The much-awaited arrival of the Disney+ content on the Hotstar platform in India is finally official. The new update for the app, with all the Disney+ content, has gone live across platforms including Android, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Android TV. You can also access the new-look Disney+ Hotstar on the web browser. Earlier this week, Hotstar had announced that they would bring Disney+ content for Indian users on April 3, after a slight delay from the earlier plans.
Disney+ Hotstar Subscription: Mind you, new subscribers, as well as existing subscribers (when it is time to renew the subscription), will have to pay more than what they paid till now for Hotstar Premium and Hotstar VIP. The Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription will now cost Rs 399 per year, which is up from Rs 365 per year till now. The flagship Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription now costs Rs 1,499 per year, which is up from Rs 999 per year till now.
While some of the Disney+ content is available for VIP subscribers as well, you would still need the Premium subscription if you want access to Disney+ original content such as the Star Wars spinoff ‘The Mandalorian’ or all the movies under Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and Disney.
The biggest Super Heroes, magical stories for everyone, exclusive Disney+ Originals and all that you have been waiting for are landing on Disney+ Hotstar. April 3 onwards. Subscribe for a whole new world of stories in your language. #StayHomeStaySafe https://t.co/TlxTazsRRK
— Disney+Hotstar (@DisneyPlusHS) March 31, 2020
Disney+ Hotstar Shows: Some of the original Disney+ content on Disney+ Hotstar includes The Lion King, Frozen II, Toy Story 4, Aladdin as well as the Avengers and Star Wars franchises. “With the success of Hotstar, we ushered in a new era for premium video streaming in India. Today, as we unveil Disney+ Hotstar, we take yet another momentous step in staying committed to our promise of delivering high-quality impactful stories for India that have not only entertained but also made a difference in people’s lives, a promise that is even more meaningful in challenging times such as this.
We hope the power of Disney’s storytelling, delivered through Hotstar’s technology, will help our viewers find moments of comfort, happiness, and inspiration during these difficult times,” Disney APAC president and Star & Disney India chairman, Uday Shankar, said in a statement.