPS, Criminal Justice, Aarya, Hostages etc.
Many OTT Platforms have monthly subscription plans options. But if the subscription of any OTT Platform is the lowest then it is Zee5. Because at Zee5 we can take monthly and yearly subscription plans at a very low cost. Zee5 comes with Rs 99 monthly subscription plan in India.
At ZEE5 we can watch all the TV Shows on the ZEE Channel. Zee has many types of channels such as Zee Bangla, Zee Bangla Cinema, Zee TV, Zee News etc.
In the case of Zee5 like Disney + Hotstar VIP, we can also take Zee5 Free Subscription through Flipkart Supercoins. In this OTT Apps, we can see content in 12 different languages including Bengali, Hindi and English.
Some of the best Zee5 original shows are Friends: The Reunion, Abhay etc.
Another very popular OTT platform is Sony Liv. Here we can see different types of content. Sony Liv also has its own web series, movies. Also here we can watch different TV shows of different channels of Sony. Such as Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chasma, Kapil Sharma Show etc.
Also through Sony LIV App, we can watch Sony Sports, Sony Ten 1, Ten 2, Ten 3 Live Sports like Cricket, Football etc.
We also have to subscribe to Sony Liv. We can get it for free through Flipkart Supercoins if we want. Although Sony Channel’s game will continue even if we do not take a subscription. Because we can also watch through JIO TV Apps.
We can watch the Original Shows of any TV Channel such as Serial, Comedy Shows or Dance Shows through any of the OTT Apps.
For example, we see in Star’s serial, shows, sports on Hotstar, Sony’s shows on Sony LIV and Zee Shows on Zee5, similarly we can watch Colours TV Shows on Voot OTT App.
We have to spend Rs 99 per month and Rs 999 per year to subscribe to Voot App. Last year, a lot of people subscribed to Voot because of their famous Web-Series ASUR. It is not sure when will Asur Season 2 will release but it will be released soon.
ALT Balaji is a little different from the rest of the OTT Apps. Because most of the content of this platform is 18+. That’s why we can’t see the content of OTT platforms in front of everyone in the house. Because it uses some 18+ content, bad words. But in this ALT Balaji, the content is mostly 18+. ALT Balaji has content in different languages like Bengali, Hindi, Marathi etc. I haven’t heard the name of any special show of ALT Balaji yet.
ALT Balaji Subscription Plans starts from Rs 100 (3 months), Rs 180 (6 months) and Rs 300 (12 months).
Honestly, we are not comfortable calling MX Player an OTT Platform. Because we use MX Player long before we use all these OTT Platforms. In MX Player we can watch our downloaded videos very well. But a few months ago, MX Player bought many Web Series, Movies that are the original content of other OTT Apps and put them on their own platform so that everyone can watch these for free.
I think this initiative of MX Player has a lot of benefits for many people. Because not everyone can subscribe to OTT Apps. The only problem with MX Player is that we can’t download it here. Besides, watching the video here, sometimes we may see different Ads.
Since the launch of JIO, JIO has launched various apps for their users. So that all the needs of JIO users can be met from their apps. For example, JIO’s balance, recharge, offer to view My JIO, JIO Saavn for music or caller tune, JIO Magazine for reading News, Magazine JIO Cinema for watching movies, web series, videos just like that.
We do not have to pay any subscription charge to view any content of JIO Cinema. However, in this case, also we have to face different ads during the video.
I don’t know how many of you will agree with me. Despite being the world’s number one video streaming platform or the second largest search engine, YouTube is also a kind of OTT Platform. On YouTube, we watch videos of different content creators. Many of them make daily vlogs, tutorial videos and many make independent music videos.
Not only that, nowadays we can watch many Web Series on YouTube. Such as TVF Aspirants, Kota Factory etc.
We literally don’t need any subscriptions to view YouTube content. If we don’t want ads to appear in the video, we can take YouTube Premium Subscription. In that case, we have to pay ₹129 for one month and ₹339 for 3 months.
Very lack of Regional OTT Platform. Especially in our West Bengal. There are only two Hoichoi, to say the least. Before Hoichoi, only web series was published in Bengali, but now we can also watch web series in Hindi.
Also in Hoichoi OTT App, we can watch various new old movies, songs, trailers etc. We can watch some of Hoichoi’s web series for free. But to watch most of the good web series, we need to subscribe.
Some of Hoichoi’s famous web series are Byomkesh, Rokto Romanchya Series, Tansener Tanpura, Ekkenbabu, Shobdo Jobdo, Bonyo Premer Golpo etc.
Hoichoi comes with Rs 599 and Rs 999 yearly subscription plans. Here we can watch with one device and two devices at one time with these two subscription packs.
There are very few OTT platforms in Bengali, of which Adda Times is one. Adda Times is one such platform after Hoichoi. Although Zee5 also gives original shows and web series in Bengali.
But there is also content in other languages. Adda Times after Hoichoi is the only OTT platform for Bangla content. Adda Times was launched in 2016 and since then it has come up with many good web series, movies. Feluda Pherot, Chinnomostar Ovishap some of the famous web series and eldest son, perspective some of the best movies.
Adda Times comes with two premium plans in India such as Rs 399 and Rs 599 a year. Here you can watch with one screen and two screens at a time with these two plans.
FAQ: OTT Platforms
What is the full form of OTT?
Well, OTT full form is over the top. OTT Platform and OTT are the same. It means any platform which comes with a streaming service over the internet.
Is Netflix an OTT platform?
Yes, like Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5, Sony Liv, Amazon Prime, Netflix is also an OTT plaform. Not only this, as of now Netflix is one of the largest and most loved OTT platforms in India and all over the world.
Which is the cheapest OTT platform in India?
Zee5 is such an OTT platform, which comes with minimum subscription plans. Zee5’s monthly subscription plan is Rs 99 only.
Which OTT platform is best?
Well, it is upto you. You may or may not like what I like. But still, as per my experience, I feel Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5, Sony Liv, Voot are some of the best OTT platforms in India.
Which OTT Apps are Free?
MX Player, JIO Cinema are the two best OTT Apps which does not have any subscription options. Although you have to see a lot of ads in between videos.
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