In this article we are going to detail you about some of the interesting and yet important facts and information on the one of the leading OTT, Hotstar. Now, that you are here to know about this website, we won’t let you down with repeated information which you already have read about this platform. Our main aim is to get into to basis and update you on very important and interesting information on this platform. Let us move on.
It is OTT streaming service which is started officially by Star India in the Year 2015. The basic concept behind starting this is to provide thousand of hours of videos and live-streaming directly on mobile, tab or handheld devices supported by android and apple. In the days when YouTube started its video services, it was not that much popular, but now it is one of the leading video streaming and video sharing platform. To extend the Idea into more technologically advanced mode, Star India has come up with the concept of Over-the-top (OTT) Streaming services, which will provide you thousands of hours of videos and live streaming including tv-shows, live-telecasts.
What is Hotstar:
It is over-the-top (OTT) steaming services officially launched by Star India. It is then in the month of August, 2019, The Walt Disney Company Acquired the Star, and in turn this as part of its acquisition and expansion. There are plans to expand this into southeast Asia as well.
When Hotstar is Started:
It was initially started in the Year 2015 by Star India. The basic intent Is to provide online content experience to current generation, by providing thousands of hours of videos, music and television videos. It expanded to provide live streaming videos as well for Indian Premier league and then moved on live streaming all sport events, live interviews, live programmes etc.
Who is the owner of Hotstar?
It is started by Star India in the year 2015. After sometime, in the month of august, 2019 it was acquired by the Walt Disney Company in its expansion.
What are the channels available on Hotstar?
It is, now being premium favorite amongst young generation is hosting different channels in its platform. The below are the channels which are available on this platform are:
- Hotstar Specials
- Star Plus
- Star Utsav
- Star Vijay
- Star Bharat
- Life OK
- Star World
- Select Picks
- Abc studios
- Star Pravaah
- Asianet Plus
- Star Suvarna
- Star Jalsha
- Channel V
- ABP News
- Star Sports 1
- Star Sports 2
- Star Sports 1 Tamil
- Star Sports 1 Telugu
- Star Sports 1 Hindi
- Star Sports First
- Star Sports 1 Kannada
- Star Sports 1 Bangla
- Star Sports 1 Marati
- Boogle Bollywood
- Star Sports 1 HD Select
- Star Sports 2 HD Select
How to access Hotstar on Mobile
It is available as application on both android and apple app store. All you have to do is that depending on the headset that you have, you can either navigate to android playstore or apple app store using the below links:
- Android Playstore Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.startv.hotstar&hl=en_IN
- Apple App Store Link:
How to access Hotstar on Webpage:
To access this platform on webpage all you have to do is:
- open any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Internet explorer)
- Navigate to address bar
- Type in https://www.hotstar.com/in/
- You can login or register to view the full content
- You can also view approximate of 10 minutes of content (subject to change) without logging in to your account.
How to get Free Access to Hotstar:
Well, though this platform initially provided, few of the streaming and video content access for free, you can still access the content without registration for free for a period of 10 minutes (which might change in future). Also, there are few channels, that you can access for free when you register your account with this platform. Otherwise, to view the live streaming and premium movies and videos and specials you would require a premium subscription with this platform.
How to Get Premium access to Hotstar:
To get Premium subscription access to your Hotstar follow the below instructions:
- Login or Register into this platform or website by clicking on the Register/Login Button
- Once you login with your email or mobile number, you will get into to your Hotstar account.
- From your Profile Icon click on My Accounts, then you will see something like below:
- Now, click on the Get DISNEY+ HOTSTAR PREMIUM Option:
You will see 3 subscription option. You an select any one depending on what you need:
- Once you select, it will display the payment gateway:
- Select any Payment Gateway from above and proceed with your payment, you will get payment confirmation, once the payment Is complete.
Different Paid Plans in Hotstar:
As discussed in the section above, we have 3 premium subscription plans currently available with Disney+ Hotstar as below:
Though the concept was new, in the year 2015 when Star India Launched this platform. It is very well welcomed by youth and younger generation. And in the year 2020, it is one of the leading OTT platforms which offers wide range of videos, streaming services instantly right at your mobile, tab or laptop.
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