Disney + Hotstar is an Indian subscription video streaming service currently owned by Star India along with The Walt Disney Company India. Hotstar apps consist of two paid subscription plans – Hotstar “VIP” and Hotstar “Premium”. Hotstar is known for its movies, sports, news and television content.
Hotstar is one of the leading entertainment platforms in both the web and a smartphone application for distinctive OS platforms such as IOS and Android. Android users can install the Hotstar mobile application for free from the Play Store.
It is reported that the platform has become one of the leading apps and downloaded in recent years. According to recent statistics, there are about 100 million downloads for smartphones. The cricket fans across the country are in for a treat as they can watch the entire match live on Hotstar.
What is Disney + Hotstar?
It seems like Hotstar is a popular streaming platform that allows people to watch movies, TV series, news and sports. The app has two distinctive subscriptions, namely Hotstar Premium, Hotstar VIP with www.Hotstar.com or on Hotstar’s official mobile application.
Hotstar is operated as both free ad management and ad free subscription model. The ad-supported type is free and consists of basic content such as Indian movies, TV series, and highlights from each sports game. The VIP and Premium types consist of newly released movies, international movies, series and users can also watch Cricket or other sports live.
Hotstar VIP is one of the subscription models that allows users to watch domestic programs and sports content. It is more famous for Cricket as a higher proportion of users choose Hotstar VIP for the Indian Premier League.
The users can also access the series which airs on India’s leading channels such as Star Plus, Colors and many other famous channels. The advantage of this subscription is that they can watch the series in real time or when the program is broadcast on the television screen. As of July 2020, Hotstar VIP will cost Rs 399 for a year.
Disney + Hotstar Premium:
Hotstar Premium is the other subscription model in Hostar that consists of international movies, television series from leading channels around the world including HBO, Showtime and many others. The Premium subscription also covers the sports part. It mainly attracts cricket fans in India for ICC World Cup matches and IPL. Disney + Hotstar Premium costs Rs 1499 for a year or Rs 299 per month from July 2020.
Hotstar app has a massive 8 million paid subscribers and 300 million active users as of July 2020. This win has made Hotstar the best video streaming app in India. In 2017, Hotstar acted as the International Digital holder for IPL along with Star Sports.
Recently, Hotstar also has a affiliation with Marvel Cinematic Universe Franchise, and now you can watch all movies related to Marvel in Hotstar with a Premium subscription. In 2020, Disney announced that it will link with Hotstar and now it will be rebranded as Disney + Hotstar.
How do I download the Disney + Hotstar app?
Users can download the Hotstar application for free based on their smartphone. If the user’s device is an Android, they can download the official application from Playstore, and if it is an IOS device, they can download from the App Store.
It’s easier to use Hotstar over the web. User can search for Hotstar in search bar and they will be redirected to Hotstar official site or just click here https://www.hotstar.com/The users can also download Hotstar from the website on their smartphones.
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