Wondering if you should subscribe to the EPIC ON app? Read on to learn more about this Indian OTT platform, which includes movies, shows in English and Hindi.
EPIC ON is an India-based video streaming platform, owned and operated by IN10 Media. It was launched in India in 2017. It offers movies, TV Shows, short films, documentaries across multiple genres like mythology, food, sports, history etc. It also offers five live TV channels.
The app also includes audio content, e-books and games. This review mainly focuses on the EPIC ON video OTT platform.
EPIC ON is available on multiple platforms, as shown below.
The size of the Android app is 41 MB and the download and onboarding experience was smooth. Login is not needed to view the free content (with ads) on the app. Users need to subscribe to EPIC ON to get access to premium content. Sign-up is required to add content to the watchlist, change the content language and to subscribe to EPIC ON premium.
The subscription plan and the benefits offered with the EPIC ON Premium subscription include the following:
20% cashback can be obtained by subscribing to the quarterly/half-yearly/annual subscription plan.
With respect to video, all the content on the app is available in the ‘Watch’ tab, with search, Live TV, Coming Soon and Reward Store sections provided at the bottom of the screen.
The popular moviesand shows that would qualify as a big draw for many include Tyohaar Ki Thali,, Devlok with Devdutt Pattnaik, Gandhi, Saaransh, Paar, Raja Rasoi aur Anya Kahaniyaan, Dharmakshetra, Stories by Rabindranath Tagore and Ekant. Documentaries on Indian wars, wildlife etc. are available too.
A ‘Kids’ mode with content suitable for kids is also available. Among the live TV channels, Ishara, Epic TV and Gubbare channels need a premium subscription while Filmachi and Showbox can be viewed for free.
The ‘Coming Soon’ section shows trailers of upcoming content on the platform with the date of release and a short description of the movie/show, along with the option to add it to the calendar.
Reward points (Epicoins) are provided for subscribing to the app and for engaging with the app which can be redeemed for coupons that can be used on other websites like Asian Paints, MediBuddy etc.
The design is simple and neat with lots of widgets like New Releases, Popular in TV shows, Trending Short films etc. in the ‘Watch’ tab, which makes it easy for the user to choose content. The maroon background colour makes the content stand out and the white text is clearly readable on all screens. The ‘View All’ option for the widgets provides more options to the user.
The option to view content like TV Shows, Documentaries, Kids, Shorts and Movies is provided in the main menu.
I watched the documentary ‘The 1965 Indo – Pakistan War’ as part of this review.
The show detail page has the following information:
The standard features available on the video player include:
Why should one subscribe?
Based on the user experience, the pros and cons, the rating given to EPIC ON is 7 on 10.
Having an EPIC ON subscription is recommended for anyone who likes to watch content on Mythology, History, Food and Travel.