Addatimes: Overview, Subscription Plans, and Popular Shows
Let us unanimously agree with the fact that OTT platforms are here to stay with or without COVID-19. With a gazillion of movies and sitcoms accessible to us at our fingertips, video-on-demand services have become more than just a staple source of entertainment.
The burgeoning admiration for OTT platforms has indeed inspired the generation of regional language-only streaming services.
Though we agree that big OTT players like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Disney+Hotstar offer a decent collection of vernacular content, there is still a humongous potential in tapping the regional customer base.
Talking about India and its large number of regional dialects, we have only a few OTT players who bridge this gap excellently. To name the best, we have Addatimes (Bengali), Aha (Telugu), HoiChoi (Bengali), Regal Talkies (Tamil), Planet Marathi (Marathi), CityShor.TV (Gujrati), and Koode (Malayalam).
Addatimes, as a streaming platform, is undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing regional content. This Selectra article will introduce you to all the essentials you’d need to know about this spectacular ‘Bong only’ OTT platform.
Brief History of Addatimes
Founded by Rajiv Mehra, Addatimes was launched on June 15, 2016! So, yes, it was one of the earliest entrants to the OTT world in India.
The ‘About Us’ section of their official website is written in a very kinky tone. Don’t believe us? Check it out yourself.
Rajiv, a former Indian Air Officer, ventured into the world of media a couple of decades ago and extended his hands to produce popular TV reality Bengali shows such as Dadagiri, Dance Bangla Dance, and Mirrakel.
The Addatimes’ team of exceptionally talented youngsters gives Rajiv and his leadership credit for the company’s rising popularity.
Besides being a Bengali-only streaming platform, the other thing that separates this OTT player from the rest is its audaciousness in generating fresh content to meet the needs of its diverse Bengal-loving fans.
Addatimes fills the entertainment void concerning ‘mother tongue’ for Bengalis not only in India but also in the US, UK, Canada, Bangladesh, France, Australia, Russia, UAE, Netherlands, and more?
Addatimes vs. Other OTT Platforms in India
If you are a regular user of OTT platforms, then by now, you might have understood how Addatimes differentiates itself from other big players. It is intelligently tapping one of India’s biggest regions – Bengal.
As you might have known, Bongs (people of Bengal) carry their love for their culture on their sleeves. So exclusive Bengali content is like hitting the right nail in attracting the right audience. Don’t you think so?
Subscribing to Addatimes
The Bengali entertainment promoter, Addatimes, makes revenue both from paid subscriptions and free ad-watching.
To enjoy an ad-free viewing experience with a minimum subscription amount, all you have to do is:
Step 1:Open your browser and type Addatimes.com.
Step 2:Next, look for the ‘Subscribe’ tab on the right-most corner and click on it.
Step 3:Now, you will be able to see two subscription plans flashing on your screen.
- Premium Plan (2 Screens): 1-year validity for Rs. 599;
- Premium Plan (1 Screen): 1-year validity for Rs. 399 / Rs. 299 if you are in Bangladesh
Step 4:Choose the plan that best meets your needs.
Step 5:Log in via your email, apply promo code (if you have any), and make the payment (Debit card, Credit card, Netbanking, UPI, PayPal, or PayTM.
- Other Features of Addatimes
- Standard media player with play, pause, resume buttons to choose next episode, switch to fullscreen, and control video quality
- Language preference (Bengali and Hindi)
- ‘Watch Later’ list
- Supported by the Web browser (addatimes.com), Android phones, Apple Phones, Amazon Fire Stick, etc.
Sneak Peek Into Addatimes’ Content Bank
With Addatimes, one can:
- Watch Bengali Content (movies, reality shows, cooking shows, short films)
- Browse Bengali Originals (web series)
- Stream live regional sports (Durand Cup)
- Enjoy online music
Top Addatimes Web Series of All Times
Here are the top 5 Addatimes Web Series that you wouldn’t want to miss.
This is by far the most popular Addatimes essential of all times! It has everything, from thriller to suspense.
|Cast||Kalpan Mitra, Anirban Chakrabort and, Tota Roy Chowdhury|
Watch this Bengali web series if you are looking for some engaging drama series.
|Cast||Aiswarya Sen, Rwitobroto Mukherjee, Koushik Sen, and Satyam Bhattacharya|
|Seasons and Episodes||1 and 8|
Watch this Bengali web series if you are looking for some engaging thriller/crime content.
|Cast||Sweta Mishra, Lakshya Punjabi, and Aryan D Roy|
|Seasons and Episodes||1 and 6|
|Language||Bengali + Hindi|
Watch Sufiyana if you are fond of historical dramas.
|Cast||Tamali Chaudhuri, Saoli Chattopadhyay, Koushik Chatterjee, Pratik Dutta, and Tathagata Chaudhuri|
|Language||Bengali + Hindi|
Watch The Senapatis if you’d like to watch some fresh historical crime drama.
|Creator||Arnab Riingo Banerjee|
|Cast||Joy Banerjee, Saoli Chattopadhyay, Pradip Chatterjee, Chirodeep Mitra, and Pratik Dutta|
We hope this article covered all essentials for a potential or existing Addatimes user. It does not matter whether you are a Bengali or not, as this OTT platform has a lot to offer to make you fall in love with their regional content. So don’t hesitate in giving this a shot, for you always have the option to switch to ‘Hindi’ in language preferences whenever needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the process for the cancellation of a subscription?
If you wish to cancel your subscription, unfortunately, you will not be able to do so before the end of your subscription plan period since it is a one-time payment model. This means that you have to be smart with dates. Remember to cancel your subscription in time before the start of the new cycle.
How can I seek support from Addatimes Customer Care?e
In case of any issues or complaints related to your account, you can write to [email protected] or dial +91 8697501240.
Alternatively, you can also opt for ‘Support on WhatsApp’ at +91 97480 58185.
Addatimes HeadOffice is in 14C/114B Prince Anwarshah Road, Techno Tower, 3rd Floor, Near South city mall, Kolkata, West Bengal 700068, India.
Where can I download the Addatimes Mobile App?
Users can also enjoy viewing their favorite content on the go via the Addatimes app. You can download the same from both Google Play Store and iOS.