Hotstar – A must have streaming service for Indians

When we talk about streaming services, Fubotv, Philotv, Hulu and youtube TV come to our mind. But there is also another platform offering quality streaming at an affordable price. I am talking about Indian OTT platform Hotstar. Currently it is operating in the USA, India, Canada and UK. As reported by the subscription deals, Hotstar is the favourite OTT platform for south asian residing in the USA.

Hotstar Content Library

The main reason for its popularity is its content. Be it sports matches, live TV channels, movies and original web series, Hotstar has covered it all. Hotstar has broadcasting rights of Indian Premier League, ICC cricket matches and other Indian sports leagues.

In addition to sports matches, Hotstar subscribers can access 24 live Indian channels that cover news, sports matches, movies and TV shows.

Hotstar started Hotstar Premiere Nights from 24 July 2020 with the Bollywood Blockbuster Dil Bechara. With Premiere nights, Hotstar is releasing 7 Bollywood movies directly on Hotstar without theatre release. The movies being released are Dil Bechara, Lootcase, Khuda Hafiz, Laxmi Bomb, Bhuj – The pride of India, Bull and Sadak 2. The subscribers will have a new movie on each Friday night.

Hotstar has more than 60000 hours of Video on Demand content that includes movies, TV shows and web originals. Therefore, there is no dearth of entertainment. Hotstar offers quality features with its subscription.

Hotstar App features

  1. Hotstar offers streaming on 2 devices simultaneously. Therefore, you can share your subscription with your friend or family members.
  2. Hotstar is available in 7 Indian local languages. You can watch content in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Hindi and Marathi. This is the only streaming service that serves in 7 Indian languages in the USA.
  3. It supports multiple devices and you can access it on any devices at any time. It supports android & IOS platform,web browser, smart Tvs and streaming adapters like google chromecast, Amazon Fire Tv Stick.
  4. Hotstar offers streaming in HD and SD quality. However, you will need a good internet connection for HD streaming.
  5. It has smooth UI designs offering, search, filter and forward options to its subscribers.

Hotstar US Deals & Promo Code

Hotstar subscription plans differ from country to country. Hotstar USA has only one subscription plan. The user will need to pay $49 per year for its annual subscription. However, the subscribers can avail Hotstar membership at a discounted price. The subscription deals publishes all Hotstar US deals and promo code from time to time. Generally, you will get a discount of $5 in annual subscription and you will need to pay only $44.99 for a year. Additionally, it also offers gift cards and discounts from other partners. Unfortunately, Hotstar does not have any monthly subscription.

It stopped the monthly plan since Oct 2019 and is offering annual membership only. Moreover, you will not have any option of an Add-on package for DVR storage and multiple screens.

Conclusion

When we look at its subscription cost and content available, Hotstar is undoubtedly the most affordable streaming service. It has all features available for a streaming service. However, It lacks content in English language. In fact, It is for Indian or South Asians looking for Desi content in the USA. Hotstar pricing is a plus point but it should offer a 7 days free trial to its new subscribers.

Credit – Streaming Service Guide

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