Best OTT Platform, VOD Service, Live TV, IPTV in Bangladesh Review
OTT Platform is a new entertainment concept for the Bangladeshi people. In recent days due to the popularity and availability of smart television and broadband internet, OTT has emerged as a new way of watching live TV channels, originals, movies, Natok etc. in Bangladesh. In this article, we will discuss the most popular OTT Platforms in Bangladesh.
- 1 What is OTT Platform
- 2 OTT Platforms in Bangladesh
- 2.1 Bongo
- 2.2 Bioscope Live
- 2.3 Binge
- 2.4 BanglaFlix
- 2.5 TeleFlix
- 2.6 Cinespot
- 2.7 Jagobd – Bangla TV (Official)
- 2.8 Toffee – More than TV!
- 2.9 Hoichoi
- 2.10 Addatimes
- 2.11 ZEE5
- 3 OTT Platforms in Bangladesh: How to Choose?
What is OTT Platform
OTT stands for Over-The-Top. It’s basically a type of streaming media service offered via public internet directly to the viewers bypassing the traditional satellite or cable platforms. The companies who provide the service act as a distributor of the OTT Platform.
OTT Platforms mainly works as subscription-based video-on-demand services. Some OTT Providers may offer some free content depends on their business model. After subscription, subscribers are allowed to access the content library which is full of Film, Originals, TV Series which either produced by the OTT providers or other independent producers.
OTT services can be accessed via the Internet. It’s typically accessed via OTT service provider’s websites on the computer, mobile devices, media players, smart television, apps and Set-Top Box provided by the OTT service provider.
Over-the-top services are typically accessed via websites on personal computers, as well as via apps on mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets), digital media players (including video game consoles), or televisions with integrated Smart TV platforms.
OTT Platforms in Bangladesh
OTT Platform is a brand new mode of entertainment in Bangladesh. OTT Platforms popularity has accelerated due to the availability of the internet and the changes in people’s tastes. At present, 4k TV, HD smart TVs have become very popular among the upper and middle class.
People are very upset because of the extra commercial breaks of Bangladeshi satellite television channels and the broadcast of valueless, dishonourable dramas and movies. While entertainment-loving people were waiting for an alternative medium, the ad-free HD video streaming contents of the OTT platforms have become a wonderful source of entertainment for people. Originals, Movies, Web Series have become very popular among the people due to less censored content.
Apart from Bengali movies and dramas, people are now getting the opportunity to watch the latest movies, originals on platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Hotstar etc which is impossible to watch on ordinary satellite channels.
Although Netflix and other International OTT Platforms are very popular in Bangladesh for English movies and contents, we did not include those OTT Platforms in our list due to the shortage of Bengali language originals, movies or dramas. Here we have listed some of the popular OTT Platforms in Bangladesh.
Bongo is the first online video service in Bangladesh to be actively involved in creating original content. Bongo was founded in 2013 by Ahad Mohammad Bhai, Navidul Huq.
Bongo offers various types of streaming content for its viewers. Watch Bangla Movies, Natoks, Telefilm, Web Series, Bongo Originals, Music Videos, Kids Videos, Waz Mahfil and many more contents on Bongo OTT Platform.
Watch Live Bangladeshi, Indian and Some Internationals TV channels at Bongo. Bongo offers live tv streaming of Al Jazeera English, Ananda TV, Asian TV, ATN Bangla, ATN Islamic TV, ATN News, Bangla Vision, BBC World, Boishakhi Television, Bongo Movies, BTV World, Channel 24, Colors Asia, Colors Bangla, Combat Go, Ekattor TV, Esport 24, Front Row, Gaan Bangla, Independent TV, Kick Flix, My TV, News 24 HD, Nickelodeon, NTV, RTV, SA TV, Sangsad TV, Somoy TV, Zee Bangla, Zee Bangla Cinema, Zee Bollywood, Zee Cinema & Zee TV channels.
To get access to the best of Dhallywood, including Bongo Originals and BOOM you have to subscribe Bongo Premium plan. You can pay your Bongo Subscription Free by using bKash and Mobile Balance (Grameenphone, Robi, Airtel & Teletalk). Bongo Premium Subscription fees are :
Weekly Subscription: BDT 26.65 / 7 Day(s) – 7 Days of Unlimited Bongo
Monthly Subscription: BDT 66.62 / 1 Month(s) – 30 Days of Unlimited Bongo
Yearly Subscription: BDT 400 / 12 Month(s) – 365 Days of Unlimited Bongo
You can watch Bongo content anywhere from the world.
Bioscope is a video streaming platform that offers Live TV and Video on Demand. Bioscope is available on both the app and the web. Bioscope Prime is the premium segment of Bioscope for Grameenphone Users only. Bioscope Prime offers popular Live TV, Latest Movies and Bioscope Exclusive Originals. These contents are only accessible after successful purchasing of certain internet packs from Grameenphone Ltd.
Bioscope offers Original Web films, Drama, Bangla Movies, Bioscope Live Cricket and many more contents. You can watch live cricket match and Live Football official streaming on Bioscope Prime. Bioscope showcase most of the Bangladeshi TV Channels, Indian Sports Channels (Sony Six, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2, Sony ESPN) and Popular Indian Bangla Channels like Zee Bangla, Sony Atah etc. Bioscope is available to users worldwide, anyone with a successful subscription can enjoy Bioscope content.
Anyone can enjoy the service through Bioscope Subscription on Web or on Bioscope app by downloading it from Google Playstore or from Apple App Store. For users from Bangladesh, no subscription is required to watch Bioscope contents. For Bioscope Prime, users need to log with their Grameenphone number and purchase a certain data/internet pack.
Bioscope Prime Subscription
Bioscope is a service of Grameenphone Bangladesh. You can get Bioscope Prime Pass for 3 Days at BDT 9.00 Only. Dial *121*3400# to avail the offer, 3 days unlimited access to all Bioscope Prime contents. If you are subscribing from abroad, your subscription plan and fee will be –
Free Trial: $0 7 Day(s) – Try Bioscope For Free
Monthly Subscription: $2.99 1 Month(s) – 30 Day Unlimited
Yearly Subscription: $29.99 12 Month(s) – 1 Year Unlimited
Binge is an online video streaming OTT Platform which offers endless entertainment in the form of Live TV, web series, films, dramas, movies, Binge Exclusive Originals and much more! Watch as much as you want, whenever you want, without a single commercial!
Currently, the services offered under Binge can be enjoyed by purchasing a Binge-branded Android™ Smart device from Robi Sheba/Airtel Care Centers. Binge offers enormous entertainment experiences anytime and anywhere you want in the forms of local and international video contents and Live TV. Relish on more than 140+ local and international Live TV Channels from the wide range of Binge large-screen offerings.
To Avail Binge from your home by calling Binge hotline at +8801841024643. You may also visit any Robi Sheba or Airtel Care Centers, located widely across the country to purchase Binge Set Top Box. You can buy Binge On at RobiShop website. To enjoy Binge services, you need to have a TV with HDMI port and a Broadband connection with Wi-Fi connectivity.
You can enjoy Binge services on your Android by simply downloading the Binge App from Google Play Store. After successful registration, you can enjoy all our contents (from a selective list). You can enjoy all Binge premium content by subscribing to any package plan.
Binge Device & Subscription
- Binge Device: ৳3,499.00
- Monthly Subscription Fee: ৳3,99.00 (only subscription), inclusive of VAT.
BanglaFlix is the first Bangladeshi service offered by Bangladeshi Cellular company Banglaling GSM for watching movies, dramas & videos where users can enjoy non-stop streaming of Bangla movies, dramas, music videos and so on. Users can access the app’s contents via WAP, Web and App.
BANGLAFLIX is a subscription-based streaming service. The charging & other information about BANGLAFLIX is given below:
- Free trial for 30 days (will be auto-renewed to the monthly pack after 30 days)
- TK 2.67/Day with free 2MB data (auto-renewal applicable)
- TK 13.33/7 Days with free 10MB data (auto-renewal applicable)
- TK 39.98/30 Days with free 30MB data (auto-renewal applicable)
BanglaFlix Activation & Deactivation:
- To activate 1-day pack: SMS START FLIX1 to 29494
- To activate 7-day pack: SMS START FLIX7 to 29494
- To activate 30-day pack: SMS START FLIX30 to 29494
- To de-activate (for any pack): STOP FLIX to 29494
TeleFlix is streaming-based service offered by state-owned mobile operator TeleTalk which is designed to cater different genre of Bangla contents (song, movie, drama, short film) to end-user. It is a subscription-based streaming service that offers HD quality Bangla video content. Video content includes movie, drama, short film, HD movie trailer, video song, fashion shows, health shows, teaser etc.
The user subscribes to the service via. USSD, SMS & APP/WAP/WEB. Once subscribed, the subscriber browsing the app will get direct access to the TeleFlix content library.
Activation Method: Choosing the proper option from APP/WAP/WEB. User can activate TeleFlix by SMS Activation by sending sms START FLIX to 9494 or dial *9494*1# USSD code.
Deactivation Method: Choosing the proper option from APP/WAP/WEB. User can deactivate TeleFlix by SMS by sending sms STOP FLIX to 9494 or dial *9494*2# USSD Code.
Free Trial: FREE Trial for 30 Days
Daily: 2.67 Tk (with vat SD&SC) /day
Weekly: 13.33 Tk (with vat SD&SC) /7 days
Monthly: 39.98 Tk (with vat SD&SC) /30 days
After downloading TeleFLix App, all subscriber will get 15 days free trial offer on the first login.
CineSpot is a WAP and app-based digital entertainment platform which offers full HD movie, drama, web-series, telefilm, short film, movie video songs, music video, first look at the movie, celebrity talk about the movie, movie review, etc. CineSpot is only accessible for Banglalink, Robi and Airtel subscribers. CineSpot, has been introduced by Inovet Solution Limited.
To subscribe CineSpot, you will have to enter your Banglalink, Robi or Airtel number to receive OTP to activate your CineSpot subscription.
Jagobd – Bangla TV (Official)
Jagobd is a free OTT Platform to watch Bangladeshi TV Channels and Listen to FM Radio Stations online. They are licensed to stream various live tv channels though all of them are Free-To-Air channels. They are also the largest IPTV or WebTV providers of Bangla TV Channels which broadcast from different parts of the world.
You can watch popular news and entertainment tv channels in Bangladesh online. Jagobd is the best place to watch Bangla tv channels for FREE. You can watch the following TV channels streamed by Jagobd:
AL Dawah TV, Al Jazeera, Ananda TV, Asian TV, ATN Bangla, ATN Bangla UK, ATN Islamic TV, ATN Music, ATN News, Azan TV, Bangla21TV, BanglaTV, Banglavision, 71 Bangla TV, AB TV, Alpona TV, My Cinema, Bijoy TV, Binodon Bangla, Boishakhi TV, BTV Chittagong, BTV World, Channel 24, Channel 9, Channel S BD, Channel S UK, Channel i, Colosal TV, Cumilla 24, DBC News, DesheBideshe TV, DhakaLive.tv, Digi Bangla TV, DW News, France 24, GaanBangla TV, IEDCR LIVE, Independent TV, iON TV UK, IQRA Bangla TV, Jagoroni TV, Jamuna TV, Jhankar TV, JonmoBhumi TV, JoyJatra TV, LIVE2WEB TV, Madani Ch. Bangla, Makkah Live, Medina Live, MillenniumTV, Mohona TV, Movie BanglaTV, My TV, NAN TV, NEWS24 TV, Nokshi TV, NRB TV, NTV Europe, Panvision TV, Rang TV, Roal TV, RT Documentary, RT News, RTV, RTV Music, SA TV, Somoy News, Songsad TV, Time Televison, TIMES24 TV, TITASH SPORTS, TV ONE UK, UA TV, V2BEAT TV, Varendra TV and Voice of America (VOA TV).
Jagobd has an Android TV App which will give your smooth viewing experience.
Toffee – More than TV!
Toffee is an Android App based OTT Platform in Bangladesh to Watch Live local and International TV Channels for FREE. Toffee is the ultimate streaming app that brings you a wide range of contents on your mobile.
With the highest number of TV channels (on any local app) as well as numerous exciting video contents such as exclusive videos and telefilms, you have an abundance of options to choose from. So, indulge in endless entertainment with Toffee, anywhere! Toffee, probably the best official android app to watch live tv on mobile in Bangladesh for FREE.
Users will enjoy a free trial period of 30 days from the first successful log-in. Users will have to pay for the premium services after the trial is over.
Toffee App Features:
• TV, Movies, Drama and Music Videos on-the-go
• Highest number of TV channels
• Hassle-free Live Streaming.
Toffee is only available in Bangladesh.
Links: Toffee on Google Playstore
Hoichoi is an Indian on-demand video streaming platform, owned and maintained by SVF Entertainment Pvt Ltd, launched on 20 September 2017. Hoichoi is currently available for Android, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and recently for Android TV and Roku as well. It is the first OTT platform from Bengal focusing exclusively on Bengali language content, worldwide. With a library of over 500 Bengali Movies, Hoichoi also showcases exclusive Original Shows and Shorts, with new content being added every month.
Hoichoi showcase exclusive original shows. It has 80 hours of web series with new exclusive shows added every month. The main attraction of Hoichi is its original series called Hoichoi Originals. Hoichoi has the largest Catalog of Bengali Movies: Watch a movie a day and you’d still need a couple of years to finish our catalogue. You can download videos from Hoichoi to watch offline. You can download your favourite movies and shows and watch it Offline. You can also download songs and listen to them on the go.
Hoichoi is subscription-based on-demand video streaming service provider. It has a Free plan to watch some of its content. But, for watching premium content you must buy premium plans. Hoichoi offers 1-year premium subscription plant at 499 Taka. If you have any Hoichoi Promo Code, you can redeem it during your checkout.
How to Subscribe on Hoichoi TV or App?
- Visit the Hoichoi official website or download the app.
- Sign up using an Email address and password or Facebook.
- Log in to Hoichoi and click “View Plans”
- Select the plan of your choice.
- Make Payment or Redeem Your Promo Code.
- You are DONE!
Hoichoi Subscription Fee in Bangladesh
Apart from credit cards, debit cards, and digital wallets, anyone can now subscribe to Hoichoi using these scratch cards. Meena Bazar, a chain grocery store in Bangladesh, also signed an MoU with Hoichoi. Hoichoi subscription cards are available at all Meena Bazar stores in Dhaka, under that agreement. The three-month subscription top-up card will cost 199 Taka, and a one-year subscription top-up card will be 499 Taka.
Addatimes, a popular Indian Bengali entertainment OTT platform and web channel with music, original web shows and short films, is available in Bangladesh. Addatimes Bengali web series include the premium web series The Senapatis, and Oh Mother!, Feluda, Khyapa, One Night Stand and Sufiyana among others. Viewers can watch the first web-episodes of all these shows for free only on Addatimes. The platform has varied content slate including periodic drama to contemporary romance.
If you are a fictional detective lover, the Feluda is must-watch web series for you. You should watch Feluda web series online at Addstimes.
The partnership between Addatimes and LBC Media Entertainment Company, a concern of Agrani Holdings Group is the distribution partner of Addatimes in Bangladesh.
Addatimes is a subscription-based OTT Platform. It means you have pay to watch contents at Addatimes. Addatimes offers three types of packages for its viewers. The Addatimes Subscription Frees are:
- 29.00 Taka / 30 Days
- 129.00 Taka / 6 Months
- 199.00 Taka / 12 Months
ZEE5 is an Indian online video streaming Over The Top (OTT) platform run by Essel Group via its subsidiary Zee Entertainment Enterprises. It was launched in India on 14 February 2018 with content in 12 languages. With 90+ live TV channels and 1.25 lac+ hours of viewing across the languages of English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati & Punjabi making it a complete video destination for OTT viewers.
ZEE5 has a mix of both free and premium content in 11 Indian languages. Except for premium content, all other content on ZEE5 can be enjoyed without paying any charges. However, if you are looking to access the premium content that includes our ZEE5 Originals and other award-winning movies and TV shows, purchase a premium membership and enjoy the content. Watch latest blockbusters, exclusive TV Shows, 90+ Live channels including Zee Bangla, Zee Bangla Movies and ZEE5 Originals across multiple languages.
The ZEE5 mobile app is available on Web, Android, iOS, Smart TVs, among other devices. ZEE5 had 56 million monthly active users in December 2019.
ZEE5 Subscription Bangladesh
ZEE5 OTT Platform is available in 190 countries including Bangladesh. If you are planning to subscribe ZEE5 in Bangladesh then visit ZEE5 Subscription section and choose your plan. The different payment option is available for different plans.
- BDT 13.33 For 7 Days All Access – Mobile Billing via Robi/Airtel
- BDT 59.96 For 1 Month All Access Monthly Pack (via Online Payment Gateway)
- BDT 599 For 1 Year All Access Annual Pack (via Online Payment Gateway)
OTT Platforms in Bangladesh: How to Choose?
It’s difficult to say which OTT Platforms in Bangladesh you should choose. Because you know your choice better. But, you should be careful while choosing any premium subscription. If you just want to watch Bangladeshi TV Channels on android you should go with Toffee – More than TV mobile app. With Bioscope live you watch live sports, bioscope live cricket along with Bangladeshi and Indian TV channels. If you like Originals or Series, Romance you should choose Hoichi or Addatimes.
OTT Platforms in Bangladesh: Final Words
OTT (Over-The-Top) is the future of entertainment in Bangladesh and the world. The amount of money that the production companies, OTT Service Providers are constantly investing in the entertainment sector is incredible. Netflix has already shown that a movie can win an Oscar even if it is not shown in theatres. With the advent of OTT platforms at an unstoppable pace, we’ve probably begun to see the end of traditional entertainment mode. So it can be said without any doubt that the future dynamics of entertainment in our country will also be controlled by the OTT Platforms in Bangladesh.