Giving tough competition to both Netflix and Amazon Prime is India’s OTT offering Disney+ Hotstar or simply Hotstar. Despite these two international companies gaining popularity in the Indian market, Hotstar still remains the dominant domestic player. Owned by Novi Digital Entertainment, a subsidiary of Star India, the media service provider has two tiers of paid subscription: the "VIP" tier and a "Premium" tier. While the first one is focused on domestic programs and sports content, like the IPL, the latter is for premium international films and TV series. Available in Hindi, English and regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi and Bengali, Hotstar boasts of a database of minimum 300mn active users. Headquartered in Mumbai, its content can also be seen in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
06 May 2021
Tamannaah Bhatia's 'November Story' trailer looks intriguing; release date announced
Many big stars are making their way to streaming platforms.
03 May 2021
Disney+ Hotstar announces short-format shows; includes big stars as leads
Streaming service Disney+ Hotstar recently announced a slate of short-format shows under the segment called Disney+ Hotstar Quix.
20 Apr 2021
Ajay Devgn to make digital debut with crime series 'Rudra'
Ajay Devgn is the latest star to join the OTT craze.
18 Mar 2021
'Shikara' actor Aadil Khan bags second season of 'Special OPS'
Newcomer Aadil Khan, who was appreciated for his performance in Shikara, has now bagged a prestigious project.
05 Dec 2020
Can't stop smiling: Sanjana Sanghi is IMDb's Breakout Star
Actor Sanjana Sanghi, who impressed one and all with her debut movie Dil Bechara earlier this year, has topped popular movie rating platform IMDb's list of Breakout Stars of 2020.
25 Nov 2020
Kajol's digital debut 'Tribhanga' to be out in January?
Bollywood actor Kajol, who was last seen in the film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, is all set to treat her fans with her digital debut Tribhanga.
13 Nov 2020
Indian Super League 2020-21: All that you need to know
The seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is all set to start from November 20 onwards.
11 Nov 2020
'Laxmii' beats opening day record of 'Dil Bechara'
Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani's Laxmii has broken the viewership record previously held by Dil Bechara on streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar.
31 Oct 2020
Premier League, Manchester United vs Arsenal: Preview, Dream11 and stats
Manchester United face Arsenal in gameweek seven of the Premier League 2020-21 season on Sunday.
08 Oct 2020
Now, Amazon Fire TV offers 'Live TV' with Alexa integration
In a bid to upgrade the streaming experience of its customers, Amazon has launched a new 'Live TV' feature for Fire TV devices in India.
08 Oct 2020
Uday Shankar, Star & Disney India Chairman, quits: Here's why
In a major development, Uday Shankar, the Chairman of Star & Disney India and President of The Walt Disney Company APAC, has decided to step down.
04 Oct 2020
IPL 2020, RCB vs DC: Preview, Dream11 and stats
Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Delhi Capitals in match number 19 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season on Monday.
24 Sep 2020
Shahid Kapoor signs a Rs. 100 crore deal with Netflix
As theaters remain shuttered and future of movie business uncertain, digital platforms are showering lucrative offers upon top B-town stars.
16 Jul 2020
'Lootcase' trailer: A bag full of laughs!
The much-awaited official trailer of Kunal Kemmu and Rasika Dugal-starrer comedy film Lootcase is here, and it is a laughter riot.
07 Jul 2020
Sushant's 'Dil Bechara' becomes most liked film trailer on YouTube
The trailer of Sushant Singh Rajput's final film, Dil Bechara is a smash hit!
06 Jul 2020
Trailer of 'Dil Bechara', Sushant's final film, is out!
The trailer for Dil Bechara is now out!
06 Jul 2020
Sushmita Sen, Ram Madhvani announce season 2 of 'Aarya'
Sushmita Sen and director Ram Madhvani have confirmed that their winning web series Aarya will soon be back for a second season.
02 Jul 2020
Shinco's 43-inch 4K Android TV launched at Rs. 21,000
Expanding its range of Android TVs, Shinco has launched the 43-inch model of its Smart TV in India.
30 Jun 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput's last co-star Sanjana Sanghi questioned by police
Sanjana Sanghi, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's co-star in his final film Dil Bechara, was on Tuesday questioned by the Mumbai Police in connection with his death.
30 Jun 2020
'Sooryavanshi' and '83' all set for a theatrical release
As movie theaters remain shuttered in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a strange cat-and-mouse chase has ensued between cinema chains and digital streaming platforms.
25 Jun 2020
Sushant's last film 'Dil Bechara' to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar
Late Sushant Singh Rajput will always be remembered through his amazing films.
02 Apr 2020
Over 9 million in India watched Women's T20 WC final
The ICC Women's T20 World Cup finale between Australia and India was watched by a record 9.02 million fans in India.
01 Apr 2020
Disney+ Hotstar launching on April 3, priced at Rs. 1,500/year
Disney+, the dedicated streaming service owned and operated by Disney, is set to be launched in India on April 3.
25 Mar 2020
Amid coronavirus lockdown, Netflix, Amazon suspend high-quality streaming on mobiles
In a bid to ensure robust internet services during the 21-day, nation-wide lockdown called by PM Modi, leading OTT service providers have decided to suspend high-quality streaming.
22 Mar 2020
Motorola 75-inch Android TV available with Rs. 1.41 lakh discount
Planning to upgrade from your old television to a new high-end 4K television? Well, here's something exciting for you.
21 Mar 2020
Bored of self-quarantine? Try these tech-backed ways for help
The spread of COVID-19 in India has forced the government to close down public spaces.
17 Mar 2020
Discovery's OTT service launched in India, priced at Rs. 300/year
Leading infotainment network Discovery has barged into the OTT space with its own content streaming app - Discovery Plus.
14 Mar 2020
Hotstar rolls back Disney+ within 24 hours of release
A few days ago, Disney's on-demand video streaming service, Disney+, debuted in India through the Hotstar app.
11 Mar 2020
Vu Premium 4K Android TVs launched in India: Specs, price
Rivaling the likes of Xiaomi, TCL, and Thomson, Vu has launched three new 4K televisions as part of its "Premium TV" series in India.
11 Mar 2020
Disney+ is now live in India via Hotstar
Christmas came early!
09 Mar 2020
John Oliver slams Hotstar for censoring his episode on Modi
Quite recently, Hotstar, one of India's leading streaming companies, blocked the release of a fresh episode of comedian and TV host John Oliver's satirical news show Last Week Tonight, which was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies.
04 Mar 2020
Is government planning to censor streaming platforms
The clock is ticking fast for streaming platforms in India as the government wants them to finalize a self-regulatory code of conduct in 100 days.
24 Feb 2020
Vu launches new affordable Android TVs in India: Details here
Taking on Xiaomi's range of budget-friendly televisions, Vu has introduced a couple of new models in its "Premium TV" series.
09 Feb 2020
When and how to watch the Oscars 2020 in India
The Oscars 2020, officially the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, is set to be held on Sunday, February 9, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (California, US).
05 Feb 2020
Disney+ launching in India via Hotstar: Details here
Disney's on-demand streaming service, Disney+, is finally ready to be launched in one of the largest entertainment markets in the world - India.
28 Jan 2020
3rd T20I, New Zealand vs India: Preview, Dream11 and stats
India will be aiming for a T20I series win against New Zealand when the two teams face each other at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Wednesday.
20 Jan 2020
Flipkart, Amazon sale: Best 4K smart TVs under Rs. 35,000
If you are looking to upgrade from your old CRT or HD TV to one of the modern smart TVs, now might be a good time.
19 Jan 2020
Flipkart and Amazon sales: Top deals on premium smart TVs
Amazon and Flipkart have kicked-off their first major sale of 2020, The Great Indian Sale and The Republic Day Sale, respectively, from today.
18 Jan 2020
3rd ODI, India vs Australia: Preview, Dream11 and stats
India and Australia gear up for the third and final ODI to be held in Bengaluru on Sunday.
13 Jan 2020
Nokia's 55-inch 4K Android TV goes on sale in India
Nokia's 55-inch 4K Android TV, which was launched in India last month, has gone on another flash sale today.