Hotstar

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.

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Now, Amazon Fire TV offers 'Live TV' with Alexa integration

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.

Uday Shankar, Star & Disney India Chairman, quits: Here's why

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.

IPL 2020, RCB vs DC: Preview, Dream11 and stats

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.

Shahid Kapoor signs a Rs. 100 crore deal with Netflix

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.

'Lootcase' trailer: A bag full of laughs!

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.

Sushant's 'Dil Bechara' becomes most liked film trailer on YouTube

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!

Trailer of 'Dil Bechara', Sushant's final film, is out!

06 Jul 2020

Trailer of 'Dil Bechara', Sushant's final film, is out!

The trailer for Dil Bechara is now out!

Sushmita Sen, Ram Madhvani announce season 2 of 'Aarya'

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.

Shinco's 43-inch 4K Android TV launched at Rs. 21,000

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.

Sushant Singh Rajput's last co-star Sanjana Sanghi questioned by police

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.

'Sooryavanshi' and '83' all set for a theatrical release

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.

Sushant's last film 'Dil Bechara' to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar

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.

Over 9 million in India watched Women's T20 WC final

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.

Disney+ Hotstar launching on April 3, priced at Rs. 1,500/year

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.

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Netflix, Amazon suspend high-quality streaming on mobiles

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.

Motorola 75-inch Android TV available with Rs. 1.41 lakh discount

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.

Bored of self-quarantine? Try these tech-backed ways for help

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.

Discovery's OTT service launched in India, priced at Rs. 300/year

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.

Hotstar rolls back Disney+ within 24 hours of release

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.

Vu Premium 4K Android TVs launched in India: Specs, price

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.

Disney+ is now live in India via Hotstar

11 Mar 2020

Disney+ is now live in India via Hotstar

Christmas came early!

John Oliver slams Hotstar for censoring his episode on Modi

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.

Is government planning to censor streaming platforms

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.

Vu launches new affordable Android TVs in India: Details here

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.

When and how to watch the Oscars 2020 in India

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).

Disney+ launching in India via Hotstar: Details here

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.

3rd T20I, New Zealand vs India: Preview, Dream11 and stats

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.

Flipkart, Amazon sale: Best 4K smart TVs under Rs. 35,000

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.

Flipkart and Amazon sales: Top deals on premium smart TVs

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.

3rd ODI, India vs Australia: Preview, Dream11 and stats

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.

Nokia's 55-inch 4K Android TV goes on sale in India

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.

Tata Sky launches Android-based set-top box for Rs. 6,000

08 Jan 2020

Tata Sky launches Android-based set-top box for Rs. 6,000

Tata Sky has launched its own Android-based Binge+ set-top box in India today as it takes on Airtel's Xstream Box and Dish TV's SMRT Hub.

JioFiber users now getting free access to popular OTT platforms

23 Dec 2019

JioFiber users now getting free access to popular OTT platforms

Reliance Jio has finally started offering free access to some of the popular OTT platforms to all its eligible JioFiber users.

Netflix may bring subscription plans for 3, 6, 12 months

12 Dec 2019

Netflix may bring subscription plans for 3, 6, 12 months

Netflix sees India as one of its biggest markets and is doing everything at hand to draw more and more users from the country.

BSNL Rs. 777 broadband plan re-launched for new subscribers

04 Dec 2019

BSNL Rs. 777 broadband plan re-launched for new subscribers

BSNL has re-launched its Rs. 777 broadband plan a.k.a 500GB CUL plan in India. The popular plan comes with some attractive benefits including 500GB of data at 50Mbps and unlimited calling. However, there is a catch.

Best Samsung TVs with 4K resolution available in India

28 Nov 2019

Best Samsung TVs with 4K resolution available in India

Samsung, which is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, is also known for its electronic accessories and TVs.

These Mi TVs are receiving Android TV 9.0 update

20 Nov 2019

These Mi TVs are receiving Android TV 9.0 update

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has started rolling out the much-awaited Android TV 9.0 update for its entry-level 32-inch and mid-range 43-inch Mi TV 4A models.

Star's Sanjay Gupta to lead Google India: Details here

08 Nov 2019

Star's Sanjay Gupta to lead Google India: Details here

In a major development, Google India has appointed Sanjay Gupta, the former head of Star and Disney India, as its Country Manager and Vice President of Sales and Operations.

Soon, Netflix may not allow password sharing with friends

23 Oct 2019

Soon, Netflix may not allow password sharing with friends

Netflix, a prominent leader in the content streaming arena, charges a lot of money from its users.

8 best shows you can stream on web

12 Sep 2019

8 best shows you can stream on web

With the boom of streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, and others, the language of entertainment has changed.