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Popular Nepali streaming app Cinemaghar is now available on Amazon Fire TV. The news could be more pleasing to the Nepalese living abroad as their access to online medium for Nepali movies were limited. Now they could watch Nepali movies, short videos, and reality programs on their Fire TV on the go.
Lately Over The Top or OTT platforms have become very popular. People are growing fond of watching content at home for a certain fee than spend big bucks at multiplexes.
The influx of quality streaming platforms with quality contents then the COVID-19 Pandemic have resulted in the growing acceptance of streaming platforms for entertainment.
In Nepal too, many alternatives to movie theatres were explored. As a result, the streaming platform Cinemaghar was launched to allow Nepalese to watch their favorite content at home without having to go to theatre amidst Covid-19 restrictions. The platform is the first OTT service for Movies streaming in Nepal.
Prominent actor Khagendra Lamichhane and Sagar Kharel collaborated on the launch of this digital platform. The app allows subscribers to watch Nepali movies, web series, stand-up comedies, and short movies for the fees of just Nrs. 500/- annually.
The app has grown in popularity in Nepal aided by lockdown other Corona-related measures. Currently, it boasts more than 1000,000 downloads on Play Store. The idea that people can watch movies and shows on their own handheld devices is an appealing prospect.
Amazon Fire TV is a media player device just like Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV. You connect it to your TV via an HDMI and can choose streaming channels from many such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc. In case you don’t have a smart TV with internet capabilities, Fire TV turns your ordinary TV into a Smart TV.
Amazon launched Fire TV in 2014 and has since gained milestones one after another. Currently, it has over 50 million active users around the world.
As Cinemaghar, a novel beginning in Nepal has arrived on a mainstream OTT like Fire Tv, the subscribers are set to leapfrog to high numbers. Sagar Kharel, one of the founders, said all the devices that have Five TV will have Cinemghar on their interface. He expects that the prospect of watching movies on a larger screen will eventually draw more subscribers to their platform.”
Amazon’s Fire TV is hugely popular in India, the US, and European countries. However, it has very few Nepali apps to avail of meaning that those living abroad didn’t have proper means to watch Nepali shows or movies thus far. However, as the Cinemaghar app is available on Fire TV, those diasporic Nepalese, as well as those living abroad temporarily, can utilize fire Sticks to watch Nepali content on the go.
Currently, Cinemaghar houses Nepali movies such as Damaruko Dandibiyo, Kohalpur Express, Sarauto, Mangalam, Bobby, blind Rock, Katha Kathmandu, etc. Over time, the platform will add more content to please its growing base.
Cinemaghar is already available on Android TV, Play Store, and IOS platform. So far subscribers of the platform were content with online viewing but soon there will be an offline download feature.
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Going by the trend, Nepali Television channels have introduced varieties of shows popular in the contemporary world of small screens. Stand-up comedies, Dancing with The Star, Voice of Nepal have all grown very popular among Nepali audiences and now boast their own separate fan base.
As contents are flush right now, OTT platforms do not have to worry about running out of programs. Therefore, Cinemghar could grow into an undisputed digital streamer in Nepal. With its advent on Fire TV, its stakes have risen even higher.
What is your opinion of the Cinemaghar app available on the Amazon Fire TV? Are you one of its subscriber or will be one? If you want to provide your feedback regarding this news, kindly drop it in the comments section.