Hotstar is a well-known online digital entertainment platform that offers you to watch live sports streaming, TV series, news, movies, sports, and more with a wide variety of genres and languages. The hotstar app platform currently offers over 100,000 hours of TV content. Apart from it, Disney + Hotstar is the exclusive streaming partner for IPL 2020.
Now, just like many Indians, if you are also a cricket fan then you can download Disney + Hotstar on your device to watch the IPL matches live. Hotstar is available on the Google Play Store for Android mobiles and the App Store for Apple mobiles. For Windows, Mac, and Tablet versions it is available on www.hotstar.com. You can access the Hotstar app from any device.
What is Hotstar?
Hotstar is a video streaming service that is currently available only in India, the US, and Canada. Unlike Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, it relies on a “freemium” model, though that’s only applicable in India. That means users can access a portion of the content for free, while the rest of the content – labeled ‘Hotstar Premium’ – requires a monthly subscription. In the US and Canada, Hotstar is subscription-only.
Like the big two, the size of Hotstar’s content slate is dependent on the deals in place with content distributors. It’s why the Hollywood content is only available in India, which also keeps varying as the rights keep expiring and need to be renewed. Most of Hotstar’s licensing deals aren’t extensive enough, which is why you can’t download HBO shows and Disney movies among others.
Moreover, Hotstar memberships don’t work across regions, unlike Netflix. If you have Hotstar Premium in India and are traveling to the US or Canada, you won’t be able to watch Hotstar and vice versa.
Hotstar Download For PC
As I discussed above is that there is not an official app of Hotstar available.
So, follow the below step-by-step process to download and install a Hotstar app on your windows pc. And also we must use an android emulator to run this app on our pc.
- First, we need the best android emulator here I recommend you LDPlayer because this is stable and one of the best android emulators.
- So, download the LDPlayer android emulator from his official website, or you can click on the below download button.
- Once you download the LDPlayer app on your pc, then double click on it and install it on your pc.
- Now open that android emulator and open the play store in that app.
- Here you need to sign in with your Gmail account to start the play store so sign with your Google account and start the play store.
- Now search for the ‘Hotstar’ in the play store search bar and find the official app in the play store on pc.
- Once you find the official app, then click on the install button and install it on your pc.
And done! Now you can use this app on your pc very easily. If you want to download Hotstar for mac then this also the same process for you and follow that process. In that situation, you have to download the mac version of your android emulator app.