Disney+ Hotstar: Everything you need to know about the streaming service

Disney+ Hotstar (Disney Plus Hotstar) is an Indian subscription video-on-demand streaming service owned and managed by Star India.

There are two paid subscription plans offers by Disney+Hotstar, VIP and Premium.

Owned By – Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Star India Private Limited.

Launched On – February 11 February 11, 2015, By Star India.

Acquired by –  The Walt Disney Company in 2019 and launched on April 3, 2020 (as Disney+ Hotstar).

Users – 28.5 million (paid, as of January 2, 2021) 300 million active users (May 2020)

Hotstar VIP Vs. Premium

Hotstar VIP

1 – It focuses on domestic programs and sports content, including IPL (Indian Premier League)

2 – VIP Plan costs Rs 399 for a year (As of July)

Hotstar Premium

1. It Focuses on international films and television series (including HBO, Showtime, and other American original series).

2. Premium Plan costs Rs 1,499 per year or Rs 299 for a monthly plan (As of July)

Some Interesting Facts and Faq’s 


Hotstar Website – www.hotstar.com

Hotstar Mobile App – Android|Apple

How many Hotstar users are there?

300 million Monthly active subscribers.
100 million Daily Active Users.
As of February, 2021

How many number of Hotstar downloads?

400 million of App downloads

How much amount of content in Hotstar?

100,000 hours

How many languages does Hotstar support?

8 Languages
Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Gujarati.

Which countries is Hotstar available in?

India, Canada, the US, and the UK.

How many devices can use Hotstar on a single account?

According to the reports and data provided by the company, around 5 devices can use Hotstar on a single account.

How many devices can use Hotstar Premium on a single account?

The Hotstar FAQ says, “At this point in time, only one premium video is playable from one subscriber account. This is to ensure that your premium membership is not misused.

How to Get Disney Plus Hotstar Premium Free in India?

1Jio users can watch Disney Hotstar Premium free of cost. They’ll be able to stream Hotstar premium shows and content online using Jio Tv. Jio Tv app will facilitate your watch Hotstar premium free, and you don’t have to pay any subscription charges.
2Airtel is providing a free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription on recharge of Rs. 401.
3Tata Sky Dth users be able to get Hotstar Premium free of cost. You’ll watch all the Hotstar premium shows and content on your Tata Sky Mobile Tv App. To watch Hotstar Premium using the Tata Sky Tv app, you don’t have to pay anything extra.
4Flipkart Plus members be able to get Hotstar Premium free for one year. They can use your Flipkart SuperCoins to unlock Hotstar Premium benefits and luxuriate in shows, movies, and spots uncut and ad-free on Hotstar.
5. If you wish to have a Hotstar free trial, then you’ll be able to simply use your credit card and find a free Hotstar Premium membership trial for one month. The trial is valid for 30 days from the date of initiation.
You have to cancel the membership within 7 days to get a full refund for the paid amount.

How to Get Disney Plus Hotstar Premium Free?

1.You need to download the Hotstar app on your smartphone.
2. Now login or sign on to your Hotstar account.
3. Next, download the Thop Tv app on your phone.
4. Now open the Thop TV app and search and open Disney +.
5. Once you open any movie or show, you’ll be redirected to your Hotstar app.
6. Now, you’ll watch Disney+Hotstar Premium free.

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