Online Streaming Services Vs. Traditional Media
The advent of technology in recent times has made online streaming services more popular than traditional media. There is no denying that video streaming services have become the new “cool” amongst the millennials.
With the increase in demand for online shows in Pakistan, both local and international streaming services have made a variety of content available. Only recently, Pakistani artists have started producing local content for online streaming services. Pakistani musicians have also started to exclusively release their albums online. This speaks volumes about the future of online streaming services. They are here to stay. Want to treat yourself with the latest TV shows, music, and movies? You don’t need to go anywhere else! We have rounded up a perfect list of the online streaming providers available in Pakistan for you
No list of online streaming services can ever be complete without the mention of Netflix. The online streaming giant is available in more than 190 countries. It is known as the most popular online streaming globally. Netflix reached the Pakistani audience in 2016. Netflix offers one-month free access to the plethora of shows and movies that are present on its platform. However, it is a paid service that offers three plans starting from Rs. 950. So just sit back, Netflix and Chill!
Amazon Prime Video:
Amazon Prime Video is not far behind Netflix in global popularity. Fortunately for Pakistani viewers, it reached the country in 2016. Amazon Prime Video is known for its original content and critically acclaimed for its documentaries. In addition, it offers a 30-day free trial. Subscription to the service starts from USD 5.99/month.
Iflix is a Malaysian online streaming service that is available in Pakistan since 2017. It offers two kinds of access to a wide variety of movies and TV shows: free and paid. The paid version costs Rs. 300 and offers access to unlimited movies and shows.
Zee5 launched its streaming services in Pakistan in January 2019. However, its popularity rapidly increased with the recent original series from the platform: Churails. Carefully curated in Pakistan and for Pakistan, the series is captivating and entertaining. ZEE5 offers 1,00,000 hours of Indian Movies, TV Shows, Cine plays, Music, Videos, and a slew of exclusive Originals, across 12 languages – English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, and Punjabi. Besides this, it offers 60+ popular Live TV channels. The subscription of Zee5 starts from PKR 250 per month.
Online Streaming Apps owned by TV channels
The most popular online streaming option amongst the Pakistani audience is that of the mobile applications of local entertainment channels. The chief reason being the fact that they provide free content. They are easy to download, do not require subscriptions, and provide local content.