Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video vs JioCinema vs Disney+ Hotstar: Plans, price, benefits and content compared
By Divya Bhati: India is now becoming one of the prominent markets for streaming platforms. More and more people nowadays prefer OTT over television as it offers a vivid content library, exclusive shows, movies, premieres and, most importantly, convenience. To cater to this growing viewer base, platforms like Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Videos, and JioCinema are also in constant face-off to offer better content and user experience. But with so many platforms, it is always confusing for users to choose between one.
If you are also one of those users who love to consume content online but are confused about which will be better or may be affordable, here is a detailed comparison for you. Here are all the details about subscription plans offered by Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and JioCinema. So you can choose the plan which best suits your viewing needs.
Netflix subscription plans in India
Netflix has listed four subscription plans in India, starting at Rs 149 and going up to Rs 649. Each plan offers a different number of screens for simultaneous viewing.
Netflix Rs 149 mobile-only plan: This plan allows streaming on one screen at a time. It is limited to smartphones or tablets and users can view at 480p resolution.
Netflix Rs 199 Basic plan: This plan offers HD (720p) resolution with one-screen support and is suitable for tablets, computers, or TVs.
Netflix Rs 499 Standard plan: With this plan users get full HD (1080p) resolution with streaming support for two devices simultaneously. It also supports downloading on two devices at a time.
Netflix Rs 649 Premium plan: Offers simultaneous streaming on four screens with Ultra HD (4K) resolution. It also includes Netflix Spatial Audio support and downloading on six devices at a time.
Amazon Prime Videos subscription plans in India
Amazon Prime Videos in India offers multiple subscription plans with varying benefits and pricing.
Amazon Prime monthly plan for Rs 299: This subscription model allows monthly payments and includes all Amazon Prime benefits such as free deliveries, access to Prime Videos, Prime Music, special discounts, and more.
Amazon Prime quarterly plan for Rs 599: With this three-month subscription, you enjoy the same benefits as the monthly plan. By opting for the quarterly plan, you save Rs 78 per quarter.
Amazon Prime yearly plan for Rs 1,499: The yearly plan provides all Amazon Prime benefits and offers savings of Rs 337 compared to the quarterly plan and Rs 649 compared to the monthly plan over one year.
Amazon Prime lite yearly for Rs 999: This affordable yearly plan includes most Prime benefits except for Amazon Music subscription. Notably this plan includes ads.
Amazon Prime mobile yearly plan Rs 599: The Mobile Edition plan, launched in November 2022, is priced at Rs 599 per year. It offers limited features, standard resolution streaming (480p), and excludes Amazon Music. It provides access to Amazon Originals, live cricket, movies, X-ray powered by IMDb, and downloads for offline viewing. It is Rs 900 cheaper than the regular annual plan.
Disney+ Hotstar subscription plans in India
Hotstar offers affordable subscription plans that offer access to their entire content library.
Disney+ Hotstar Free subscription: This free subscription allows users to watch select movies and TV shows with ads. Additionally, they can enjoy 5 minutes of live cricket streaming.
Disney+ Hotstar Premium monthly plan at Rs 299: This monthly plan provides access to all content, including ad-free movies, TV shows, specials, and live sports. Users can stream on up to 4 devices with up to 4K (2160p) resolution and Dolby 5.1 Audio.
Disney+ Hotstar Super annual plan at Rs 899: With this plan, users can access all content, including movies, TV shows, specials, and live sports. However, the content is ad-supported. Streaming is available on up to 2 devices with up to Full HD (1080p) resolution and Dolby 5.1 Audio.
Disney+ Hotstar Premium annual plan at Rs 1499: This yearly plan offers ad-free access to all content, including movies, TV shows, specials, and live sports. Users can stream on up to 4 devices with up to 4K (2160p) resolution and Dolby 5.1 Audio.
Jio subscription plans in India
Jio offers only one plan- JioCinema Premium Annual Subscription plan in India for Rs. 999. Subscribers get access to premium content on JioCinema, ad-free viewing, unlimited streaming across devices, and early releases of movies and shows.
Which platform better content
As for comparison, it is difficult to say which platform has the most content as it depends on the type of content you are looking for. While Netflix offers a vivid library across genres, Amazon Prime Video offers a content library across different languages. On the other hand Disney+ Hotstar also has a vivid library that offers television content and JioCinema is now ruling with sports content like live Fifa 2022 and IPL 2022 streaming.