June 1, 2018

Best Ways to Watch Indian Channels in USA

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Here are the best options for watching Indian shows and movies in the US. Read on to learn which TV providers offer the best Indian channels in different languages, such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.

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DISH TV

DISH TV is a major satellite TV provider in the US. They also offer plenty of Indian shows and movies as add-ons.

Under their South Asian language pack, they offer Bangla, Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Each of these languages has its own packages to choose from.

This is great for those who want to watch shows in a specific Indian language. This way, you can choose to subscribe only for the languages you want.

The downside is, you'll have to subscribe to one of their core American packages first. Only then can you add a South Asian package add-on. The core package and add-on come with their own monthly fees, so you'll be paying extra just to watch these channels.

If you're only interested in Indian channels, it may be better to look for another provider. DISH is best for those with no budget and who also want to watch the American packages.

DISH is also good for those who'd like the full TV experience and want to record their favorite shows with a DVR. They have the Hopper 3 DVR, which is one of the best in the market. It records up to 16 channels at the same time, and stores up to 500 hours of HD recordings.

Sling TV

Sling TV is another popular TV provider. It's a streaming TV app, and they have no contract. It's great for subscribers who prefer paying month-to-month. They also have a yearly subscription.

Since it's an app, there are also no installation fees or early termination fees. It's compatible with Amazon Fire, Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, Roku, Xbox, and many other smart devices.

What we like about Sling TV is that you can just subscribe to the international packages. You don't have to subscribe to a base package first. If you only want Indian channels, you can skip their "Blue" and "Orange" packages.

They offer packages in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Urdu, Bangla and Bengali.

They also have a cloud DVR that offers 50 hours of storage for your recordings.

To start, check out the latest promotions for Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

YuppTV

YuppTV is also a streaming TV service, like Sling TV. You'll need a subscription to access their content.

The great thing about YuppTV is that it specializes in Indian-language programming. It has packages for Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali and many others. Simply choose the language you'd like, and then choose a subscription package.

Like Sling TV, it has no contract - users can choose to pay monthly, half-yearly, or annually.

YuppTV has no DVR feature, but they do provide a "Catchup TV" feature, which allows you to catch up watching any show or program for up to 10 days.

However, one downside of YuppTV is that it only allows for one stream at a time. You can "unlock" more streams on different devices, but you'll have to pay an additional monthly fee for it.

MY INDIAN TV

MY INDIAN TV is an internet-based TV service, like YuppTV. They also specialize in Indian-language programming.

They have packages which feature Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi. They also have premium packages, which involve a variety of shows in Hindi and Punjabi.

They have more than 20 packages to choose from, each with different combinations of channels. There's no contract, and you can choose to subscribe monthly, every six months, or annually.

MY INDIAN TV works with a set-top box to watch it on your TV (it supports the MAG Box). It also works with Android TV, Apple and Android phones and tablets, and Kodi.

They only allow one device per account; however, if you have a MAG Box, you can use that with a web/Android/Kodi session at the same time.

Like Sling TV and YuppTV, MY INDIAN TV has a 7-day playback feature for their shows and movies.

Hotstar (US)

Hotstar is a video streaming service that streams live sports, Indian TV shows, and movies. They have content in eight Indian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Kannada, and Malayalam.

Unlike YuppTV, Hotstar doesn't have packages. You pay for a premium membership, which gives you access to their content.

One good thing about Hotstar is that they allow you to download select movies and shows to your device. This means that you'll be able to access content on-the-go. You can also watch your shows from a browser on your PC or laptop.

Comcast Xfinity TV

Comcast is another popular cable TV provider in the US. They do offer South Asian channel packages that you can add on to your core subscription.

However, they only have a few Indian channels in their package. They offer the following channels: Sony Asia (Hindi), TV Asia (Gujarati), Zee TV (Hindi), Eros Now (Hindi), Star India Plus (Hindi), Star India Gold (Hindi), ABP News (Hindi), Vijay TV (Tamil).

Compared to other providers, they don't have as many options. They're missing channels with South Indian languages such as Telugu or Kannada.

What's worse is that you'll have to pay a higher monthly fee just to access these channels. If you don't care about the English packages, consider other providers - you can get more content at a lower cost.

The upside about Comcast Xfinity is that they do have decent DVR capability. Their DVR is a combination of normal and cloud DVR. You get 500GB recording space for the normal DVR, and 60 hours recording for the cloud DVR.

The cloud DVR also lets you download your recordings to watch offline. This makes it an ideal choice for travelers or people who prefer watching their shows on the go.

If you want the full TV experience while watching the Indian channels, Comcast Xfinity can do that for you.

Bottom Line

When it comes to Indian TV channels, there are a few providers to choose from. However, the best choice for you will boil down to your preference.

If you want both English and Indian programs, you can choose providers like DISH and . These providers require a base package before you can add on the South Asian channels. The downside is that the subscription can be quite expensive.

If you only want Indian channels, then look for specialty providers like YuppTV and MY INDIAN TV. These will be cheaper compared to subscribing to either DISH or Comcast Xfinity. However, you will need a fast internet service for these streaming TV providers.

The regional languages can be important too. Providers like DISH and YuppTV offer packages for each regional language. This way, if you just want South Indian language programs like Telugu or Tamil, you won't have to pay for North Indian language programs like Hindi or Punjabi.

At the end of the day, your choice depends on your budget and the shows you'd like to watch. If you'd like the full TV experience, go with DISH and Comcast Xfinity. If you only watch to watch a few Indian channels in a specific language, choose YuppTV or MY INDIAN TV instead.

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