One of the most popular and entertaining streaming, video-on-demand and OTT platforms active in India, Voot, is a subsidiary owned by Viacom18 and headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The platform was officially launched by Viacom18 in March 2016 for iOS and Android platforms as an application and as a website for desktop and laptop users.One can also download Voot app for PC for their ease. Voot can also be accessed through devices like Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, etc.
Voot app is available in different Indian languages including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and English. The platform has got more than 1 million paid subscribers as of March 2021 and around 11 million active users. Voot has a video library of more than 40 thousand hours of video content including shows of several TV channels like Colors, Colors Infinity, Colors Tamil and Telugu, Colors Kannada and Marathi, Comedy Central, Colors Gujarati, MTV, Nickelodeon and other TV channels owned by Voot itself. The platform also makes American TV shows and live events available for it’s viewers without restriction access. Voot entertains its large fan base with reality shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Splitsvilla, Warrier High, India’s Got Talent, Coke Studio, Love School, The Stage, Khatron Ke Khiladi, India’s Next Top Model, MTV Unplugged, etc and comedy shows like Comedy Nights Live, MTV Bakra, Comedy Nights with Kapil, etc.
Voot app for PC
The paid service of Voot was recently launched in february 2020 and till date the platform has gained a lot of paid subscribers. Since the launch of its paid service, the platform has come up with the original shows that are unique to the platform,however, these shows are unavailable for the unpaid or free viewers. The paid users also get to view the episodes of their favorite shows a day before they are broadcasted on the television for the rest of the audience. The platform also streams many blockbuster movies of Bollywood, Tollywood, etc and many talk shows like BFFs With Vogue S03 that in its latest episode featured the top actress Kiara Advani who revealed the names of her crush and boyfriend in the show and with this Kiara Advani boyfriend name set the stage on fire. Voot is also planning to come up with some new and interesting shows in the children’s segment.
Features of Latest Version
The latest version of the app has been improved with better overall looks and also bug fixing and also the latest features of the Voot video platform are video quality toggle and personalized space that allows you to have an over the top experience of watching, also one can stream videos on the screen size of their choice. This platform also offers a shaking feature, although this feature is only available for Voot Kids, these features make the platform one of a kind among others.
Original Programs of Voot
Voot has a long list of its original shows that are being premiered on the platform since 2016. The original shows of it includes Soadies (a comedy drama launched in 2016 and features Baba Sehgal, Raghu Ram, Rajiv and Anju Mahendru), Sinskaari ( a sex related chat show launched in 2016 and hosted by Alok Nath), Badman (released in 2016, this mockumentary features Gulshan Grover and Chunky Pandey in the major roles), It’s Not That Simple (This drama featured Swara Bhaskar, Karan Veer Mehra, Akshay Oberoi, Vivan Bhatena and the sequel of the series was released in 2018), Chinese Bhasad ( a comedy drama released in 2016), Untag ( another comedy drama launched in 2017), Yo ke Hua bro ( the comedy series features Aparshakti Khurana, Ridhima Pandit, Sumeet Vyas, Gaurav Pandey and Shamita Shetty and was released in the year 2017), Stupid man smart phone ( a travel show launched towards the end of 2017), Time Out (another drama starring Tahir Raj Bhasin and Sarah Jane Dias), Shortcuts (an anthology thriller launched in 2019), Asur, Marzi, Fuh se Fantasy, The Raikar Case, Illegal Justice, Out of Order, Crackdown, The Gone Game. The latest original shows of the platform are The Gone Game season 2 featuring Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Sanjay Kapoor, Dibyendu Bhattacharya and Arjun Mathur and Candy starring RIcha Chaddha, Manu RIshi, Ronit Roy and Gopal Dutt, both of these are crime thrillers released in 2021. One can easily get access to all the episodes of any series at once when they are using the voot app and enjoy watching them on the go. The platform updates its content so there is always something for your entertainment.
A Section Dedicated to Kids
Voot also has a separate space dedicated to kids with the name VootKids. Voot kids has more than 200 cartoon shows , more than 500 children books from several authors of the world,150+ audible stories and more than 5000 quizzes to boost their mind powers. It gives a parent zone to track the usage by the children, parents can also set a PIN on shows that you don’t want your children to watch. These qualities make voot app a choice for the viewers from across all age groups.
Voot is a complete package for the audience base that faces issues viewing television on smartphones. The only goal of the Voot platform is to confer its audience with the best of series and shows and TV experience. Voot provides a great experience of entertainment to the audience at their comfort with hours of videos and shows at fingertips.
The platform is quite popular among the audience and receives a positive review as the new and good content is available at just a few clicks and taps. However, it has received some negative reviews from people. Some of the people reviewed that the app doesn’t open on their device while some said that the episodes of series and shows are not in the correct order. Also the titles and subtitles keep appearing and disappearing. The platform has a user friendly interface but it also has got many irritating features according to the audience and advertisements make a large part of it.