Netflix is the largest OTT company in terms of paid subscribers and is also known as the king of OTT.

Ever since it was founded in 2007 by Reed Hastings, it has been revolutionizing the media industry by announcing monthly Subscriptions for unlimited DVDs while blockbuster ( Then Leader ) is charging just for the late return of DVDs. Then. In 2008 Netflix revolutionized the media industry by turning its DVD company into an online streaming company by using technology, and also Competitors of Netflix revolutionized exponentially.

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Even though Netflix is the King of OTT, like Lion in the Jungle, we know there won’t be only one lion in the jungle they will be many lions fighting to lead. Likewise, the OTT industry also has many companies Netflix to compete with.

Here we will see the list of Competitors of Netflix.

Top 12 Competitors Of Netflix

1. Amazon Prime Video

Launched 2006
Area Served World Wide
Owned By Amazon Inc.
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, United States
Total Subscribers 200+ Million

Like YouTube, Amazon Prime Video is considered a buffet of movies, original programming, and television. Compared to other competitors on this list, Amazon offers a better option for children’s programming and comedy due to its deal with Viacom. Not only this, but users may also gain access to HBO’s back catalog.

2. Disney+

Launched 2019
Area Served World Wide
Owned By Walt Disney Company
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Subscribers 100+ Million

Disney + will indeed serve as a major rival for YouTube, which will offer exclusive original shows and big-budget movies from Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, as well shows from its own studio.

What makes it exciting is that all of it will be offered at $6.99 a month, half of the cost charged by HBO.

3. Hulu

Launched 2007
Area Served United States
Owned By Walt Disney
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, USA
Total Subscribers 41.6 Million

Hulu is another leading competitor of Youtube, which is reputable for its high-quality premium services for both on-demand and live movies and TV shows.

Whether you are traveling or at the comfort of your home, their services are easily accessible. Regardless of any major broadcast network in the US, it provides immediate access to every show for its users.

4. Apple TV+

Launched 2019
Area Served World Wide
Owned By Apple Inc
Headquarters Cupertino, California, United States
Total Subscribers 10 Million

Apple has launched Apple TV+, an online video streaming service, in Nov 2019. Its content is available on Apple’s website and Apple TV app for a monthly fee of $4.99.

5. HBO NOW

Launched 2020
Area Served United States, Latin America, Caribbean
Owned By WarnerMedia Direct
Headquarters New York City, United States
Total Subscribers 44.2 Million

As a major competitor of YouTube, HBO NOW was launched by HB, providing users access to all HBO’s programs without subscribing to the cable. This is the best deal for everyone keen to watch the latest season of their favorite shows.

6. YouTube

Launched 2005
Area Served World Wide
Owned By Google
Headquarters San Bruno, California, United States
Total Subscribers 30 Million

In 2019, YouTube dominated 70% of the total time people spent watching the top five platforms on their phones. The streaming service also dominates 75% of Android phone users worldwide. Netflix should be worried. In 2020, YouTube TV increased its content and now offers more channels than any other competitor and offers unlimited storage. But, YouTube TV also raised its monthly fee in June 2020 to $64.99, pushing some users to Netflix.

7. Sling TV

Launched 2015
Area Served United States and Puerto Rico
Owned By Dish Network
Headquarters Meridian, Colorado, United States
Total Subscribers 2.32 Million

As a replacement for cable, Sling TV serves as a cost-effective and reliable service for streaming video. It offers live TV service at only $25 a month, allowing people to watch their favorite TV channels live.

8. Paramount Plus

Launched 2014 ( As CBS All Access Later Relaunched on March 4, 2021, As Paramount Plus )
Area Served Americas
Nordics
Poland (as Paramount Play)
Hungary
Russia (as Okko Paramount+)
Australia (as 10 All Access)
Middle East
Owned By Viacom CBS
Headquarters New York City, United States
Total Subscribers 36 Million

Paramount+ is an American subscription video-on-demand over-the-top streaming service owned and operated by ViacomCBS Streaming, a division of ViacomCBS. It offers original content, including newly aired CBS broadcast properties and content from the ViacomCBS library.

9. Peacock

Launched 2020
Area Served United States
Owned By ComCast
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Total Subscribers 42 Million

Peacock is an American over-the-top video streaming service owned and operated by the Television and Streaming division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. Named after the NBC logo, the service launched on July 15, 2020.

10. HotStar ( India ) 

Launched 2015
Area Served India, United Kingdom, North America and Southeast Asia
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Owned By Star India
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Total Subscribers Increase 34.5 million (paid; as of 3 April 2021) and
300 million active users (May 2020)

HotStar is an Indian online streaming service that deploys the most adaptive technology for streaming video. As the video quality is adjusted automatically according to the bandwidth, users get the best experience on WiFi and network connections.

11. Zee5 ( India )

Launched 2018
Area Served World Wide
Owned By Zee Enterprises
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Total Subscribers 48.11 million (paid) 132 million monthly active users

ZEE5 is an Indian on-demand Internet streaming media provider run by Essel Group via its subsidiary Zee Entertainment Enterprises. It was launched in India on 14 February 2018 with content in 12 languages. The ZEE5 mobile app is available on Web, Android, iOS, Smart TVs, among other devices.

12. SonyLiv ( India )

Launched 2013
Area Served Indo-Pacific and Middle East
Owned By Sony India
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Total Subscribers Increase 23 million (paid) and
98 million monthly active users

SonyLIV is an Indian over-the-top Freemium streaming platform owned by Sony Pictures Networks India. SonyLIV was introduced in 2013 as the first OTT service in India.

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