The Best Choice For You - Sony Liv Vs ALT Balaji Vs Disney+ Hotstar?

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OTT services are a boon to most people affected by the lockdowns and social restrictions going on all over the world. Indian viewers are no different. We have several OTT service providers out in the industry who provide quality content to their subscribers. There is a healthy competition between Sony LIV Vs ALT Balaji Vs Disney+ Hotstar in India. Today we are going to take a peek into an introduction and features of these reputed OTT providers.

Sony Liv Vs ALT Balaji Vs Hotstar

How would you choose between three OTT providers? You would need to know about the services provided, content you can watch, price packs etc. We have made things much easier for you by providing a summarised picture of the main features of Sony liv, ALT Balaji & Hotstar subscriptions here. Let's get started!

Disney Plus Hotstar

Disney plus Hotstar is one of the most popular OTT platforms in India. You get to watch Disney shows, original web series, live sports and so much more. Disney Plus Hotstar subscription is also preferred as it offers live streaming of major sports events like Hotstar live cricket etc.

Disney Plus Hotstar - Pricing and features

Disney plus Hotstar offers two subscriptions:- VIP and Premium. The Disney plus Hotstar price differs for each subscription.

Disney plus Hotstar VIP costs Rs 399 per year. Users can watch Live Sports, Exclusive Hotstar specials, Star serials before TV, Indian movies, Indian TV shows and Disney Plus Content which is available in dubbed languages. VIP users cannot access Hollywood content or watch Disney plus content in English.

Disney Plus Hotstar Premium has two plans. Users can opt for a monthly plan of Rs 299/- or a yearly subscription of Rs 1499/-. Users can watch Live Sports, Exclusive Hotstar specials, Star serials before TV, Indian movies, Indian TV shows, Disney Plus Content which is available in both English as well as dubbed languages and original American shows.

You can see the details of Disney+ Hotstar plans below:-

FactorsFree SubscriptionDisney Plus Hotstar VIPDisney Plus Hotstar Premium
PriceFree₹399/ yearRs 299/ month & ₹1499/ year
Content1. Live TV News channels

2. 5 minutes live sports streaming

3.Daily episodes of favourite soaps the next morning by

6 am

1. Live Sports

2. Indian movies & TV Shows

3. Exclusive Hotstar Specials

4.Star serials even before TV

5. Disney + Content (In dubbed languages)

1. Live Sports

2. Indian movies & TV Shows

3. Exclusive Hotstar Specials

4 American TV Shows & Hollywood shows

5.Disney + Content ( in both English & in dubbed languages)

6.Star serials even before TV

Some of the most liked shows on DISNEY+ HOTSTAR have been listed for your information.

Best 8 Disney Plus Hotstar Hindi Webseries

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Special Ops
  3. Out Of Love
  4. Hostages
  5. City of Dreams
  6. Yeh Rishta
  7. Anupama
  8. Imlie

Best 8 Disney Plus Hotstar English shows

  1. The Plot Against America
  2. Grey’s Anatomy
  3. City On A Hill
  4. Billions
  5. The Outsider
  6. Chernobyl
  7. The Affair
  8. The Mandalorian

Best 8 English movies to watch on Disney Plus Hotstar

  1. Bad Education
  2. Murder On The Orient Express
  3. The Art Of Racing In The Rain
  4. Gifted
  5. Secretariat
  6. We Bought A Zoo
  7. The Shape Of Water
  8. Kingsman

Best 8 Hindi Movies to watch on Disney Plus Hotstar

  1. RHTDM
  2. Stree
  3. Panga
  4. Highway
  5. Talvar
  6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  7. Baby
  8. Drishyam


ALTBalaji is a streaming service that has gained popularity, especially during the lockdown period. It offers exclusive and original shows that are tailored for Indian viewers. The shows are contributions from many award-winning writers, directors and other celebrities. It was launched on 16th April 2017 by Balaji Telefilms LTD.

Alt Balaji subscription includes some sizzling original Indian shows. The Alt Balaji web series has gained wide popularity among the viewers. There are around 37 originals that have become must-watch shows for subscribers. The main target audience includes college-going groups & working professionals.

This platform contains more adult content and is recommended for viewers above 18 years of age. Family audiences do not subscribe to Alt Balaji for kids content as there is not much included. There is a lot of sensitive content which is not suitable for kids. So do keep this in mind before deciding to subscribe.

Alt Balaji -Pricing and features

Once you download the Alt Balaji App from Google Play or App store, register yourself and you will be given an Alt Balaji login. These details help you enter the platform and start watching the mind-blowing content. Alt Balaji hosts show in multiple Indian languages. They focus on providing entertainment to viewers in India as well as abroad. The plans come in three price groups.

This SVOD (subscription-based video on demand ) service allows interfaces that include laptops, desktops, smartphones, smart TV, tablets etc to access the content. Please check with your service provider to install the ALTBalaji mod apk. Never rely on unknown third-party sources. If you have an unlimited Jio subscription or Vodafone Idea subscription, you can watch Alt Balaji free of cost (as per the Terms & Conditions included)

For more details on Jio unlimited plans or Vodafone Idea plans with benefits, kindly visit the respective pages on our site.

ALT Balaji Subscription price

ALT Balaji subscription comes in two packs

  • Rs.100 -3 months subscription
  • Rs.300 -12 months subscription

Users can avail themselves of a free trial for the first episode of every show. However, to continue watching, they have to take up either one of the above-mentioned packs. Some of the popular shows and originals have been listed below for your information.

Scroll below to know which the popular shows and movies on Alt Balaji are.

Top ALT Balaji Shows

  1. Gandii Baat Season 6
  2. Gandii Baat Season 5
  3. X.X.X. Season 2
  4. Broken But Beautiful Season 1
  5. Broken But Beautifu Season 2
  6. Bicchoo Ka Khel
  7. Apharan
  8. Bekaaboo Season 1

Latest Altbalaji Originals

  1. Broken But Beautiful Season 3
  2. Hai Taubba
  3. Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu
  4. His Story
  5. Bekaaboo Season 2
  6. The Married Woman
  7. Dev DD Season 2
  8. Crash

Sony Liv

Another emerging platform for pure entertainment, SonyLiv is fast capturing the attention of Indian subscribers. Even though lockdowns have affected the live streaming of sports events, Sony Liv continues to enchant viewers with its dedicated shows and movies.

Sony Liv-Pricing and features

Owned by Sony Entertainment, Sony Liv broadcasts Sony’s original shows, exclusive web series, sports events and so much more. After downloading the sony liv app, Subscribers get access to

  1. Sony TV
  2. Sony SAB
  3. Sony Mix
  4. Sony Max
  5. Sony Max 2
  6. Sony Six
  7. Sony Pix
  8. AXN
  9. Sony Yay

Users get to watch movies in Hindi, English & Marathi. The shows include drama, comedy, thrillers, romance as well as reality shows. The platform is also quite well-known for Live TV & Sports telecasts -Cricket, Football, UFC and WWE.

You will get an idea on the subscription plans ,price and validity from the table below.

SonyLIV WWE Network PlanRs.2991 year
SonyLIV Special PlanRs.1991 year
SonyLIV Special+ PlanRs.3991 year
SonyLIV Premium PlanRs.299, Rs.699, Rs.999Per month, per quarter and per year

Here is a compiled list of favourite movies and shows on SonyLiv.

Best 8 Sony Liv Web series Hindi

  1. Maharani
  2. Kathmandu Connection
  3. Project 9191
  4. Love JAction
  5. Girls Hostel Season 2
  6. College Romance Season 2
  7. Gullak
  8. Sandwiched Forever

Best 8 Sony Liv Originals Hindi

  1. Scam 1992
  2. JL50
  3. Ramsingh Charlie
  4. A simple murder
  5. Undekhi
  6. Gullak
  7. Avrodh: The Siege Within
  8. The Scam

Best 8 Sony Liv Web series English

  1. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
  2. Quiz
  3. Power
  4. The Tudors
  5. A Confession
  6. 1917
  7. Alex Rider
  8. On Becoming A God In Central Florida

Best 8 Sony Liv Movies English

  1. A Dog’s Journey
  2. Dark Waters
  3. Green Book
  4. Indebted
  5. Godzilla
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  7. World on fire
  8. The War of the Worlds

A comparison of Sony Liv Vs ALT Balaji Vs Hotstar

So far we have seen the details of each OTT provider. Now let's have a quick comparison of the Subscription details for easy reference. This will help you get an easier perception about which service provider is best for you.

Subscription Plan DetailsAltBalaji SubscriptionDisney+ Hotstar SubscriptionSonyLIV Subscription
Free Trial or

Free Availability?

Free on Airtel XStream, VodafonePlay, JioCinema & MX playerNo free trial, some content is freeSelected Content is Free
Monthly PlanPremium – INR 299 per monthINR 299
3-Month PlanINR 100
6-Month PlanINR 699
Yearly PlanINR 300VIP – INR 399

Premium – INR 1,499

INR 999
Simultaneous Streaming5 Devices1 User1 User
Data Usage per Hour750 MB (SD)700 GB(HD)1.9 GB (HD)


Social media is full of scary news on the pandemic these days. We hope this article will provide a way out by giving you a chance to select an OTT provider from Sony liv Vs ALT Balaji Vs Hotstar and bring back some fun into your lives. Stay within your homes and keep safe. If you would like to know more details, do let us know. Enjoy your lockdown days!

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