There has been a growing trend of streaming videos on OTT Platforms in Assam. Did you know that in Assam recently, on average every individual streams video for 4 hrs/week on OTT Platform? In this context, we are going to discuss the Best OTT Platforms in Assam for 2022.
Before listing the Best OTT Platforms in Assam 2022, let us discuss OTT full form and OTT meaning. Further, we will see we why OTT Platform is becoming popular in Assam. Then we compare watching movies in the traditional way and online. Furthermore, we will list the Top 10 Best OTT Platforms in Assam for 2022.
What is OTT Platform?
OTT full form
Over-The-Top (OTT). The OTT term is given to the device or services that go over a cable TV Box or Set Top Box to give the user access to TV Channels and Contents.
OTT stands for over-the-top, in which a user can access, the content on TV through Internet connection rather than traditional cable providers. In short, OTT is streaming video (watching videos over the internet) over the internet. The video may be in the form of TV Channels or movies or live video streaming or educational videos or YouTube videos etc.
Why are OTT Platforms becoming popular?
In my opinion, the ultimate answer to this question is
- Cost – Secondly, the cost is much less compared to watching movies in multiplex and even it is free.
- Accessibility – Firstly, it is accessible to a wide variety of devices,
- Wide range of content – Thirdly, it has a wide variety and range of content.
- Lastly, the availability of audio and subtitles in English and Regional Language.
OTT Platforms are available on any digital device available to you. Point out devices like Mobile Phone, Laptop, Desktop, Smart TV, Chrome Cast, etc. It is accessible anytime and anywhere, you just have to subscribe to the platform and download the OTT App.
Watching Movies in Multiplex vs OTT Platforms.
I will provide you with a comparison table of Watching Movies in Multiplex in Guwahati vs OTT and Streaming Platform. By comparison, the data will speak.
|Factors||Watching Movies in Multiplex||Watching Movies in OTT Platforms|
|Cost||Avg. ₹300-₹500 (Ticket+Transporation +Snacks) for 1 movie||Free to ₹ 799/month for lakhs of movies. You only have to pay for a fast data pack.|
|Content||Only 1 movie.||Thousands of movies, TV Shows, videos, music albums.|
|Time||Finish the whole movie in one sitting at one place.||Pause, Play and Repeat the movie anytime and anywhere. Even if you don’t like the movie, skip to the next movie.|
Content available on OTT Platforms.
Unquestionably, you will get thousands of content in OTT Platforms like
- Movies – Assamese Movies, Hollywood, Bollywood, Regional Movies with Subtitles.
- TV Channels – Assamese News Channels, Assamese Drama Channels, etc
- TV Shows
- Live Sporting Events.
- Live Streaming Videos
- YouTube Videos
- OTT Platform Original Content.
Now let us come to our topic of discussion and I reveal below the Best OTT Platforms of Assam in 2022.
Our Picks for the Best OTT Platforms in Assam for 2022
Best OTT Platform in Assam (2022)
1. Netflix – Best OTT Platform for watching Assamese Movies online
Netflix is one of the best OTT Platforms in Assam to watch Assamese Movies online. Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 183 million paid memberships in over 190 countries.
You can enjoy TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
|Users in Assam: 1.14 lakhs||Launched: January 2016|
|Owner: Public (Reed Hastings)||URL: www.netflix.com|
|Hours of Content: 36,000 hours||Platforms: Android, iOS, Web, Smart TV|
|Content Language: 10 languages||Assamese Content: Yes|
Netflix Subscription Cost India (same for Assam)
|Plans (all monthly)||Trial||Mobile Only||Basic||Standard||Premium|
|Price per month||₹ 5 (once) |
|₹ 199||₹ 499||₹ 649||₹ 799|
|No Screens at a time||Based on Plan||1 screen||1 screen||2 screens||4 screens|
|Nos of devices||Based on Plan||Only on Mobile||all devices||all devices||all devices|
|Resolution Allowed||Based on Plan||SD||SD & HD||SD & HD||SD & HD|
Content Available on Netflix
- Hindi Web Series (Netflix Originals)
- English TV Shows and Web Series
- English Movies
- Top Best Assamese Films
- Hindi Movies
Special Features for Netflix
- Firstly, Netflix is known for its own production of original content.
- Secondly, it has the highest number of Assamese Movies as compared to other OTT Platforms
- Thirdly, you can download shows and movies to watch offline.
- Fourthly, it has Parental Control settings.
- Lastly, it supports almost all the devices on the planet: smart TVs, PlayStation, Xbox,
Top Best Series and Movies in Netflix OTT Platforms
- Village Rockstar (Assamese Movie)
- Maj Rati Ketiki ( Assamese Movie )
- Bulbul Can Singh ( Assamese Movie )
- Sacred Games (Hindi Series)
- Stranger Things (English Series with Hindi Audio)
- Jamtara (Hindi Series)
- Delhi Crime (Hindi Series)
- Leila (Hindi Series)
Hotstar OTT Platform has penetrated nearly 25% of smartphones in Assam. It is one of the most popular and best OTT Platforms in Assam with over 33 lakh subscribers.
Basically, it was owned by Star India Private Limited. But as of now is it acquired by Disney. So, Hotstar is rebranded as Diseny+ Hostar. It has quality content and in addition to Disney+ content, it has made the best OTT platform in Assam.
Hotstar’s video streaming technology for Hotstar has evolved highly. This especially ensures the best possible video quality is played back automatically based on the available bandwidth. Therefore, making it a great video experience on both mobile networks as well as Wi-Fi internet connections for the people of Assam.
|Users in Assam: 33.42 lakhs||Launched: February 2015|
|Owner: Star India Pvt. Ltd.||URL: www.hotstar.com|
|Hours of Content: 1 Lakh Hour||Platforms: Android, iOS, Smart TV, Web|
|Content Language: 8 Languages||Assamese Content: No|
Subscription Price for Hostar in India (same for Assam)
- Free (with Ads) – Most of the content is free.
- Premium Subscription
- 1. Monthly – ₹ 299/month (Non-refundable)
- 2. Yearly – ₹ 1499/year ( Non-refundable )
Content available on Hotstar
- TV Channels (Star Network)
- Movies (including 7 regional languages)
- Sports (famous for streaming live IPL)
- Live News Channel
- Diseney+ Contents (Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic)
Special Feature of Hotstar
- Firstly, it has Seamless Video Playback
- Secondly, its Smart Search and Recommendation Feature.
- Thirdly, it has a friendly User Interface
- Fourthly, it has a hot content catalog and Originals.
- Lastly, we can access it from many devices.
Top Best Series and Movies in Hotstar OTT Platform
- Live Cricket Match (especially IPL)
- Roar of the Lion (Hindi Web Series)
- Chernobyl (HBO Series)
- Hostage (Hindi Web Series)
- Special Ops (Hindi Web Series)
- Criminal Justice (Hindi Web Series)
Amazon Prime Video comes as part of the Amazon Prime subscription program in Assam as well as in other states of India. This also includes shopping benefits such as free shipping for many orders and early access to deals, as well as Amazon Prime Music streaming, Prime Reading books and Gaming.
Most importantly, all the entire catalogs of content are available for all users of Amazon Prime. Above all, there are no other tiers of subscription. On the positive side, it will roll out a cluster of regional originals to attract a diverse set of Indian audiences, including Assamese content. In fact, it is one of the best OTT Platforms in Assam for diverse and quality regional content.
|Users in Assam: 1.68 lakhs||Launched: December 2016.|
|Owner: Amazon||URL: www.primevideo.com|
|Hours of Content:50,000 hours||Platforms: Android, iOS, Smart TV, Web|
|Content Language:10 language||Assamese Content: Coming Soon|
Subscription Price of Amazon Prime Video in India (same for Assam)
(Additionally, it includes Amazon Prime Delivery, Prime Music, Prime Gaming, Prime Reading)
- Free Trial (30 days)
- Monthly – ₹ 129/month
- Student Plan – ₹ 499/month
- Normal Plan – ₹ 999/month
- TV Shows (Hindi and English).
- Movies (English, Hindi Dubbed, 9 regional languages).
- Kids Content.
- Old Classic Movies.
- Firstly, it hosts the World Premiere of a new movie.
- Secondly, it has its own production content Amazon Originals Shows and Movies
- Third, the Amazon Prime subscription includes other services like Prime Fast Delivery, Prime Music, Prime Gaming, and Prime Reading.
- Fourth, Regional and Dubbed Movie with subtitles.
- Lastly, 6 different user profiles created within a single Amazon Prime Account.
Top Best Series and Movies in Amazon Prime Video
- Mirzapur (Hindi Series)
- Paatal Lok (Hindi Series)
- The Family Man (Hindi Series)
- Panchyat (Hindi Series)
- Parasite – Best Picture, Oscar 2019 (Hindi Audio)
- Jack Rayan (English Series with Subtitle)
- Gully Boy (Hindi Movie)
- Goodachari (Telegu Move with English & Hindi Subtitle)
ZEE5 is an OTT Platforms Providers in Assam as well as in other states of India. It is run by Essel Group via its subsidiary Zee Entertainment Enterprises.
OTT Platforms has one of the highest user bases with 5.6 crore subscribers because it provides 12 languages. In addition to English and Hindi content, it has Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati & Punjabi regional content. Moreover, it provides 90+ Live TV Channel, children’s programs and also its own production shows (Zee5 Originals).
The OTT Platforms of Zee5 have a comfortable and friendly user-friendly software along with highly evolved video streaming technology at an amazing speed and crystal clear sounds. It also provides content to other OTT Platforms in India.
|Users in Assam: 6.12 lakhs||Launched: February 2018|
|Owner: Essel Group||URL: www.zee5.com|
|Hours of Content: 1.25 lakh hours||Platforms: Android, iOS, Web, Smart TV|
|Content Language: 12 languages||Assamese Content: Yes|
Subscription Price of Zee5 in India (same for Assam)
- Free (Most contents are free)
- Monthly – ₹ 99/month
- Half-Yearly – ₹ 599/half-yearly
- Annually- ₹ 999/year
Content availabe in Zee5
- Live TV Channel (90+)
- Zee Originals Shows and Movies.
- Children’s Programme
- Short Series and Acclaimed Plays
- Music Videos
- News Stories
- Firstly, it has evolved video streaming technology.
- Secondly, it has a Language Navigation.
- Thirdly, it has Seamless Video playback.
- Fourthly, it gives Smart Content Search & Recommendation
- Lastly, it has a Catch Up TV.
Top Best Series and Movies in Zee5
- Rangbaaz (Hindi Series)
- Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone (Hindi Web Series)
- Chintu Ka Birthday (Hindi Movie)
- The Final Call (Hindi Series)
- URI (Hindi Movie)
5. ALT Balaji
ALT Balaji is an OTT Platforms and also OTT Service provider in Assam that offers fresh, original and exclusive content. It has many premium, high quality shows featuring popular celebrities, acclaimed writers, and award-winning directors.
Along with different regional language content, it has content from genres ranging from thrillers, mystery and crime to drama, comedy and romance. ALTBalaji has shows for everyone, from college going youngsters to professionals with families.
|Users in Assam: 1.14 lakhs||Launched: April 2017|
|Owner: Balaji Telefilms Limited||URL: www.altbalaji.com|
|Hours of Content:10,000 hours||Platform: Android, iOS, Web, Smart TV|
|Content Language: 3 languages||Assamese Content: No|
Subscription Price of ALT Balaji in India (same for Assam)
- Quarterly (3 Months)- ₹ 100/quarterly.
- Annually – ₹ 300/yearly.
Content Available in ALT Balaji
- Web Series and TV Shows
- Music Videos
- Kids Orginal Shows
Special Feature of ALT Balaji
- Firstly, you can access the contents of ALT Balaji across 32 different devices.
- Secondly, it has strong content library with 60 originals.
- Lastly, it offers fresh, original and desi content stories and shows for all categories of audience.
Top Best Series and Movies in ALTBalaji
- Bose: Dead or Alive (Hindi Series)
- Code M (Hindi Series)
- XXX: Uncensored (Hindi Series)
- Gandhi Baat (Hindi Series)
- Lootera (Hindi Movie)
- Ragini MMS (Hindi Movie)
6. Jio Cinema
Jio Cinema is one of the largest OTT Platforms in Assam because of its subscriber. By default, all the users of Jio Sim and Jio Phone are the subscriber. But people in Assam rarely use JioCinema as compared to other OTT Platform in Assam.
Jio Cinema has Movies, TV Shows, music videos, Jio Shorts, Documentaries and Trailers ranging from Hollywood to almost all regional languages. You can watch movies and TV Shows across any of your devices from where you last paused on any other device along with the watch list feature.
With the Download’ feature in Jio Cinema you can watch movies offline, while travelling. JioCinema’s OTT app.
|Users in Assam: 0.78 lakhs||Launched: Decemeber 2015|
|Owner: Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.||URL: www.jiocinema.com|
|Hours of Content: 1 lakhs hours||Platform: Android, iOS, Web, Smart TV, Jio Phone|
|Content Language: 15 language||Assamese Content: Yes|
Subscription Price of Jio Cineam
100% Free if you have Jio Sim or Jio Phone.
- Live Sports
- TV Channels (575 + Channels)
- Music Videos
- Firstly, it has instant access to 600+ channels in 15+ languages.
- Secondly, TV Channels have 7 days catchup-service.
- Thirdly, most of the content has multiple Audio and Subtitles.
- Lastly, it supports Voice Search.
Top Best Series and Movies in Jio Platform.
- Korean Shows in Hindi
- Marvel Movies (Captain America, Avengers, Thor, etc)
- Andadhun (Hindi Movie)
- Old Movies (Ram Shyam, Romeo & Juliet)
- Best of 90’S Bollywood (Hero No.1, Saajan, Rangella, etc)
- South Superhits (96, Ratsasan, Tagaru, etc)
7. MX Player
MX Player has become one of the best and popular OTT Platforms in Assam as well rest of India.MX Player is a mobile video player app and also an OTT App created by J2 Interactive which is a South Korean Company.
MX Player OTT Platforms’ video player was launched in 2011 and later in 2019, it was bought by Times Internet, the digital media division of Times Group. Eventually, MX Player was launched as an OTT App in India in addition to Media Player.
This OTT Platforms provides thousands of hours of premium, exclusive and original content from leading Producer and from the best OTT Platform Provider like Zee5, Erosnow, Hoichoi, SunNXT, etc. It has also produced its own shows in the name of MX Original.
|Users in Assam: 3.54 lakhs||Launched: February 2019|
|Owner: Times Internet||URL: www.mxplayer.in|
|Hours of Content: 1,50,000 hours||Platform: Android, iOS, Web, Smart TV|
|Content Language: 12 languages||Assamese Content: Yes|
Subscription Price of MX Player in India (same for Assam)
All the contents of MX Player are 100% free, only you have to install MX Player on your mobile.
Content Available in MX Player OTT Platform
- Web Shows (MX Originals, Hindi and Regional)
- Korean Drama Shows (Hindi Dubbed)
- Movies (Hindi, English – Hindi Dubbed, Korean-Hindi Dubbed and Regional Movies)
- 94 nos Live TV Channels
- News Stories
- Music Video
- Sports Video
Special Feature of MX Player
- Firstly, all the contents are absolutely free.
- Secondly, it has Korean Drama Shows dubbed in Hindi.
- Thirdly, it is an OTT App as well as Media Player App that any video format in the world.
- Lastly, the User Interface is great.
Top Best Series and Movies in MX Player OTT Platform
- Raktanchal (Hindi Web Series)
- Permamnent Roomates (Hindi Web Series)
- Ek Thi Begum (MX OriginalsHindi Series)
- Mastram (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu Series)
- Korean Movies and Shows – Hindi Dubbed.
8. Eros Now
Eros Now is one of Assam’s best OTT Platforms with 24 lakhs of active subscribers across Assam. It has the biggest catalog of movies & music in several languages including Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati and Bengali.
You can watch Bollywood and regional Indian movies, TV shows, Eros Now Originals, Music and Music Videos anytime, anywhere that too in HD. It also provides access to news and content from Indian Movie Stars. It is also one of India’s OTT platform providers where it provides contents to different OTT App.
|Users in Assam: 0.24 lakh||Launched: 2012|
|Owner: Eros International||URL: www.erosnow.com|
|Hours of Content: 25,000 hours.||Platforms: Android, iOS, Web, Smart TV|
|Content Language:10 languages.||Assamese Content: Yes|
Subscription Price of MX Player in India (same for Assam)
- Free – Some of the content is free.
- Monthly – ₹ 49/month
- Quarterly – ₹ 79 /month
- Annually – ₹ 399 /month
Content Available in Erosnow
- Movies (English, Hindi, Regional Movies)
- 3 Nos of Live TV
- Music and Music Videos
- Erosnow Original Shows
- Erosnow Qickie – Short Format Video.
Special Feature of Erosnow
- Firstly, it has over 12,000 digital titles.
- Secondly, it has 2.5 lakhs Music Tracks.
- Thirdly, it has international shows aired on Hum TV and ARY TV.
- Lastly, it has a Live TV Channel – Fashion TV.
Top Best Series and Movies in Erosnow OTT Platform
- Metro Park (Hindi Web Series)
- Smoke (Hindi Web Series)
- Flip (Hindi Web Series)
- Enaaye (Hindi Web Series)
- Modi:Journey of a Common Man (Hindi Web Series)
- The Investigation (Hindi Web Series)
Voot is one of the oldest and most popular OTT Platforms in Assam from Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. that provides the content to all types of users. With 11 lakhs plus active subscribers and over 60,000 hours of Indian content, it is going to be the largest OTT Platform in Assam for the year 2022.
This OTT Platforms provide content in multiple regional languages such as Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali and Gujrati. Also, there is much original content, blockbuster movies and a range of content for kids along with well-known TV channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, and Colors.
|Users in Assam: 11.6 lakhs||Launched: March 2016|
|Owner: Viacom 18||URL: www.voot.com|
|Hours of Content:60,000 hours||Platforms: Android, iOS, Web, Smart TV, JioPhone|
|Content Language: 7 language||Assamese Content: Yes|
Subscription Price of Voot MX Player in India (same for Assam)
- Free with Ads
- Monthly – ₹ 99/month (1 Screen)
- Annualy- ₹ 499 (1 Screen)
Content Available on Voot
- TV and Web Shows
- Live TV Channels of Viacom 19 (MTV, Colors, Nickelodon, etc)
- News Channel (News 18 Network)
- Music Videos
- Children’s Toons
Special Feature of Voot
- Firstly, it supports Chromecast
- Secondly, it has Channel-wise Discovery
- Thirdly, it has filters like Language and Genre Sorting
- Lastly, Voot Originals are popular and have good shows.
Top Best Series and Movies on Voot OTT Platforms.
- Asur (Hindi Web Series)
- Illegal (Hindi Web Series)
- Marzi (Hindi Web Series)
- Time Out (Hindi Web Series)
- Dexter (English Series)
- Master Chef USA (English Food Series)
10. Sony LIV
Sony LIV is the oldest OTT Platform in Assam owned by Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited. It was launched in 2013 and with a user base of nearly 7 crores, it is one of the best OTT Platforms in Assam as well as the rest of India.
This OTT Platforms is famous for live streaming of cricket, FIFA World Cup and other sporting events. It also provides rich array of Movies, TV Shows, Muisc, Kids Programme and Fitness videos. Sony LIV is known to be the first-ever original show exclusively for the online platform-LoveBytes.
|Users in Assam: 0.3 lakh||Launched: January 2013|
|Owner: Sony Pictures Networks India||URL: www.sonyliv.com|
|Hours of Content: 50,000 hours||Platforms: Android, iOS, Web, Smart TV|
|Content Language:||Assamese Content: No|
Subscription Price of Sony LIV in India (same for Assam)
- Monthly – ₹ 99/month
- Half-Yearly – ₹299/half-yearly
- Annualy- ₹ 499/annualy
Content Available on Sony LIV
- Live TV Channels (Sony Network Channels)
- Movies (Bollywood and Hollywood)
- TV Shows
- Sony LIV Original Shows
- Kids (including Nursery Rhymes)
- LIVE Sports
- LIVFIT – Fitness videos
Special Feature of Sony LIV
- Firstly, it has 700+ Bollywood and Hollywood Movies.
- Secondly, it has 40,000+ hours of TV Shows and Web Series
- Thirdly, it has Fitness Video, Zumba, Yoga, etc like the best fitness apps.
- Lastly, we can download videos and watch them offline.
Top Best Series and Movies on Sony LIV OTT Platform
- Australian Open 2020
- Tripling (Hindi Web Series)
- The Kapil Sharma Show (Hindi TV Show)
- Indian Idol (Hindi TV Show)
- Crime Patrol (Hindi TV Show)
- Your Honour (Hindi Web Series)
Other Mentionable Best OTT Platform in Assam for 2022
If you are a Hollywood series fan and movie buff, go for Netflix but it’s going to burn a hole in your pocket. If you would like to watch award-winning Assamese Movies and also in HD quality, then Netflix is the best OTT Platform.
If you are a fan of Hindi Web Series, go for Hotstar, Zee5 and Voot. Amazon Prime Video provides around entertainment ranging from English Series and Movies to Regional Content, especially South Indian. Moreover, if you are a fan of Korean Drama Series, go for MX Player and JioCinema.
For Live TV Channels, Hotstar is best followed by Sony LIV and Zee5. To watch live sporting events you can watch it on JioTV, Hotstar and Sony LIV. Finally, the decision is up to you to choose the best OTT Platform in Assam for 2022.