Disney+ Hotstar is one of the most popular streaming services in India, alongside Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The streaming platform has an exclusive partnership with Disney, thereby having a natural edge over rivals in terms of exclusive content available. It has paired this up with cleverly priced plans that offer an affordable subscription pack covering live sports, and a more expensive tier of subscription that gives you access to all the premium content on the app.
Disney+ Hotstar: List of All Plans in India
The company has recently introduced new streaming plans and has discontinued the Disney Plus Hotstar VIP plan. However, the Disney Plus Premium plan is still there and comes with a price tag of Rs 1,499 per year. Apart from this, the company has also introduced Disney+ Hotstar Mobile and Disney+ Hotstar Super plans for its users. That being said, the new plans will be effective from September 1st. Furthermore, the company has revealed that existing Disney Plus Hotstar VIP members will be migrated to the Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan.
Disney+ Hotstar (No Subscription)
|Select Movies with ads|
|Select TV Shows with ads|
|5mins of live cricket streaming|
|Live news channels|
Disney+ Hotstar Premium Subscription
Rs 1499 per year
|All regional language movies|
|All latest Hollywood movies|
|Multiplex movies on up to 4 devices|
|Latest Star network TV shows or serials at 6AM|
|Live sports including Indian Premier League (IPL), Formula 1, International and domestic cricket live match streaming|
|Exclusive Disney+ content in English and regioal languages|
|Plan can be used on two devices at a time|
|Disney+ Hotstar Mobile||Rs 499 per year||1 device (mobile only) with all Premium membership benefits|
|Disney+ Hotstar Super||Rs 899 per year||2 devices with all Premium membership benefits|
Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile Subscription Plan: Price, Benefits
The company has recently announced a new Mobile-only plan for its customers. The pack is known as the Disney+ Mobile plan and it is priced at Rs 499 for one year. The subscription plan is a mobile-only plan and one can watch all the content including Disney+ Premium on one mobile device at a time. The plan also allows users to watch the content in HD quality.
Disney Plus Hotstar Super Subscription Plan: Price, Benefits
The company has also introduced a Disney+ Super subscription plan that comes with a price tag of Rs 899 per year. With this plan, one can watch all the content like Disney+ Hotstar original series, Disney+ Premium shows, movies, and more. However, unlike the Mobile plan, you can watch it on other devices like TV as well. The plan allows HD streaming and can be used on two screens at the same time.
Disney Plus Hotstar Premium Subscription Plan: Price, Benefits
Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription plan is the more expensive plan from the lot. Customers can also opt for a yearly subscription that is priced at Rs 1,499. With the Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription, users will get unlimited live sports streaming along with special Hostar specials and Star series before TV broadcast. The Premium subscription also offers all the Disney+ content including all the original series and movies along with American TV shows, Hollywood movies and more. The premium subscription also offers ad-free entertainment across its platform. Furthermore, subscribers can watch the content on two screens simultaneously with the Disney+ Hotstar Premium plan. Moreover, the plan allows you a 4K streaming option as well. Apart from this, users can watch at 4 screens at the same time.
What is Disney Plus Hotstar?
Disney Plus Hotstar is one of the biggest video content streaming platforms in India, alongside rivals such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5, Sony Liv and others. Previously marketed as Hotstar, it now has an exclusive partnership with Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus, which brings to the app a number of super popular international shows and movies. These include popular superhero franchises, as well as Indian programming in regional languages.
Disney Plus Hotstar: Exclusive content offerings
Some of the most popular exclusive content available on Disney Plus Hotstar include the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Star Wars franchise, Game of Thrones, Oscar-winning titles such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, fantasy flicks such as The Jungle Book, romantic dramas like The Fault in Our Stars, popular science fiction titles such as The Martian, timeless thrillers such as Black Swan, and Hotstar’s recent crop of original programming such as Sushmita Sen-starrer Aarya, Kay Kay Menon-starrer Special Ops, and more.
Disney Plus Hotstar: Premium vs Mobile Plans
Starting with Hotstar Mobile, the lower subscription tier will give you access to all Disney Plus Hotstar content. However, the plan is only limited to the mobile screens. This means you can only watch all the content on the Disney+ Hotstar application and not on any Smart TV. Furthermore, you can only watch it on one device at a time. Apart from this, the pack also brings HD streaming.
Coming to Hotstar Premium, you can watch all the content of Disney and Hotstar with this subscription. The top-tier plan comes with the support of up to 4 devices at the same time. Furthermore, you can watch the content with 4K resolution with this plan.
Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile Subscription: Jio Recharge Plans
A number of prepaid Reliance Jio recharge plans also offer complimentary Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscriptions that remain valid for one year. These plans are:
- Rs 499 prepaid recharge plan: 3GB per day of 4G data in total and there are no calling and SMS benefits.
- Rs 549 prepaid recharge plan: 84GB of 4G data with a validity of 56 days.
- Rs 666 prepaid recharge plan: 2GB per day data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, 56 days service validity and Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.
- Rs 888 prepaid recharge plan: 2GB per day data plus additional 5GB data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, 84 days service validity and Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.
- Rs 2599 prepaid recharge plan: 2GB per day data plus additional 10GB data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, 365 days service validity and Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.
Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile Subscription: Airtel Recharge Plans
Eligible Airtel prepaid recharge plans that offer Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscriptions include:
- Rs 499 prepaid recharge plan: 84GB data (3GB daily), truly unlimited voice calling with 28 days validity.
- Rs 699 prepaid recharge plan: 112GB data (2GB daily), truly unlimited voice calling with 56 days validity.
- Rs 2,698 prepaid recharge plan: 730GB data(2GB daily), truly unlimited voice calling with 365 days validity.
Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile Subscription: Vodafone Idea Recharge Plans
Just like Airtel, Vodafone Idea also bundles Disney+ Hotstar subscription with its range of prepaid plans. The company has recently introduced four recharge plans that offer free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription: Let’s take a closer look:
- Rs 601 prepaid recharge plan: The plan offers flat 75GB of 4GB data with a validity of 56 days and access to Disney+ Hotstar Mobile plan. The plan does not offer any service validity or calling benefits.
- Rs 701 prepaid recharge plan: 168GB high speed 4G data (3GB per day) plus additional 32GB data, 56 days validity, truly unlimited voice calling, weekend data rollover facility, Binge all night at no extra cost between 12AM and 6AM, Vi Movies & TV VIP access and 100 daily SMS balance
- Rs 501 prepaid recharge plan: The plan offers flat 3GB GB of 4G data per day plus 16GB additional data and a validity of 28 days. The plan does not offer calling benefits, except the Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription, Binge all night, Weekend data rollover and Vi Movies and TV access.
- Rs 901 prepaid recharge plan: The recharge plan offers 252GB high speed 4G data (3GB per day) plus additional 48GB data, 84 days validity, truly unlimited voice calling, weekend data rollover facility, Binge all night at no extra cost between 12AM and 6AM, Vi Movies & TV VIP access and 100 daily SMS balance.
- Rs 2595 prepaid recharge plan: The newly launched prepaid recharge plan offers 1.5GB daily data, unlimited calls, 100SMS per day and free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar VIP. All benefits are valid for 365 days.
Disney Plus Hotstar Premium Subscription: Jio Postpaid Plus Plans
- Rs 399 plan: 75GB data, unlimited voice calls, 200GB data rollover, Jio apps complimentary access, Netflix, Amazon Prime membership
- Rs 599 plan: 100GB data, unlimited voice calls and SMS, 200GB data rollover, one additional SIM with Family plan, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscription
- Rs 799 plan: 150GB data, unlimited voice calls and SMS, 200GB data rollover, two additional SIM with Family plan, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscription
- Rs 999 plan: 200GB data, unlimited voice calls and SMS, 200GB data rollover, one additional SIM with Family plan, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscription
- Rs 1,499 plan: 300GB data, unlimited voice calls and SMS, 500GB data rollover, unlimited voice and data in USA and UAE, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscription
I have subscribed Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan before 1st Sep 2021. What will happen?
If you have subscribed to the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription plan before September 1st, then you will still be able to enjoy the benefits of the current plan until it expires. The company has confirmed that Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscribers will be able to log in to TV and other supported devices. Furthermore, one will also get access to all English content on the platform. Once, the membership is expired for the Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan, the new Mobile plan will be applicable.
How to get Disney+ Hotstar Mobile Subscription for Free with Tata Sky?
Tata Sky is offering free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription for free to its select customers. The pack comes at a price of INR 499. The company has started sending the message to the eligible customers. All you need to do is just log in to the Disney+ Hotstart application with your registered Tata Sky number and enjoy the plethora of content from the streaming app for free.
Does Disney Plus Hotstar Offer Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound?
Yes. As of April 2020, Disney Plus Hotstar decided to roll out support for Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. However, the feature is only limited to select shows such as The Mandalorian, and select streaming devices such as Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV platform. As a result, many popular Android TV devices may not get access to it right away.
On how many devices can we watch Disney+ Hotstar?
Disney+ Hotstar has set regulations on a number of devices that can watch the content simultaneously. As per the company, those who have a Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription can watch content on one screen at a time only. Furthermore, those who have access to a Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription can watch content on four screens simultaneously.
Can we watch free live TV channels on Disney+ Hotstar?
Yes, the streaming app allows you to watch a limited number of live TV channels for free on its platforms. The live TV channels are majorly the News channels that are available on the streaming platform. Furthermore, one can watch live sports events, though it is only restricted to 5 minutes. You can also watch the episodes of the daily soaps on the next day at 6:00 AM.
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