Ki khabara Bengal !! When the whole world is taking a dive into the ocean of Video On Demand (VOD) platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Hoichoi has gained immense popularity among the Bengali viewership in India and outside of India as well. Hoichoi literally means ‘non-stop entertainment’ and they provide the same with the largest collection of Bengali Entertainment. In this blog, we’ll tell you everything about Hoichoi, from Hoichoi subscription plans to watching Hoichoi web series for free. Happy reading!
What Is Hoichoi?
Hoichoi is a Video On Demand streaming platform which exclusively focuses on Bengali content. It was launched on 20th September 2017 with over 500 Bengali movies and over 1000 Bengali songs. With time, Hoichoi developed a huge library of Bengali movies, short films, kids’ content, and music which can be accessed with a Hoichoi subscription from their App, Website or streaming devices.
On the tech side, Hoichoi is powered by ViewLift, a USA based full-service video distribution platform to monetize content, and Amazon Web Services, the leading cloud solution provider.
What Will I Get With Hoichoi Subscription?
- Access to the largest catalogue of Bengali movies: A Hoichoi subscription gives you access to Bengali movies that range from classics like Panther Panchali to latest Bengali blockbusters like Khaad.
- Access to Hoichoi Originals: Hoichoi subscription lets you enjoy all 25 Hoichoi originals spanned through genres from Comedy like Bou Keno Psycho, Thriller like Hello!, to Mystery like Taranth Tantrik.
- Ad-Free Streaming: To stream movies, TV shows and originals without any commercials in between on Hoichoi, you need to have a Hoichoi subscription plan.
- Access To Offline Content: With a Hoichoi subscription, you can download your favourite content to watch it offline. Though the downloaded content can only be viewed through the app.
- Watch On Multiple Devices: A Hoichoi subscription allows you to login to two devices. So, you can access Hoichoi from 2 devices with 1 login but can only watch on one concurrent screen at a time.
- 720p Video Support: HoiChoi supports 720p video streaming quality.
- English subtitles & Hindi Audio: HoiChoi offers English Subtitles & voice-overs in Hindi for all the Original Web series.
How To Get Hoichoi Free Subscription?
If you’re looking to download Hoichoi web series or movies for free then let us tell you that you don’t need to go that way. With the following telecom operators’ streaming apps, you can enjoy most of the Hoichoi content including Hoichoi originals at absolutely no cost. You don’t need any subscription code or whatsoever to stream the content of Hoichoi on these apps.
Stream Hoichoi on Airtel TV
All the Airtel TV app users can watch Hoichoi Bengali movies and Originals on the app itself. Hoichoi has also announced that 30 Original Shows and 12 Original Films are to be released this year which will be completely available on Airtel TV making it on average 2 shows and 1 Original film every month!
Eligibility: All users of Airtel TV.
- Download or update to the latest Airtel TV app.
- Start exploring the Hoichoi content on Airtel TV app.
Stream Hoichoi on Vodafone Play App
All the Vodafone Play app users can watch Hoichoi Bengali movies and Originals on the app itself.
Eligibility: All users of Vodafone Play.
- Download or update to the latest Vodafone Play app.
- Now you can enjoy the exclusive Hoichoi content on Vodafone Play app.
Stream Hoichoi on Idea Movies & TV App
All the Idea Movies & TV app users can watch Hoichoi Bengali movies and Originals on the app itself.
Eligibility: All users of Idea Movies & TV.
- Download or update to the latest Idea Movies & TV app.
- Now you can stream exclusive Hoichoi content on Idea Movies & TV app.
How to Download Hoichoi Web Series And Movies For Free?
Without a Hoichoi subscription, you won’t be able to download the content. But you can stream it for free on Airtel TV, Vodafone Play app, or Idea Movies & TV app. Apart from that, Hoichoi itself offers a section of free movies and episodes which you can enjoy without paying anything. To read more about the free offerings from Hoichoi, read the section with the heading “What Content Does Hoichoi Offer”
Does Hoichoi TV Offer Free Trial?
As of now, there is no free trial offered from Hoichoi, but as soon as it comes, we will inform you right away.
What’s The Hoichoi Subscription Cost?
Hoichoi currently offers two membership plans at discounted prices. It gives you all the premium access to the platform with which you get the exclusive access to the above-said features. Check them out below.
|1 Year||3 Year|
Please note that the International rates may vary from the ones written above.
What Content Does Hoichoi TV Offer?
Hoichoi offers over 500 Bengali Movies, 80+ hour Originals, and 1000+ Bengali songs, which makes it the world’s largest Bengali Video On Demand service. Hoichoi’s entertainment content include Movies, TV shows, Originals, and Music which you can stream on Hoichoi app as well as Hoichoi website.
Hoichoi Bengali Movies
Hoichoi has a catalogue of over 500 Bengali movies which span across genres like Drama, Romance, Comedy, and Horror. Moreover, Classic Movies by acclaimed Bengali filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray and Rituoporna Ghosh are also available. Some of these hits include Autograph, Chotushkone, Projapoti Biskut, Pather Panchali, Galpa Holeo Satyi, and Ekdin Pratidin.
Popular Hoichoi Movies
- Byomkesh Gowtro – Byomkesh is assigned a case of a murder that might happen.
- Ek Je Chhilo Raja – Based on the rumoured incident of the prince of Bhawal returning from the dead.
- Bibaho Diaries – A comedy with a modern couple’s perspective on marital life.
- Kolkata 71 – Collection of 4 stories based on ’70s Kolkata.
- Crisscross – Story about 5 women, their lives and the twist when they meet each other.
Hoichoi Originals & Web Series
Hoichoi presents 80+ hours of TV series for you to stream and enjoy. HoiChoi TV also offers over 30 original shows and 12 original films produced by SVF Entertainment. Some of the Originals like Hello, Byomkesh, Cartoon, Mismatch, Dupur Thakurpo, and Charitraheen are also dubbed in Hindi and Tamil for the non-Bengali audience.
Popular Hoichoi Originals Web Series
- Hello! – An MMS received on Durga Puja turns Nandita’s life upside down.
- Byomkesh – Bengal’s most popular detective solves criminal cases in the 1930s.
- Paanch Phoron – 5 episodes made by 5 directors around the concept of love and relationships.
- Taranath Tantrik – A mystery show with a Tantrik named Taranath and his world of black magic.
- Charitraheen – A story of love, lust and betrayal among the relationship between a couple.
Popular Hoichoi Originals Films
- Bobbyr Bondhura – Story about the suffering of a child amidst his parents’ divorce.
- Chupkotha – A thriller story of a journalist trying to solve the case of a missing girl.
- Ami Vs Tumi – A rom-com about 2 people with polar personalities and their relationship with each other.
- Borodin – A crime thriller set during the Christmas times in Kolkata about karma and people connected by it.
- Teen Cup Cha – 3 lives, 3 stories and Bengal’s favourite beverage, Tea (Chaa). This Bengali drama connects the 3 different stories are connected by the tea.
For the music buffs, Hoichoi has over 1000+ Bengali Songs from the most popular albums which you can download and stream offline as well. You will find songs from classic as well as modern renowned Bengali artists like Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal. Note that Hoichoi songs are exclusively available only on the Hoichoi app.
Hoichoi Free Movies & Episodes
You can stream some movies, episodes of originals and mini-episodes on Hoichoi at absolutely no cost. You will find the free movies on Hoichoi in the section titled “Free Movies” and the mini-episodes of less than 10 minutes in the section “Hoichoi minis”.
Popular Hoichoi Free Movies & Minis
- Rajdanda (movie)
- Protarak (movie)
- Kolkata (mini)
- City of Bazaar (mini)
- City of Poets (mini)
How Can I Subscribe to HoiChoi TV?
In order to purchase a Hoichoi TV subscription, follow the steps written below.
- Visit the website or download the app (iOS or Android).
- Sign Up using an e-mail id, Gmail Id or Facebook Id.
- Login to the App or Website with the credentials you’ve entered in the previous step.
- Click ‘View Plans’ on the top menu or ‘Subscribe Now’ on the top-right corner.
- Select a Plan of your choice and make the Payment.
Hoichoi Payment Options
Once you’ve chosen the desired Hoichoi subscription plan, you’ll be redirected to the Payment page. Here, you have different options to complete the transaction.
Online Payment: Different payment options for users include Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, UPI, Wallets, PayTM, iTunes and Google Play. Subscriptions made through iTunes, Google Play and Credit Cards are auto-renewed.
Offline Payment (Top-up Cards): For offline transactions, you can use ‘Hoichoi Top-Up Cards’ on a pay-per-view basis. Here is the complete information about Hoichoi Top-Up Cards:
- What is a Hoichoi Top-Up Card?
It is similar to the scratch-and-use mobile Top-Up cards that we used to buy to recharge the balance in our mobile phones. Currently, Hoichoi is offering Top-Up cards for either 3,6, or 12 months recharge.
- How and where can I get Hoichoi Top-Up cards?
The Top-Up cards are currently available in few selected cities. If you live in one such city, you can ask for the Top-Up card from the set-ups opened by SVF entertainment.
- How to redeem the Hoichoi Top-Up cards?
Once you get a Hoichoi Top-Up card, all you need to do is to scratch it to get the Hoichoi subscription code and recharge your Hoichoi account using the Hoichoi code.
- Is there any offer on Hoichoi Top-Up Cards?
Currently, there are no offers on the Top-Up cards. Soon as any comes, we’ll inform you right away.
Hoichoi is not the only fish in the sea of VOD services. With increasing numbers of online video streaming services, Hoichoi is definitely facing some competition in the market.
Probably the top competitor of Hoichoi, Addatimes resembles a lot to Hoichoi in terms of services and content that it provides. Addatimes is also an Ad-free Video On Demand service with exclusive Bengali content including Movies, TV shows, and originals and music. Some of their popular content includes Khyaapa, One Night Stand, Arundhati, Byomkesh, Mon Maane Na etc.
The streaming service offers the latest Bengali movies on a pay-per-view basis or as a subscription. These can be watched across PC, tablets, TV and phones. They also have a 7-day free trial.
The YuppTV streaming service offers access to movies across 9 languages, one of which is Bengali. A 14-day free trial is available. Some Bengali content included is Robibar Bikelbela and Mahakaal.
The streaming giant provides access to a number of Bengali movies and TV shows. The video quality and UI provides for a better viewing experience. A subscription to Hotstar allows users unlimited access to a number of Bollywood, Hollywood movies as well as American TV Shows, Live News and Sports.
The Colors TV online video platform has some Bengali content as well. Some of these are Bidhilipi, Bhalobasa Bhalobasa and Sujan Sakhi. Voot is also free for users.
A comprehensive Comparision of Hoichoi with its competitors
|Subscription Plan Details||HoiChoi Subscription||Addatimes Subscription||AltBalaji Subscription||ErosNow Subscription||Zee5 Subscription||ErosNow Subscription||Hotstar Subscription||Netflix Subscription||PrimeVideo Subscription||SonyLIV Subscription||Voot Subscription||Hungama Play Subscription||Viu Subscription||Hooq Subscription|
|Free Trial or
|No Free Trial||No Free Trial||First 3 episodes of every TV Series||14 days free premium trial, Some Content is Free forever||No free trial period, Some Content is Free||14 days free premium trial, Some Content is Free forever||7 days||1 month||No||Selected Content is Free||Free||You can view a 10-minute preview of every movie and TV series||30 days free||30-day free trial on adding a recurring payment method|
|Monthly Plan||N/A||–||INR 49 (Plus)
INR 99 (Premium)
|INR 99 (All Access Pack)
INR 49 (Regional Pack)
|INR 49 (Plus)
INR 99 (Premium)
|INR 199||INR 500 (1 User)
INR 600 (2 Users)
INR 800 (4 Users)
|INR 129||INR 99||Free||INR 99||INR 99 for 2 months||INR 89|
|3-Month Plan||N/A||INR 99||INR 100||–||–||–||–||–||–||INR 149||Free||INR 249||–||–|
|6-Month Plan||N/A||N/A||–||–||INR 599 (All Access Pack)||–||–||–||–||–||Free||INR 299||–|
|Yearly Plan||INR 999 for 3 years
INR 399 for 1 year
|INR 299||INR 300||INR 470 (Plus)
INR 950 (Premium)
|INR 999 (All Access Pack)
INR 499 (Regional Pack)
|INR 470 (Plus)
INR 950 (Premium)
INR 299 (All Sports Plan)
|–||INR 999||INR 499||Free||INR 799||INR 599||INR 450|
|Simultaneous Streaming||1 User||1 User||5 Devices||1 Device||5 Devices||1 Device||1 User||1 to 4 Users||Unlimited||1 User||Unlimited||1 Device||5 Devices||5 Devices|
|Premium Features||Ad free streaming, Unlimited access, offline download||Unlimited Access, HD Streaming, Ad-Free||Unlimited Access, Offline download||Plus – Unlimited access to Movies
Premium – Unlimited Access to Movies, TV Shows & Originals, Offline Download
|Unlimited Access, Live TV, Ad Free Streaming,
|Plus – Unlimited access to Movies
Premium – Unlimited Access to Movies, TV Shows & Originals, Offline Download
|Unlimited Access, Live TV & Sports||Unlimited Access, HD & UHD Streaming||Unlimited Access to PrimeVideo, PrimeMusic & Kindle e-Books,
|Live TV, Ad-free viewing
|NA||Unlimited Access, Ad-Free Viewing, Offline Download, Originals||Ad-free streaming, Unlimited access, Offline Download||Unlimited Access, Download & Offline Viewing, Few Rental Movies Only|
|Offers||Airtel and Vodafone Idea users can stream come content for free||N/A||Free for Selected users of Airtel, Jio & Vodafone||Free for selected users of Airtel, Vodafone & Jio Users||Selected free content for Airtel TV & JioCinema; 50% Cashback with Paytm||Free for selected users of Airtel, Vodafone & Jio Users||Some content on Airtel TV & JioCinema; 1 year free on Flipkart First for 50 coins||Free subscription for selected Airtel & Vodafone Users||Free for selected users of BSNL, Airtel & Vodafone||30% cashback through PayTM, 3-month free subscription fro Sony Bravia TV & Mi TV buyers||NA||3-month free subscription for Mi TV users & Cloud TV X2 users. 60% off for ACT Fibrenet users.||3 months free subscription for ‘Flipkart Plus members||First 90 days for INR 89 for recurring payment method, 1 free movie rental ticket per month|
|Service & Content Type||On Demand Streaming, Bengali Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals, Music||On Demand Streaming, Bengali Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Music||Original TV Series, Movies & TV Shows||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, Sports & News , Regional Content||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV & Sports||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||On-Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows|
|Data Usage per Hour||1.55 GB (HD)||750 MB (SD)||400 MB (SD)||4.3 GB(HD)||400 MB (SD)||1.3 GB(HD)||750 MB (HD)||925 MB (SD), 2.2 GB (HD), 6 GB (4K/UHD)||1.9 GB (HD)||350 MB (SD)||1.5 GB (HD)||1.9 GB (HD)||1.65 GB (HD)|
Which Devices Support Hoichoi?
You can stream Hoichoi TV content on multiple devices. The complete list of supported devices is given below.
- Website: Visit Hoichoi website and login to stream the contents.
- Android & iOS: Download app for Android (version 5 and above) or app for iOS
- Streaming Devices: You can download Hoichoi TV app on Amazon for Fire TV. Google Chromecast also supports Hoichoi TV streaming.
- Media Players: Apple TV and Roku TV (coming soon).
Is Hoichoi Really Popular?
Play Store: Installs- 1,000,000+ | Rating- 4.0/5 by 24,514 Users
App Store: Installs- N/A | Rating- 4.6/5 by 1.1K Users
Amazon Store: Rating- 3.8/5 by 5 users
Monthly Active Users: 8,000,000 (as of September 2018)
Content Count: 500+ Bengali Movies | 30+ Hoichoi Originals | 1000+ Bengali Songs
The Good and The Bad Of Hoichoi TV
- Ad-free streaming for a seamless viewing experience.
- One of its kind OTT with a large library of Bengali music as well.
- Downloading of content is available.
- English subtitles to all the movies are available.
- Non-Bengali viewers may find it hard to completely understand the content.
- Maximum available video quality is 720p.
Hoichoi Subscription: Is It Worth The Bucks?
Hoichoi is successfully ruling the Bengali viewership. With its rising popularity, HoiChoi TV is planning to target even a larger audience. They have released the Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Arabic dubbed version of their most popular TV shows for the non-Bengali viewers. You would love HoiChoi if:
- You are a Bengali (duh!).
- You enjoy Bengali movies and TV shows.
- You are looking for innovative original content and web-series with a different cultural background.
- You have an ear for Bengali music.
How to Cancel Hoichoi TV Subscription?
Auto-renewals can be cancelled via Google Play, iTunes settings or via the Credit Card settings on the website. Otherwise, the Hoichoi subscription can be cancelled at any point, however, the platform does not provide refunds. The streaming will still be accessible till the last date of the paid plan.