With the Indian streaming space booming, Voot knows how to keep fans coming back for more.
Voot, Viacom 18’s advertising-led video-on-demand platform, has been around since 2016, offering thousands of hours of content for all types of consumers. The service covers popular TV channels Colors, Nickelodeon and MTV, among others, but also hosts a wide variety of blockbuster movies, original productions and kids’ shows.
The great thing about Voot is that it can act like an entertaining hub for the entire family, thanks to the wide variety of content available. At the same time, you can watch in multiple languages, including Hundi, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali and Tamil, which is always a plus. And while India’s digital consumers are spoilt for choice when it comes to streaming services, Voot remains completely free, making it an accessible choice for consumers regardless of budget.
Voot is a completely free service. Simply access the platform via the web or download the app on your mobile device and start watching in only a few clicks. Users have to register an account by signing up with their email or via Facebook/Google, which is quick and painless.
What’s the catch? Well, Voot is an ad-supported platform, which means you’ll have to deal with the occasional advertisement popping up during your binge-watch sessions. Ads can be annoying, but they’re a small price to pay for access to Voot’s impressive content catalogue.
How does Voot compare?
What devices are compatible with Voot?
Unlike rivals like Netflix and Amazon, which are available on everything from computers to game consoles, Voot keeps things simple. Users can access the platform via the web using a laptop or PC, or download the Voot app on their mobile device (smartphone or tablet) from the App Store or Google Play.
On the same note, the service is available on the big screen as well, so you can watch your favourite shows and movies in style. You can use Chromecast or Fire TV to access Voot content on your television. The list of compatible devices is expected to grow in the future, with Voot currently working on developing apps for Windows phones, Apple TV and Android TV.
As we’ve already mentioned, Voot offers over 40,000 hours of content, so it’s unlikely you’ll run out of stuff to watch anytime soon. The interface is user-friendly, so it should be fairly intuitive to stumble upon something that catches your eye. You can browse by category: Shows, Movies, Kids, News and Channels.
Voot offers original productions is several languages, with popular titles including It’s Not That Simple, Untag, Chinese Bhasad, Shaadi Boys and more. You can also keep up with TV content from Colors, MTV, Nickelodeon or Vice, with popular shows including Roadies, Love School, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Big Boss and Naagin. News is also available, as are music videos. Kids can enjoy exciting content like Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Motu Patlu, Pokemon and Ben10, to name only a few.
In the movies department, users can enjoy plenty of titles in multiple language, with another section for kids in here as well. You can browse by language or check out the We Recommend section for popular titles. Unfortunately, there is no English content available.
Does Voot offer a free trial?
Voot is a free platform, so there’s no need for a free trial. You simply register for the service and start watching, no payment information required.
How much data does Voot use?
Most Voot content is available in SD and will burn through around 300MB of data per hour. This is fine if you’re on broadband, but you might want to keep an eye on your usage if you’re streaming Voot via mobile data.
If you notice that data consumption is too high, try changing your video quality settings. You can do so by tapping the video you’re watching and clicking the gear icon on the top right corner. That will bring up a list of video quality options to choose from.