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What is ALT Balaji?
ALTBalaji is a Video-On-Demand streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar, which was launched in April 2017. In such a less time, it has emerged as one of the most popular online video streaming services in India, credit goes to its youth-oriented content and the cheaper Internet plans in India.
ALT Balaji is a subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms Ltd. owned by Ekta Kapoor. Reliance Industries also has a 25% stake in Balaji Telefilms. You can stream content in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia. The ALT Balaji subscription is also being distributed complimentary by various telecom operators in India including Jio, Airtel & Vodafone to selected customers. Read the below section to find out more.
What Content Can I Watch on ALTBalaji?
ALT Balaji gets the straight up advantage of being owned by Balaji Telefilms in terms of the content catalogue. AltBalaji offers a huge and vast library of movies, shows, and ALTBalaji originals to its users. Most of ALTBalaji’s content is youth-oriented, but you’ll find some good family friendly content as well. We have curated a complete list of the type of content that you’ll find on ALTBalaji. Take a look.
ALT Balaji Originals
These are the TV shows and movies that are generated by ALTBalaji originally. ALT Balaji features a slew of original content in 7 languages. ALT Balaji Original Web Series are in diverse genres comedy, drama, horror, thriller and romances. While the ALT Balaji originals are fun to watch, but some of them are not advisable to stream with your parents.
Popular ALT Balaji Originals
- Dev DD: Story is about a Girl who does not adhere to the rules made by society and attempts to break the typical image of the women created by people.
- The Test Case: Story of Captain Shikha who is willing to go to any extent to fit in the male-dominated army academy on her way to becoming the first case in a combat role in the Indian Army.
- The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family: Retired army general is well set with his family when his younger brother decides to pay a visit to his hometown and then starts a series of issues, blame game and problems.
- X.X.X Uncensored: XXX explores the story of various facets of a sexual relationship. It is one of the boldest web series that is divided into 5 parts and it contains erotic and raunchy sequences.
- Gandi Baat: Gandii Baat explicitly shows the complications and dissatisfaction in people’s sexual lives from rural India, who succumb to their need for pleasures and end up taking wicked and unexpected turns.
- Apharan: The story revolves around a senior Inspector Rudra Srivastava with Uttarakhand police. He is convinced by a mysterious woman to kidnap a girl at a wedding.
- Baby Come Naa: Baby Come Naa is about a playboy who is double dating two women and both of them declare themselves as his wife.
- Zabaan Sambhaal Ke: his series covers a story of an eccentric and lunatic group of people who come to National Institute of Languages to learn Hindi.
There are also many ALT Balaji Originals aimed at kids with 100+ hours of content.
ALT Balaji Movies
If you are more of a movie person, then you can enjoy the ALTBalaji films which come in various flavours like Comedy, Action, Romance, Adult, and Drama. There are many other non-original movies available on ALT Balaji.
Popular ALT Balaji Films
- Once Upon a Time in Mumbai
- Shootout at Lokhandwala
- Shootout at Wadala
- Shor in the City
- Krishna Cottage
- Kyaa Kool Hain Hum
- Ragini MMS
- Kya Kool Hain Hum
How to Watch ALT Balaji Free Shows?
If you don’t want to spend money on ALTBalaji subscription, then read this section carefully. We have listed the ways in which you can watch the premium content of Alt Balaji at absolutely no cost.
Watch Free On Mx Player
Good news for all the Indian viewers! You can now stream over 950 videos of ALTBalaji for free on MX Player including Punch Beat, Dev D, Gandi Baat and Hero Vardiwala. Mx player offers some of the premium content of top online streaming services for free, but with Ads. If you want Ad-free access on MX Player, then you need to purchase the MX Player Pro app.
How to Watch on MX Player
You can either watch the premium Alt Balaji content for free on the MX Player website or the iOS & Android apps.
- Open the website or the app.
- You need to sign in using your FaceBook ID on the MX Player app, but no sign-ups are required on the website.
- Search ‘alt Balaji’ in the search bar and voila! you can now stream the content for free.
Note: This service is only available for India as of now. Also, you can’t download content from MX Player currently.
Watch Free on Alt Balaji
The first 3 episodes of every show of ALT Balaji are available for free on its Website as well as App. Also, there is a limit to the maximum number of total episodes available for streaming in the free plan. If you don’t have a subscription, you can still watch the content of ALT Balaji through the streaming apps of telecom operators – Jio for JioCinema, Airtel TV for Airtel & Vodafone Play for Vodafone users (and now Idea too). Scroll down to the next section for more details on this.
How Can I Get ALTBalaji Subscription for free?
ALT Balaji has collaboration with all the top 3 telecom providers giving full access to its content including all the Movies, TV Series and Originals. Many people quote it as a ‘hack’ but it is not a hack or a shortcut but a way to stream ALT Balaji’s content through the customer retention efforts laid by all the Telecom Operators.
- Content available on Airtel TV App
- The app is available on Google PlayStore as well as the Apple App store
- Prepaid users with Unlimited pack above INR 90
- All Postpaid Infinity plan users, retail & COIP above monthly billing of INR 299 or above (Excluding corporate plans)
- You cannot use your friend’s Airtel Sim to Sign-In because Airtel TV App needs the sim to be there on the mobile while registering.
- Content available on JioCinema App as well as Website.
- The app is available on Google PlayStore as well as the Apple App store
- Users who have an active Jio plan can access the Jio Cinema App for free.
- Tip – You can use your friend’s Jio Sim to Sign-In. Enter his/her number and then the OTP that comes on that number.
- Content available on Vodafone Play App
- The app is available on Google PlayStore as well as the Apple App store
- All Postpaid users get free access to the Vodafone Play App
- All Prepaid users with Unlimited Recharges worth INR 255 or above get free access to Vodafone Play App
- Tip – You can use your friend’s Vodafone Sim to Sign-In. Enter his/her number and then the OTP that comes on that number.
What Will I Get With ALTBalaji Subscription?
All the movies are behind the paywall and need users to subscribe to the paid plan. Once you’ve purchased a subscription plan of ALTBalaji, you can enjoy the following benefits that come with it.
- Access to all the episodes of every TV Series
- Unlimited access to all the Movies & TV Shows
- Download the movies offline and watch them later, this feature is only available on App
- Stream content on 5 devices simultaneously
Are There Any ALTBalaji Subscription Offers?
- Get 20% cashback of up to Rs 20 when paying with PayTM.
- Get 20% cashback of up to Rs.60 when paying with Freecharge.
- Get 30% Supercash of up to Rs.75 when using Mobikwik wallet.
- Flat 50% cashback on payment through PayPal
What is ALTBalaji Subscription Cost?
To access the premium features on ALT Balaji, you’ll need to buy a subscription plan of ALTBalaji.
ALT Balaji has very inexpensive plans for its premium content:
- Rs.100 for 3 months subscription
Rs.180 for 6 months subscription(This plan has been discontinued now)
- Rs.300 for 12 months subscription
How to Subscribe to ALT Balaji?
Alright, so you’ve now read the subscription plans and ready to purchase one of them. For new users, it’s a 2 step process. First, you’ll have to register yourself on the platform. This is free and you can basically browse all the content on ALTBalaji but can stream only limited content. Secondly, there are the subscription plans with which you can access the premium content.
To Register On ALTBalaji
- Click on the user icon in the top right corner of the page and select ‘Sign Up’.
- Enter email, password, date of birth and state or sign in using a Facebook account.
That’s it, free content is now accessible for an unlimited number of times.
Subscribe To ALTBalaji
- Click on the user icon and select ‘Subscribe’.
- Select the preferred subscription plan.
- Select Payment method and Enter payment details.
Now watch all the videos available on ALT Balaji on 5 devices at a time.
Are There Any ALTBalaji Alternatives?
ALTBalaji is one of the most popular video streaming service in India because of its Youth-oriented content domination. If you are looking for any alternatives of Alt Balaji, or want to see where does Alt Balaji stands amid all the competition, then check out the following comparison table.
With a huge content catalogue along with a vast library of Live TV channels, Zee5 has a lot of entertainment content for its users. But like ALT Balaji, most of it requires you to pay for a Zee5 subscription.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video has proved itself as the most rapidly growing online video streaming service after Netflix. It has gained immense popularity in India with its original, Mirzapur. You can get a free subscription for Prime Video in the following ways.
Hotstar was named as the most popular streaming service in India. in 2017 with a market share of 32% by the number of subscribers. Hotstar offers content from a wide array of Media Networks, like Star and HBO and is decorated with popular movies and shows like Friends, Game Of Thrones along with its own Hotstar Originals.
With over 11,000 titles, Eros Now has the highest count of movies available with any Online Media Service in India. Their content spans Bollywood Movies, Regional films, TV Shows, Music Videos, Film trailers, and Music.
To get a clear understanding of how ALTBalaji stands in front of its competitors, take a look at the below table that compares ALTBalaji with its competitors on various parameters.
|Subscription Plan Details||AltBalaji Subscription||Zee5 Subscription||PrimeVideo Subscription||Hotstar Subscription||ErosNow Subscription||Hungama Play Subscription||Hooq Subscription||Voot Subscription||SonyLIV Subscription||Viu Subscription||Airtel TV Subscription||JioCinema Subscription||Vodafone Play Subscription||Netflix Subscription|
|Free Trial or
|First 3 episodes of every TV Series||No free trial period, Some Content is Free||No||7 days||14 days free premium trial, Some Content is Free forever||You can view a 10-minute preview of every movie and TV series||30-day free trial on adding a recurring payment method||Free||Selected Content is Free||30 days free||Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers||Unlimited Streaming for All Active subscriptions||Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers||1 month|
|Monthly Plan||–||INR 99 (All Access Pack)
INR 49 (Regional Pack)
|INR 129||INR 199||INR 49 (Plus)
INR 99 (Premium)
|INR 99||INR 89||Free||INR 99||INR 99 for 2 months||–||–||–||INR 500 (1 User)
INR 600 (2 Users)
INR 800 (4 Users)
|3-Month Plan||INR 100||–||–||–||–||INR 249||–||Free||INR 149||–||–||–||–||–|
|6-Month Plan||–||INR 599 (All Access Pack)||–||–||–||–||Free||–||INR 299||–||–||–||–|
|Yearly Plan||INR 300||INR 999 (All Access Pack)
INR 499 (Regional Pack)
|INR 999||INR 999
INR 299 (All Sports Plan)
|INR 470 (Plus)
INR 950 (Premium)
|INR 799||INR 450||Free||INR 499||INR 599||–||–||–||–|
|Simultaneous Streaming||5 Devices||5 Devices||Unlimited||1 User||1 Device||1 Device||5 Devices||Unlimited||1 User||5 Devices||–||–||–||1 to 4 Users|
|Premium Features||Unlimited Access, Offline download||Unlimited Access, Live TV, Ad Free Streaming,
|Unlimited Access to PrimeVideo, PrimeMusic & Kindle e-Books,
|Unlimited Access, Live TV & Sports||Plus – Unlimited access to Movies
Premium – Unlimited Access to Movies, TV Shows & Originals, Offline Download
|Unlimited Access, Ad-Free Viewing, Offline Download, Originals||Unlimited Access, Download & Offline Viewing, Few Rental Movies Only||NA||Live TV, Ad-free viewing
|Ad-free streaming, Unlimited access, Offline Download||Offline Download, Selected content of Zee5
Free 3 months Netflix & 1 year Amazon Prime Subscription
|NA||Free 1 year Amazon Prime & 2,3,12 months Netflix Subscription||Unlimited Access, HD & UHD Streaming|
|Offers||Free for Selected users of Airtel, Jio & Vodafone||Selected free content for Airtel TV & JioCinema; 50% Cashback with Paytm||Free for selected users of BSNL, Airtel & Vodafone||Some content on Airtel TV & JioCinema; 1 year free on Flipkart First for 50 coins||Free for selected users of Airtel, Vodafone & Jio Users||3-month free subscription for Mi TV users & Cloud TV X2 users. 60% off for ACT Fibrenet users.||First 90 days for INR 89 for recurring payment method, 1 free movie rental ticket per month||NA||30% cashback through PayTM, 3-month free subscription fro Sony Bravia TV & Mi TV buyers||3 months free subscription for ‘Flipkart Plus members||NA||NA||NA||Free subscription for selected Airtel & Vodafone Users|
|Service & Content Type||Original TV Series, Movies & TV Shows||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, Sports & News , Regional Content||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On-Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV & Sports||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows
Originals of ErosNow, AltBalaji, Live TV
|On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Few Originals of Zee5, ErosNow & AltBalaji||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals of ErosNow & AltBalaji||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals|
|Data Usage per Hour||750 MB (SD)||4.3 GB(HD)||925 MB (SD), 2.2 GB (HD), 6 GB (4K/UHD)||1.3 GB(HD)||400 MB (SD)||1.5 GB (HD)||1.65 GB (HD)||350 MB (SD)||1.9 GB (HD)||1.9 GB (HD)||2.2 GB (HD)||2.4 GB (HD)||2 GB (HD)||750 MB (HD)|
What Are The Features Of ALTBalji?
ALT Balaji website and app is easy to navigate and use.
- There are no ads in either the free or paid version
- Player controls include
- Tabs to select episodes,
- Switch subtitles available in many languages – English, Hindi & many regional languages
- Option to choose a separate Video quality
- Videos can also be added to favourites
- Shared on social media
- Feature to download the content to watch offline
- Multiple languages may be available for some movies and series, in which case preferred language can be selected before clicking ‘Play’
- Option to choose if the App should use Mobile Data or Only WiFi
Which Devices Support ALTBalaji?
ALT Balaji is compatible with the following devices:
- Android Tablets and smartphones (Android version 4.4 and above)
- Apple iPads and iPhones (iOS 9 and above)
- Chromecast (Chromecast 1 and Chromecast 2)
- Android TV OS version 5.1 and above
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Apple TV OS version 10 and above
- Roku version 7.1 and above
- Browsers – Chrome 47 and above, Mozilla Firefox 47 and above, Safari 9 and above, Internet Explorer 11 and Edge
Alt Balaji: What’s Good and What’s Bad?
Every online video streaming platform has its own good and bad. Check out the following list of all the good and bad things that we found on Alt Balaji.
- First 3 episodes of every series are free.
- Low subscription costs.
- Available in many regional languages.
- Aimed at Indian viewers across the globe and available in 90 countries.
- No ads, neither in the free nor in the paid account.
- Available for free through plans of many Telecom Operators.
- Relatively low amount & variety of content as compared to competitors like Zee5.
- Negligible Hollywood Content
- Subscription in one country may not be available in another
Alt Balaji: Is It Worth the Bucks?
The feature to watch three episodes before deciding whether to get that subscription is great and no other OTT provides this functionality. This in a way shows how much confidence ALT Balaji has on its content. As of date, ALT Balaji does not have enough content to stand out among the competitors like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar & Zee5. So who should get ALT Balaji premium subscription:
- If you don’t have a relevant plan from Airtel, Jio or Vodafone which gives free access to their content on Airtel TV, JioCinema or Vodafone Play App
- If you mainly want to watch on Desktop but have an Airtel or Vodafone Number (only Jio has content available on its website).
- You enjoy one of their original content in regional languages
- You like to watch without the hassle of ads
How to Cancel Alt Balaji Subscription
- For subscription via Google play, go to the PlayStore Account, select Subscriptions tab and click on Unsubscribe.
- For subscription via iTunes, login to the iTunes store and in the Subscriptions tab, click on ‘Unsubscribe’.
- For other modes of payment, directly go to the ‘My Account’ section and Unsubscribe from Premium Subscription
Cancelling a subscription will discontinue auto-renewal and the payment option will not be billed for the next cycle. Alt Balaji will still be accessible for the remaining of the month.