18 OTT apps blocked for vulgar content

The Union government today banned OTT apps, websites and social media platforms for airing content deemed obscene and vulgar content. The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) today blocked 18 OTT platforms that have been airing content deemed obscene, vulgar, and, in some cases, pornographic.

The government has also banned 19 websites, 10 apps (7 on Google Play Store, 3 on Apple App Store), and 57 social media accounts linked to these platforms.

“Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Anurag Singh Thakur has repeatedly emphasized the responsibility of the platforms to not propagate obscenity, vulgarity and abuse under the guise of ‘creative expression’. On 12th March, 2024, Shri Thakur announced that 18 OTT platforms publishing obscene and vulgar content have been taken down,” PIB said in a release.

This recent decision was made under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000, the release stated.

Here are the list of apps blocked today


➤ Dreams Films
➤ Voovi

➤ Uncut Adda
➤ Tri Flicks
➤ X Prime
➤Neon X VIP
➤ Besharams
➤ Hunters
➤ Rabbit
➤ Xtramood
➤ Nuefliks
➤ MoodX
➤ Mojflix
➤ Hot Shots VIP
➤ Fugi
➤ Chikooflix
➤ Prime Play

“One of the OTT apps amassed more than 1 crore downloads, while two others had over 50 lakh downloads on the Google Play Store. Additionally, these OTT platforms extensively utilized social media to disseminate trailers, specific scenes, and external links aimed at attracting audiences to their websites and apps. The social media accounts of the concerned OTT platforms had a cumulative followership of over 32 lakh users,” the I&B ministry said in the release.