After a short delay, Disney is all set to be the Disney+ platform to India in the next few days. The platform in India will be clubbed with Hotstar and will be dubbed as Disney+ Hotstar.
Initially, Disney+ Hotstar was slated for the March 29th launch. Because the IPL 2020 was pushed ahead, the launch was also moved. The Disney+ Hotstar will be available in India starting April 3, 2020.
A day ahead of the official launch, on April 2, Disney+ Hotstar will host a virtual red carpet event to showcase The Lion King at 6 PM and The Mandalorian at 8 PM. Both movies will be screened in four languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
Disney+ Hotstar Subscription
- Disney+ Hotstar VIP – INR 399/year
- Disney+ Hotstar Premium – INR 1,499/year
Disney+ Hotstar VIP Contents
Currently priced at INR 365/year(later INR 399), the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription will come with access to Marvel movies that include – Iron Man, The Avengers, and Thor Ragnarok. It will also come with Kids entertainment catalog like Mickey Mouse and it is also bundled with Bollywood movies, Hotstar specials, live TV and sports events.
Disney+ Hotstar Premium Contents
Currently priced at INR 999/year(later INR 1,499), the Disney+ Hotstar Premium is the all-access subscription. In addition to the offerings from VIP contents, the Premium subscription will include all English content and Disney+ Original content such as The Mandalorian.
Further, all the existing users will be automatically upgraded to their respective new subscriptions starting April 3 and the new subscription plans will be changed from their respective renewal cycle.
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So, if you are a current Hotstar VIP member, you’ll be moved to Disney+ Hotstar VIP and if you are a Hotstar Premium member, you’ll be upgraded to Disney+ Hotstar Premium until your next renewal.
Finally, the updated Disney+ Hotstar will be coming with a separate Disney+ section to access all the content. Users will be able to download unlimited Disney+ movies and shows on their devices. Also, the app will get parental support to control the content being consumed by the kids.
|Content / Subscription||Free(with Ads)||Disney+ Hotstar VIP||Disney+ Hotstar Premium|
|Live Sports||❌(up to 5mins)||✅||✅|
|Star series before TV||✅(next day 6AM)||✅||✅|
|Indian Movies||1-month delay||✅||✅|
|American TV shows||❌||❌||✅|
|Video Quality||HD(720p)||Full HD(1080p)||Full HD(1080p)|
|No of Screens||1||1||2|