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Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans December 2022: Mobile, Super, and Premium subscription prices in India, offers, number of screens, and more

In India, Disney Plus Hotstar is a well-known streaming service. The platform is preferred for its extensive library, which includes hundreds of films and shows from prominent studios like HBO, Fox, and Showtime.  The international range of content offering includes popular shows like The Game of Thrones, The House of Dragon, This is Us, Westworld, etc. One can also enjoy Marvel titles like Iron Fist, Daredevil, and more which are now available on Disney+ Hotstar. A number of live sports, including Asia Cup, Indian Premier League (IPL), F1, and Wimbledon, are available exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar.

Also read: Disney+ Hotstar has removed live news channels from its platform: here’s why

To appeal to a broader audience, the majority of Disney+ Hostar’s films and shows are also accessible in regional Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Here’s our guide about Disney Plus Hotstar plans in India, as well as numerous alternatives for getting it for free.

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 What is Disney Plus Hotstar?

Star India established the digital and mobile entertainment platform Hotstar in 2015, and it has since grown into a major player in the Indian market. Walt Disney recently purchased 21st Century Fox, which owns Star India. As a result of this, Walt Disney now owns Hotstar.

Disney+ Hotstar was renamed following the acquisition of Hotstar, which was then merged into the Disney+ platform. With the launch of Disney+ content in India, the likes of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Lucas film as well as films from 20th Century Studios, Hollywood Pictures and Searchlight Pictures are now available to the Indian audience.

Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans in India

In India, Disney+ Hotstar has three subscription tiers: Mobile, Super, and Premium. Previously, there were VIP and Premium subscription options. Consider the advantages, costs, and specifics of each of the plans on offer.

Disney+ Hotstar Plans Price Number of devices
Resolution supported
Premium Rs 299/month 4 4K
Super Rs 899/year 2 HD
Premium Rs 1,499/year 4 4K

Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription plan: price, number of devices

As part of the Mobile subscription, users get access to Hotstar Originals, Star network content including the Indian Premier League, ICC Cricket World Cup, Indian TV shows, new Indian movie premieres, and Exclusive Hotstar specials like Special OPS, Hundred, Criminal Justice, and all English premium content, which includes This is Us, Westworld and Game of Thrones. Even Marvel titles that were earlier produced under the Netflix, such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist are available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar. The premium content can be watched sans ads, except for sports. Despite the subscription fees, one may see ads while watching sports content. Those opting for the Mobile plan will be able to stream the content in HD resolution on one device at a time. In addition, the Mobile plan only lets you stream content on mobile devices.

The Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription has a four-tiered pricing structure. In addition to the yearly membership, the company offers monthly, quarterly, and half-yearly plans.

  • 1 month: Rs 49
  • 3 months: Rs 149
  • 6 months: Rs 199
  • 12 months: Rs 499

Disney Plus Hotstar Super subscription plan: price, number of devices

The Disney+ Hotstar Super Plan is exactly the same as the Mobile Plan, including ad-supported content barring sports. However, the difference lies in the number of devices allowed by the Disney+ Hotstar Super plan. Users who opt for the Super plan will be able to stream the content on two devices at the same time, and compatible devices include mobiles, laptops and TVs. Users can stream in Full HD (1080p) resolution.

The Disney+ Hotstar Super plan is priced at Rs 899 for a year.

Disney Plus Hotstar Premium subscription plan: price, number of devices

In case you want a top-of-the line plan with access to more devices and 4K resolution, you will have to upgrade to Premium membership. Apart from the complete library of Premium movies and TV shows, you get completely ad-free content with this plan. This plan lets you stream on four devices at any given point in time. Users can stream content in 4K (2160p) resolution.

The Disney+ Hotstar Premium plan will set you back by Rs 1,499.

How to upgrade from Disney+ Hotstar Mobile or Super to Disney+ Hotstar Premium annual membership?

If you plan to upgrade from Disney+ Hotstar Mobile membership to Disney+ Hotstar Super or Premium, we have good news for you. You can easily upgrade your membership by following the below steps.

  1. Open the Disney+ Hotstar app on your smartphone or go to Disney+ Hotstar website
  2. In the app, click on the three-line icon in the top left corner and then on your name
  3. On the website, click on the circular profile icon in the top-right corner and click on my account
  4. Click on the ‘Upgrade’ option
  5. Pay the balance amount to upgrade to Premium membership

Interested subscribers will have to pay the balance amount depending on the remaining time of the Mobile subscription. The amount will be shown when they tap on the ‘Upgrade’ option.

Jio recharge plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription

Jio has scrapped the Rs 1,499 and Rs 4,199 prepaid plans with a free Disney+ Hotstar subscription. Now the telecom giant is not offering any prepaid plan with the free Disney+ Hotstar subscription. However, we will keep you updated if there are any changes in the future.

Airtel recharge plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription

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Airtel has followed Jio’s footsteps to offer Disney+ Hotstar membership to its users. Below are the Airtel recharge plans offering the Mobile plan to users.

  • Airtel Rs 499 recharge plan: 2GB/day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 28 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile, Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, 3-month Apollo 24|7 Circle, Airtel Xstream Premium, Free Hellotunes, Wynk Music, 1-Year Shaw Academy access, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag
  • Airtel Rs 3,359 recharge plan: 2.5GB/day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 365 days validity,Disney+ Hotstar Mobile, Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, 3-month Apollo 24|7 Circle, Airtel Xstream Premium, Free Hellotunes, Wynk Music, 1-Year Shaw Academy access, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag

Vodafone Idea (Vi) recharge plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription

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Vi was late to the party but is finally bundling the Disney+ Hotstar Mobile OTT benefit with several of its prepaid plans. Below are all prepaid recharge plans offering the benefit.

  • Vi Rs 499 recharge plan: 2GB data/day, 28 days validity, Unlimited calling Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile
  • Vi Rs 151 recharge plan: 8GB data, 30 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile
  • Vi Rs 901 recharge plan: 3GB data/day, 70 days validity, Unlimited calling, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile
  • Vi Rs 1066 recharge plan: 2GB data/day, 84 days validity, Unlimited calling, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile
  • Vi Rs 3099 recharge plan: 2GB data/day, 365 days validity, Unlimited calling, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile
  • Vi Rs 601 recharge plan: 3GB data/day, 28 days validity, Unlimited calling, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile
  • Vi Rs 399 recharge plan: 2.5GB data/day, 28 days validity, Unlimited calling, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile

Jio postpaid plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription

Jio Postpaid Plus plans in India with denominations of Rs 399, Rs 599, Rs 799, are offering the benefit to users.  These plans offer 75GB, 100GB, 150GB, respectively. All of these plans come with Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual plan worth Rs 499. Other benefits include unlimited voice calling, unlimited SMS, data rollover, Netflix, and Amazon Prime subscription. The base Rs 199 Jio postpaid plan is the only that doesn’t offer bundled Disney+ Hotstar.

Airtel postpaid plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription

Airtel is also offering annual Disney+ Hotstar Mobile membership with Rs 499, Rs 999, Rs 1199, and Rs 1,599 postpaid plans. These plans also offer the annual subscription of Amazon Prime. Other benefits include high-speed data with data rollover, unlimited calls to any network in India, and 100 SMSes per day.

Vodafone Idea (Vi) postpaid plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription

Vodafone Idea offers three postpaid plans with a Disney+ Hotstar subscription. It includes Rs 501 plan, Rs 701 plan and the Rs 1,101 plan. All these plans offer free access to many OTT platforms, including Disney+ Hotstar.

Jio Fiber Broadband Plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Premium subscription

Jio has scrapped all the postpaid plans with a free Disney+ Hotstar subscription. Now the telecom giant is not offering any postpaid plan with the free Disney+ Hotstar subscription. However, we will keep you updated if there are any changes in the future.

Jio Fiber Prepaid Broadband Plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Premium subscription

  • Jio Fiber Rs 999 plan: 150Mbps, unlimited data, unlimited voice calling, with 30 days of validity, Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile + 13 other OTT apps
  • Jio Fiber Rs 1499 plan: 300Mbps, unlimited data, unlimited voice calling, with 30 days of validity, Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile + 13 other OTT apps

Jio Fiber Postpaid Broadband Plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Premium subscription

  • Jio Fiber Rs 599 plan: 30Mbps, unlimited data, unlimited voice calling, with 30 days of validity, Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile + 13 other OTT apps
  • Jio Fiber Rs 899 plan: 100Mbps, unlimited data, unlimited voice calling, with 30 days of validity, Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile + 14 other OTT apps

Airtel Xstream Fiber broadband plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Super subscription

Airtel offers Disney+ Hotstar Super membership with three of its Xstream Fiber broadband plans. Here are the details of these plans:

  • Airtel Xstream Fiber Rs 999 plan: Unlimited data at 200Mbps, 3.3TB high-speed data, unlimited voice calls, Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription,
  • Airtel Xstream Fiber Rs 1,499 plan: Unlimited data at 300Mbps, 3.3TB high-speed data, unlimited voice calls, Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription
  • Airtel Xstream Fiber Rs 3,999 plan: Unlimited data at 1Gbps, 3.3TB high-speed data, unlimited voice calls, Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription

Does Disney Plus Hotstar support Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound?

Disney+ Hotstar supports Dolby Digital Plus (ec3) and not Dolby Digital(ac3). When a title supports Dolby 5.1, the icon will appear on the description page. You would need an audio setup that supports Dolby Digital 5.1 to make use of the feature and minimum internet speeds of 15 Mbps. The feature is available on Android TV, Fire TV Stick and Apple TV.

Disney Plus Hotstar vs Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video

As mentioned before, Disney+ Hotstar offers content from the Walt Disney group, HBO, ABC Studios, and Showtime. Additionally, it offers regional content like movies and shows, Indian TV shows from Star India, and live sports streaming for events such as IPL, Premier League, and Grand Slams.

Titles like Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Grey’s Anatomy, Chernobyl, His Dark Materials, Star Wars franchise, Avengers franchise, all Disney and Pixar films are exclusive to Disney+ Hotstar. And if you are a fan of these titles, you will benefit from subscribing to the Mobile (Rs 499 annually), Super (Rs 899 annually), or Premium (Rs 1,499 annually) plans.

In comparison, Amazon Prime Video offers licensed content from NBC (Blindspot, The Office US), ITV (Downton Abbey) and CBS (Blue Bloods, 2 Broke Girls). Amazon Originals like Paatal Lok, Family Man, Jack Ryan, and more are also part of the package. Apart from that, the platform has a rich library of  Indian regional content.

The service can be availed for just Rs 129 monthly or Rs 999 yearly fee. Additionally, Amazon has launched the Prime Video Mobile Edition for single users in partnership with Airtel. Available exclusively to Airtel users as part of bundled prepaid plans, the Prime Video Mobile Edition is available with Airtel plans starting as low as Rs 89. This is considerably cheaper than the Disney+ Hotstar subscription fee, and also includes free and priority deliveries with Amazon Prime, plus access to Amazon Music.

As for Netflix, subscriptions start at Rs 199 per month (mobile/tablet only, single screen, Standard Definition). The other plans are priced at Rs 499 per month (one screen at a time, Standard Definition), Rs 649 per month (two screens at a time, up to full HD resolution) and Rs 799 per month (four screens at a time, up to 4K resolution). Netflix also has a broad catalog of exclusive Netflix Specials and licensed content from NBC and ABC. These include Sacred Games, She, Delhi Crime, Made In Heaven, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and more.

Disney+ Hotstar FAQs

What will happen to my existing VIP or Premium subscription after new Disney+ Hotstar plans are implemented?

After September 1st, existing VIP and Premium users will continue to enjoy the benefits of their current plan until the membership expires. They will get access to all English content on the platform and once the plan expires, VIP members will be moved to Mobile Plan whereas Premium members will get new Premium benefits.

How will new Disney+ Hotstar plans affect existing subscribers of the Airtel Xstream Box plan?

All existing Airtel Xstream Box plan users will be automatically migrated to the new Disney+ Hotstar Super plan from September 1st, 2021.

How to download videos from Disney+ Hotstar?

Login to the Disney+ Hotstar app and select the video you want to download. Look for the download button under the video and click on it. A pop up will prompt you to select the video quality (Low, Medium or High) along with displaying the respective file sizes. Select your preferred video quality and your download will commence. You can view your downloaded videos in the ‘Downloads’ section of the app menu.

How to change Disney plus Hotstar password?

Disney+ Hotstar has phased out email registration and passwords. Existing and new users will need to login using a registered mobile number and OTP. In case you have forgotten the password, it can be reset via sending an OTP to the registered mobile number. 

How to activate Disney+ Hotstar on Firestick?

Search for the Disney+ Hotstar app on Fire TV Stick and download it. You’ll be prompted to login with a screen showing a 4 digit code. Go to tv.hotstar.com on your mobile browser and login with your Disney+ Hotstar account. Enter the 4-digit code shown on your TV screen, and you’ll be logged in on your Fire TV Stick.

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