Voot is an Indian OTT that launched in March 2016. It is owned by Viacom18 group and streams content in majorly 8 languages. Some of the popular shows on Voot are Bigg Boss, Roadies, MTV Splitsvilla, Shark Tank (US), etc. Recently, Voot came up with its subscription-led vertical called Voot Select which sits within the Voot ecosystem.
With the growing popularity of Voot, one query that netizens have is what does the word Voot mean in the first place? There are approximately 2,000 to 4,000 people turning to Google for ‘voot meaning’ and some of the variations.
So let us find out the meaning of Voot.
We browsed through Voot’s main website, Viacom18 website and also all their social media channels but could not get the meaning of Voot on any of their owned assets.
We then referred to other online sources for their meaning. Here are a few possibilities we came up with.
The first result that we came across said that Voot is an acronym for ‘Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram’. However, on further research, we discovered that Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram is actually an action game that was released in March 1998. It has a Japanese origin. Now, the Voot OTT platform has nothing to do with gaming, it is not even remotely related to gaming. Safe to rule out this meaning of Voot.
Next, some of the other sources we came across mentioned that Voot could mean any of these: happiness, proud feeling, a sense of accomplishment, or a sudden profit. It is claimed that Voot is actually a slang word. Well, it could very well be that. However, this meaning seems quite relatable to what the OTT platform currently is. Through the OTT platform, Voot may want to stand all of these. Happiness is a deep-rooted mission of all OTTs because users come to the platform for entertainment. Pride and accomplishment could come up during live sports, reality shows, etc.
Voot meaning in multiple languages
In Marathi – आनंद
In Telugu – ఆనందం
In Kannada – ಸಂತೋಷ
In Tamil – மகிழ்ச்சி
In Urdu – خوشی
In Gujarati – આનંદ
In Bengali – আনন্দ
In Hindi – हर्ष
In Malayalam – സന്തോഷം
It is clear that the meaning of Voot (in English) is joy, pride, profit, and accomplishment.