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Netflix has Hotstar beat during India’s coronavirus lockdown

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  • Ananya Bhattacharya
By Ananya Bhattacharya

Tech reporter

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Amid India’s war on coronavirus, online binge-watching has already won.

With Indians cooped up at homes since March 25 owing to a nationwide lockdown, over-the-top (OTT) platforms have witnessed a surge in demand like never before, an April 2020 report by market intelligence platform Kalagato said.

US-based Netflix has made the biggest gains, with Indians spending 73% more time on the streaming platform, Kalagato said. They spent an average of 80 minutes on Netflix by March 29, compared to 46.4 minutes in early February.

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