Canadian American content studio Lionsgate, best known for flicks like The Hunger Games and John Wick, entered the Indian streaming market with its Lionsgate Play service in 2018. However, the Lionsgate Play app was being offered in partnership with telecom operators like Vi, Airtel and Jio so far. Now, Lionsgate Play is available as a standalone app in the country.
As of now, the Lionsgate Play app is available as a beta tech test app. Gadgets360 quoted the Indian outfit of the studio to reveal that the app will be officially launched in the first week of December. Let’s take a look at the details of the Lionsgate Play app and what it offers in terms of content.
Lionsgate Play now available in India as a standalone app
The Lionsgate Play app is already up for download on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. It’s also available on Android TV, Apple TV, and the web. The app itself is free to download and requires users to sign up using a valid email address or mobile number. New users will get a free trial period of 14 days with access to all content on the app. After the free trial is over, the OTT platform will charge Rs 99 per month or Rs 699 for the annual membership.
In terms of content, the app offers only dozens of Hollywood movies and TV shows as of now. Apart from English, some of these titles are also being offered in Indian vernacular languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, and Bhojpuri. We can expect more content to be added to the library post the official launch. Users can browse the catalogue here.
Coming to the video quality, most content on the platform is in full HD resolution with select few titles being offered in 4K quality. There’s no mention of the support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Additionally, despite being a standalone app now, Lionsgate Play app still displays the massive LionsgatePlay logo in the video.