Hotstar is to India what Netflix is to the world and then some; cause Hotstar has the added benefit of showcasing live sports, from English premier league to F1. A yearly plan of INR 999 that roughly translates to $16 you can watch endless sports and entertainment programs. Hotstar is the streaming service of STAR India, one of the biggest and the most well-established media networks within the country.
However, there is a major drawback of Hotstar; it is geo-restricted, meaning that it is not available beyond India and some of her neighboring countries. Hotstar is only available in India and some other countries such as the UK and the USA officially; however, the prices go up singing when not in India.
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A Brief Information About Hotstar Streaming Service:
A Hotstar subscription in the USA would cost around $99, which is roughly seven times the cost of the subscription in India. Further, even after shelling out $99, you would not have access to the whole library of the website. There is however a far cheaper option that brings you Hotstar in the USA at almost the same price as in India. It is through Using VPN services, I would recommend NordVPN, ExpressVPN or IPVanish VPN services to access Hotstar in the USA.
Steps to Watch Hotstar in the USA:
Download any of the aforementioned VPN services; most of the services have a money-back guarantee if you don’t like the services (it is highly unlikely that you would be disappointed). It is recommended that you visit the official website of these VPNs to download the application.
After the installation has been completed successfully, you need to choose a premium plan to achieve a smooth and seamless connection
After the application is running and all premium content has been unlocked, choose an Indian server from the locations area. It should be a single server that is located in India and not via another country. Generally, the Indian servers are listed under the Africa, India and the Middle East section.
Once the server is connected, you are free to view any free content available on Hotstar.
The above steps allow you to view all the free content that is available on Hotstar; however, I recommend that you purchase the INR 999 ($15) plan to unlock premium content. Hotstar has more than fifty-five thousand hours of content worth binging upon.
Steps For Buy Hotstar Premium Account:
The following steps would help you in purchasing a premium account and thereby stream all premium content while being in the USA.
Open any website and access Hotstar, and then click on “Choose your plan”
Choose any of the three plans available
- INR 999 ($15). This yearly subscription gives you unlimited access to all the coconut that is available in Hotstar; this includes entertainment along with sports.
- INR 199 ($3) this is a monthly subscription for the above plan, for $3 a month you can access all premiums content throughout the month and you can cancel anytime.
- INR 365 ($5.2) this is a yearly plan that is named the “Hotstar VIP plan” contains unrestricted access to the premier league, F1 and cricket.
In this step, you are required to provide your email address and password to create an account or you could also choose the option for logging in through your facebook account.
This step requires you to complete your payment; a Credit card is required for this step. After completing the payment, follow the instructions displayed on the screen to start streaming from Hotstar in the USA.
Thus, we have established a cheap alternative of downloading and streaming Hotstar while being in the USA. In fact, this method can be used to access Hotstar from any location in the world irrespective of the geo-restriction that Hotstar places on a lot of its content.
Access Hotstar Through Official Website:
In case you are looking to access Hotstar through your website, you do not need to undertake the hassle of changing the location in our play store or app store for that matter. Just switch on any of your premium VPN services, select the Indian server stated previously, and then just open your browser and you’re good to go. You would be able to stream Hotstar without any issues, anywhere in the world.
Hotstar is available on Google Play store followed by the Amazon App store and even in the App Store for ios platforms. If you are in the US and are looking to download Hotstar from any of the aforementioned platforms, you do not need to change the location, just simply download Hotstar on your device. However, when you’re about to select a plan or stream content on Hotstar, do switch on the VPN services for a cheap alternative. The primary reason is even though if you are willing to spend six to seven times more to get a subscription in the UK or the US, you would not have access to a lot of content as it is not available in those countries.