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 76 million monthly active users, it has become one of the largest Over-the-top Media Providers in India. Today, we, here at FlickZee, are going to tell you everything about Zee5 premium, Zee5 subscription cost, how to get Zee5 free subscription, Zee5 originals, and much more!!
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, all Alt Balaji shows and content from all Zee channels like Zee Cinema, Zee Anmol, Zee TV, Zee News, ETC Bollywood, etc., in a total of 12 languages.
Zee5 has two paid plans namely – Zee5 Premium and Zee5 club.
Zee5 Club vs Premium:
Here are the common features of Zee5 Club and Zee5 premium –
- Access ‘TV shows before telecast’
- Access all content Ad-Free
But there are also some differences between the two –
|Zee5 Club||Zee5 Premium|
|SELECT Zee5 originals like Gandi Baat, Fittrat, etc||ALL Zee5 originals like Gandi Baat, Fittrat, Poison, Rangbaaz, etc and Live TV
(100+ originals & 90+ live TV channels)
|SELECT Zee5 Movies like Badlapur, Dhamaal, etc||ALL Zee5 movies like Badlapur, Dhamaal, Saand ki Aankh, Kedarnath, etc|
|SELECT AltBalaji Content||ALL AltBalaji content|
|Use 2 screens at a time||Use 5 screens at a time|
Flickzee Tip – Look out for content marked with the premium icon or club icon on the Zee5 website to know which content is available in which subscription. Check the picture below.
Is Zee5 free?
Don’t want to pay the Zee5 subscription fee? Don’t worry. We got you covered. With the following Zee5 subscription offers, you can access all Zee5 premium content including movies, TV shows, originals, and documentaries for FREE!!!
In case you’re not eligible for any of these, scroll down more to know about Zee5 promo codes!
1. Airtel Prepaid Users:
Eligibility: All Airtel Prepaid Customers. Valid from 6th July 2020 to 5th July 2022. Valid for 28 days as per the prepaid recharge pack validity
Offer details: On recharging with Rs. 289 pack, you will get Airtel recharge benefits as per the service provider & ZEE5 Premium Subscription, all valid for 28 days. The offerings in the plan keep on changing so check out the link below for the latest information.
2. Airtel Xstream Fiber Offer
Eligibility: All Airtel Xstream Fiber customers on plan 499, 799, 999, 1499 and 3999 are eligible for this offer. Valid from 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021.
3. Vodafone and Idea Users
Eligibility: This Offer is available with prepaid recharge packs of Vi INR 355/405/595/795/2595.
Offer details: The Offer provides a 1- year ZEE5 Premium subscription at no extra cost to eligible subscribers.
4. Jio Fiber Offer –
Eligibility – All customers who have the set-top box provided by Jio and have Jio Fibre Silver & above plan are eligible for this offer (Bronze plan is not included)
Offer details – Free Zee5 premium subscription will be valid until an active Jio Fiber is availed on the set-top box.
5. ACT Fibernet Offer
Eligibility – All customers subscribed to ACT Fibernet Broadband plans
Offer Details – Get a 1 month freeZEE5 Premium Subscription if you’re an ACT Fibernet customer
6. Alliance Broadband Offer
Eligibility – All customers subscribed to Alliance Broadband’s Intertainment service
Offer Details – Get a free ZEE5 Premium Subscription with Alliance Broadband’s Intertainment service. Valid from 15th November 2019 to 14th November 2020.
7. Netmeds offer – Get Complimentary ZEE5 premium subscription (ALL access) one-month pack worth Rs. 99 – This offer is valid on the purchase of ANY products valued at a minimum of Rs. 1000 or more, using the coupon code: NMSZEE5.
8. Times Prime offer – With INR 999 subscription at https://www.timesprime.com/, you get a 1-year Zee5 premium subscription free. Check more details on their website.
Zee5 Subscription Fee & Plans
Zee5 Premium –
|One month||INR 99|
|3 months||INR 299|
|6 months||INR 599|
|One year||INR 999|
Zee5 Club –
- INR 365 for one year
|Zee5 Tamil Pack||INR 24 for one month|
|Zee5 Telugu Pack||INR 24 for one month|
|Zee5 Kannada Pack||INR 24 for one month|
|Zee5 Tamil Pack (Malaysia)||MYR 9.9 for one month|
|Zee Tamil Pack (Singapore)||SGD 6.98 for one month|
Zee5 Subscription Offers
In case you’re not eligible for any of the free offers mentioned above, check out these Zee5 discount offers which might save you some bucks!
1. Bank offers – Various banks have a discount of 20% on more on Zee5 subscription plans, check out the details below –
|Bank name||Discount||Valid till||Offer details|
|ICICI||25%||30th Nov’20||Check here|
|Lakshmi Vilas||20%||31st July’21||Check here|
|Central bank of India||20%||26th July’21||Check here|
|Punjab National Bank||20%||21st July’21||Check here|
|Union Bank of India||20%||30th June’21||Check here|
|IDBI||20%||5th July’21||Check here|
|Bank of Baroda||20%||11th May’21||Check here|
|SBI||5%||25th August’22||Check here|
2. Ixigo offer
Eligibility – This offer is applicable to all Ixigo users.
Offer Details – Flat 10% discount on 1-month, 6-month, or 12-month ZEE5 Premium subscription. Valid from 22nd May 2020 to 31st December 2020.
3. HDFC credit card offer – Get 3 months Zee5 premium subscription for free when you buy a Zee5 yearly subscription with your HDFC credit card
4. Airtel Thanks App Offer
Eligibility: All Airtel Thanks App users.
Offer details: Get monthly, quarterly & yearly top-ups for your ZEE5 Premium Subscription, at great rates!
Zee5 promo codes
Rupay cards offer – Use code ZEE5RUP20 and get 20% off if you buy 6 months or 1-year subscription
Zee5 free trial
Zee5’s free trial offerings differ in different time periods and are specific to countries. Zee5 claims that if there’s a free trial available for you on the platform you’re viewing ZEE5 on, the offer will be available on the home page.
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
- Dream Girl
- Saand ki Aankh
- Poison 2
- Karenjit Kaur
- Abhay 2
- Code M
Popular TV shows
- Kumkum Bhagya
- Jodha Akbar
- Qubool Hai
- Punar Vivah
- Jhaansi ki Rani
Zeeplex is a new venture by Zee5 which offers you new movies at a Pay-per-view basis. You can rent movies and make this a Cineplex experience at home!
This service is not included with Zee5 premium plans. Check out the movies currently available for rent:
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 a 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 the 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.
Is Zee5 Worth The Subscription?
Zee5 is brimming with content in many languages. The originals which are of Indian context, a 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 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.