We’re soon going to hit 5G on cellular data and have already been boasting of lightning speed on broadband. With such developments in the internet usage, streaming video content has become easier than ever, which means VOD (video on demand) services has now gotten tremendous potential in India.

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In addition to speed, people have begun consuming most of their content from their phone instead of traditional mediums like the newspaper or TV. Thus, it is only natural that soon we’re going to rely on our smartphones for every kind of entertainment, including TV shows and movies.

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This has already given rise to numerous video streaming services. These providers make it possible for you to watch TV shows and movies on your smartphone on the go. At just a nominal rate per month, you can legally watch all the shows it has to offer at any time. This means, you no longer have to run home to catch that football match, stream it on your smartphone wherever you are!

Here are some of the most popular apps to stream your content.

1
Netflix

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This super popular American TV and movie streaming service came to India earlier in 2016 and has since then set some major goals to its Indian counterparts. It has an easy to use interface and offers some pretty popular shows like Orange is the new black, Arrow, Dexter, Suits and more. However, since it’s new here India, it doesn’t have a vast library yet, but that will change in time. If you like international entertainment shows, then it’s about time you Netflix (and chill, maybe).

2
Hotstar

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Hotstar belongs to the Star Group. It a great app to catch sports shows but has many TV shows and movies too. What’s awesome is that it’s free to stream. In addition to popular Hindi shows and films, it has a wide range of regional content too. Hotstar also offers a premium subscription for popular English shows like Game of Thrones which air in sync with the American release. The premium service has many other benefits that make it a good deal to spend on.

3
Voot

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Voot is a video streaming service launched by Viacom 18 and is much like Hotstar in terms of Indian content. Its library includes several TV shows running on TV channels right now, including Bigg Boss 10 and some recent films too. They also have English show and some original TV series which can be a good incentive to download it.

4
Spuul

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This was one of the earliest streaming service to be launched in India. It has no English content but has a wide variety of Hindi, Punjabi, Malyalam and other regional language films that you can stream on your smartphone. You can currently watch many films for free but for access to the whole catalogue you need to subscribe.

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5
Jio TV

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One of the newest streaming services in the market, Jio TV works on Jio 4G and offers Live TV channel streaming of over 350 plus Indian channels, including English, Hindi and Regional. It gives you access to episodes of shows for up to seven days after they go Live and lets you pause and resume them at your own will too.

With the convenience of video streaming apps like these, cord cutting is the way to go.

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