Disney+ Hotstar Online Streaming Platform: Overview, Plans & Popular Shows

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The latest merger in the streaming platform that has completely taken the sector by a storm is between Disney+Hotstar. Hotstar is an Indian streaming service by Star India. The Walt Disney Company took over 21st Century Fox for $71 Billion. This acquisition made Star India which is actually the owner of Hotstar, a part of the Walt Disney group.


As Star India group was now a part of the Walt Disney group, their recent collaboration with Hotstar gave Disney an existing platform in India to promote their vast content. Disney made its official debut in India in April and added all of its content on Hotstar.

So, if you’re planning to buy a subscription to this platform, consider browsing through our guide to understand what you can stream and what each plan costs.

An Overview of Disney+ Hotstar

Disney plus Hotstar streaming service was launched in 2019 in America and then continued to expand across the globe. It has now established itself in many countries, including India, although here it has collaborated with Star India and not as a standalone app.

Its latest launch in India as Disney+ Hotstar in 2020 saw new changes in terms of the plan prices, content on the platform, etc. Disney+ Hotstar's content is available in 7 Indian regional languages like Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi. It now competes with two other extremely popular services in India, which are Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Disney+ Hotstar Prices and Plans

This streaming service has three types of plan formats.

Plan Name Plan Price Duration
Disney+ Hotstar Mobile Plan Rs 499 1 Year
Disney+ Hotstar Super Plan Rs 899 1 Year
Disney+ Hotstar Premium Rs 1,499 1 Year

We’ve provided a comprehensive description for each plan which will help you get a better idea of which plan you should subscribe to.

Disney+ Hotstar Mobile

Customers may now sign up for a new Mobile-Only package from the company. The package is called the Disney+ Mobile plan, and it costs Rs 499 for a year. This mobile-only plan allows users to view any content, including Disney+ Premium, on a single mobile device at a time. Users may also view material in HD resolution with this package.

Disney+ Hotstar Super

The Disney+ Super subscription plan, which costs Rs 899 per year, has also been announced by the company. This package includes access to all Disney+ Hotstar original series, Disney+ Premium programmes, movies, and other material. Unlike the Mobile plan, though, you may view it on other devices such as your TV. The plan supports high-definition streaming and may be utilised on two screens at once.

Disney+ Hotstar Premium

The Disney+ Hotstar Premium membership package is the most costly of the bunch, which costs INR 1,499 for a year. If you choose to subscribe to this plan, you’ll get unlimited access to premium content like live sports and exclusive Hotstar specials, sometimes even before they air on television. The Premium membership also includes access to all Disney+ material, including all original programmes and films, as well as American TV shows, Hollywood films, and more with 4K resolution.

Companies like Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone are giving a free subscription of the VIP plan with a few of their Broadband service and recharge plans.

Disney+ Hotstar Subscription With Network Providers

As part of an added benefit, multiple network providers offer free subscriptions to Disney+ Hotstar with some of their plans. We’ve listed the plans from different providers you should choose if you want a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar.

Reliance Jio

The VIP subscription plans for Jio recharge have a validity of 1 year. The plans are as follows:

Plan Data per day Validity
₹499 3GB 28 days
₹666 2GB 56 days
₹888 2GB 84 days
₹2,599 2GB 365 days
₹549 data add-on 1.5GB 28 days

The Premium Disney+Hotstar subscription plans for Jio Postpaid Plans are as follows:

Price Data Add Ons
Rs. 599 100GB Unlimited voice calls and SMS, 200GB data rollover, one additional SIM with Family plan, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscription
Rs. 799 150GB Unlimited voice calls and SMS, 200GB data rollover, one additional SIM with Family plan, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscription
Rs. 999 200GB Unlimited voice calls and SMS, 200GB data rollover, one additional SIM with Family plan, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscription
Rs. 1499 300GB Unlimited voice calls and SMS, 200GB data rollover, one additional SIM with Family plan, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscription

Airtel

VIP Disney+ Hotstar subscription plans for Airtel are:

Price Data Validity
Rs.399 30GB 28 Days
Rs.448 84GB 28 Days
Rs.599 112GB 56 Days
Rs.2698 730GB 365 Days

Vodafone Idea

VIP Disney+ Hotstar Subscription Plans for Vodafone Idea (Vi) are as follows:

Price Data Validity
Rs.401 3GB per day + 16GB extra data 28 Days
Rs.501 75GB 56 Days
Rs.601 3GB per day + 32GB extra data 56 Days
Rs.801 3GB per day + 48GB extra data 84 Days

Devices On Which You Can Stream Disney plus Hotstar

Disney+ Hotstar is available for streaming on various devices such as:

  • Desktop (Laptops and Personal Computers)
  • Apple TV
  • Apple Devices like iphones, iPads, MacBooks, iMac etc
  • Android Devices like all android Tv’s and phones, tablets, TV boxes.
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Web OS on LG TVs
  • Chromecast

The standard resolution for streaming is set at 1080p, and it drops to 720p occasionally if the network isn't strong. Suppose you compare the resolution to other streaming services like Netflix and Apple TV, then the experience on Disney plus Hotstar is not that great.

4k content on Disney+ Hotstar is limited as the service hasn't upgraded some of its content to 4k in India, unlike other countries.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most sought out events in every Indian household each year. Disney+Hotstar has the right to showcase all IPL matches of 2021.

Furthermore, cricket fans can now watch the ICC T20 World Cup live online by downloading the Disney + Hotstar app. You will, however, need to buy a subscription plan.

Disney+ Hotstar is exclusively streaming Marvel and Star Wars movies in India. It also includes Hotstar's own library of specials and live-action titles from Disney like WandaVision. Disney+Hotstar is now streaming all of its famous Disney Channel shows for its Premium subscribers.

In addition to this, we’ve listed some of the most popular Disney+ Hotstar series in English and Hindi below.

Among all-time favourite shows like Game of Thrones, Modern Family etc.; there are a bunch of shows that are binge-worthy. Here’s a list of shows which definitely shouldn’t be missed.

Name Cast Director IMDb Rating
The Plot Against America Winona Ryder

Anthony Boyle

Zoe Kazan

Morgan Spector

Michael Kostroff

David Krumholtz

David Simon

Ed Burns

7.3/10
The Outsider Ben Mendelsohn

Bill Camp

Jeremy Bobb

Julianne Nicholson

Mare Winningham

Richard Price 7.7/10
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan

Michael Ontkean

Mädchen Amick

Dana Ashbrook

Richard Beymer

Mark Frost

David Lynch

8.8/10
Succession Hiam Abbass

Nicholas Braun

Brian Cox

Kieran Culkin

Peter Friedman

Jesse Armstrong 8.7/10
The Wire Dominic West

John Doman

Idris Elba

Frankie Faison

Larry Gilliard Jr.

David Simon 9.3/10
The Newsroom Jeff Daniels

Emily Mortimer

John Gallagher Jr.

Alison Pill

Thomas Sadoski

Aaron Sorkin 8.6/10
The Undoing Nicole Kidman

Hugh Grant

Édgar Ramírez

Noah Jupe

David E. Kelley 7.4/10
Billions Paul Giamatti

Damian Lewis

Maggie Siff

Malin Åkerman

Toby Leonard Moore

David Costabile

Brian Koppelman

David Levien

Andrew Ross Sorkin

8.4/10
The Affair Dominic West

Ruth Wilson

Maura Tierney

Joshua Jackson

Sarah Treem

Hagai Levi

7.9/10

The Best Hindi Shows

Disney+Hotstar has some amazing original Hindi content on the platform that will keep you glued to your screen. Some of the shows that shouldn’t be skipped are:

Name Cast Director IMDb Rating
Criminal justice Pankaj Tripathi

Vikrant Massey

Jackie Shroff

Anupriya Goenka

Mita Vashisht

Tigmanshu Dhulia

Vishal Furia

8.1/10
Out of Love Rasika Dugal

Purab Kohli

Meenakshi Chaudhary

Soni Razdan

Tigmanshu Dhulia

Aijaz Khan

Oni Sen

7.1/10
Anupama Rupali Ganguly Romesh Kalra 4.7/10
City of Dreams Atul Kulkarni

Priya Bapat

Sachin Pilgaonkar

Eijaz Khan

Nagesh Kukunoor 7.7/10
PariWar Gajraj Rao

Ranvir Shorey

Yashpal Sharma

Sadiya Siddiqui

Nidhi Singh

Sagar Ballary 6.8/10
Aarya Sushmita Sen

Chandrachur Singh

Namit Das

Ankur Bhatia

Vikas Kumar

Ram Madhvani

Sandeep Modi

Vinod Rawat

7.9/10
Malgudi Days Master Manjunath Shankar Nag 9.5/10
Special ops Kay Kay Menon

Vinay Pathak

Karan Tacker

Vipul Gupta

Neeraj Pandey

Shivam Nair

8.6/10

How To Change Language In Disney Plus Hotstar

The language on Disney+ Hotstar can be changed by the user. Here's a step-by-step tutorial for switching the app's language.

Step 1: Start by opening the Disney+ Hotstar app on your mobile device for the first time.

Step 2: Search for the video that you want to watch and once you find it, click on play.

Step 3: Click on ‘Settings’ located at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Select ‘Audio,’ wherein all the language options will be displayed.

Step 5: Select your preferred language.

That's all there is to it. There will be a change in the video's original language. This is a common option for sporting events, allowing viewers to select their preferred commentary language from a list of available options.

Disney+ Hotstar Customer Care

If you’re facing any challenges with your subscription or want to connect with Hotstar’s customer care to leave feedback on their application or content, you can use the information given below:

Conclusion

Now that you know all about Disney+ Hotstar, it’s time to get a premium subscription or enjoy the multiple free movies and series on this streaming platform. For more information on other OTT platforms, keep reading Selectra.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to download Disney Plus Hotstar?

You can download the Disney plus Hotstar app from the App Store or Google Play Store, depending on the device you’re using. Moreover, you can download the Disney plus Hotstar MOD APK version from third-party websites like Softonic.

How to watch Disney Plus Hotstar For Free?

Using a third-party app like Thop Tv, you can access the Disney plus Hotstar premium account for free.

  • To watch Disney+ Hotstar, you'll need a smartphone and the app.
  • Now, sign in to your account by entering your username and password.
  • The next step is to get the Thop Tv app for your mobile device.
  • Open the Thop TV app now and look for and open Disney +.
  • You'll be redirected to your Disney+ Hotstar app as soon as you start watching any movie or show.
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