Well, this is the age which has started the transition from the TV to the Internet. The TV is being made increasingly redundant as the Internet keeps getting bigger and is swallowing up everything in its path. It all started with online videos and then it took over movies and TV serials and finally it has now come up with the video-on-demand feature that basically announces that the Internet is sufficient for everybody’s TV watching needs. What I mean to say is that the TV is not needed at all because whatever is broadcast on it is easily available on the Internet and sometimes with better accessibility, lower costs, and greater quality. It all started with Hotstar, the online website and app that offers content from the STAR channels. Viacom 18, which is directly in competition with STAR has, therefore, come up with its own video-on-demand website and app which is called Voot.
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All the TV shows and serials, as well as some specific movies that are telecast on any Viacom18 channel, is available on Voot. It also has some original shows of its own as well as some celebrity guest shows. Channels that Voot covers include Colors, MTV, Nickelodeon, and MTV Indies among others. Users can also get the regional channels like Colors Hindi, Colors Bengali, and Colors Kannada among others. The movies that are generally telecast on this app are those which are produced by the Viacom 18 Motion Pictures production company.
- Voot brings about many interesting features so that it can do a one up on every video on demand website and app that is available right now. It features the Voot Pick which features a curated content list that a team of experts creates every day so that users of the app can keep themselves updated about the latest goings-on India favorite TV serial or reality show. This action also shows if a Voot original is trending.
- Like most other online video apps and websites, Voot also offers content that is curated by another team of experts based on the user’s preference. The team picks the watching history of the user and offers content as recommendations based on that. For example, if you are a big fan of reality shows, then the suggestions would normally include the latest reality show that is airing currently or that is about to be aired in the future.
- Voot also has created strategies to keep the user interested in the app. These strategies appear in the form of Discover Cards. Discover Cards offer bonus content to the user. This bonus content is generally paid content that the user gets for free.
- A feature that is going to be coming soon is the ability to watch offline and even download the content on a user’s Android device. This is the only feature that would like currently and which is standard in most online video websites and apps these days. So even when a user is in a remote location he/she can keep on using Voot if the content has already been downloaded beforehand.
- In order to get popular and do it fast, Voot has included a social sharing button which features all the most popular social networking websites like Facebook, Instagram, and others so that when you watch a video and you want to share it with the world, you can do it very easily. Voot also gives the user the ability to send out customized shout outs, which is a trend nowadays if someone has some fascinating content that he/she wants to share with the world.
- This is a feature which is not only present in all online video websites and apps but also in most media players nowadays. It is the Resume and Playback feature where a user can suddenly stop at any moment in the video and when the user comes back to watching it later, the video will start at the exact point that it was stopped before. It also features a “Start from Beginning” option.
- Voot has also given much importance to the fact that kids make up for a lot of the TRPs. Therefore, it has gone on to create a particular section for cartoons called the Voot Kids. This section contains all the favorite cartoons, animations, as well as superhero serials so that kids can also use the app and make it more popular. A Voot Pin is also present so that kids cannot get into the actual Voot app but only stay in the customized Voot Kids section. On applying the pin, a user can easily toggle between the Voot Kids and the actual Voot app. There is also a Shake feature in the Voot Kids section where a user can just shake the phone to move on to the next soap or episode.
- Another very handy feature that Voot offers to its users the ability to watch shows that are currently off-air. It means that if some reality show or TV serial has ended, a user can still go back and watch all its seasons and episodes, which frankly is a thing that is very hard to find another websites and apps.
How to get Voot on your Android device?
Well, it does seem like the app is worth downloading and installing on your phone and it is a really easy process to get it. You can go ahead and visit the official website of Voot and download the app from there or you could visit the Google Play Store and download and install the app from Androids biggest marketplace.