Yearender 2016: Popular Video Streaming Services

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 29, 2016, 3:26 pm IST
Updated Jun 16, 2017, 9:41 pm IST
The latest entrant in the online streaming video service arena has brought out an offer that consumers just cannot refuse.
 The latest entrant in the online streaming video service arena has brought out an offer that consumers just cannot refuse.
The latest entrant in the online streaming video service arena has brought out an offer that consumers just cannot refuse.
Created for providing a better mobile experience, Hotstar followed the television format and provided Star India's content alongside Live television as well. There is also a provision for watching sports content live.
Mavshack makes it to this list for being the only streaming service which is most expensive after Netflix. Reviews for this have not been positive because of waiting times that the user goes through when playing a movie on mobile or desktop.
One of the top streaming services across the globe, Netflix gained major attention with its stutter free streaming and seamless resolution quality.
One of the oldest streaming services, it is widely considered underrated but is way too much dependent into internet speed.
Wynk Movies is a result of a tie-up between Eros Now, Hooq, and Sony LIV resulted in Wynk Movies. However, Airtel has made it available only on mobile. Video streaming is stutter free with good launch times.
One of the oldest, Bigflix has been in the video-on-demand business longer than any other service. This consumes the least system resources on the desktop app, while the mobile app needs more work.
The interface is more cleaner and finding content is easier.Subscription is at Rs 199, but seems unjustified when compared with other video services content-wise.
Eros Now offers a free service which makes it the most value for money addition to this list. One of the cheapest for someone who loves Bollywood and is a TV connoisseur.
One of the latest entrants, Amazon Prime is aiming to topple the top contender Netflix with its wide range of videos at a cheap price.