Disney Plus Hotstar Subscription Plans & How to get VIP for Free

Disney plus and Hotstar recently launched their combined streaming services Disney plus Hotstar. It combines the content of Hotstar which has the highest subscriber count among any Indian streaming service and provides 100,000+ hours of movies and TV shows in 8 languages, Live Sports Channels & Live TV Channels. Now, the amalgamation of Disney+ with Hotstar, the pool of content has expanded immensely including all Disney movies, Pixar movies, National Geographic Channel and Disney Plus Originals. With Disney Plus coming into the picture, there are a few confusions that arise – 

  • What content will be available on Disney+Hotstar?
  • How much will the new subscription cost?
  • What are the major features of Disney+Hotstar?
  • Is subscribing to Disney+Hotstar worth it?

 

Disney+ Hotstar - Subscription Plans, Content, and Devices

What is Disney+ Hotstar?

Disney+ Hotstar is a streaming service exclusively providing Disney+ content in India, as well as the Hotstar Content – Bollywood movies, American TV shows and Hollywood movies & the Hotstar Originals. The Walt Disney Company acquired Hotstar in 2019, as a part of its parent company, 21st Century Fox’s acquisition. The unified Disney Plus Hotstar was launched on April 3, 2020 with Disney movies available in 8 languages and Disney+ original content. Here is the width of content available on Disney+ Hotstar – 

 

Disney+ Hotstar - Live TV, Live Cricket & Sports, Movies, Exclusive Disney+ Content for Kids

 

  • Live Cricket on all Star TV channels as you used to on Hotstar.
  • Disney movies like Lion King, Frozen II, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, Dumbo, and more. 
  • Kids Content like Onward, Shinchan, Doraemon, Narnia, Ultimate Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, and more.
  • Latest and popular Bollywood movies before they arrive on TV – like Panga, Chhapaak, Tanhaji, and many more.
  • Latest and popular Hollywood movies like Ready or Not, Gravity, Avengers: Endgame, Bohemian Rhapsody and more. 
  • Live News content from channels like Republic TV, Fox News, India Today, and more. 
  • Disney+ content from their wide array of options, including Marvel, Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic. 
  • Favourite TV shows like Dance Plus, Master Chef India, Hannah Montana, Ted Talks India, Koffee with Karan

 

 

Disney Plus Content Available - Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geopgrahic

 

 

 Get Disney+ Hotstar for Free?

Though Disney+ hotstar comes with paid subscription plans, there are also ways to get it for free. Here’s How: –

Jio TV Offer – Get free access to Hotstar shows & Disney Plus Content for free through Jio TV

 

Disney+ Hotstar for Free with JioTV

 

Now that Star India has entered into a partnership with Reliance Jio, you can avail free Premium membership of Disney+ Hotstar, via JioTV. Jio TV is free with for every Jio Prime Subscriber. By signing up via Jio TV, you will have free access to Disney+ Hotstar Premium. Here’s are the steps – 

  • Fire up the JioTV app and select a Star TV channel.
  • Next, you will be redirected to the iTunes/Play Store to install Disney+ Hotstar.
  • After installing or upgrading to the latest version, you will be prompted to connect your Jio account. 
  • Once connected, you can easily watch StarTV channels through the JioTV app, as they’ll open up on Disney+ Hotstar automatically. 
  • You will also get free access to watch Disney+ Hotstar premium movies and shows.

Flipkart First Offer – Claim 1 Year Disney+ Hotstar VIP Plan with 365 Flipkart Super Coins

 

1-Year Disney+ Hotstar VIP Membership with Flipkart Supercoins

If you’re not an existing VIP member of Disney+ Hotstar, you can also use Flipkart Supercoins to get One Year free Hotstar VIP Subscription. Here’s how: –

  • Become a Flipkart Plus Member (if not already) and collect Supercoins by shopping on the site. You will need at least 365 Supercoins to avail this offer
  • Next, visit the “Flipkart Supercoins Zone” and select the “Disney+ Hotstar VIP Membership” option.
  • Use the 365 Supercoins to avail this offer, you will receive a voucher for Disney+ Hotstar.
  • Go to Disney+ Hotstar subscription page, select VIP membership and use the voucher code during payment. 
  • Tada! You’ve unlocked one year’s subscription for Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

Disney+ Hotstar Subscription Plans

 

Disney+ Hotstar allows selective content to be viewed for free. However, since the coming together of Disney and Hotstar, the subscription rates have changed. Here’s a compiled look at the plans: –

IMPORTANT – Existing Hotstar subscribers will have access to the full Disney+ library at the previous rates. Once they renew the subscription, they will have to pay the upgraded costs as mentioned below.

Disney Plus Hotstar Free Plan

Disney+ Hotstar provides the basic free plan for users with the following content: –

  • Selective content available includes movies and shows like Housefull 4, Mission Mangal, Jolly LLB 2, Insidious, Koffee with Karan, Masterchef Australia, Nach Baliye, etc.
  • This is an advertisement-based plan.
  • Access to live broadcast of sports with a 5-minute delay.
  • All content is available in Hindi, Tamil, and Telegu only.
  • Access to Live News channels like ABP News, Republic TV, India Today, etc.
  • The exclusive content from Hotstar and Disney+ are unavailable. 

Disney Plus Hotstar VIP Plan

Disney+ Hotstar provides a VIP plan for Rs. 399 per year, which is non-refundable, with the following stipulations: –

  • Access to all content, including Hotstar Specials, Bollywood and Hollywood movies, Disney+ shows and movies, dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
  • Access to movies and serials before they’re broadcasted on TV.
  • American movies and shows from the Premium section not available.
  • This is an advertisement-based plan, where you will receive personalized ads.
  • VIP subscribers can upgrade to Premium easily by just paying the difference amount, via the “My Account” section on the Disney+ Hotstar app or website.

Disney Plus Hotstar Premium Plan

Disney+ Hotstar provides a Premium plan for Rs. 299 per month or Rs. 1,499 per year (at a 58% discount). This subscription includes – 

  • All content is available in English as well as selected languages.
  • All the content on Disney+ Hotstar in all the available languages, without Ads.
  • Access to all the Disney+ titles.
  • Access to Unlimited Live coverage without any delay of sports like ISL, Cricket, Premier League, F1, Pro Kabaddi League, Tennis Grand Slams, and many more.
  • Access to the latest Bollywood movies, Disney+ Originals, popular Disney kid shows and movies, digital premieres, Hotstar Specials, and serials before they are broadcasted on TV.
  • Premium English shows, movies, American TV Shows, Hollywood movies, and popular Disney+ Originals (like The Mandalorian, Togo, Encore! and more).
  • Early access to prime time TV shows.
  • Access to the latest Bollywood and regional movies.
  • One streaming device per user.

 

Disney+ Hotstar Subscription Plans - Free, VIP, and Premium

Disney+

  • Disney+ is a platform for online video streaming, exclusively available on Disney+ Hotstar in Hindi, English, Telugu, and Tamil languages.
  • It is a paid service, available for the VIP and Premium members of Disney+ Hotstar.
  • Available content is from Marvel, Disney, Pixar, National Geographic, Star Wars, and kid shows like Shin-Chan and Doraemon. 

Who Would Love This Subscription? 

  • Users who love watching American TV Shows & Movies
  • Parents who want to show good content to their kids
  • If you are a fan of American franchises like Disney, Pixar, Marvel & Star Wars.
  • If you watch sports and want to stream live without any delay.

Disney+ Hotstar Competitors 

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6-Month Plan Free INR 599 (All Access Pack) Free INR 299
Yearly Plan VIP – INR 399
Premium – INR 1,499
INR 999 Free INR 999 (All Access Pack)
INR 499 (Regional Pack)
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Premium Features VIP – Content in Hindi, Tamil or Telugu Selected Hotstar specials & Disney+ content, kids content, Selected Digital Premieres before TV. Contains Ads.
PREMIUM – Ad Free Streaming. Unlimited access.
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Offers 1 year VIP membership free with 365 Flipkart Supercoins.

Disney+ Hotstar Premium for free, with JioTV Subscription

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What Content Does Disney+ Hotstar Offer?

Disney+ Hotstar features content in over 8 languages including English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali and Malayalam. There are channels, movies and TV shows of all genres and catering to the whole family.

 

What to Watch on Disney+ Hotstar - All Content

Popular Channels

  1. Star Plus
  2. Star Bharat
  3. Star World
  4. HBO
  5. Star Maa

Popular News Channels

  1. ABP News
  2. Aaj Tak
  3. Republic TV

Disney+ Originals

  1. The Mandalorian
  2. Togo
  3. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
  4. Lady and the Tramp
  5. The World According to Jeff Goldblum

 

Disney+ Hotstar - Watch Exclusive Disney+ Originals

 

Hotstar Specials

  1. Special Ops
  2. Out of Love
  3. Hostages
  4. City of Dreams
  5. Criminal Justice

Kids Shows

  1. Doraemon
  2. Shin-Chan
  3. Toy Story 4
  4. Disney Junior
  5. Onward

 

Exclusive Kids Content on Disney+ Hotstar

Disney Titles

  1. Star Wars
  2. Marvel
  3. National Geographic
  4. Pixar
  5. Disney

Besides the various channels, thousands of hours of movies and TV shows are available, as well as live sports events like Vivo IPL 2020, T20 World Cup and Asia Cup.

Live Sports on Disney+ Hotstar

 

 

 

Disney Plus Hotstar Features

  •  Disney+ Hotstar Premium and VIP are ad-free.

    • Download videos to watch offline from the Downloads tab.
    • Disney+ Hotstar Premium videos are marked with “P” and the VIP videos with “V”.
    • Add videos to your watchlist.
    • Use buttons to rewind and forward 10 seconds during a video.
    • Toggle the kid-safe mode, showing only kid-friendly content. Most of the feature features will be on, except for Downloads.
    • Hindi, Telugu and Tamil dubbing for several Hollywood movies are available with Disney+ Hotstar VIP. The Premium subscription unlocks their English versions. 

 Which Devices Support Disney+ Hotstar?

  • Web Browser (Google Chrome v75.x, Mozilla Firefox v70.x)
  • Android: Android devices (4.0 and later) 
  • iOS: All Apple devices (iOS 9 and later)
  • Google Chromecast
  • Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV

 

Disney+ Hotstar available on Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, AndroidTV, Chrome, Firefox, Android, and iOS

 

The Pros and Cons of Disney+ Hotstar

Pros:

  • A vast array of content, including some good content even available for free.
  • Content is available in eight languages including English and Hindi.
  • A smooth and user-friendly UI.

Cons: 

  • All previous subscriptions of Hotstar are upgraded to Disney+ Hotstar plan automatically, but they have to pay the new subscription prices whether they want the Disney+ content or not.
  • Only one device can be used to stream content on one account, even if you are a premium subscriber.

How Can I Subscribe to Disney+ Hotstar?

You can access free content without needing to login to Disney+ Hotstar. To access paid content, you need to login.

Follow these steps to subscribe to Disney+ Hotstar via website or their app:

  1. Download the app from Google Play Store or App Store, or visit the webpage on www.hotstar.com/in .
  2. Click on a Premium video, marked by a P in the video thumbnail.
  3. If on the mobile app, click on ‘Upgrade’ at the top of the screen
  4. Select the preferred plan
  5. Login with your email, Facebook account or your mobile number
  6. Select payment method
  7. Click on ‘Start membership’

And that’s it, you’ve successfully signed up! Now you are free to browse the endless content on Disney+ Hotstar.

 

Disney+ Hotstar offers - Popular TV shows, News channels, Disney+ Originals, Hotstar Specials, Kids Content, Disney Titles, Movies, Live Sports

How to Cancel Disney+ Hotstar Subscription

  • To cancel your membership, click on Cancel Membership in the My Account page on desktop or mobile website. However, this functionality is not available inside Android or iOS app. 
  • To cancel your iTunes billing for Disney+ Hotstar, visit Apple’s View, change, or cancel your subscriptions article. As per Apple’s policy, your membership might renew if you don’t cancel your subscription more than 24 hours before your renewal date.
  • You can still watch premium content until the billing period ends.

 

 

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