- BookMyShow Stream will let users buy or rent the film title of their choice
- The marquee premiere offerings on Friday is BookMyShow’s unique selling point
- The service could be a way to access movies without going to the theatre
One of the most popular movies and event booking platforms in India, BookMyShow has launched a new service called BookMyShow Stream. It is a video-on-demand streaming platform but unlike other popular OTT services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix or Disney+ Hotstar that are based on a subscription model.
Commenting on the launch, Aakash Saxena, COO of Cinemas, BookMyShow said in a statement ‘With flexible purchase options and a seamless user interface, this new offering furthers BookMyShow’s journey from being a gateway to an evolved curator of tent pole content experiences.’
BookMyShow Stream Video-on-Demand platform launched
BookMyShow Stream is a transaction video-on-demand (TVOD) platform and works on pay-per-view format where users have to pay for watching videos of their choice. They can either choose to buy or rent the film. The company says that the service has been developed in-house.
It is compatible across multiple devices and can be viewed on the mobile app and website as well as on desktop browsers, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV stick and Chromecast. Users can also watch the content in offline mode by downloading it.
BookMyShow Stream: popular content
At the time of launch, BookMyShow said that its TVOD service is offering over 600 movie titles and 72,000+ hours of content. It will also add multiple marquee premieres on Friday.
Starting today, new and blockbuster Hollywood releases including Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, Gal Gaddot starer Wonder Woman 1984, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Alone, The Craft Legacy, Les Miserables and many others are available BookMyShow Stream.
As for pricing, Tenet costs Rs 689 while Wonder Woman 1984 is priced at Rs 799 or can be rented for Rs 499. It’s worth noting that if you buy the movie, it can be watched anytime, but renting will give you access to the title for 30 days and will expire two days after the playback has started.
To offer more content on the streaming platform, BookMyShow has partnered with major global production giants that include Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures among others. Back home, local production houses who will offer content on the platform include Shemaroo, Viacom18, Rajshri Productions and more.
The BookMyShow Stream service offers various watch categories like Friday Premiers, Exclusive, World Cinema, Missed in Theatre, Festival Favourites and dedicated bundles.
BookMyShow Stream price in India
Since BookMyShow Stream is a pay-per-view streaming service, there is no set-price like subscription-based OTT platforms. The pricing for purchasing and renting content will vary from title to title. The prices start from as little as Rs 40.