Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans in India are getting a major refresh from September 1st onwards. The streaming giant is replacing its Hotstar VIP plan with a Mobile-only subscription plan, while the Premium subscription has been upgraded to offer 4K content with support for up to 4 screens. In addition to this, the company has introduced a new plan called Disney Plus Hotstar Super that bridges the gap between Mobile and Premium subscriptions. Here’s a quick look at all these new Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans prices and the benefits they bring to the table:
Disney Plus Hotstar new subscription plans in India 2021
As we’ve said here, Disney Plus Hotstar is making some broad changes to its plans, giving the same catalogue of content to all subscribers. And it is doing so by undercutting some of its rivals by quite a big margin, especially when you consider all these plans are charged per year. Here are the new Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans prices in India that will come into effect from September 1st in the country.
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Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan
The Mobile plan is the latest addition to the Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans kitty in the country. The plan replaces the Disney Plus Hotstar VIP, which offers access to limited content and is priced at Rs 399 annually. The new Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan is included with access to all Disney and Hotstar content that too in the original language. That said, the plan costs Rs 499 a year and is only limited to mobile phones, much like the Netflix Mobile plan. You cannot stream the content on any other device be it a web or TV app, with this plan. The Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan content library will be as follows: live sports, Hotstar specials, Disney+ Originals web series, and movies. Additionally, you can stream the latest American movies and TV shows. But because of its lower price, all the streaming will be available in HD quality only.
It was a matter of when rather than if, about Disney+ Hotstar launching a dedicated Mobile plan for users in India. The country has over 600 million smartphone users, and most of these people rely on it as their primary device for many purposes, including streaming. By offering an ultra-affordable Mobile plan, the company is looking to increase its stake in the market and bringing more customers on board.
Disney Plus Hotstar Super plan in India 2021
If you are looking to stream Disney Plus Hotstar content on devices other than mobile phones, then the Super plan is probably the best plan for you. It allows users to stream content on any device, including mobile, laptop, and TV. The Disney Plus Hotstar Super plan is priced in India at Rs 899 annually. Its catalogue of content includes Hotstar specials, live sports such as IPL, American TV shows, and movies, and Disney shows and movies in their original language, among other things. The plan offers content in HD quality and supports two screens simultaneously.
Disney Plus Hotstar Premium plan in India 2021
The last plan that will be part of the Disney Plus Hotstar new offering is Premium. For this plan, you pay Rs 1,499 every year and the platform gives you 4K video streaming on up to four devices at the same time. Earlier, Hotstar was offering simultaneous streaming on two devices for this price. But from September 1st, that changes for existing as well as the new customers taking the Premium plan. The content catalogue of the Disney Plus Hotstar Premium plan is the same as Super and Mobile plans. Having said that, at Rs 1,499 per year, Hotstar top-tier plan is still pricier than what you pay for Amazon Prime Video in the country, which is Rs 999.
So these were the new Disney Plus Hotstar new plans, prices, benefits, and more. The plans will come into effect from next month. Until then, Disney Plus Hotstar will continue to offer its old VIP and Premium plans to users across the country.
Will Disney Plus Hotstar VIP plan be discontinued?
Yes, the Disney Plus Hotstar VIP plan will be discontinued in India after August 31st. Those who have subscribed to the plan will continue to use the service until the validity lasts. In addition to this, the company is also removing the Rs 299 monthly Hotstar Premium plan from its subscription plans list.