Disney Plus Hotstar Plans 2021: Premium vs VIP Subscription, Price in India, Offers and More

Disney Plus Hotstar offers two tiers of subscription plans, and features a host of exclusive shows in partnership with international distributors, as well as Hotstar originals. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Disney Plus Hotstar

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.

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Disney+ Hotstar: List of All Plans

Disney Plus Hotstar comes in two tiers – Premium and VIP. The Premium plan can be subscribed in both monthly and annual plans, and are priced at Rs 299 per month or Rs 1,499 per year. The lower tier subscription plan, Hotstar VIP, is priced at Rs 399 per year.

Pack Name Price Benefits
Disney+ Hotstar (No Subscription) Free Select movies with ads
Select TV Shows with ads
5mins of live cricket streaming
Live news channels
Disney+ Hotstar VIP Rs 399 per year All regional language movies
Multiplex movies (on up to 3 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
Disney+ exclusive content in regional languages
Dubbed Hollywood movies
Plan can be used on one device at a time
Disney+ Hotstar Premium Subscription Rs 299 per month or Rs 1499 per year All regional language movies
All latest Hollywood movies in English and regional languages
Multiplex movies (on up to 3 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 Plus Hotstar Premium Subscription Plan

Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription plan is the more expensive plan from the lot. The pack is available at a monthly subscription of Rs 299 per month. 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.

Disney Plus Hotstar VIP Plan

Coming to the Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan, the pack is the entry-level plan for the streaming service. The pack comes with a price tag of Rs 399 per year. The Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription provides free Live streaming to all the sports channels along with Hostar special series and movies.

The pack also includes multiplex movies and customers can also watch new Indian movies. However, unlike the Hotstar+ Premium plan, you cannot watch English shows and Disney+ Originals with this subscription. Furthermore, you can only watch dubbed Disney+ movies, Hollywood movies, and kids content. Moving on, the subscription plan is also ad-supported. Moreover, subscribers can watch the streaming at one screen at a 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 VIP Plans

Starting with Hotstar VIP, the lower subscription tier will give you access to Disney Plus Hotstar’s claim of “seven ‘Multiplex’ blockbusters”, as well as all live sports broadcasts. You will also be able to stream Hotstar Specials, which are what the platform’s India originals are classified under. You also get access to Indian TV shows that are regularly aired on Hotstar. Finally, you also get access to partner shows, movies and kids’ content via Disney Plus.

Hotstar Premium, meanwhile, gets the seven blockbuster movies access, as well as live sports. It also gets exclusive Hotstar Specials and Indian TV shows. Additionally, you get access to Disney’s original content via Disney Plus along with its shows, movies and kids’ content. Hotstar Premium also gives you access to all American shows and movies that it features in syndication with American distributors such as HBO and others.

Disney Plus Hotstar VIP Subscription: Jio Recharge Plans

A number of prepaid Reliance Jio recharge plans also offer complimentary Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscriptions that remain valid for one year. These plans are:

  • Rs 401 plan: 28 days validity, 90GB data, unlimited voice calling, Jio apps complimentary access
  • Rs 499 Cricket plan: 56 days validity, 84GB data
  • Rs 612 plan: Add-on plan, 72GB data, unlimited voice calling
  • Rs 777 plan: 84 days validity, 131GB data, unlimited voice calling, Jio apps complimentary access
  • Rs 1,004 plan: 120 days validity (add-on plan), 200GB data
  • Rs 1,206 plan: 180 days validity (add-on plan), 240GB data
  • Rs 1,208 plan: 240 days validity (add-on plan), 240GB data
  • Rs 2,599 plan: 365 days validity, 740GB data, unlimited voice calling, Jio apps complimentary access

Disney Plus Hotstar VIP Subscription: Airtel Recharge Plans

Eligible Airtel prepaid recharge plans that offer Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscriptions include:

  • Rs 399 plan: 28 days validity, 30GB data
  • Rs 448 plan: 28 days validity, 84GB data, truly unlimited voice calling, Airtel Xstream Premium access, Wynk Music, Rs 150 off on FasTag, online courses for 1 year with Shaw Academy, free caller tunes
  • Rs 599 plan: 56 days validity, 112GB data, truly unlimited voice calling, Airtel Xstream Premium access, Wynk Music, Rs 150 off on FasTag, online courses for 1 year with Shaw Academy, free caller tunes
  • Rs 2,698 plan: 365 days validity, 730GB data, truly unlimited voice calling, Airtel Xstream Premium access, Wynk Music, Rs 150 off on FasTag, online courses for 1 year with Shaw Academy, free caller tunes

Disney Plus Hotstar VIP 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 VIP subscription: Let’s take a closer look:

  • Rs 401 – 28 days validity, 3GB data per day + 16GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, Vi Movies & TV VIP subscription, unlimited daily data from 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM, 100 SMS/day
  • Rs 501 – 56 days validity, 75GB data, unlimited voice calls, Vi Movies & TV Classic subscription, 100 SMS/day
  • Rs 601 – 56 days validity, 3GB data per day, 32GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, Vi Movies & TV VIP subscription, unlimited daily data from 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM, 100 SMS/day
  • Rs 801 – 84 days validity, 3GB data per day, 48GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, Vi Movies & TV VIP subscription, unlimited daily data from 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM, 100 SMS/day

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

How to get Disney+ Hostar VIP Subscription for Free with Tata Sky?

Tata Sky is offering free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription for free to its select customers. The pack comes with a price of INR 399. The company has started sending the message to the eligible customers. All you need to do is just log in 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 regulation on a number of devices that can watch the content simultaneously. As per the company, those who have a Disney+ Hotstar VIP 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 two 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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