Well, we all know what is Hotstar. Hotstar is a streaming arm of Star India. Launched on 11th February 2015, it is the most popular OTT in India with over 300 million (30 crores) monthly active users. Indians often flock to Disney+ Hotstar for (you guessed it) IPL, Cricket World Cup, English Premier League, daily soaps, movies and web series. Hotstar is more popular for its sports content and that is what truly provides it with an edge.
While we all have been using hotstar.com almost regularly, few know the meaning of Hotstar. Most of you know the meaning of ‘Star’ for sure I believe. Let us learn the meaning of the entire term.
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Alright, so let’s dive right in.
First of all, we checked websites, social media accounts and Wiki of Star India and Hotstar but the meaning of Hotstar wasn’t specified anywhere at all. For this reason, all we will have to do is rely on what we think could be the meaning of this term. Hence, here we go.
Let us break the word Hotstar into two. It is clearly a combination of Hot and Star. As far as the word ‘Star’ is concerned, we all know it points to the fact that it was owned by the Star India group.
Now, coming to the word Hot. In reality, it means multiple things. A quick Google search for hot meaning will return an information box will all possible meanings. It means high temperature, a burning feeling and difficult to handle. Another meaning of the word Hot also is exciting and popular.
If we now combine the meaning/context of Hot and Star, we can conclude that Hotstar means a popular/famous Star. And it really is.
Hotstar meaning in multiple languages
In Hindi – प्रसिद्ध तारा
In English – famous star
In Marathi – प्रसिद्ध तारा
In Urdu – مشہورستارہ (mashhoor sitara)
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