More Than Netflix, Disney+Hotstar Or Prime: Video Streaming Services To Subscribe To

    What was the last time you switched channels on television? For us, it's kinda long back. Well, while we've not completely shunned our TV sets, we're increasingly consuming more and more content on multiple video streaming services. 

    And now, thanks to the social distancing and isolation, we'll spend even more time on our couches in front of our laptop screens. While we all know about super-popular video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hotstar (which are GREAT), we've rounded up a list of few other video streaming services which deserve your attention.

    Discovery Plus

    Recently having entered the Indian market of video streaming – Discovery Plus – is a great option to subscribe to if you love documentaries, science and nature, adventure, wildlife and food. Expect classics like Man Vs Wild, NASA’s explained files, Project Runway, Gold Rush and a lot more. 

    Plus, they’ve got an entire section for kids which includes informative and educative shows, fun learning videos etc. While you can watch a few shows and documentaries free of cost, you can always upgrade to the paid version where you can get access to premium shows without ads.

    Subscription Price: INR 299 for a year (yup, super super affordable)

    Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam 

    BigFlix

    This one’s purely for movie lovers. A Reliance Entertainment owned streaming service, BigFlix has 2000+ Bollywood and regional blockbusters. And of course, the classics. Claiming to be your ‘personal blockbuster theatre’ – they’re loaded with multiple genres like action, romance, comedy and drama.

    Subscription Price: INR 50 per month

    Languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali.

    Mubi

    These guys add a new movie every single day, and at the same time take one away. At any given day there are 30 hand-picked films to watch and download. And these are not the mainstream movies which you find in other video streaming services. Expect cult classics, modern masterpieces from the greatest directors across the globe. And of course, they do include the great Indian classics as well including Bhumika, Amar Akbar Antony, Barsaat , Madhumati – to name a few. 

    Subscription Price: INR 199 for 3 months

    Languages: Many, TBH

    HOOQ

    Another paradise for Hollywood and Asian entertainment. Apart from Hollywood classics like the DC and Marvel blockbusters, they’ve got an array of HOOQ Originals which you can binge on. Apart from movies and TV shows they’ve also got 24/7 live TV channels mainly including sports, music, food and news channels. 

    Subscription Price: INR 89 for 3 months

    Languages: English, Thai, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia

    Viu

    Calling all the Koreaboos out there. Now, if you’ve entered the rabbit hole of Korean drama, it’s kinda unlikely you’re coming out. So, here’s your dose of Korean dramas. Known popularly for Korean dramas they’ve got all your favourite shows in there including Decedents Of The Sun, Marriage Contract, The Heir and many many more. 

    Apart from Korean dramas they’ve also got some of the best dramas from Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa, Middle East, Japan and yes from India as well.

    Subscription Price: INR 99 per month

    Languages: English, Hindi, Arabic, Korean, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin.

    Hoichoi

    This one’s exclusively for our Bong friends out there. Loaded with over 500 Bengali movies and TV shows, Hoichoi is by far the best video streaming service for Bengali entertainment. And if you’re into Bengali music, they’ve got an entire collection for that too. Now, if you don’t understand Bengali yet wanna watch a few shows – they’ve got subtitles so don’t worry! 

    Subscription Price: INR 499 for a year.

    Language: Bengali

    Apple TV

    Now, this one's got some really good content. Watch the amazing Apple Originals every month like The Morning Show (love it), Dickinson, For All Mankind, Ghostwriter, Servant and many more. What we love about this video streaming is that they're bringing together some of the most creative minds including Resse Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa and many more. 

    Sorry Andriod users, this one's only for Apple users

    Subscription Price: INR 99 per month

    Languages: English.

    Sun NXT

    Get your dose of some of the greatest film literature in India from Sun NXT. They have hoards of Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada movies on Sun NXT. If you're sick of the same movies on TV, this will be a good place to see some never before seen South-Indian films. They also have TV Shows, Live TV and music videos as well. 

    Subscription: If you're a SUN DTH subscriber, you will get free access to this website. They also have monthly, quarterly and annual subscriptions available (INR 50 for 30 days; INR 130 for 90 days; INR 490 for 365 days).

    Languages: Tamil, Malayali, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada

    Sony LIV

    Sony has been the apex of entertainment brought daily on our TV screens. If you missed an episode of your favourite show, or want to binge-watch a show from the start, sign in to Sony LIV.  They have shows across all genres, news, movies and live TV. Furthermore, you can get movies on rent and watch International broadcasts and movies.

    Subscription: A lot of the content is free. Premium Subscription depends on your active data plan, starting at INR 99.

    Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bangla and English

    Quibi

    Quibi is for all you folks who have been streaming on your mobile screens. They have short format TV shows, think a combination of Netflix and YouTube, but in an episodic manner. The shows will have episodes less than that of 10 minutes ranging across genres. We recommend you to watch The Most Dangerous Game ( starring Liam Hemsworth). If you like watching movies in bits, Quibi is a good way to go. 

    Subscription: This is a mobile-based app only. There is a 90-day free trial after which it costs INR 699 per month.

    Language: English

    These are the top shows streaming on Quibi. Watch now!

    Flixi

    Flixi is an AI powered mobile app which takes your interests in to consideration to recommend movies and shows. You can also share your interests with others. Flixi will make you rate 25 shows and then make generalised predictions about what you could like. If you want to step out of your recommendations, simply go to their "Discover" section to develop new tastes. Once you discover what you like, Flixi will also recommend which subscriptions are ideal for you. Seems like a dream come true to us. 

    Subscription: You can download Flixi for free on iOS and Android devices from the App or Play store or from their official website here.

    Language: English

    Tubi

    Tubi TV has loads of movies and shows from years back and it all comes free of cost but with advertisements on the website. You can get a fresher, larger selection from this service and it is a good break when you've watched everything on your existing subscription services. 

    Subscription: free of cost 

    Language: English