Abhibus unveils a movie streaming service on some buses

Ever thought of traveling in a bus where you can stream your favorite movies at small charges? Well, this is happening. With everyone moving to do business online, buses are also taking the same direction. This is a move to ensure the travelers do not miss a thing when it comes to online. This includes popular movies. Well if you haven’t experienced that kind of ride, this developing story will surely interest you.

Bus aggregator Abhibus has begun an entertainment product known as Abhimovies. The service will feature travelers streaming a catalog of movies without the having to connect to the Internet. Abhibus’ COO, Biju Mathews, said that the buses would be fixed with a gadget that will play the role of a hotspot and where passengers can connect through WiFi. This is the same as LAN network, but users will not be able to log into the Internet.

Mathews also said that the movie record which will be stored locally on the device, it will launch an application where they can surf through the compilation and watch movies, once the user connects to the network. Just as the vehicle arrives at a bus terminal, the device connects to a high -speed router which will reload the catalog for the next drive. Bus staff can provide this product using the  Abhibus EDGE, the cloud-based software for operators to run inventory, vehicle tracking facility and full reports to take better over business management.

Mathews also added that Currently, Abhibus has a list of 1,500 movies which are at the moment South Indian movies, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam movies and others more. He further said that Abhimovies is running on 100 buses as a pilot and is expected to grow to 2,000 buses afterward. It will be accessible to all travelers on the bus now, but later access will be offered to customers who book a ticket via Abhibus,” said Mathews.


Note that this is comparable to Fropcorn, a service that allows users connect to its WiFi at the airs

trip, from where users can speedily download movies and other content to watch on the go. Users

will need the platform’s application before being able to download these movies. The videos are a

ccessible for a certain price, and after payment, users are able to download the movie actually within three minutes. The service is already working in the Hyderabad International Airport in the safety hold section of the domestic terminal.

The motive

Based on the fact that we are living in a technological era, this move is likely to attract more travelers to use the buses than before. It will help the passengers to have a comfortable and enjoyable journey and reduce their internet costs. Other buses and movie streaming service company are expected follow this direction in something that is projected to be seen as a battle for both online audience and passengers. It may also result in reduced internet costs that the buses are expected to charge.