Netflix, Amazon Prime TV, and Hotstar are some of the popular streaming service providers in India. These streaming platforms have dominated the entire market today. But, with the growing popularity of online streaming, there are several other players who offer content especially to meet the Indian viewer’s choices, especially when most of the people are staying indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Amazon, Hotstar and Netflix Alternatives Free Streaming Services

India’s top 10 Best Streaming Services in 2020

  • ErosNow
  • YouTube Originals
  • Disney+
  • Crunchyroll
  • MX Player
  • Voot
  • Zee5
  • ALTBalaji
  • Apple TV+
  • Live TV Sony

As aforementioned, we have brought in other streaming/OTT platforms that are still not much explored by the Indian viewers. So, without further making any delay, let’s explore them.

ErosNow Free Streaming Services

Started by the Bollywood production and distribution giant Eros International Media, ErosNow offers online streaming services in various local languages such as Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Gujrati, Malayalam, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Hindi, and many more. The Indian OTT platform has a large collection of both mainstream and off the beat movies in its library.

In addition, there is a wide variety of original content from the house of ErosNow as well the music streaming platform allows you to tune in Bollywood and regional songs.

ErosNow is one of the best Netflix Alternatives and video streaming sites to watch quality “desi” content. With this platform, you can explore over 12,000 digital contents which include movies, television shows, music videos, and over 250,000 music tracks.

Price: ErosNow Plus would cost you about ₹49 per month, but ErosNow Premium price is slightly higher which is Rs. 99/- per month.

Free Trial: 14 days

Popular Shows: Flip, The Investigation, Modi: Journey of a Common Man, etc.

Genres: Bollywood, Koallywood, Tellywood, Web Series

Compatible Devices: Available on all the devices running Windows, Android, Mac, iOS

Number of Devices: You can stream 2 devices per account

Touted as one the most popular streaming services worldwide, Disney+ provides access to all your favourite Disney content like Star Wars, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pixar movies, National Geographic shows, and much more. Plus, the recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox and Hulu catalogue are also updated and available under Disney+ catalogue. However, the Disney+ service is not available as standalone OTT services in India and one can only access it through a Hotstar premium account.

There is a wide range of movies and web series for all the age groups. For children, there are Disney classics like Dalmatian 101, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, etc. While the young audience can check out the action-based and other movies like Lone Ranger, Pirates of the Caribbean, Deadpool, etc.

Price: There are two annual plans available right now. You may get a Disney+ Hotstar VIP that will cost Rs. 399 per year whereas Disney+ Hotstar Premium would cost ₹1499/-

Free Trial: 30 Days

Popular Shows: High School Musical, Zenimation, Mandalorian, Moana, Zootopia, Jungle Book, That’s So Raven, Ducktales, Frozen and more

Genres: Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, Documentary, Wildlife, Sports streaming

Compatible Devices: Any of the devices Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS and Smart TVs

Number of Supported Devices: You can stream 1 device per account

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Formerly known as “YouTube Red,” YouTube Originals is another premium subscription-based streaming services that offer an ad-free YouTube experience to viewers. In addition to that, it offers access to YouTube Music and original web series.

With YouTube Originals, you can watch movies, live events as well as original series which is not available to a general audience. What is more, the mobile app lets you save content which you can watch offline.

Price: YouTube Originals has a regular plan for ₹129 per month. And, if you are a student then you can opt for their Students Plan that will cost ₹79 per month.

Free Trial: 30 Days

Popular Shows: Mindfield, Impulse, The Age of A.I., Cobra Kai, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, Wayne, etc.

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

Compatible Devices: All devices + Platform such as Windows, Android, Mac, iPhones

Number of Devices: You can stream 1 device per account

We have added Crunchyroll in our list for specific users who love watching anime content online. It is one of the most popular Netflix Alternatives for anime streaming services worldwide offering Japanese anime, manga, and dorama in India.

With over 900 anime shows, 200 doramas, this OTT platform provides access to some of the popular anime series like Tower of God, Radiant, School Days and many more. Plus, it has a license for more than 50 manga titles that are being updated regularly with new chapters.

Price: It has a Free subscription(with Ads) and the premium will cost you ₹611.29/- per month

Free Trial: 14 Days

Popular Shows: Radiant, Attack On Titans, School Days, Yuru Camp, YuruYuri, etc.

Genres: Anime, action, Japanese Drama, Manga Comics, Drama, Sci-Fi,

Compatible Devices: Almost every device running on Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac OS.

Number Of Devices: You can stream 1 device per account

MX Player is an entrant in online streaming services. Though, it has been used as a media player for several years in the past. With the free online movie streaming platform, MX Player offers a wide range of adult-themed web-shows and movies in English, Hindi, and various other regional languages.

In terms of its popularity, MX Player is definitely one of the leading video streaming services in India after Hotstar and Amazon Prime. It allows you to access the content from other platforms like Hoichoi, Shemaroo, and Hungama. Plus, you also get music streaming services for free.

Price: Free (with Ads)

Free Trial: NA

Popular Shows: The Bull of Dalal Street, Raktanchal, TVF Series, Ek Thi Begum, Halala, and FLAMES

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Thriller, etc.  

Compatible Devices: iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac

Number of Devices: Multiple

Voot Streaming Services

Voot is an Indian OTT service platform that aggregates TV shows and movies from all the Viacom 18 channels such as Colors Hindi, News18 India, CNN-News18, Colors Marathi, Colors Telugu, Colors Bangla, MTV, Vh1, MTV Beats, and many more. You can watch free online streaming of your favourite TV Shows, Movies, Kids Shows in Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada and more.

The OTT platform offers over 40,000-hour worth of content through Voot Select Originals, Voot Studio, Voot Originals, etc.

Price: Monthly Plan for ₹99 per month, Yearly Plan for ₹999/- per annum

Free Trial: 14 Days

Popular Shows: Bigg Boss, Asur, Illegal, Hustle, MTV Roadies, Naagin, Feet Up with Stars, Gangs of Wasseypur, etc.

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

Compatible Devices: iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac

Number of Devices: You can stream only on 1 device per account

Zee5 Streaming Services

Zee5 is an Indian video-on-demand service run by Essel Group under its subsidiary company Zee Media Corporation Limited. The OTT Streaming Services aggregates video content from over 45 different TV channels.

These channels such as Zee Cinemas, Zee Café, &TV, &Pictures, Aaj Tak, Big Magic, Zing share content related to news, entertainment, music, etc. In addition to that, Zee5 brings original movies and TV series under “Zee5 Originals”.

Price: Monthly for ₹99 per month, for ₹599 per 6 months, for ₹999 per annum

Free Trial: 7 Days.

Popular Shows: Popular reality shows like Dance India Dance, Ghoomketu, Kaafir, Rangbaaz, Poison and Fixerr are name to a few.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Drama, PG-13, etc. 

Compatible Devices: Could be accessed through iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac enabled devices

Number of Devices: You can stream on 5 devices per account

Started in 2017, ALTBalaji operates under Balaji Telefilms. The OTT platform has highly mature content related to history, politics, relationships, and much more. This Netflix Alternative platform brings original, premium, and tailor-made content especially for Indians across the globe. As said, the content is directed, produced, and acted by some of the biggest names in the industry.

It has a customizable interface wherein 32 languages supported. You can stream contents like Shows, Movies, Comedy and Music Videos in different Indian languages.

Price: You can opt for a 3 months premium subscription for ₹100 whereas there is also a 12 months subscription for ₹300.

Free Trial: 7 Days

Popular Shows: Gandii Baat, Apaharan, Bose: Dead/Alive, Class of 2020 and The Test Case

Genres: Drama, Thriller, History, Action, Mature, etc.

Compatible Devices: iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac

Number of Devices: You can stream 5 devices per account

Started in late 2019, Apple TV+ is an OTT video streaming service provided by the tech giant Apple Inc. It offers well-produced online streaming content such as award-winning series, compelling dramas, groundbreaking documentaries, kids’ entertainment, comedies, and more at an extremely affordable price.

You do not require to own an Apple device to access the content in Apple TV+. And, It can be accessed through any device. However, you should note that it has a monthly content update schedule, hence, the catalog is updated every month.

Price: It has a premium subscription that cost ₹99/- per month

Free Trial: 7 Days

Popular Shows: Home Before Dark, Snoopy in Space Shorts, Defending Jacob, Oprah’s Book Club, Beastie Boys Story, etc

Genres: Thriller, Suspense, Documentary, Animation, Documentary etc. 

Compatible Devices: iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac

Number of Devices: You can stream on 3 devices per account

The OTT platform provides live telecasting of all the channels affiliated to Sony Pictures through the internet. At present, there are more than 30 different channels that have a diverse range of categories such as reality shows, movies, sitcoms, sports, and Anime content. Other than Hindi and English, it has contents from Russian channels for niche watchers.

With the most premium streaming catalogs, Sony TV live streaming has some of the popular shows like Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma, Bahubali and others. You can also watch Marvel Anime Series on Live TV Sony.

Price: It has a Monthly premium pack at ₹99, for six-month premium at ₹299/ and for 12-month premium at ₹499.

Free Trial: NA

Popular Shows: Seinfeld, The Handmaid’s Tale, Bahubali, Marvel Anime Series, Tintin’s Adventures, Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma

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

Compatible Devices: iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac

Number of Devices: You can stream on 5 devices per account

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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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