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Best Ways to watch Indian Channels and TV Shows/Serials in USA

Streaming ServiceCostWhats on to WatchTips
Hotstar$44.99 / YearStar TV Shows, Live Cricket, IPLSave $5 with code HOT20
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YuppTV$39.99 / YearMost Indian Hindi ChannelsSubscribe Now:
Sling TV$19.19 / MonthHindi and Regional ChannelsSubscribe Now:
Shemaroo$49.99 / YearBollywood MoviesSubscribe Now:


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.

Hotstar currently offers their Premium Annual Package in USA for $50. ($45 with Coupon Code HOT20)


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.

Sling TV

This is the most popular and highly recommended service for live Indian TV channels. They have packages for Indian channels ranging from $10 – $45 to choose from.

You can subscribe for any of your choice package on a monthly basis and requires no long-term contracts. SlingTV apps are available for XBOX, Roku, Smart TVs, Desktop & iPhones (and growing support for other devices).

Most of the channels are high quality HD content and the streaming quality and reliability is quite good too. Also, their app has a feature which allows us to pause live TV, watch from beginning or watch seven days old shows (which I think is a pretty unique and cool feature).



ShemarooMe, Shemaroo’s video streaming platform, provides America’s huge Indian population access to the company’s expansive portfolio of Bollywood, regional language, devotional and children’s content.

With seven distinct content categories: Bollywood Plus, Bollywood Classic, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Kids and Bhakti on offer, ShemarooMe offers subscribers two subscription options. At $4.99 a month/ $49.99 per year, subscribers can enjoy customizable, individual category plans. The all-access plans are priced at $9.99 per month/$99.99 per year. The ShemarooMe OTT app is available for download through Google Play and the iOS App store and will soon be available on Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and Roku.