Hotstar is a new app by Star India PVT LTD which offers free streaming of currently airing as well as archived TV shows of the Star India bouquet of channels as well as a collection of premium English TV content. The app offers full episodes of current TV Shows from popular channels like Star Plus, Life OK, Channel V, Star Vijay, Asianet, Suvarna and others; serials like Diya Aur Baati Hum, Saathiya, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Gumraah. hotstar also has full episodes of TV Shows from the years gone by – Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kasautii Zindagi Ke, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, Khichdi. In addition, it offers full-length episodes of regional shows in Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi and Bengali.
Hotstar offers full-length latest Bollywood movies like Kick, Dabangg 2, Action Jackson, Finding Fanny, Singham, Singham Returns, etc. Hotstar will also showcase the best and the latest English shows for free! Now, you don’t need to illegally download your favourite English TV shows and watch them in inferior video quality. hotstar brings to you popular shows like Homeland, Modern Family, Prison Break, The Empire, The Americans and other shows, in HD quality and absolutely free! Hotstar also offers live streaming of cricket matches for certain events and series.
Hotstar is currently available on the Android and iOS platforms. The app requires WiFi or 3G for streaming videos but works well with 2G data connection as well. Data usage as per your data plan is applicable. Videos can be downloaded and watched later on the go. The streaming of videos is Ad-supported ads will play at the beginning or in between the videos or both. There are no subscription or registration charges applicable and registration is not mandatory but on registering you will get access to additional features like pause and resume playback where last left off and making personalised playlists.