While traveling by Metro, bus, train or even air you probably saw people streaming or watching videos via Hotstar, an online video streaming app. Hotstar is an Indian digital and mobile entertainment platform launched on in 6th February 2015 which lets you live to stream your favorite shows and movies. You can watch your favorite TV channels, full episodes of your favorite shows, movies whether Hindi, English, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Telugu and Bengali.
The app has many Asian TV channels to choose from but numbers of English channels seem limited in number. But you can enjoy English shows. The category includes reality shows, crime, family, action, documentary, and wildlife etc.
Moreover, the app seems mainly for sports lovers as there are plenty of live sport to stream, especially if you like cricket; the app is loaded with latest cricketing action with live cricket streaming and real-time scorecard about the matches be it matches of IPL, ODI or Test Cricket. You can also watch full match highlights from any recently concluded match on the downlaod vidmate apk.
Hotstar App enables you to check live scores, live updates of other matches too. Hotstar app continuously brings the latest American Shows, Blockbuster movies (Bollywood and Hollywood) which you can watch uncut and ad-free. All of these are available to the user who has availed premium (paid) subscription. Free users are restricted to limited content.
Hotstar app itself is free to download and install. The app has a similar user interface to the YouTube. Once you get started with Hotstar, you will get one-month free trial to access unlimited content. You have to pay for live stream after your one-month period is over. If you want to watch a particular show or content, you may select a TV channel or a particular TV show and watch the latest episodes shown on the app. The app is great for those people who love to watch Asian TV shows.
Hotstar App is available on various platforms such as Android, iOS, Web or Apple TV platforms. App primarily intended to serve as a mobile application that streams only matches of 2015 Cricket World Cup and gather 340 million views for all matches. Within 6 days of its launch, the app has crossed 1 million downloads. During the eleventh season of Indian Premier League, the company claimed that 202 million viewers logged on to the vidmate download apk.
The final match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrises Hyderabad reported a record of 10.3 million viewers on the app. The rise in viewership translated into high advertising revenues for Hotstar during the season of Indian Premier League. At end of 2017, Hotstar launched its premium services in the United States and Canada with its country-specific content.
The App may also provide you content by integrating application and service of other audiovisual streaming platforms (Partner Content) or provide hosting services to third parties to display their content (Third Party Content) on the app. Currently, the app provides the partner content from HOOQ which is also an on-demand streaming service. In competition with Netflix and Amazon Prime, Hotstar will have to produce more original shows.