Video-streaming service Hooq debuts in India, subscription costs INR 199

HooqAsian video-streaming service Hooq on Tuesday announced its India launch. According to the company, the service will officially go live next month (i.e June) in the country, but beta access will be available to select users beginning May 27.

As per a press release issued by the company, Hooq’s one-month subscription will cost INR 199, which is quite aggressive, and the consumers will be able to pay using credit card, debit card, cash card, internet banking as well as PayTM.

“We are very excited to bring to Indian consumers the ultimate ad-free video-on-demand service at an amazingly low price.  HOOQ will offer India the largest and best catalogue of Hollywood and Indian content of any service available today,” said Peter Bithos, CEO, Hooq.

To remind you, Hooq is a joint venture of Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. It will offer over 15,000 international and local titles to the consumers in the country including the likes of Harry Potter, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Pulp Fiction, Nikita, Shield, Friends, Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Chennai Express, Vishwaroopam, and Andaz Apna Apna.

For the local content, the company has partnered with various movie studios like YRF, UTV Disney, Rajshri, Reliance, Shemaroo, and Sri Balaji.

Hooq is accessible over the web at hooq.tv as well as via official Android and iOS applications.

Hooq Highlights

  • Ad free
  • Download support for offline viewing
  • Unlimited streaming anytime, anywhere, on any internet connected device
  • Adaptive streaming to ensure uninterrupted viewing
  • Internet bandwidth indicator to assess real time internet connectivity
  • Unlimited access on up to 5 separate internet-enabled devices
  • Up to 2 simultaneous streams on separate devices

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6 thoughts on “Video-streaming service Hooq debuts in India, subscription costs INR 199

    Bhajan App

    (September 28, 2016 - 12:30 pm)

    Awesome Collection of Lord Hanuman…. This is very good bhajan app platform for Bhakti & Devotional song. Database is very big compared to other competitors, AWESOME GUI. Please add more krishna bhajans…

    Abhishek

    (May 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm)

    200 is too high, who will afford such pricey mobile data. Epic Fail!

      Zeus

      (May 27, 2015 - 1:47 pm)

      200 per month is too high? How much do you pay for Dish TV service Cable TV Operators?

        Abhishek

        (May 27, 2015 - 11:13 pm)

        200 not for movies only and who will pay for data charges? This kind of services were previously launched in india, and they failed.

          Zeus

          (May 28, 2015 - 2:16 pm)

          Streaming movie in a mobile data pack is never a cheaper option even in many developed countries, you can always use broadband in home. Hooq doesn’t have any control over the data pack charges. I believe Hooq allows to download and view it offline. So download when you are connected to WiFi and view it when you are in mobile conenction.

    Zeus

    (May 26, 2015 - 10:17 pm)

    Pricing is really good. Hope this kind of pricing reduces the amount of piracy.

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