Disney has finally rolled out its video streaming service, Disney+ in India. The service was launched in the country as Disney+ Hotstar and it promises to bring the best content from the two video streaming platforms to the Indian users.
So, well, Hotstar users in India will now be able to watch movies and TV already available on the platform and then there will also be Disney’s original content among other things.
“Today, as we unveil Disney+ Hotstar, we take yet another momentous step in staying committed to our promise of delivering high-quality impactful stories for India that have not only entertained but also made a difference in people’s lives, a promise that is even more meaningful in challenging times such as this. We hope the power of Disney’s storytelling, delivered through Hotstar’s technology, will help our viewers find moments of comfort, happiness and inspiration during these difficult times,” Uday Shankar – President, The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India, said in a statement.
Hence, there are three things you should know about it:
— From today, Hotstar will be available in three tiers — Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Premium as well as an ad-supported basic tier.
— Hotstar VIP was earlier available for Rs 365 a year. Disney+ Hotstar VIP is priced at Rs 399 a year. In this tier, subscribers will get access to movies and shows from Marvel Cinematic Universe, superheroes movies and popular Disney movies like The Lion King and Frozen II. There will also be the Hotstar VIP content.
— Hotstar Premium was earlier available for Rs 999 a year. Now, this Disney+ Hotstar Premium will be made available to subscribers at Rs 1,499 a year. Now, subscribers will get access to 29 critically acclaimed Disney+ Originals and latest American shows from studios like HBO, Fox and Showtime.