OTT Platforms is an audio and video streaming and hosting service offered directly to the viewers via the internet. Some of the major OTT Platforms in the USA are Netflix, Sling TV, YuppTV, Ditto TV, Hulu, Disney Plus, and so on. These media services can be easily accessed through mobile phones, laptops, Smart TV and other audio-visual devices with an internet connection. Anyone with a paid subscription has access to unlimited video and entertainment.
While there are many services at play in the entire United States, some among them are in direct competition with satellite services. These platforms offer television channels through live streaming in addition to hosting movies and tv shows for users to watch at their convenience. The services themselves are great and provide great value for money in general, when it comes to an Indian looking for Indian content, only three stand out- Sling TV, YuppTV, Hulu TV, and Ditto TV.
It is going to take a mammoth amount of research for a layman in order to select one from these three services since all of them are unique and provide value for money. But there are some features available in them that make them perfect for the Indian audience. Check them out.
Sling TV is an American streaming television service owned by Dish Network. Sling TV has two main plans Sling Orange and Sling Blue with a price of $30 each. Sling TV Blue is mainly for Fox and NBC whereas, Sling Orange is for ESPN and Disney Package. It lets you stream a selection of TV channels over the internet. Though Indian network channels like Zee and Sun are available on Sling, it has fewer channels and costs a little more money every month compared to other OTT platforms. Sling TV charges $5 and $10 monthly for packages like Sports extra, Comedy extra, Hollywood extra, etc., and is available to only users of the United States.
YuppTV is one of the world’s largest internet-based TV and On-demand service provider for South Asian content, offering more than 250+ TV channels, Movies, and TV Shows in 12 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, etc. It also offers YuppFlix, a movie on-demand streaming service in which movies, shows, and web originals will be available in an episodic format. YuppTV is purely an Indian service aimed at catering to the Indian audience living abroad. Comparatively, the service hosts more Indian tv channels than any other service and offers monthly and yearly packages at reasonable prices.
Ditto TV was launched in 2012 is available across the globe in United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and others. This service was integrated with ZEE5 recently. Ditto TV also hosts Indian television channels along with movies, shows, and originals, and costs higher when compared to other OTT Platforms.
Hulu is an American subscription video-on-demand service that was owned by Walt Disney Company and NBC Universal. It streams classic shows, movies as well as Live TV. It also offers many cable TV shows. Animation shows like Adventure Time, Archer, etc., and Drama shows like The Orville, The X-Flies, etc. Comedy shows and Full seasons of past FX shows are also available. Hulu offers a Basic package which starts at $5.99 per month, Basic and Live TV costs $64.99 per month. It also offers a premium and Live package at $70.99 per month which is completely ad-free from streaming content but not TV channels.
Check out the websites of the services to make an informed d