Live TV and VoD in a single package deal
DTH operator Tata Sky lately introduced a brand new Video on Demand (VoD) platform for its subscribers. Called Tata Sky Binge, it brings stay TV and OTT streaming companies in a single package deal. Tata Sky Binge service is obtainable in partnership with Amazon the place it’s utilizing the Fire TV Stick to convey a world of content material to you. When you subscribe for the ‘binge’ service, you get the Amazon Fire TV Stick (Tata Sky Edition) totally free.
We have already reviewed the Amazon Fire TV Stick, so I gained’t dive deeper into its expertise. It is identical HDMI dongle that you’d in any other case purchase from Amazon. However, there may be one small change – you get Tata Sky Binge app that allows you to entry stay TV and Tata Sky content material. Here are my first impressions.
Tata Sky Binge pricing
The Fire TV Stick is normally obtainable for Rs 3,999 by way of Amazon India. However, being a Tata Sky buyer, you get the dongle totally free. All it is advisable pay is Rs 249 monthly, which additionally features a complimentary subscription to OTT streaming companies.
Tata Sky Binge streaming companies
As part of the package deal, Tata Sky is providing complimentary entry to Hotstar, Eros Now, Sun NXT and Hungama Play. Hotstar Premium subscription is out there for Rs 299 a month, or Rs 999 a 12 months. Similarly, Eros Now subscription is out there for Rs 99 a month or Rs 950 per 12 months. The Hungama Play subscription is normally obtainable for Rs 149 a month, and Rs 1,399 a 12 months.
A complete of those three yearly subscriptions come to Rs 3,348. But with the Binge service, you find yourself paying a complete of Rs 249 x 12 = Rs 2,988. You save a marginal Rs 360. As an add-on, you additionally get free Amazon Prime Video subscription for 3 months. Of course, the Fire TV Stick platform additionally allows you to obtain ALT Balaji, ZEE5 and Netflix app and luxuriate in that content material too.
An add-on to your DTH
Besides the OTT companies, you additionally get Tata Sky Binge app. It is a platform that allows you to watch stay TV channels which are obtainable in your DTH subscription. You additionally get catch-up TV service the place you may watch your favourite exhibits that you simply missed. The catch-up TV service helps episodes for as much as previous seven days. And you get all this at no additional value. This service just isn’t one thing that you simply get in any other case on the Fire TV stick.
I’ve been utilizing the service for the previous few days and to date, it’s going good. I like the thought of getting stay TV and OTT in a single package deal. Being the monsoon season, it has been raining in Mumbai over the previous few days. And as at all times, the DTH transmission goes off when it begins raining. But with Live TV streaming on Binge app, I used to be capable of watch the TV exhibits with none interruption.
It is occasions like these once I assume the service will come in useful. But is it dependable? Does it make sense to have Tata Sky DTH and Binge service on the similar time? Well, I’ll reply that after utilizing it for a couple of days. So, keep tuned for my evaluation.