Disney+ Hotstar is one of the first OTT platforms to launch in India. With the highest active subscriber base in India amongst OTT players, Hotstar seems to be gearing up in terms of original content with Netflix and Prime Video.
Here in this article, we will explain the plans, pricing, and explanation of all the active Hotstar plans such as Mobile, Super, and Premium.
Disney+ Hotstar All Plans and Pricing Explained
As of today, all the content of Hotstar (including live ones) can be viewed via 3 plans – Mobile-only plan, Super plan, and Premium plan. The below table is the step-by-step explanation of 2022 Hotstar’s every subscription plan, pricing, and what can be viewed in each plan.
|Mobile Only Plan||Super Plan||Premium Plan|
(Movies, series, live sports, TV)
|All content||All content||All content|
|Devices supported||Only Mobile||Mobile / TV / Laptop||Mobile / TV / Laptop|
|Ad-free Movies and Shows?||No||No||Yes|
|Max number of devices that can be logged in||1||2||4|
|Max video quality||720p (HD)||1080p (Full HD)||2160p (4K)|
|Max audio quality||Stereo||Dolby 5.1||Dolby 5.1|
Now that we have explained Hotstar’s plans and pricing in detail along with a detailed comparison, let’s dive into the common FAQs that you would encounter along the way.
Is everything accessible in Hotstar’s paid plans?
Yes, whether you have mobile-only, super, or premium plans, anything and everything from Hotstar’s content and the library is now accessible (including live sports and all the seasons of Game of Thrones).
Does the Super and Premium plan of Hotstar come with a monthly or quarterly subscription?
Hotstar’s Super and Premium plans only come with the yearly subscription as of now. There is no quarterly or monthly plan for Super and Premium models of Hotstar. There is, however, a quarterly option for the mobile-only plan.
What all payment options are available on Hotstar?
After that you have decided which plan you wish to buy, you can pay for a Hotstar subscription via credit card, debit cards, and all other UPI-supported apps such as BHIM UPI, Google Pay, Paytm, PhonePe, etc.
Is Hotstar 1 month free?
Hotstar no longer provides a 1-month free subscription.
What are Hotstar’s latest subscription offers and cashback?
You can check Hotstar’s official Instagram and Twitter for accessing all the ongoing offers and cashback. One can also check the prepaid and postpaid plans of Jio and Airtel to easily get Hotstar’s subscription.
Hotstar plan works on how many devices?
Hotstar’s mobile-only plan works only on 1 smartphone. The super plan works on 2 of any Mobile / TV / Laptop devices. The premium plan works on 4 of any Mobile / TV / Laptop devices. It should also be seen that if you log in on any device over and above the threshold limit, the app will log out from other devices at the same time.
Which Hotstar plan is the best?
It actually depends on the usage. If you already have a cable connection where TV and live sports are freely accessible, you may opt for Hotstar’s Super plan. If the cable connection in TV is not available, you can try Hotstar’s premium plan where the entire family can access the library and content.
Why ads are shown while watching live sports on Hotstar?
One question that you might always encounter is that even after having paid subscription to Hotstar, why is it that you still have an ad in live sports on Hotstar. The ads shown in live sports are actually the in-between breaks. So even if you have a premium plan, ads would still be shown.
Why do ads come in Hotstar movies and series even after having paid subscription?
The Hotstar model is built in such a way that ads form an essential part of their plan, even when you have paid subscription. So if your plan is mobile-only or Super plan, ads will come at the time of watching movies and series. Only if you have a Premium plan, the movie and series content will be completely ad-free.
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