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Review: HeroTalkies

Whenever a new movie is released, most people go to the cinema to experience the magic on the big screen. What if you missed watching a movie and by the time you hit the cinema, it was already out of the viewing schedule? You either end up watching a pirated version of the movie online, wait for the DVD or Blu-ray to be out, or possibly wait for your favorite TV channel to air it as a special on a public holiday.

was born out of all these complications to ease all it all out. The platform is a brainchild of V.S.Pradeep, an MBA graduate from Hyderabad’s (India) prestigious Indian School of Business (ISB).

Pradeep wanted to bring Tamil cinema legally to every home through the online medium. By doing so, he has created a platform that is now available in the UAE at affordable rates, in full HD quality, 5.1 surround sound capability, and brilliant streaming.

You can not only use the streaming service online through your browser, but HeroTalkies is also available as an app on iOS and Android devices. You can also use devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and so on to use the service. In addition, the HeroTalkies app is also available for Samsung Smart TVs.

Subscription packages start from AED 279.99 for a yearly subscription that offers you unlimited access to over 800 movies and more than 38 Live Tamil TV channels (in partnership with Lebara Play Live TV). In addition, you also get an option to download all of the content legally, and you can get a 7-day catch up to TV.

During our review period, we found the online platform and the app to perform flawlessly, except for a minor glitch. In the 7-day catch up for TV channels, many a times the name of the TV program and the actual content did not match. It could possibly be a database issue, which I hope HeroTalkies can fix up soon.

The list of movies curated by HeroTalkies is just brilliant. You get all the latest Tamil movies to choose from. In addition, you also get video songs, playlists, comedy clips, short films, radio and content specially tailored for kids. HeroTalkies is possibly the best online platform in terms of content targeted at the Tamil-speaking community, at a very affordable price point.

Price: Starts at AED 279.99 (yearly subscription for movies + Live TV)

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