26th March 2020: Who knew merely sitting at home could be so difficult? In times of quarantine lockdown and social distancing, we could all use some compelling distractions. Now that everything is on a lockdown, and rightly so, it is perhaps time to catch up on some essential viewing list. Thankfully, with the growing rise of online streaming platforms, one will seldom run out of options to watch. To help ease out the quarantine woes, here’s a quick list of platforms with amazing content for your liking.
- Some spectacular regional gems & original content at YuppTV
As the global leader in South-Asian content, YuppTV packs a lot of surprises for users, especially the ones looking for quality entertainment in regional languages. Extremely popular amongst the Indian and South Asian diaspora community spread across the globe, YuppTV has an equally stunning line-up of original content starring some of the stalwarts from the South Indian film fraternity. Whether you wish to catch up on the shows that you missed, view some sporting action or watch popular movies and shows, there is a right mix for your every content need.
Recommendations: Endukila, Mana Mugguri Love Story
2. Netflix and chill!
No talk about online streaming platforms is complete without the mention of Netflix. Its library for original programming is just as fascinating as the collection of shows and movies available. From Thriller to Adventure, Rom-Com, Drama, Horror, Documentaries and more, there is a lot to be viewed on Netflix and just not enough time!
Recommendations: You, Sense8, Lucifer
3. Cummunity Commerce – Trell
Trell is India’s fastest-growing lifestyle-community-commerce platform. A mobile application that enables Indian users to share and discover personalized recommendations and product reviews across lifestyle interests such as- skincare & personal grooming, fashion, cooking, wellness, movie & web-show reviews, home decor, and travel. Trell is looking to penetrate deeper into new Tier 2, Tier 3 markets in India by adding content in ten regional languages by the end of 2020. Trell has grown 20X in the last 12 months and has emerged as one of the biggest lifestyle platforms in India with over 15 Million downloads and 5 Million monthly active users on its app.
4. Entrepreneurs at Home
Shopmatic has been driving game-changing strategies in the eCommerce space and has engineered itself to stay focused on helping its customers succeed. With its recent acquisitions of CombineSell and Octopus, Shopmatic is driving an omnichannel play for individual entrepreneurs and businesses in emerging markets, by enabling the entire eCommerce-&-retail-management ecosystems for them to succeed. In this lockdown, it gives you an opportunity to take your business from offline to online in just 3 minutes and continue to make money.
5. Prime Videos may surprise you
Amazon has been constantly growing its content offering on Prime Videos through some strategic partnerships and of course, original content. Looking for popular movies and recent releases? Or would like to have a series grow on you? Prime Videos come bearing sweet surprises for you.
Recommendation: Made in Heaven, Man in the High Castle
6. What’s hot on Hotstar?
One of India’s very own online streaming platforms, Hotstar offers an intriguing mix of content for your viewing. There is, in fact, a lot to watch on the app, even if you would like to steer clear off the daily soaps. Catch up on the previous seasons of friendly banter amongst celebrities at Koffee with Karan or binge watch Doctor Who. There is something to be found for your very own preferences.
Recommendations: Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Chernobyl,
7. Shows and movies across different languages on Zee5
One of India’s popular online streaming app, Zee5 brings you a collection of popular TV shows, movies, and original content to pick from. Whether you wish to consume the daily soaps or watch some of the popular recent releases or book your date with an original series, Zee5 has some of the most intriguing solutions for you.
Recommendations: Laila Majnu, Dream Girl, Mentalhood
Most of these platforms also have a dedicated section for kids. The lockdown could be particularly challenging for the little ones. Thus, explore the kids section to keep the youngsters engaged and inspired. More importantly, stay home and stay safe!