Lionsgate Play is now obtainable standalone. The Hollywood studio greatest recognized for John Wick and The Hunger Games has quietly launched its personal app, practically 15 months after Lionsgate Play first entered India in partnership with telecom operators: first with Vodafone, adopted by Airtel and Jio. Lionsgate Play prices Rs. 99 per month or Rs. 699 per 12 months after a 14-day free trial. The Lionsgate Play app is stay on Google Play and App Store, and the streaming service can be obtainable on lionsgateplay.com.
The cause for Lionsgate Play’s zero-fanfare launch is as a result of that is extra of a beta tech take a look at. Lionsgate Play is anticipated to have its official launch in the primary week of December, the corporate’s India outfit has advised Gadgets 360, when it can additionally add extra exclusives, together with the Indian premiere of the British comedy sequence The (*99*) Wrong Show — created by Mischief Theatre’s Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields — which initially aired final December by means of January on BBC One in the UK.
In phrases of content material, Lionsgate Play at the moment affords dozens of Hollywood films and TV exhibits, with a few of them, in addition to the unique English, obtainable in a number of Indian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, and Bhojpuri. Not all titles can be found in all languages, and plenty of titles are solely supplied in English. The sequence line-up is pretty tiny, although given the service hasn’t formally launched but, this cannot be taken as a metric of what is going to be supplied. The FAQ part says that some exhibits might be aired “same time as the US”.
While most content material is in full-HD, choose content material might be supplied in 4K. There’s no point out of Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos although. But Lionsgate Play is clearly in a tech take a look at, contemplating the service at the moment refuses to deactivate our subscription. Even after a number of makes an attempt, the Lionsgate Play web site tells us that our plan might be robotically renewed as soon as the two-week trial interval ends. That’s not a very good factor.
The different downside, and one that’s unlikely to go away, is the large Lionsgate Play watermark that’s splashed on content material in the right-top nook. This was additionally a serious annoyance with Lionsgate Play on Airtel XStream, Vi Movies and TV, and JioTV+, and it looks like Lionsgate has no intention of eliminating the brand despite the fact that it now has its personal platform. It’s very distracting, as a result of its sheer measurement and the truth that it has no transparency.
Lionsgate additionally operates a platform referred to as Starzplay, supplied in 17 international locations in the Middle East and North Africa, and Pakistan. In the US, Starzplay was merged with Starz.com in 2016. These subscriptions are separate, at the same time as your Lionsgate Play help ticket requests might be despatched to StarzPlay.
Lionsgate Play app is now obtainable on Android, iPhone, iPad, Android TV, Apple TV, and the Web.