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Review: Tata Sky Binge

Review: Tata Sky Binge
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The Tata Sky Binge is five streaming services on one platform —Eros Now, Hotstar, Hungama Play, Sun Nxt, and Tata Sky's Video On Demand (VOD) service.

Tata Sky Binge is a service, but the service needs the right hardware to run on, and that hardware is an Amazon Fire TV Stick. While Tata Sky's Video on Demand (VOD) service relies on a special set-top box that needs its own Wi-Fi dongle or wired Ethernet connection to function, Tata Sky Binge hardware advanced and user-friendly. Though, the service won't work on any Amazon Fire TV Stick.

If you are an existing DTH subscriber Tata Sky Edition of the Amazon Fire TV Stick can be ordered directly from Tata Sky. It isn't possible to get the Amazon Fire TV Stick Tata Sky Edition anywhere else or get subscribed to Tata Sky Binge if you aren't a Tata Sky user and has a valid subscriber ID.

The Tata Sky Binge is five streaming services on one platform —Eros Now, Hotstar, Hungama Play, Sun Nxt, and Tata Sky's Video On Demand (VOD) service. You get benefitted from multiple OTT platforms into a single service by paying a single bill amount, instead of subscribing separately and use multiple services.

Nowadays watching IPL and the ICC Cricket World Cup is not that fun the way it used to be earlier. Now we have to bear with the advertisements all the time. Every interesting over is interrupted by a boring commercial, persuading us to buy the different shade lipstick or that costly four wheelers which keep changing every now and then.

Entertainment has changed the scenario, making the most of the openly-available Internet bandwidths to embrace streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) services. Tata Sky Binge entered the playing field — pun totally intended. Now subscribers have access to videos with a monthly fee of just ₹249.

You can also rent the Fire TV Stick which actually costs ₹3999 but you need to pay only ₹249 per month for the Tata Sky Binge. This could be helpful for those who are trying to save for an Amazon Fire TV Stick, but you have to need to have a set-top-box.

Tata Sky Binge does offer a fair share of the programmes that we miss on television while we're busy or at work, such as the latest episode of daily soap or the cricket highlights. The company claims there are more than 5000 titles in the library from which you can choose, and you also get the premium content from the apps you still have to pay for, like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The Tata Sky Binge anyhow has a seven-day shelf-life, this is actually to play 'catch up' on a rainy day rather than a full-blown entertainer night in with friends.

If there's a store near you, test it out first. This offer is suitable for families who watch different types of content. Unless and until you are keen about this, Tata Sky Binge will just be an additional expense for you. Moreover, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have a lot of popular content, aren't included. Tata Sky Binge new subscribers to get 3 months Amazon Prime membership for free.

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