These days, online streaming is becoming popular day by day. It has attracted audience so much that many of us are losing interest in going to movie halls, theatres and watching content via DTH. Online streaming has become a really tough competition in the entertainment industry.
Most of us will tend to find much better content and varieties over the internet as compared to the content we find via DTH services and theatres.
Most of us want to just relax at home and stream the content at their own pace, but there is something will stop some of us to do so. It is the ‘budget’ i.e the money which is to be expensed for streaming. For example, Netflix and Prime Video which require funds.
To solve this, here is the list of more than 10 websites/apps that allow the viewers to watch and enjoy online content for free! Yes, absolutely free! (We have not included free trials and other promotions)
Here are the top websites:
JioCinema is a website (app also available) which is owned and regulated by the Indian
telecommunication company, Jio. It offers variety of movies, shows and live DTH channels for free. Though, it might not be completely free as it requires a Jio phone number for registration or a smartTV.
2. MX Player
MX Player is an amazing website created by J2 Interactive. This website came in market in 2011 but got immense popularity from 2017-2018. There are movies, exclusive web series, shows etc. content available in more than 11 languages. This website is absolutely free which doesn’t even require sign up or any form of registration.
3. Disney+ Hotstar
Disney+ Hotstar is an Indian digital entertainment website owned by Disney India. This website has paid memberships but still, there is many content which can be watched for absolutely free!
YouTube is the biggest platform for online streaming. It is owned by the American company, Google Inc. which is absolutely free unless one wants to go for YouTube Premium. There are tons of movies, shows, web series, short films and so on available. There are many channels like Shemaroo, The Timeliners, TVF, Dice Media, Venus etc. which provide premium content.
SonyLIV is a digital entertainment platform owned by Sony India. It is a really good place to find short films, movies and DTH channel shows online for free. This is absolutely free unless one wants to go for SonyLIV Premium.
Zee5 is a website and an app owned by the Indian comapny, Zee Entertainment. It has number of movies, shows and other videos available for free without paying for the premium membership.
Our top picks: ‘Paltan’, ‘FryDay’, ‘Phobia’ and ‘The Miracle! – Baarish’
7. Airtel Xstream*
Airtel Xstream is a digital entertainment service available for free for all Airtel customers. It comes with variety of movies, live DTH channels, shows and so on. You need to have an Airtel service to avail this.
8. Voot (free version)
Voot is a digital entertainment platform owned by Viacom 18. It has a subscription of ₹499, but, there is some content with is available for absolutely free.
Our top picks: ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Queen’, ‘Airlift’ and ‘Kahaani’
9. Spuul (free version)
Spuul is a website/app which overs vairety of movies, music videos, episodes and so on in major Indian languages. This website also has subscription option, but there is content here too which can be watched without paying even a Rupee.
10. TVF Play
TVF is a production company founded in 2015 which came up with their official website, TVF Play offering variety of short films, web series and other content in Hindi and English languages. This is free to air.
DailyMotion is a French video-sharing platform which comes with plenty of videos. There are movies, shows and short films often found.
12. Vodafone Play*
Vodafone Play is a digital entertainment service available for free for all Vodafone customers. It comes with variety of movies, live DTH channels, shows and so on. You need to have a Vodafone service to avail this.
Hoichoi is a digital entertainment service providing web series, short films, movies and shows online. All of the content on this website is in Bengali language. There is a paid subscription available at this website, but there is also a webpage here providing free content.
YuppTV is an Indian OTT provider in South Asia. It does come with paid subscriptions but many things we can watch for free.
*Not completely free