Jio and Airtel offer a complimentary annual subscription of Disney+ Hotstar on select mobile plans. However, both telcos provide only the VIP membership, which offers all Disney+ Hotstar content (except for American shows and movies), in regional languages only. Jio is now working with Disney+ Hotstar to offer a premium membership to its users.
The Mukesh Ambani-led telco has revealed on the official website that the complimentary premium membership will be launched soon. As part of the premium membership, users will be able to access the entire content library of the OTT platform with English content and no ads.
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As of now, it’s not known which plans from the telco will be eligible for the premium membership of Disney+ Hotstar. On the official website, the information is listed under the JioTV section. It’s safe to assume that Jio will bundle the Disney+ Hotstar premium membership with its top-tier prepaid plans as well as the recently launched Postpaid Plus plans. The Disney+ Hotstar premium membership costs Rs 299 per month or Rs 1,499 per year.
Jio plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription
Currently, the telco offers Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership with several of its prepaid plans. Initially, Jio launched a Rs 401 monthly and Rs 2,599 annual prepaid plan with a free annual VIP subscription of Disney+ Hotstar. The monthly plan provides 90GB data, unlimited voice calling benefits and free access to Jio apps for 28 days. The annual plan, on the other hand, offers unlimited calling, 740GB data and free access to Jio apps for 365 days.
The telco then announced the same VIP membership benefit for data add-on packs in denominations of Rs 612 (same validity as base plan), Rs 1,004 (120 days), Rs 1,206 (180 days), and Rs 1,208 (240 days). These plans offer 72GB, 200 GB, 240GB and 240GB data, respectively. The base Rs 612 plan also provides 6,000 Jio to Non-Jio calling minutes.
More recently, Jio announced Rs 499 and Rs 777 prepaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership for a year. The former offers 1.5GB high-speed data per day for 56 days with no additional benefits. The Rs 777 pack provides 1.5GB data per day along with additional 5GB data for 84 days. Additionally, users get unlimited Jio to Jio voice calling, 3,000 minutes of Jio to Non-Jio and 100 SMS per day.