OTT full form; top 10 OTT platforms in India
OTT full form; top 10 OTT platforms in India.

OTT full form is simply ‘Over The Top.’ The full form of OTT has been a daily question that many people seek to know answers to.

People often do not frequently see the OTT long form. This is because writers find it convenient to use the OTT abbreviation, hence the neglect for the use of the OTT long form.

What is an OTT platform?

OTT platform means or refers to television and film content that is broadcasted using a high-speed internet connection instead of the usual cable connection or satellite services.

OTT platforms do not provide free television or movie content. They charge customers a certain amount of money to watch their content for a certain duration.

Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, iTunes, and HBO are a few OTT platform service providers.

How to watch OTT platform content?

To watch content hosted on OTT platforms, they need a web-enabled TV or a laptop with a good internet connection.

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However, without a smart TV or laptop with a good internet connection, one can still watch content on OTT platforms by using OTT viewing devices such as Amazon Fire TV stick.

When Netflix started showing original content instead of showing old movies and TV shows as it was doing initially, the viewership of OTT platform contents saw a sharp increment.

Top 10 OTT platforms in India:

Disney + Hotstar: It is an Indian over-the-top streaming service. Novi Digital Entertainment is the owner of Disney+Hotstar, a subsidiary of Disney’s Star India.

Voot: It is also an Indian OTT service, and it is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service. The company introduced voot in March 2016, and it is available for iOS and Android users and desktop users.

ZEE5: It is a video-on-demand OTT service. Essel Group is the owner of ZEE5 and was introduced on 14 February 2018 in India in 12 different Indian languages.

Sony LIV: It is also an Indian video-on-demand service. Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. is the company that owns Sony LIV. Its library comprises the content of the Sony Entertainment Network channels in India like Sony TV, Sony Max, etc.

Amazon Prime Video: In 2016, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime Video in India. Besides English, its content is available in six Indian languages.

Netflix: It is another popular streaming service in India that offers three subscription plans: Basic, Standard HD, and Premium Ultra HD.

MX Player: It is an Indian video-on-demand service owned by MX Media & Entertainment. It is available on iOS, Android, and the web. In 2019, Times Internet reintroduced as an OTT platform with original content.

ALT Balaji: It is a video on demand platform owned by Balaji Telefilms Ltd. It is a subscription-based OTT platform available across 32 different interfaces.

Eros Now: Eros Now was introduced in 2012 in India. It is a subscription-based OTT platform owned by Eros Digital. Eros now shows various hit films and web series.

Arre: It is a Mumbai-based Indian OTT media service that produces and offers videos, web series, audio series, and documentaries online. In April, 2016, UDigital Content introduced Arre.


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