Telecom operators are offering a free subscription to OTT services such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5 and more. This opens several doors for the viewer as they have ample choices when it comes to streaming movies and TV shows. With more and more OTT players focusing on producing original shows and movies, the quality is also bound to improve and so many OTT services offer complimentary subscriptions to users of a particular telecom provider.
OTT platforms such as Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar are offered for free along with some prepaid and postpaid recharge plans from telcos such as Reliance Jio, Vodafone-Idea and Airtel. Let’s take a look at all the mobile recharge plans offering free OTT subscriptions.
Airtel offers a free subscription to Amazon Prime with some of its recharge plans for prepaid and postpaid customers. Airtel has a prepaid plan priced at Rs 349 which comes with a validity of 28 days along with 2GB data per day. As part of the Airtel Thanks offer, you will also get a free subscription to Amazon Prime for a month. However, if you’re a postpaid user, Airtel offers free Amazon Prime subscription for one year on plans priced Rs 499 and above.
Vodafone subscribers can also get a free complimentary subscription to Amazon Prime. If you’re a Vodafone Red postpaid users, you can watch Prime Video for free on recharge plans priced at Rs 399 and above. If you’re already on any of the Vodafone Red plans, you can download the Vodafone Play app on your phone to avail the offer.
Netflix has partnered with Vodafone for its RedX limited edition postpaid plan that’s priced at Rs 1099. This plan offers 1 year of complimentary Netflix subscription along with Amazon Prime subscription as well. Sadly, no other telecom operator currently offers free Netflix subscription bit we’ll keep an eye out for complimentary Netflix subscriptions by telcos and will update accordingly.
Reliance Jio offers complimentary subscription to Disney+ Hotstar for its prepaid customers. Jio prepaid users have an option to choose from four tariff plans to avail the free Disney+ Hotstar offer. There’s a plan worth Rs 401 that has a validity of 28 days and comes with access to Disney+ Hotstar VIP for one year and 90GB data. You can also recharge with Rs 2,599 annual plan to get the VIP subscription. This plan comes with 740GB data and unlimited calling. Additionally, Jio has two add-on tariff packs worth Rs 612 and Rs 1208 that come with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. Both these plans need a base plan to be activated as they only offer additional data.
Airtel also offers a tariff plan worth Rs 401 that comes with a complimentary subscription to Disney+ Hotstar VIP with a validity of one year. The plan is valid for 28 days and comes with 3GB data per day but comes without any calling or SMS benefits.
As part of the Airtel Thanks membership, any prepaid customer recharging with tariff plans above Rs 149 is eligible to get access to Zee5 Premium and Eros Now. If you’re a postpaid subscriber, you can opt-in for any of the Airtel infinity plans to get a complimentary subscription to Zee5 and Eros Now.
Similarly, Vodafone offers Zee5 Premium subscription with all its prepaid tariff plans starting from Rs 19. Additionally, the plans also come bundled with a subscription to Vodafone Play which offers TV shows, movies and more from ErosNow and SonyLIV as well.