Amid all the new video-on-demand services, Zee5 has managed to shine brightly in India with its mass of content in regional languages. With over 56 million-plus active users, it has become the second-biggest Over-the-top Media Provider in India by user count, after Hotstar. Today, we here at FlickZee, are going to tell you everything about Zee5.
- What is the premium subscription plans of Zee5?
- What are the features of Zee5?
- What content is available on Zee5?
- Is it worth the subscription?
- What are Zee5 competitors?
What is Zee5?
Zee5 is a video on demand (VOD) platform run by Zee Entertainment Enterprise. It was launched on 14 February 2018. Zee5 allows streaming of Zee5 Original TV Shows, Zee5 Exclusive Digital First Movie Releases and content from all Zee channels like Zee Cinema, Zee Anmol, Zee TV, Zee News, ETC Bollywood, etc., in total 12 languages.
Zee5 has emerged as one of the most engaging Over The Top (OTT) media service in India due to its compatibility with many devices and availability in over 10 regional languages.
Zee5 Premium Subscription
A free account on Zee5 can provide access to only a limited section of Movies and TV Series, but with a Zee5 Premium account you can:
- Access all Zee5 Originals and Live TV
- Original content
- 90+ live TV channels
- Access all ‘Premium’ tagged content
- All items tagged as ‘Premium’
- Famous Hollywood movies and TV shows
- Blockbuster Hindi movies and superhit regional movies
- Dubbed movies in regional languages
- Popular documentaries
- Access ‘Before TV’ Movies
- Digital Screening of movies
- after a few weeks of their Theatrical Release
- before they have a TV Premiere
- Digital Screening of movies
- Access the content Ad-Free
Hacks to get Zee5 Premium Subscription for Free
Don’t want to pay for Zee5 premium subscription? Don’t worry. We got you covered. With following offers, you can access all Zee5 content including movies, TV shows, originals, and documentaries for FREE!!!
- Selected Airtel Prepaid and Postpaid customers will get free access to a limited section of Zee5 Premium Content excluding Zee5 Originals and ‘Before TV’ Movies.
- Vodafone and Idea Customers with recharge packs above Rs 205 are eligible for Zee5 Premium and Theatre Content.
- Every Gaana Plus user can avail Zee5 Premium benefit.
Read below to check if you’re eligible for the Zee5 free subscription or not.
1. Airtel Users:
- Postpaid users with an unlimited pack of Rs 299 or more.
- Prepaid users with unlimited recharge pack of Rs 299 or more.
- Download or update the latest My Airtel App.
- Log in to the app and click on #airtelThanks banner.
- You have now claimed the offer
2. Gaana Users:
Eligibility: You should have a Gaana Plus subscription.
- Download or update the latest Gaana App or go to the Gaana Website.
- Login to your Gaana Plus account.
- Soon as you log in, you have a Zee5 subscription
3. Vodafone and Idea Users
Eligibility: You should have an active Vodafone plan to use Vodafone Play/ Idea TV.
- Download or update the latest Vodafone Play TV or Idea Movies App.
- Login to your account through your mobile number
- Download the Zee5 app and create an account with the same number.
- Play any Zee5 content on Vodafone App and you’ll be redirected to Zee5 for free.
4. Free Users Of Zee5
Contrary to many other VOD platforms, Zee5 allows free users to download the Movies or TV Shows for offline usage. A user just needs to create an account to download a movie or tv show offline and then watch it later.
Zee5 Premium Account Plans and Packs
Zee5 All Access Pack:
- One Month: INR 99
- Six Months: INR 599
- One Year: INR 999
Zee5 Tamil Pack:
- One Month: INR 49
- One Year: INR 999
Zee5 Telugu Pack:
- One Month: INR 49
- One Year: INR 499
Zee5 Kannada Pack:
- One Month: INR 49
- One Year: INR 499
Zee5 Tamil Premium Pack for Malaysia
- One Month: MYR 9.9
Zee5 Tamil Premium Pack for Singapore
- One Month: SGD 6.98
Zee5 Subscription Offers
With this offers, you don’t have to pay the full amount for the Zee5 premium subscription plans. Check this offers out below and avail them before they end.
Zee5 Freedom Offer
- Get 40% discount on all the Zee5 premium subscription plans.
Validity: This offer is valid till 31st August 2019.
How to Redeem:
- Login to Zee5 website or App with your user account.
- Go to the subscription page
- In ‘Have a coupon code?’ box, type GET40 and click ‘Apply’.
- Proceed to the payment page and pay with your preferred method.
Zee5 Content and Channels- What to Watch?
Zee5 has a strong focus on Original shows and movies in many languages available with its premium subscription. Movies and TV Series are available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Bhojpuri and Oriya.
- Veere Di Wedding
- Kadvi Hawa
- Zero Kms
- The Story
Popular TV shows
- Kumkum Bhagya
- Jodha Akbar
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs
- Descendants Of The Sun
- RatriRatris Khel Chale
The complete list of Live TV channels on Zee5:
|Zee TV HD||Zee Cinema HD||Zee TV|
|& TV HD||Zee Anmol||and pictures HD|
|Zee Bollywood||and pictures||Zee Anmol Cinema|
|Zing||Zee ETC Bollywood||Zee News|
|DD Bharti||DD Bihar||Zee Bihar-Jharkhand|
|DD Kisan||DD Rajasthan||Divya|
|DD Urdu||Zee Rajasthan||DD Uttar Pradesh|
|Wion||DD INDIA||DD Madhyapradesh|
|Zee Action||EZmall.com||and Flix.|
|Living Foodz||Satsang||Zee Cinema|
|DD News||BBC World News||Pogo|
|Sanskaar||Zee Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh||Cartoon Network|
|Zee Hindustan||Zee Business|
What Are The Alternatives and Competitors Of Zee5?
Here is comprehensive comparison between Zee5 and its potential competitors:
|Subscription Plan Details||Zee5 Subscription||AltBalaji Subscription||Hungama Play Subscription||Hotstar Subscription||ErosNow Subscription||SonyLIV Subscription||JioCinema Subscription||PrimeVideo Subscription||Netflix Subscription||SonyLIV Subscription||Hooq Subscription||Vodafone Play Subscription||Airtel TV Subscription||Viu Subscription|
|Free Trial or
|No free trial period, Some Content is Free||First 3 episodes of every TV Series||You can view a 10-minute preview of every movie and TV series||7 days||14 days free premium trial, Some Content is Free forever||Selected Content is Free||Unlimited Streaming for All Active subscriptions||No||1 month||Selected Content is Free||30-day free trial on adding a recurring payment method||Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers||Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers||30 days free|
|Monthly Plan||INR 99 (All Access Pack)
INR 49 (Regional Pack)
|–||INR 99||INR 199||INR 49 (Plus)
INR 99 (Premium)
|INR 99||–||INR 129||INR 500 (1 User)
INR 600 (2 Users)
INR 800 (4 Users)
|INR 99||INR 89||–||–||INR 99 for 2 months|
|3-Month Plan||–||INR 100||INR 249||–||–||INR 149||–||–||–||INR 149||–||–||–||–|
|6-Month Plan||INR 599 (All Access Pack)||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||INR 299|
|Yearly Plan||INR 999 (All Access Pack)
INR 499 (Regional Pack)
|INR 300||INR 799||INR 999
INR 299 (All Sports Plan)
|INR 470 (Plus)
INR 950 (Premium)
|INR 499||–||INR 999||–||INR 499||INR 450||–||–||INR 599|
|Simultaneous Streaming||5 Devices||5 Devices||1 Device||1 User||1 Device||1 User||–||Unlimited||1 to 4 Users||1 User||5 Devices||–||–||5 Devices|
|Premium Features||Unlimited Access, Live TV, Ad Free Streaming,
|Unlimited Access, Offline download||Unlimited Access, Ad-Free Viewing, Offline Download, Originals||Unlimited Access, Live TV & Sports||Plus – Unlimited access to Movies
Premium – Unlimited Access to Movies, TV Shows & Originals, Offline Download
|Live TV, Ad-free viewing
|NA||Unlimited Access to PrimeVideo, PrimeMusic & Kindle e-Books,
|Unlimited Access, HD & UHD Streaming||Live TV, Ad-free viewing
|Unlimited Access, Download & Offline Viewing, Few Rental Movies Only||Free 1 year Amazon Prime & 2,3,12 months Netflix Subscription||Offline Download, Selected content of Zee5
Free 3 months Netflix & 1 year Amazon Prime Subscription
|Ad-free streaming, Unlimited access, Offline Download|
|Offers||Selected free content for Airtel TV & JioCinema; 50% Cashback with Paytm||Free for Selected users of Airtel, Jio & Vodafone||3-month free subscription for Mi TV users & Cloud TV X2 users. 60% off for ACT Fibrenet users.||Some content on Airtel TV & JioCinema; 1 year free on Flipkart First for 50 coins||Free for selected users of Airtel, Vodafone & Jio Users||30% cashback through PayTM, 3-month free subscription fro Sony Bravia TV & Mi TV buyers||NA||Free for selected users of BSNL, Airtel & Vodafone||Free subscription for selected Airtel & Vodafone Users||30% cashback through PayTM, 3-month free subscription fro Sony Bravia TV & Mi TV buyers||First 90 days for INR 89 for recurring payment method, 1 free movie rental ticket per month||NA||NA||3 months free subscription for ‘Flipkart Plus members|
|Service & Content-Type||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||Original TV Series, Movies & TV Shows||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, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV & Sports||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Few Originals of Zee5, ErosNow & AltBalaji||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||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals of ErosNow & AltBalaji||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows
Originals of ErosNow, AltBalaji, Live TV
|On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals|
|Data Usage per Hour||4.3 GB(HD)||750 MB (SD)||1.5 GB (HD)||1.3 GB(HD)||400 MB (SD)||1.9 GB (HD)||2.4 GB (HD)||925 MB (SD), 2.2 GB (HD), 6 GB (4K/UHD)||750 MB (HD)||1.9 GB (HD)||1.65 GB (HD)||2 GB (HD)||2.2 GB (HD)||1.9 GB (HD)|
Which Devices Support Zee5?
You can enjoy Zee5 on any of the following devices:
- Website: Visit Zee5 and start streaming.
- Android and iOS: All Android Devices (version 4.4 or later) and iOS Devices (version 9.0 or later).
- Smart TV – Samsung, Android TV, Mi TV. and LG TV
- Streaming device: Amazon FireStick and Chromecast.
How Can I Subscribe to Zee5?
The free version of Zee5 can be utilized without creating an account, though it is recommended to do so to save your preferences, watch history, download videos and receive personalized recommendations.
To create a Zee5 account:
- Register using your mobile Phone Number or Email ID.
- Verify your account by OTP on mobile or Verification Link on Email.
- You can also register using your social media account(Facebook, Twitter or Google plus).
- Alternatively, you can also log user your dittoTV subscription here with the same username and password.
For Zee5 premium registration:
- Click on the menu in the top right corner with the user icon.
- From the drop-down menu, select ‘Subscription Plans’.
- Select your preferred plan and click on ‘Proceed’.
- Select payment method and click ‘Proceed’.
Features of Zee5
Zee5 has a simple and efficient UI on both the browser and the app. It has a lot of minute features which add up to the overall viewing experience:
- Add movies in Watchlists and Favourite list or download videos to watch them offline.
- Adjust video playback quality to 180p, 360p, 720p or 1080p.
- Rewind or forward the video by 10 seconds.
- Simultaneously stream on 5 or more devices.
- Configure Notification settings to toggle notifications for Mobile, SMS or Email individually.
- Switch off Video autoplay. Clear Search history.
- Parental control feature that you can set with a specific age and a 4-digit pin.
- Browse the content on the website or app in 12 languages.
The Pros and cons of Zee5
- Over 90 channels and 100,000+ hours of content is available on Zee5.
- Clean and Intuitive UI with a ton of content in regional languages.
- A huge list of Original Content with a great variety and specific to Indian Context.
- Prices are much lower as compared to Netflix.
- Parental control to monitor children’s viewing.
- Each show is available in 6 languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali.
- Some of them are available in English and Kannada as well.
- Relatively low amount of Hollywood movies and TV shows.
- Subscription packs purchased in one country will not be available in another.
Zee5 Subscription – Is It Worth The Subscription?
Zee5 is brimming with content in many languages. The originals which are of Indian context, few interesting Biographical and Historical series and a huge selection of movies makes it a ‘Paisa Vasool’ deal. So you should get Zee5 Premium Subscription if:
- You enjoy varied genres of content in your regional language
- You like watching Indian specific Original Content
- You want to watch one of the movies which are just off the theatres
- You want to watch Live TV channels for all ages
How Is Zee5 Different From OZEE TV?
OZEE TV and Zee5 are not two different sites. OZEE got rebranded into Zee5 in February 2018 to create a diverse catalogue of Zee5 Originals, Movies and TV Shows. OZEE TV was launched back in February 2016 by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. At that time, it consisted of only digital broadcasting of all the Zee channels except Zee Anmol, ETC Bollywood, Living Foodz and 4 original shows.
How Can I Cancel Zee5 Subscription?
If you have an auto-renewal, simply deselect the auto-renewal option and you will not be billed for the next billing cycle. If you don’t have an auto-renewal, you can just wait for the current cycle to end and your subscription will be turned off automatically.