Hotstar VIP v/s Amazon Prime Video v/s Netflix

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23 Mar 2019

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.

But is it better than Hotstar Premium or Amazon Prime or Netflix?

Let's find out.

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So, what do you get with Hotstar VIP subscription?

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).

Competitor #1

Here's a look at Netflix's subscription plans available in India

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.

Competitor #2

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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What is price of Hotstar Premium in India?

Asked 2019-03-23 00:13:10 by Ananya Balasubramanium

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Hotstar Premium costs Rs. 999 per year or Rs. 199 per month.

What is the price of Hotstar VIP in India?

Asked 2019-03-23 00:13:10 by Vihaan Vyas

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Hotstar VIP subscription costs Rs. 365 per year.

What are the Netflix subscription plans available in India?

Asked 2019-03-23 00:13:10 by Surabhi Yadav

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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.

What is the cost of Amazon Prime membership in India?

Asked 2019-03-23 00:13:10 by Vivaan Balasubramanium

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Amazon Prime membership costs Rs. 129 monthly or Rs. 999 annually, and offers Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and early access to sales and free faster deliveries.

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