Hotstar is No 1 app in the entertainment category. It’s currently available in India, USA and Canada. Hotstar is available in three subscription packages. In this post, We are going to talk about Hotstar membership plans in all three countries one by one. I will also guide you which one is best for you.
Hotstar Membership Plans
- Free membership
- VIP membership
- Premium membership
These three subscription plans are available in India, USA, and Canada but pricing varies from country to country. Let’s discuss Hotstar US plans in details.
Hotstar USA Plans
- Free membership – US subscriber can download and install Hotstar app from play store & ios store free of cost. Installing the Hotstar app is totally free. The free subscription allows limited digital content to its viewer. Subscribers who subscribed to free plan, can’t watch live streaming of cricket matches, European league, sports channels, and premium movies and Hotstar TV shows. Free membership users have limited access to Hotstar content like TV shows, limited live TV channels and limited access to sports matches highlights. All the TV serials are available to free subscriber once it went live on TV Channels.
- Hotstar USA monthly recurring Plan – Hotstar USA doesn’t have VIP Plan for its user. They have two membership plans, Monthly recurring plan, and Annual subscription plan. Both plans give access to its subscriber with the same digital content. The difference between these two plans is of fee payment. Monthly recurring plan subscribers pay the subscription fee of 19.99$ + taxes every month. While annual plan subscribers pay a fee for the year at once.
- Hotstar USA Annual membership Plan – Hotstar USA annual membership plan is much cheaper than its monthly pack. Subscribers need to pay 99.99$ + taxes per annum for the same content that is on offer in monthly plan. So it’s up to users to decide the best plan. Now I will tell you a few tips about Hotstar USA membership that will help you to decide the best Hotstar membership plan.
Hotstar Membership Plan Membership Fee Content Monthly Plan 19.99 $ + taxes per month All sports channel + latest American movies & TV shows Annual Plan 99.99 $ + taxes per year Same content
- Hotstar subscribers can cancel membership at any time. For subscribers convenience, Hotstar sends an email notification three days prior to payment so that subscriber can decide whether to continue with the paid plan or not.
- After subscribing to the paid plan, Hotstar subscriber can cancel the membership within 48 hours and will get a full refund of the membership fee. Our suggestion is to subscribe to a monthly plan initially. Use it for 2 days and if you like its content, you should go for an annual subscription. In case, your experience is not good, you can cancel membership and get a full refund. Now talk about the membership plans for Canada subscribers.
Plans for Canada Users
Hotstar Canada also offers two paid plan to its subscribers. Monthly plan and annual plan. Plans for Canada subscriber are slightly cheaper as compared to Hotstar USA plans. The details of each Hotstar membership plans are as follows:-
Monthly Subscription – Monthly plan costs C$ 12.99 per month and gives full access to free as well as premium content. Hotstar USA and Canada don’t have separate VIP membership or sports package for its subscribers. This plan includes sports, movies, premium TV shows, and news channel.
Annual Subscription – This membership plan is cheaper as compared to Hotstar monthly plan and subscribers can save almost C$ 76.89 by subscribing to an annual plan. Hotstar members can subscribe to this plan by paying C$ 79.99 per year. Our suggestion is to subscribe to monthly plan initially and if you find the content useful, convert monthly plan to an annual plan.
|Hotstar Membership Plan||Membership Fee||Content|
|Monthly Plan||C$ 12.99 + taxes per month||All sports channel + latest American movies & TV shows|
|Annual Plan||C$ 79.99 $ + taxes per year||Same content|
Membership plans (India)
Hotstar has two plans in India but these two plans are different from USA & Canada plans. In India, there is no monthly subscription and both plans are annual subscription. Hotstar offers VIP plan and Premium plan for India users.
VIP plan is a sports-centric plan and offers all-star sports channels, live streaming of sports matches and Hotstar special series. Hotstar has digital copyrights of very popular sports leagues like ICC Cricket world cup, Indian Premier League (IPL), European League, Pro Kabbadi, soccer & Hockey leagues in India. Hotstar VIP Plan offers access to all these sports live streaming, Bollywood movies, and Hotstar special series. To subscribe to Hotstar VIP Plan, subscribers need to pay 365 Rs per year. All the TV serials and movies are available on Hotstar VIP before go live on television. There is no monthly Hotstar VIP plan as of now.
Hotstar Premium plan is also an annual subscription plan and offers the latest American TV shows, movies + access to all Hotstar VIP content. This plan costs 999 rupees per year. When a VIP subscriber upgrades to Premium membership plan, VIP fee is adjusted with premium fee and subscriber needs to pay the balance amount.
|Hotstar Membership Plan||Membership Fee||Content|
|VIP Plan||365 Rs per year||All sports channel + Bollywood movies and TV serials|
|Premium Plan||999 Rs per year||VIP Package + Latest American movies and TV Shows|
The Hotstar membership plans are very competitive and offer premium content at a reasonable price. The Hotstar plans are cheaper as compared to amazon prime and Netflix. Apart from movies and TV shows, Hotstar live streams popular sports leagues which makes it stand out among its competitors. Although, Netflix and amazon prime have more premium content on offer. We will discuss it separately.
Hotstar customer support service is also very responsive and takes subscribers feedback very seriously. You can contact Hotstar customer care number 24 X 7 and will get an immediate resolution of issues.
Would you please tell us which Hotstar plan you find more attractive and why? If you also find any Hotstar coupon code, you can specify in the comment section so that other readers can avail it.