How Hotstar's Rs. 365 worth VIP subscription compares with competitors
In a bid to attract more customers under its growing streaming platform, Hotstar has announced a new, affordable annual subscription plan.
Dubbed as Hotstar VIP, the new service offers content under Hotstar Specials label, Star network serials, and live sporting action for Rs. 365 a year.
Let's find out.
So, what do you get with Hotstar VIP subscription?
Hotstar VIP subscription provides access to Hotstar Specials, Star network serials before the scheduled television timing, and live sports telecasts such as IPL, ICC World Cup, Formula 1, and Premier League among others.
However, under this subscription, you won't be able to watch American and International shows and movies such as Game of Thrones and F.R.I.E.N.D.S among others.
Hotstar VIP subscription costs Rs. 365/year.
Annual Sports plan will be upgraded to Hotstar VIP
According to the company, existing subscribers of All Annual Sports plan will be automatically upgraded to Hotstar VIP without any additional charges. Further, Hotstar has also launched a 'Pay By Cash' option which is exclusively available for users who want to subscribe to Hotstar VIP.
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Meanwhile, what are the benefits of Hotstar Premium?
Hotstar Premium offers all the benefits of Hotstar VIP along with the latest American TV shows and movies in 9 languages.
Moreover, like Hotstar VIP, you can stream content on any supported device, including a mobile, computer, and TV.
As for charges, Hotstar Premium costs Rs. 999 per year or Rs. 199 per month (first week free).
Here's a look at Netflix's subscription plans available in India
Netflix's Basic monthly subscription starts at Rs. 500 and allows non-HD streaming on one device. The Standard plan costs Rs. 650 (HD streaming on two screens) while the Premium plan, offering HD/UHD content on four devices, costs Rs. 800/month.
Netflix is presently the leading video streaming service and offers a great collection of Original series, documentaries, and films.
Here are the benefits of Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is not a standalone service. Instead, it comes bundled with Prime membership and offers access to the latest movies, exclusive TV shows as well as Prime Originals.
In India, Amazon Prime membership costs Rs. 129 monthly or Rs. 999 annually. Additionally, members also get access to Prime Music, Prime Reading, early access to sales and free, faster deliveries on Amazon.
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