Lionsgate Play is now accessible standalone. The Hollywood studio finest recognized for John Wick and The Starvation Video 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 monthly or Rs. 699 per yr after a 14-day free trial. The Lionsgate Play app is reside on Google Play and App Retailer, and the streaming service can also be accessible on lionsgateplay.com.
The rationale 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 within the first week of December, the corporate’s India outfit has informed Devices 360, when it is going to additionally add extra exclusives, together with the Indian premiere of the British comedy collection The Goes Unsuitable Present — created by Mischief Theatre’s Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields — which initially aired final December by means of January on BBC One within the UK.
By way of content material, Lionsgate Play at present presents dozens of Hollywood motion pictures and TV exhibits, with a few of them, along with the unique English, accessible 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 collection line-up is pretty tiny, although given the service hasn’t formally launched but, this cannot be taken as a metric of what’s going to be supplied. The FAQ part says that some exhibits shall be aired “similar time because the US”.
Whereas most content material is in full-HD, choose content material shall be supplied in 4K. There is no point out of Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos although. However Lionsgate Play is clearly in a tech take a look at, contemplating the service at present refuses to deactivate our subscription. Even after a number of makes an attempt, the Lionsgate Play web site tells us that our plan shall be mechanically renewed as soon as the two-week trial interval ends. That is not a great factor.
The opposite downside, and one that’s unlikely to go away, is the enormous Lionsgate Play watermark that’s splashed on content material within the right-top nook. This was additionally a significant annoyance with Lionsgate Play on Airtel XStream, Vi Motion pictures and TV, and JioTV+, and it looks as if Lionsgate has no intention of eliminating the emblem despite the fact that it now has its personal platform. It is very distracting, as a consequence of its sheer measurement and the truth that it has no transparency.
Lionsgate additionally operates a platform referred to as Starzplay, supplied in 17 nations within the Center East and North Africa, and Pakistan. Within 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 shall be despatched to StarzPlay.
Lionsgate Play app is now accessible on Android, iPhone, iPad, Android TV, Apple TV, and the Net.