Disney+ Hotstar has Launched in India; Plans start at Rs. 399
Disney+ Hotstar is finally here in India. The app now boasts a wide catalog of shows and movies from Disney studios along with the preexisting Hotstar content. And that’s one more strong OTT choice for us Indians confined to our homes due to Coronavirus.
In the revamped app interface, there’s a dedicated Disney+ section.
Now, you must be wondering where does Disney+ Hotstar stack up against its biggest rivals, right? There are obvious bigshots such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Apple TV. Then, there are some indigenous players as well. We will add ’em too into the mix.
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Here’s the quick comparison –
Type of content
|New VIP users: Rs 399 per year|
New Premium user: Rs 1,499 per year.
Existing Hotstar users will get free access to Disney+ content until the expiry of their current subscription.
VIP: Bouquet of Disney content including Animated and Live Actions features, all the titles from Pixar, Marvel, 21-century fox, and Lucas Films to name a few. Plus live local language channel shows and sporting events.
Premium: Content from HBO, Showtime, ABC, Fox, and HOOQ; Disney Original Shows.
300 million pre-existing users of Hotstar
Several critically acclaimed and popular originals in addition to a host of movies and shows
Several critically acclaimed and popular originals in addition to a host of movies and shows, Amazon Music, Amazon Store
Rs. 99 a month after a 7-day trial
New Apple Original shows, helmed by Hollywood biggies
200 million Apple Devices
Sony Channels for free with Ads For Ad-free experience with premium content in form of movies, shows, and originals, you gotta pay
Zee Channels for free with Ads, For Ad-free experience with premium content in form of movies, shows, and originals, you gotta pay (All-access)
You can have a better look at the plans and pricing details here and the entire Disney+ roster here.
In case you’re wondering, the difference between VIP and Premium tier is that only the latter gives you access to Disney+ Originals as well as the latest shows from HBO, Fox, and Showtime.
Also note, in India, contrary to its home offering, the service does not support 4K streaming.
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Disney+ Hotstar together brings out a copious amount of content to watch. Especially considering the current condition, that’s a lot worth bingeing. All those popular movies and shows of yore gotta be a nostalgic trip down the memory lane.