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Eros Now | Price, features and content

Though it's bursting with original Indian content and backed by a major studio known for its blockbusters, is Eros Now really the service you demand?

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Though it lacks the Western media partnerships of upstart competitors Hotstar and HOOQ, Eros Now is a video-on-demand service that still offers a good selection of Bollywood, Hindi, Tamil and regional Indian movies, TV shows, originals and music videos. And, as a bonus, this South Asian VOD service also lets you listen to official soundtracks drawn from top Bollywood movies.

Is that enough, though? India’s streaming wars are no longer being fought by just the homegrown outlets – both Amazon and Netflix have not only expanded into South Asia but are also releasing several local productions while deploying serious marketing budgets. This is great news for you, the viewer, since you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment. So let’s get into why (or why not) Eros Now deserves your hard earned cash.

How much does Eros Now cost?

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Name Product Free trial? Service Simultaneous streams 4K/UHD? Price p/month or equivalent
Eros Now Plus
Eros Now Plus [IN]
14 days
On-demand streaming
2
No
INR49
Eros Now Premium
Eros Now Premium [IN]
14 days
On-demand streaming
2
No
INR99
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Signing up to Eros Now comes with a choice of three streaming membership plans. For INR49, you can get the basic plan which includes standard definition streaming but no interactive functionality. The next tier up is the INR99 Plus plan, which offers unlimited access, functionality-enhanced HD streaming and the ability to download shows and create your own playlists.

Unlike the previous two plans, which are limited to the Indian region, the Premium route opens Eros Now’s library to international viewers. You’ll get access to the full features set of the Plus option, but the sign-up price varies from country to country. For example: UK viewers will pay GBP£4.99 per month, US viewers will pay US$7.99, Malaysian viewers will pay MYR10 and UAE viewers will pay AED20.

You should also know that Eros Now supports India’s three most trusted epayment providers – Paytm, FreeCharge and MobiKwik. So signing up is both secure and simple.

How does Eros Now compare?

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Name Product Free trial? Service Simultaneous streams 4K/UHD? Price p/month or equivalent
Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video [IN]
30 days
On-demand streaming
3
Yes
INR129
ALTBalaji
ALTBalaji 3-month [IN]
Free version available
On-demand streaming
5
No
INR33
Disney+ Hotstar Premium Monthly
Disney+ Hotstar Premium
N/A
On-demand streaming, Catch-up,Sports
4
No
INR299
Zee5 Tamil
Zee5 Tamil Yearly [IN]
Free version available
On-demand streaming,Live television
5
Yes
INR52
Zee5 All Access
Zee5 All Access Yearly [IN]
Free version available
On-demand streaming,Live television
5
Yes
INR50
Zee5 Telugu
Zee5 Telugu [IN]
Free version available
On-demand streaming,Live television
5
Yes
INR49
Zee5 Telugu
Zee5 Telugu Yearly [IN]
Free version available
On-demand streaming,Live television
5
Yes
INR52
Zee5 Tamil
Zee5 Tamil [IN]
Free version available
On-demand streaming,Live television
5
Yes
INR49
ALTBalaji
ALTBalaji 6-month [IN]
Free version available
On-demand streaming
5
No
INR30
ALTBalaji
ALTBalaji Yearly [IN]
Free version available
On-demand streaming
5
No
INR25
Hoichoi Monthly
Hoichoi Monthly [IN]
Yes
On-demand streaming
2
No
INR
Entertainment Unlimited Annual
Hungama Entertainment Unlimited 12 month [IN]
No
On-demand streaming
Unlimited
No
INR1999
Music Pro 3-month
Hungama Music Pro 3-month
No
On-demand streaming
Unlimited
No
INR269
Movies & TV Shows Annual
Hungama Movies & TV Shows 12 month [IN]
No
On-demand streaming
Unlimited
No
INR1499
JioCinema
JioCinema [IN]
No
On-demand streaming
1
No
Included with Jio
JioCinema is a streaming service exclusive to Jio mobile customers.
Entertainment Unlimited monthly
Hungama Entertainment Unlimited monthly [IN]
No
On-demand streaming
Unlimited
No
INR249
Entertainment Unlimited 3-month
Hungama Entertainment Unlimited 3-month [IN]
No
On-demand streaming
Unlimited
No
INR549
SonyLIV Premium 1 month
SonyLIV Premium 1 month [IN]
No
On-demand streaming,Sports,Live television
3
No
INR99
Netflix Basic
Netflix Basic [IN]
1 month
On-demand streaming
1
No
INR500
Tubi TV
Tubi TV [IN]
Free
On-demand streaming
1
No
Free
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What content does Eros Now offer?


Eros Now Premium boasts 11,000 titles that include TV series, movies, music videos and 2.5 lakhs music tracks. At the time of writing (November 2018), you can expect to find blockbuster films to watch like Shubh Mangal Savdhan, Mukkabaaz, Munna Michael, Bajirao Mastani, Tanu Weds Manu, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Ki & Ka, English Vinglish, Sellvandhan, Zindagi Virat, Maine Pyaar Kiya and Padosan to name but a few. Better yet, this platform has a collection of international shows which are aired on Hum TV, ARY TV and many other titles across 10 Indian regional languages.

It should also be noted that Eros Now has a wide array of partnerships in place. In terms of content providers, they’re allied with ZEE TV, Salman Khan Films and Dharma Productions. Distribution partnerships have also been set up with Idea Cellular, U Mobile and Vodafone to ensure Eros Now gels better with data plan offers and runs smoothly on 4G-enabled devices.

In line with other major VOD service providers, since early 2018 Eros Now has been dabbling in its own original content creations. Starting with short-films, like Toffee, Eros followed this up by releasing Meri Nimmo (India’s first direct-to-digital film) and then original series like Side Hero and Smoke. The latter two have seen decent critical acclaim and ought to serve as a beachhead for yet more quality original programming.

What devices are compatible with Eros Now?


Eros Now can be played on an impressively wide variety of platforms and desktop browsers. App-wise, iOS users will need iOS 7.0 or above. Firmware requirements for Android users can vary from device to device, but as a general guide, you will need at least Android version 4.4.2.
Beyond those major platforms, Eros Now offers support for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire Stick, Chromecast, JadooTV, Roku, Android TV and Opera TV.

Does Eros Now offer a free trial?

Absolutely, but only if you’re willing to surrender some personal info and payment details. Provide that and you can sample the Premium service for 14 days. This will allow you to stream unlimited movies, TV shows, music videos, and Eros Now Originals from your computer, smart phone or streaming player. Once that period ends, you’ll be automatically charged a monthly rate unless you cancel beforehand.

How much data does Eros Now use?

Note: these are all rough estimates only. Your mileage may vary.

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