It’s quite certain due to lockdown most of the cinema halls, concert venues and theatres are closed but that doesn’t stop anyone from watching their favorite upcoming movies or TV. Apart from doing everyday work and following the daily old schedule, everyone will definitely want to binge-watch their old favorite serials or maybe some new ones. Despite the situation we all have been facing for several months now, Home Entertainment is the only option left to keep ourselves relaxed and fresh. Netflix, no wonder is one of the best among all the current OTT platforms but still, there are many more that are reliable and trustworthy. Among them, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, HBO Max have continued to maintain their reliable output of movies and really give a tough competition with Netflix. It’s true due to the availability of various options available in the market the users often get confused about which one to choose as it is not feasible enough to sign in for all of them.

India’s Top 10 Streaming Services aka Netflix Alternatives in 2020

In this article, we will look at some of the trending and user-friendly alternatives of Netflix among the most popular streaming services we have:

  1. ErosNow
  2. YouTube Originals
  3. Disney +
  4. Crunchyroll
  5. MX Player
  6. Voot
  7. Zee5
  8. ALTBalaji
  9. Apple TV+
  10. Live TV Sony
  11. IMDB TV
  12. Snagfilms
  13. WatchYour.TV
  14. Stirr

So, let’s just go through each of them without any further delay.

1. ErosNow

It is currently the leading on-demand South Asian entertainment network accessible as the users can watch it anywhere and anytime via the internet on their mobile phones, laptops, or even in televisions. It has almost 12,000 digital titles and it also aims to offer its 186.9 million registered users and 26.2 registered subscribers all across the world.

It is started by the Bollywood production and distribution giant Eros International Media,and presently it also offers online streaming services in various local dialects such as Telugu,Punjabi, Bengali,Kannada,Gujrati, Malayalam, Assamese, Bhojpuri,Hindi and many more

They are currently offering their subscribers the ability to consume their original content with the help of their vast distribution network ranging from TVs, set-top boxes, video players and also mobile phones.

These days ErosNow is improving its content curation by using world-class technology for its Original Content as well as the music streaming platform allows the user to tune the Bollywood as well as some regional songs. A customer here would have to make a valid payment to subscribe to a service under ErosNow.

Price: The website charges ₹49 per month whereas ErosNow Premium charges ₹99 per month which is a bit high.

Free Trial : upto 14 Days

Popular Shows: Flip,The Investigation and many more.

Genres: Bollywood, Kollywood,Tellywood, Webseries.

Compatible Devices:All devices runny Windows,Anroid,Mac,Ios.

Number of Devices: One can stream upto 2 devices per account.

2. Disney+

It is streaming service more than a year now and it is really successfully battling with other sites such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and others. If a user is looking forward to a service that bundles together films and Tv starting from Avengers, Marvel, the Star Wars Universe and National Geographic then this is the correct option he/she should go through. Among the other shows, it also includes full Skywalker Safa, the Star Wars spin-off films, and the flagship space western even The Mandalorian.

The Little Mermaid,Peter Pan,The Winter Soldier,The Falcon ,WandaVision are very popular among the users.

Price: They are currently providing two annual plans.

Disney+Hotstar VIP which will cost ₹399 per year .

Disney+Hotstar Premium will cost ₹1499 per year.

Free Trial: 30 Days

Genres: Animation ,Sci-Fi, Action ,Documentary,Frozen and much more.

Compatible Devices:Any devices Windows,Mac,OS , Android

Number of Supported Devices: 1 device.

3. YouTube Originals

Earlier it was known as Youtube Red which is a subscription based streaming service that offers the user with their ad-free YouTube experience .Here you can watch movies ,live events as well as original series and many more .

Price: ₹129 per month for all users.

If you are a student then ₹79 per month.

Free Trial: 30 days

Popular Shows: Minefield , Impulse,The Age Of AI etc.

Genre: Action, Sci-fi,Drama.

Compatible Device : All devices like Windows, Android,Mac, iphones

Number of Devices: 1device per account.

4. MX Player

It is a free media player app for Android and IOS smartphones which not only specialize in videos but also they are capable of playing audio.It has the capability of reproducing videos in Full-Hd and 4K / Ultra Hd quality as it also reads, edits and sync subtitles.It offers a huge range of web-shows and various movies in English ,Hindi and other regional languages.

Price: Free (contain ads)

Free Trial : NA

Popular Shows: The Bull of Dalal Street,Raktanchal,Flames and many more.

Genres: Drama, Comedy ,Thriller.

Compatible Devices:All android devices, iphone, Windows,Mac,OS.

Number of Devices: Multiple.

5. Crunchyroll

Are you an Anime Lover?

This is the best site one can find on an OTT platform. Over more than 900 Anime series and 200 Dramas one can access to some of the popular anime shows like Tower of God, Radiant, School Days and many many more.

Price: Free Subscription (with ads )

Premium charges around ₹611.29 per month.

Free Trial: 14 Days

Popular Shows: Attack on Titans, School Days ,Yuru Camp etc.

Genre: Anime, action , Japanese Drama,Manga Comics, Sci-fi.

Compatible Devices:All android devices, iphone, Windows,Mac,OS.

Number of Devices: 1 device per account.

6. Voot

This will help you to reach out to all your favourite shows, movies and thousands of hours of engaging content of the various channels available such as Colours Hindi, News 18 India ,CNN News 18 , Colours, Telugu, Colours Bangla, MTV Beats and many more.

Price: ₹99 per month

₹999 per annum

Free Trial: 14 Days.

Popular Shows:Big Boss, Hustle , Illegal,Gangs of Wasseypur,Mtv Roadies etc.

Genres: Comedy, Action,Drama, Thriller.

Compatible Devices:All android devices, iphone, Windows,Mac,OS.

Number of devices: 1 device per user.

7. Zee5

It is run by the Essel Group and it is a very on-demand streaming site in India. It consists of various channels such as Zee-Cafe, Zee-Cinemas, Aaj Taak, Big Magic, Zing and many more which basically their content comprises news, entertainment and music.

Price: ₹99 per month, ₹599 per 6 month, or ₹999 per annum.

Free Trial:7days

Popular Shows: Dance India Dance, Raangbaz, Poison etc .

Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Drama etc.

Compatible Devices:All android devices, iphone, Windows,Mac,OS.

Number of Devices: 5 devices per account.

8. ALTBalaji

It operates under Balaji Telefilms and it started around 2017. It mostly contains high rated matured content such as politics, relationships, history and many more. It provides original, premium and tailor-made content for Indians all across the Globe which can be viewed in 32 different languages.

Price:  3 months premium subscription of ₹100 and for one year it charges ₹300.

Free Trial: 7 Days

Popular Shows: Gandii Baat, Baarish,Apharan and many more.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Drama etc.

Compatible Devices:All android devices, iphone, Windows,Mac,OS.

Number of Devices: 5 devices per account.

9. Apple TV+

It is a streaming service featuring Apple Originals. This online streaming site consist mostly of award winning series, compelling drama, kid’s documentaries, entertainment,comedies and much more.

Price: For premium subscription one has to pay ₹99 per month.

Free Trial: 7 Days

Popular Shows: Defending Jacob, Servant,The Morning Show,See etc.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Drama , Animation.

Compatible Devices:All android devices, iphone, Windows,Mac,OS.

Number of Devices: 3 devices per account.

10. Sony Live TV

One can watch all the Sony Set India HD channels anytime anywhere here. It consist of 30 different channels that covers a wide range of reality shows, movies, sitcoms, and Anime Content.

Price: Monthly Pack = ₹99

           Six-month premium= ₹299

           1 year= ₹499

Free Trial: NA

Popular Shows: Seinfield, The Kapil Sharma Show,Tintin Adventures etc.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Drama etc.

Compatible Devices: All android devices, iphone, Windows, Mac OS.

Number of Devices: 5 devices per account.

11. IMDB TV

It’s an online streaming site which enables the customers to watch hit TV Shows,top Hollywood hits and many more.

Price: Free (contains ads)

Free Trial: NA

Popular Shows: Columbo, Crash, Heroes etc.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Drama etc.

Compatible Devices:All android devices, iphone, Windows,Mac,OS.

Number of Devices: Many devices

12.Snagfilms

It consists of more than 2000 movies and television shows which supports news, entertainment and sports.

13.WatchYour.TV

A platform that is split into several networks covering a number of items. It contains ads and it is free to the user.

14. Stirr

Here one has to give their location to access the local news and one can also choose between a number of curated channels available. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. One can access it through all the Android and IOS devices.

That’s all folks! Now you know the OTT platforms other than Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar! Do let us know through the comment box if any of these were matching with your tastes. Which are you using now?

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