Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Zee5, Voot, AltBalaji, YouTube Premium, and SonyLIV: Which streaming service is good for you? #Lockdown

After the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi declared that the entire going will be under a vigilant lockdown for 21 days due to the Covid-19 aka Coronavirus, lives of people across the country were disrupted as they had to stay at home for nearly a month.

Since the first day of the lockdown, there has been a surge in internet consumption as people are spending their time playing games, making video calls, and watching films. In addition to this, people are becoming dependent on several OTT platforms to kill their time.

Moreover, the streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, and some other platforms have reportedly reduced the video clarity to ensure a seamless streaming experience during the national lockdown period. People are well-aware of the OTT platforms for streaming and killing time; however, there are also people who are unaware of these platforms. For their better understanding, this write-up will guide them to choose the best online streaming platforms during the lockdown to keep themselves engaged. Take a look at the best OTT platforms available today:

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Zee5, Voot, AltBalaji, YouTube Premium, and SonyLIV: Which streaming service is good for you? #Lockdown


By the looks of it, Netflix is an expensive streaming platform that is available in the country. The most reasonable plan for Netflix is priced at ₹199. Nevertheless, in this plan users can watch content on either tablet or smartphones in Standard Definition. The remaining plans are around ₹499, ₹699, and ₹799 Per Month which offers better clarity and more access to users.

Amazon Prime

The streaming service Amazon Prime provides the consumers with an exclusive deal where they get more than what they receive from other streaming services. With Amazon Prime, users also gain access to free delivery of goods and services from Amazon, E-Commerce platform and music streaming. The monthly subscription of Amazon is priced at ₹129 and the yearly subscription is priced at ₹999.


By the looks of it, Hotstar is quite popular in India. Like Amazon, Hotstar offers the viewers with two distinctive subscription plans such as Hotstar Premium & Hotstar VIP. The only difference between the Premium and the VIP plan is that in the VIP plan users can also Live Stream sporting events. The monthly pack is priced at ₹299 per month and the yearly plan is priced at ₹999 per annum.

YouTube Premium

YouTube has its own shows and most of them are international web series. The regional content is exceedingly low. Plans of YouTube Premium are priced at ₹129, ₹399, ₹189.

The other streaming services that people can opt to stream content to kill boredom

Zee5: Yearly Plan – ₹999 and Monthly Plan is ₹198.

SonyLIV: Weekly Plan – ₹29, Monthly Plan – ₹99, Half-Yearly Plan – ₹299, and Yearly Plan – ₹499.

Alt Balaji: Quarterly Plan – ₹100 and Yearly Plan – ₹300.

MX Player: Free of cost streaming with ADs.

Voot: Monthly Plan – ₹99 and Yearly Plan – ₹999

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