Screenshots
Search Visibility
App name
Hotstar- Live Cricket & Movies
Description
Hotstar is your go-to video streaming app for the best of LIVE cricket, Movies, Indian entertainment, TV shows, and news. Enjoy unlimited access to non-stop LIVE cricket, blockbuster movies, exclusive Hotstar Specials from India’s best filmmakers and storytellers, your favourite Star India TV shows, and LIVE news in multiple Indian languages. What you’ll love on Hotstar: 

 A. VIVO IPL 2021 The wait for VIVO IPL is finally over. VIVO IPL 2021 starts April 09, 2021 on Hotstar Download the app to watch all the matches LIVE. Get access to LIVE scores, match highlights, latest news, team updates, and more. Cricket fans can enjoy the best of cricket LIVE on Hotstar anytime, anywhere with a host of features including an exclusive Dugout commentary feed, pre-match and post-match analysis, regional and expert commentary in multiple Indian languages, original cricket shows and behind the scenes action. VIVO IPL will not be streamed on Hotstar in the UK.
 B. Blockbuster Movies: Watch movies from our curated library which includes the latest hits, evergreen favorites, documentaries and critically acclaimed films across languages. Movies Coming Soon:- • Bhuj: The Pride of India Popular Movies to Stream:- • Laxmii • The Big Bull • Dil Bechara • Lootcase • Khuda Haafiz • Sadak 2 • Baaghi 3 
 • Angrezi Medium 
• Panga 
 • Bala 
 • Housefull 4 
 • Chhichhore 
• Mission Mangal 
• Chhapaak 
 • Tanhaji • De De Pyaar De
 • Arjun Reddy 
 • Teddy • Bhoomi • Manje Bistre 2 • Mookuthi Amman • And much more 
C. Hotstar Specials: Our EXCLUSIVE slate of BIG, bold and authentic stories from India’s most acclaimed storytellers including Ram Madhvani, Neeraj Pandey, Venkat Prabhu, Tigmanshu Dhulia and more. Our current titles include: 
 • OK Computer • The Legend of Hanuman • Criminal Justice – Behind Closed Doors • Triples • Bahut Hua Samman • Hostages 2 • Aarya 
 • Hundred 
 • Special Ops 
• Criminal Justice 
• Out of love 
 • Roar of Lion D. Best of Indian Entertainment: Can’t get enough of your daily dose of Indian entertainment? We’ve got you covered! Watch your favorite serials and TV shows including Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Shaadi Mubarak, Anupama, Super Singer, Karthika Deepam, and more. Shows are available on-demand from these Star India channels: 

 • star plus 
 • Star Bharat 
• Star Maa 
 • Star Jalsha 
 • Star Pravah 
 • Star Utsav 
 • Star Vijay 
 • Star Suvarna 
 • Asianet 
 
E. LIVE News: Stay up to date with LIVE news from leading Indian channels 

 • DD India • NDTV 24x7 
 • NDTV India • Republic TV
 • Republic Bharat 
 • Polimer News 
• Asianet News 
 • ABP • ABP Ananda • ABP Majha 
If you subscribe to Hotstar via iTunes, payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase and your membership will automatically renew unless turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscription will be renewed within 24-hours before the end of each period at the rate of your selected plan. Turn off auto-renewal anytime through iTunes. Privacy policy: https://www.hotstar.com/privacy-policy 
 Terms of use: https://www.hotstar.com/terms-of-use
after 11pm CT app only plays Ad repeatedly.
by satish22 on 2021/06/12 05:15
after 11pm CT app only plays Ad repeatedly. Shows error on Apple TV and keeps playing same Ad again and again. Only thing we can do is end watching
No Chinese subtitle
by Z Chen on 2021/06/12 01:14
I think is really a shame for not included chinese in subtitle, i think i am gonna write to apple to seek a refund.
Why do i see ads
by Wolf3z on 2021/06/11 17:14
I paid for an entire year which is not cheap. Still this app shows ads. This is unacceptable.
Lots of ads in paid subscription
by Ajay Parsana on 2021/06/10 03:28
Lots of ads in paid subscription. It’s better to pay to YouTube this this app.
इमली
by इमली on 2021/06/09 16:31
Good perfo
Hotstar review
by hotstar_user108 on 2021/05/31 04:01
It is a very great app. I enjoy watching shows on it a lot. Although, it shows an add every 5 minutes. It makes me bored and is also very annoying.
Overall experience
by gtyagi3 on 2021/05/26 21:11
Overall app experience is good, except the ads. Even after getting the Hotstar annual subscription, the ads after every 10 minutes are frustrating. Just because of this I may not renew the subscription.
Not worth the subscription
by dubbasar on 2021/05/25 18:36
Such a horrible airplay functionality. Just fix it
Not uploading shows on time
by abhivandadi on 2021/05/23 19:42
Hotstar is a very good app with lots of Indian content. I enjoy the shows a lot. But sometimes I feel they upload shows very late. For example, dance plus Telugu finale was over 3-4 hours ago and they still did not upload on Hotstar. For fans like me, it is a big turn off. I stay in USA and do not have access to live TV, so it is very frustrating.
Have issues to watch on tv
by psauda on 2021/05/22 19:38
Quite often if I rewind any episode or wanted yo click another episode on TV error message will come up “ sorry there is a problem with video etc” I dont think paying 50$ a year and dealing with all these issues.
Worst app with so many ads
by neeha.neeha1993 on 2021/05/22 06:01
When I payed for annual subscription. Why are ads coming in video. I means if you want to have ads when why to charge customers for membership.
Audio not playing on AirPod pro
by kiranreloaded on 2021/05/19 03:16
When watching in landscape, the audio in the right ear is not working. If I switch back to portrait mode, it works. I was watching Koffee with Karan, latest season, Akshay and Ranveer episode.
2021 - No Picture in Picture
by kunalp0903 on 2021/05/16 16:44
If you compare with Netflix, you’d expect Disney/Hotstar to compete not only on content but also User Experience. Not having Picture in Picture or being able to edit sound within the app is criminal!
Better to stay away from this useless App
by NJYES on 2021/05/15 17:59
Hotstar is greedy. Defective app, disconnects from Airplay often and this is the only channel displaying so many commercials after charging so much. Most of the movies are stale, third rated junk and dubbed trash. The commercials are so many and they also break the airplay connection. They want our money and no quality. I would have given zero stars if possible. Stay away from this app / channel
Issues
by jyoti2012 on 2021/05/14 17:20
I have Netflix , prime, Britbox, hulu. Hotstar you are the only folks that have a terrible Rendering problems…. You charging me so please fix them. Keep getting playback error messages
Expensive and useless for airplay or cast
by Puzhal on 2021/05/09 03:28
I’m not able to cast or airplay from my iPhone app
Hotstar scam
by Ozilgill29 on 2021/05/06 01:26
Hotstar scam me for taking fees for monthly ent and monthly premier and i cant even watch or play any movie and when i contact to support team of hotstar and showed them all proof of subscription purchasing they said you can check with itunes .
Unable to see anything on carrier network
by Vaiku on 2021/05/01 17:08
I can see videos and live matches when at home on phone but thats rare. When I step out and don’t have wifi, I use my t mobile data and other apps work fine but hotstar. Its been while and wonder why no one report or not fixed if reported.
App freezes on moving forward
by rajesh gv on 2021/04/26 14:04
I cannot forward the movie using the slider. I hate it.
Poor in streaming
by Abhishek Gogi on 2021/04/25 14:13
Waste of buying Hotstar, very poor in streaming and casting. Come up with quality.
Thumbnails in IPL highlights
by IPL watcher on 2021/04/25 14:08
Thumb nails are showing result of the IPL.We are not having excitement in seeing highlights.
Too much advertisement for paid service
by Saravana kumar Narendran on 2021/04/25 06:56
Too much advertisement for paid service is too much,Even when the app close all of sudden,We we play again there is advertisement going for more than 15 secs ,Which for paid service is too much
Delay and bad connection for live matches
by $rya on 2021/04/24 16:26
Always live matches shows connection slowness and there is latency for live matches Waste of money
Even after keeping the volume to zero, when the ad comes I can hear the sound...
by Ranjith kumar Arram on 2021/04/24 15:02
What a cheap way to make you listen to Ad.
Ads?
by Bluehail on 2021/04/23 03:08
Why are there ads on my account if I already bought a subscription. This is ridiculous!
Very leads Hindi& Punjabi movies
by naviayi on 2021/04/22 00:00
Plz add more Punjabi movies
Andvertisements
by csmvprk on 2021/04/19 02:07
Recently seeing Pakistani ads in the streaming, will give some more time before I Uninstall. Are Pakistani ads really required for you all to exist ?
Ad’s despite paid subscription
by qwertyvnp on 2021/04/18 22:52
Don’t expect ad to pop but before and sometimes during a video despite having signed up for a paid subscription
So many features lacking.
by Kalzeee on 2021/04/18 12:55
No Picture in Picture, Apple released this feature an year back. Atleast audio should continue to play when app is minimized. Can't open notification center, control center or use inline notification replies without pausing video. No gestures to make video full screen. lack of the basic features make the app experience so jarring. Decent collection of content for price especially if you are into Indian cricket.
Live matches not supporting airplay on tv
by avi-qwx on 2021/04/17 16:38
Can not airplay on Vizio tv for live matches
Not morethan 50 Hindi movies
by RubalGopal on 2021/04/16 15:32
Do not purchase hotstar USA subscription. It’s very pathetic. 70% I mean 30 to 35 movies have a glitch they stop playing and after play it will too much blurry even in 5G speed in New York City. And 95% (45 to 47 movies) movies are super flop movies. But you will not get morethan 50 Hindi Bollywood movies. So do not waste your money. Better you buy IPTV box. I’m regretting that I waste my $50 for this hopeless rubbish app. I’m gonna buy iptv box.
It’s ok but a few problems
by what nicname to i need ti pht on 2021/04/15 05:52
This is the most honest review. I’ll be mentioning some good stuff, and some bad. But I just want to say, that all the people giving it 1 star... they are wrong completely The first thing, Hotstar has a variety of shows, which I love. I love Hindi serials, and they include full episodes which I love. It’s really really amazing for that. I am watching many many serials on it. And have watched old serials, which I have loved. They include all the episodes of old serials, which I love. Most apps that have Hindi serials, don’t upload the whole episodes of old serials in the USA. Ok first problem. There are so many SO MANY ads. It’s honestly gotten so crazy. I literally want to kill the app because whenever it’s a good part or whatever, it automatically cuts to a long commercial. It’s very dumb because you get a commercial at the beginning. Then you get a the first stop, which has 2, 30 second, ads. Then the second stop, of yet another 2, 30 second, ads. It’s super annoying. And I hate it. And it’s not even good commercials. I don’t have a problem with the Shaan Ginger Garlic ad or the Mirai ad. It’s just that I get the STUPID ANNOYING DUMB Zip Recruiter ad. I want to shoot myself every time I see it. Another problem is, when you skip a bit too much or check to see the time (pull down on your screen) there is a problem with the audio. The audio combines with a different part of the show. It’s very annoying. Especially when it’s ad prime. Because then I have to exit the tab, and get another 3 stupid ad breaks. The skip bar is annoying but whatever. You press +10 to go forward like twice, and it doesn’t even catch up. It’s annoying. The last thing, some old shows don’t have subtitles which I don’t like. But at least the newer show do, so that’s great. That’s about my review. It’s pretty good. Amazing serials. Bad skip bar and amount of ads. Annoying audio. Do I recommend? only if you are watching a lot of stuff on it and actually use it and like the shows.
Always keeps showing me erors
by read & be safe on 2021/04/14 22:39
Content never ever play keeps showing me eror the whole time
good but today worst
by Quietshooter on 2021/04/14 15:06
upload cwc finale fastt. u r not satisfying custumbers wish
Two audio commentary mixing
by gk27519 on 2021/04/13 18:05
I think there is issue on audio is mixing with other commentary.
Don’t wast your time not your money
by traveler 45 on 2021/04/13 01:04
I signed up for this app & paid my subscription. Was not able to watch any thing. Got messages ‘error has occurred’. I cancelled my subscription before the 24 hour are up.
Excellent but add PIP
by Sun P. on 2021/04/09 14:27
App is responsive and smooth. Please add Picture in picture mode. It’s been more than 6 months of iOS 14 lunch, a pip would definitely help the viewers.
North Americans.. don’t waste your money!
by satyabanachootiya on 2021/04/06 07:15
If you’re living in USA you can’t watch the previous cricket highlights from 2012 IPL or anything just paying these idiots for nothing.. Unsubscribed! Get the box!
Paid Subscribers treated badly don’t subscribe
by vishnuvardhanp on 2021/04/05 12:05
I am at per subscriber I am forced to watch adds hotstar you should give respect to a paid subscriber always don't see how toMake profits also think how to satisfy customers
Too Many Ads
by hellohotstarreduceads on 2021/04/02 04:38
Overall a very good app and stream in amazing hd quality but, I don’t know why there are sooooo many ads every 5 mins a ad pops first it only used to be one and now 2. The thing that gets me annoyed is one you can’t skip and there 30 seconds long and and the same ad everytime reduce the ads hotstar
Too many Ads
by Ravi Karthick on 2021/03/29 05:16
subscribed because of some favorite shows. But too many ads, even though paid for yearly. super annoying!!
Hot star shows ad even if you pay
by tasmima on 2021/03/29 03:00
I am paying for the subscription. And if I am paying for apps like hot star , Netflix or YouTube premium , I do not expect to see boring ads during watching any show. I really hate hot star for showing me unnecessary ads during any interesting show or movie. It is super irritating.
Cast
by skndbc on 2021/03/28 20:41
No tv cast
Auto Plays Videos
by Raj Gadela on 2021/03/28 14:30
The App auto plays videos preview and there is no settings to stop it. Even while watching another video the auto play continues to play. It is very annoying.
Best for Indian entertainment
by mkjd28 on 2021/03/26 16:47
Getting better day by day with more contents, moved to this platform mainly for Star Vijay. Later they started streaming IPL and matches which made us use this almost all time comparing to other platforms. Quality of the content is very good and never faced any issue viewing the content or live streaming. Advantage of watching anytime even the content from last couple years makes this unique and leader in Indian entertainment in India and abroad.
Lots of ads which we cannot even skip!
by amzzAmal on 2021/03/24 15:32
In the beginning the app was good..now they are increasing ads..we are also paying money enough to not be disturbed every now and then! One or two is fine..with every video playing now there is atleast 4 ads!atleast you can add a skip option pls!!
Nag
by Nag Athota on 2021/03/23 15:52
Excellent and very entertaining
Keeps playing in the background and using data
by Vedprakash.Mishra on 2021/03/23 01:20
In spite of pausing and minimizing app in Apple TV, the shoe keeps running and using internet data leading to wasted resource and bigger internet bill. Please fix your Apple TV app.
Overall great app
by HouBhai on 2021/03/21 12:13
Using Hotstar for few years now and the app is definitely much improved, stable and provides buffering-less entertainment (on a good WiFi connection). One BIG request, enable picture-in-picture mode on iPhone!!! I will update my review to 5-star once done. :-) Thank you.
Screen ratio issue
by BalGanYash on 2021/03/19 14:41
When entering into full screen on iphone, the bottom portion of score card is being out of frame.
Ads with a Premium Account
by San-91 on 2021/03/18 06:21
A single 20 minute episode is being disrupted by four 30-second ads. The point of paying for a premium account is moot when every program is disrupted by Ads. The price of ad-free experience should be built into the premium subscription. If not, you are misleading the customer and providing an unpleasant entertainment experience.
Ridiculous to pay for this service and still get ads
by RGgod on 2021/03/17 23:19
I rate this a 1 star service overall. You don’t expect to pay for a subscription and still have to put up with these annoying ads which are shown every 10 mins. I refuse to put up with this sneaky behavior and have cancelled the service as a result. Will never renew again unless you offer an ad free version. Pathetic !
It’s amazing
by Khamma parmar on 2021/03/17 03:35
Awesome network
How you guys got 4.6 in ratings
by suganya0663 on 2021/03/16 15:17
Kindly get out of Indian content. Worst and greedy management. I’m quitting Cricket coz of you guys
Annoying
by srinivasmuthyala38 on 2021/03/14 15:27
Can you add PIP it's quite annoying can't even see the time and also make sure it works with adblocker on VPN it's a paid app.
Bluetooth connectivity is lost each time a notification comes in
by Pravlok on 2021/03/12 14:42
Please fix this annoying bug wherein I am on Bluetooth headphones and listening to audio on Hotstar, a notification comes up and I lose audio. I then need to reclick the headphone in settings(note the Bluetooth connection is still active only Hotstar can’t seem to connect) and then reopen the Hotstar app for audio. Rinse and repeat, on a busy day it’s every minute that I get a notification.
Stop Ads
by ktmirshad7 on 2021/03/11 13:33
Always showing ads in VIP account. Irritating experience ever
Bad app support
by red7devils7here on 2021/03/10 01:57
iOS application is extremely poor. After a year of iOS having the feature of pip, the app still does not include it. The design and ui in the app also found extremely lacking. Could do with a revamp and likely redo.
App crashes all the time
by GkpArnab on 2021/03/08 00:02
It crashes on Apple TV. Sometimes does even open. Works a little better on iPhone (for air play) but even on iPhone the experience is quite bad.
Cricket
by baba krishna on 2021/03/06 07:46
Thanks
Should be ad free
by Parthm1182 on 2021/03/05 08:25
Subscribed service still local ads in shows 👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿 worst ever service in my life
Phone number login taken out!!
by Divya16! on 2021/03/05 02:25
I had an account associated with my phone number.. but your app no longer has the option to login via that.. It’s just asking me to create a new account.. I opened my account in the browser to link my mail ID to this account.. Guess what? There’s no option to do that either! How do you expect us to like you if we can’t even have us login into your service?
Adds
by jay gn on 2021/03/04 09:37
We people pay & subscribe so there are no adds.. there are too many adds I’m sick and tired of watching sujatta gold atta advertisement it’s so annoying..
Ads
by thats my name just use it on 2021/02/26 10:21
I’m. Really frustrated because I can not see my programs, cause of every 5/6 min ads Macdonald’s ads it’s really bad why m I paying for this. Plz get the ads out or I’ll cancell my subscription. Thx.
Frustrating Ads!
by zethuz on 2021/02/25 18:56
This is supposed to be a paid service yet there are Ads ,even before a live event. This is truly unacceptable.
Review from an angry customer
by chrissyrositta on 2021/02/25 17:07
Dear Hotstar! I did not pay 55$ so that I can keep getting error messages every 20secs which makes me miss most of the show I’m watching and gets me frustrated af. I need a solution! Or if you cannot find one give me my refund back!
Reduce the adds
by ababshsbsbshhd on 2021/02/25 10:21
Reduce the adds plz it’s irritating a lot
Channel
by Merodilu on 2021/02/22 07:07
Please put all Hindi Chanel with all tv show on it and it’s too much advertisement while watching serial, movies and all
Ad in every asset whether watched fully or not
by misc_01 on 2021/02/20 19:15
It’s a paid subscription model however ads cannot be blocked. If ads are a part of the model they should be at watch interval not in every asset watched.
Not up to the mark
by Cgi89 on 2021/02/14 15:02
Too many ads while watching the match.No schedule on upcoming matches.Poor Hotstar originals.All in all waste of money.
App not opening
by Martian00007 on 2021/02/14 08:16
I dont know what going on but I have i phone 12 pro and updated software too. But app doesn’t open at all
Unnecessary ADs
by supritimishra on 2021/02/14 07:07
Irrelevant ADs are showing up in iPhone and iPad app. Why are there ADs in paid membership? It’s so annoying.
Oops error
by Alanamin on 2021/02/14 04:41
App doesn’t open even tho I have paid annual service
Amazing
by Romette&Julien on 2021/02/11 08:17
I love hotstar so much. I can watch all my favorite movies and english shows on this. Even though it is a bit expensive for a yearly subscription, I feel like it’s worth it.
Hate it!
by abhaynverma on 2021/02/09 08:46
Even YouTube lets you skip ads after five seconds but this app forces you to watch 30 seconds add repeatedly. ! That too when you buy the subscription!! Hate it
New version
by iPhone_for_life on 2021/02/08 02:18
It’s not working on Apple TV
No Chromecast Option
by cupidstwin on 2021/02/07 03:37
I want to watch Cricket on TV through Chromecast but I don’t see that option?! How can I connect it to TV from Mobile App??
Hot star. Not getting Cricket. Help complicated
by vanakkum on 2021/02/05 11:14
Not able to watch cricket. No
Worst experience
by Dallas_Cowboys_129 on 2021/02/03 06:36
I paid for the premium membership even though I have to watch advertisements in the middle of the videos.Tried to contact costumer service but can’t contact them.Hate to watch ads
App is not working properly.
by sousudsujju on 2021/02/01 05:06
Everytime I try to login it is saying logged in with Facebook before while I never did. Also with the same account my friend is able to login and play videos and on my mobile it says there is no subscription. It was working fine last year but this year after we took a new subscription it is not at all working properly.
TV app controls are not up to standard
by SayanChakraborty on 2021/02/01 04:05
Expected to see user profiles. If you have watched a series and some one is watching again, it skips episodes and you have to go back and hit play from beginning each time. Either fix it or let user create profiles
Over-priced and disappointing
by Iamdone@ on 2021/01/31 14:30
I am very unhappy with this purchase, $53.00+ is far to pricey for a streaming app that is available in the USA but doesn’t have any options for English subtitles or any subtitles. After only 2 days I am cancelling my subscription. Complete waste of my money and the fact it’s on an apple platform that I subscribed is disappointing. I wish there was an option for zero stars or .5 stars. 😡
Mobile OTP not acceptable
by Dr.Rajkhatri on 2021/01/30 20:08
Recenty Disney +Hotstar forcing there user to use mobile otp login instead of standard email login that is totally not acceptable even Netflix amazon prime Disney Hulu every streaming service allowing email login or email otp login why should add my mobile number I'm premium subscriber I'm unable to login my account they are forcing me to add mobile number to account
Everything in one place
by deedssd on 2021/01/26 00:43
I really want to like this platform, but it’s just not worth it!!! First of all, everything is just in one place. It’s so hard to find movies you like. First you have to go through all the tv shows and series and then you will find one or two movies, Hotstar should really organize their playlist for specific genre, movies, series, shows and drama! Only show me movies when I’m looking for movie! I hate seeing all them stupid series and shows with movies! Please reorganize!!!! Thank you
Ads in the mobile app
by jojoton on 2021/01/24 20:41
It’s so much irritating that we have adds when we use Hotstar in mobile app. That too 30 second add without any option to skip . Paying 50$ to watch ads ?? The shows which are telecasted are not available sooner and certaint times it’s takes days or weeks to watch with app.
App with lots of defects
by ajinkya00786 on 2021/01/12 21:04
The app on Apple TV has multiple defects. Clearly not worth the money
Hotstar great entertainment!!!
by ghandhinagat on 2021/01/11 07:19
Great Geea
No Cast to TV from mobile app
by Sovdeep on 2021/01/09 03:48
Poor user experience and design. Low compatibility testing which shows by inability to cast on TV or chrome cast.
No streaming option
by Would be a 5 but bugs on 2021/01/07 21:41
Only on mobile cannot stream to tv. No app here in USA. If I were the developer for this app I would seriously think of changing professions .
Software really buggy
by Microbot97 on 2021/01/07 14:51
Open apps very slow, everytime watching serial tv it asked that its mature and sensitive content... even after i watched it 3 season... and it rotates to standing position when ipad is on horizontal position... disney quality shouldnt be like this...
No subtitles
by LucyBarth on 2021/01/07 06:08
Not much to watch mostly has old movies or shows. In India they have all the new shows, movies etc but not in the U.S. There are no subtitles for majority of the shows/ movies. And some shows skip episodes or are missing some episodes like the Mahadev show.
Free Please
by sqadgoals on 2020/12/30 18:19
Hello this is a good app just though this pandemic we would like this to be free for how ever long we the CV will stay can you do this plzz
Hotstar is bad bad bad
by hotstar hater#1 on 2020/12/29 21:50
I have iPhone XR and the Hotstar app is not working at all I waist my money I hate this application
Ads with subscription, seriously!?
by travellersat on 2020/12/27 20:57
No I am not kidding, Hotstar has ads with subscription. Initially it was ads of ither shows/series within Hotstar but now they have commercial ads too. This is the new low in the streaming services.
Background trailer keep going on and on
by Chhetri rabi on 2020/12/26 13:26
I think I made best decision by unsubscribing Netflix and downloading Hotstar. Love it. Hope they will upload weekly episode of Siddhartha Buddha . I would be so happy. ** I’ve to remove couple stars for the background trailer on Apple TV. It keep going on and on even when you are playing other videos. It will Always be there. You have to watch video with double sound. Hopefully they take care of it sooner
Hotstar
by CarolRam1 on 2020/12/18 22:18
Please cancel subscription
App crashing
by anil_pavan on 2020/12/15 02:10
App is crashing and not loading content
Great collection!
by Sasha8111 on 2020/12/08 07:10
Hotstar has movies that I can’t find on Netflix or Amazon. It also has an amazing collection of TV series. Love the overall experience!
No big boss show in Hotstar subscription
by Subbu810 on 2020/12/01 18:23
I want to subscribe only for big boss and I came to know that the content for india will not be be played in usa. Can I still vote for big boss show contestants from usa ?
Best for Indian entertainment
by mkjd28 on 2021/03/26 16:47
Getting better day by day with more contents, moved to this platform mainly for Star Vijay. Later they started streaming IPL and matches which made us use this almost all time comparing to other platforms. Quality of the content is very good and never faced any issue viewing the content or live streaming. Advantage of watching anytime even the content from last couple years makes this unique and leader in Indian entertainment in India and abroad.
Iss phase ko kya naam doon. “PLEASE ADD ENGLISH SUBTITLES ON THIS SHOW”
by hope lost salima on 2018/07/10 00:38
I was watching this movie Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon in Africa and when I came to the UNited States I tried finding a place where I could watch it took over a year to know about Hotstar. I was so happy that I was finally gonna be able to finish watch it cause am obsessed about that show. If I can tell am their number one fan. But what did I get instead, a big fat disappointment. Am so disappointed with Hotstar right now. I subscribed and everything but when I put on the show to watch it, it was in Hindi and I can’t understand Hindi. But I thought it might have subtitles in English. But there was no option which means no subtitles. Hotstar am really disappointed in you guys. Y’all got ma hopes up that I can finally watch the show. And then y’all disappointed me. Y’all made lose hope. Y’all thought me a lesson anyway, never get your hopes cause you might not be happy about the results.
Very poor customer service
by doctorpuneet on 2018/09/29 01:22
If you ever had problem with the hotstar working, do not expect help from Customer service. They have hired most unhelpful agents who do not understand how customer service works and means. I lost of password and requested to reset giving them details about my account including purchase history, credit care information, my personal details but they said they can’t help if I cannot retrieve my personal email to which the password was going to. Unfortunately, I used an old email which I don’t use it anymore and don’t remember password, they said they will not provide me the password or reset link despite of all the credible information. It was disappointing. I have $99 subscription with them. Ultimately I was able to retrieve my old email password and access the us hotstar account else I would never be able to use $99 account.
Expensive subscription fee for the available content
by Drkarthikg on 2017/12/11 04:22
Good: 1. All available shows are in HD. 2. Streaming on Apple TV and iOS app are very good 3. Live cricket telecast on indian matches 4. Allows 2 screens at the same time Bad: 1. Higher subscription fee for no much content. You will feel disappointed when you find there is no live tv streaming and you cant find all your favorite shows,particularly if you come from YuppTV. 2. Apple Tv app keeps asking to activate the app every day, which is really annoying. 3. Program organization is not so user friendly and frustrating. You have to go through bunch of useless programs to find one or 2 shows that you watch. It would be great if programs can be filtered using date and have a section only for latest ongoing shows. 4. Shows won’t get added immediately after telecasted in india. Programs are available only after a day (after 12 AM EST) 5. Not all shows from star are available to watch. Particularly the international format shows like big boss. This is a deal breaker.
Not worth the money
by bdoshi1 on 2018/04/28 18:18
We signed up on this app just to watch live cricket. It runs well with nice HD quality videos but that doesn’t happen all the time. Mostly it will either have connection issues or just will keep jumping around the screens, so, you cannot even watch the whole over. Sometimes it will have chromecast connection errors. I believe their only priority is to show ads and not live cricket. Willow was much better, I hope these big companies realize that spectators want to enjoy the shows without ads chopping them down. Hotstar, if you cannot take care of live telecast at this magnitude, please give the rights back to Willow so we can enjoy the sport!
Ads on subscription without notice
by divineserenity on 2020/06/17 06:18
I am extremely disappointed that Hotstar chose to add advertisements on subscriptions. The reason given is also poor - “ads are placed to allow hotstar to offer such prices”. I would gladly pay more to have an ad free experience, and in fact, I did pay more. I have a subscription that started Nov 2019, which promised an ad-free experience. I understand if I choose to renew I would be bound by these new terms, but in my situation, I am not getting the services I subscribed to in Nov 2019. This is n extremely poor move on Hotstar, coupled with a lack of notice to their subscribers. I will definitely not be renewing after my subscription ends if ads continue to be offered to subscribers.
Recent updates removed the highlights
by Zeni86cit on 2019/06/06 12:15
Recent update in app removed highlights while watching a WC2019 match.. it really doesn’t make any sense.. it doesn’t give an user to go back and see what or how wickets fell etc,, even earlier that was one step better.. now it’s no point having a mobile app.. it should let users go backwards, rewind and start from some point..it should not make us wait until the game gets completed.. Developer responded stating there is a technical issue.. but it is not fixed and it’s more than 4 days. If it is for World Cup, it should’ve been taken in priority and fixed by now.. when premium is charged, service also should be at premium level..
Rip off
by Cyclonel09 on 2018/03/29 15:16
At the beginning I liked the app. I upgraded to premium last month cause of it. But this month, after my subscription renewal the app started giving me error message every time I tried to watch a video. Contact their support team Tuesday. They told me to delete the app then redownload it, so I did. When I signed back in I was asked to upgrade again even though I already paid for this month subscription. I gave them my contact details and they keep telling me they are trying o contact me when I never received any call from them. It’s been over 3 days. They are ripping people off by taking their money and then stopping their subscription. Don’t waste your money.
Cancelled my subscription but keep getting charged!
by vib1311 on 2018/04/26 17:14
I have cancelled my subscription and I still keep getting billed! I try and log in to cancel again it says that account not found. Plus I am in india and getting charged the US fees . I wish someone will look into and address my concern without me having to keep paying again and again. Very disappointed!
Hotstar don’t control over the channel’s decision
by Nysa_w on 2020/10/01 20:27
I subscribed to Hotstar to watch one of the popular tv show from the starplus - Yeh Ristey Hsi Pyaar Ke. The show is so popular, but the channel is still ending the show abruptly based on Barc ratings. If the online TRP is not considered, why do I need to waste money and time on the shows that Hotstar is telecasting? I saw fans are trending for the last one week and asking for an extension—still no one care. StarPlus has given rights to HotStar; nevertheless, they don’t have control over the channel decision. Being a loyal viewer of the good show like Yeh Rishey Hai Pyaar Ke, I am so disappointed. I am sad that such a good show ending abruptly. Anyone watched Mishbir (shaheer sheikh and Rhea Sharma) can understand the disappointment.
Getting ads despite premium membership
by mathewSimpson on 2020/06/10 22:41
Why the hell would you have 4+ ads on a single 20 minute episode when I have a premium annual membership? To the developer response - That’s freaking dumb! What do you mean competitive? You have an extremely limited catalogue outside of India and you are charging $8+/month for premium. Disney+ is almost half of that and has UHD content! Hotstar is try to make as much mullah as it can and being competitive is just a bad excuse. The viewer experience is severely degraded! I don’t even want a single advertisement when I have dropped $100 on an annual subscription! I would never ever buy anything from an advertiser that advertises with you!
Worst user interface
by dipytrivedi on 2018/11/16 20:06
I purchased this app in USA and content is great but the app features are horrible. It never saves continue watching for me: the choices are randomly saved like things I was watching a week ago. Even as I am watching the show...pause for a call and come back, my episode is gone. I have to start all over again. Search the serial, look for episode and then fast forward to find the point where I was at. Absolutely frustrating experience every single time. Compared the continue watching capabilities of Netflix and Prime this is pathetic. Please improve this. If it wasn’t for amazing content I will not use the app.
Love it
by Sttarre on 2020/10/10 15:34
I really do enjoy Hotstar in America. I do however need the subtitles because I don’t speak the languages/dialects. That’s the only drawback for me. Sometime I have to wait 24 hours for the subtitles to be added to the episodes or some older movies were never linked to subtitles. Anupamaa and Shaadi Mubarak are my favs this year. What is strange to most people I know is they are surprised that a African American middles age woman only watches movies from India. So thank you. Hope you add new movies more often. Tanaji was amazing!
Makes you pay separately in United States for Disney+ subscribers
by SamP2020 on 2020/08/02 17:48
I just don’t understand, I have Disney+ subscription and Hotstar is owned by Disney. I still have to pay for this separately in USA, while in India you can get Hotstar + Disney in half the price of what only Hotstar subscription cost in the US. The fact that Disney has decided to not integrate its services in US like it has done in India makes overall experience bad for consumers, and I can’t find a good reason to recommend this app or service to folks in the states. Until Disney corrects its dark techniques to rip off customers, I’ll be staying away and will advise my friends and families the same.
Video quality setting
by crytocurrency24x7 on 2020/08/14 18:53
Hi first i love the platform. My family is enjoying it. But i found 1 big problem. We are watching on mobile date like most of the Indians. And we get like 2GB data per day but while watching video if we forget to change video quality then the 2gb data finishes of in 30 minutes. So the question is why do we need to change the quality setting in every video. If there is quality setting in SETTING for every video then it would be nice. Thanks
Not worth the money or time
by akkiettan on 2018/11/23 20:26
Googled for apps streaming game of thrones, Hotstar site came up. In their website they didn’t mention a word about the content not being available in US till I subscribed for a year. The app itself has several issues like- 1. Gets stuck in the middle of a movie. Will have to exit and relaunch the movie to continue. 2. Much slower than Netflix. 3. There is no way to search with combination of filters like language, artists, genre, etc 4. Popular in lists stay the same and I have to scroll for several minutes to see something I have not seen yet. 5. Tons of tamil movies in hindi dubbed versions, but no originals 6. Tons of old flop movies 7. Search results display programs that say content is not available in my country after clicking on it 🤦‍♂️🤮 Overall, I would be really happy if I could get at least half of what I paid for a year in refund and you can cancel my subscription (used only for a month).
Their service getting worse day by day
by shardasam on 2018/09/20 04:49
I use to like this app a lot. But recently they are getting worse. They don’t upload their shows on time. Daily shows are not even available after 24 hours of the telecast. I think they should focus on consistency rather then advertisements. I think we should go with some other alternative..
30 sec un-skippable ads not acceptable
by MegaStar415 on 2020/09/14 12:03
30 sec ad which can’t be skipped every time you switch between channels is definitely not considered limited advertising. It’s just ruining the viewing experience. At least add a skip button. To developer who responded it as limited advertising: Please do this and let me know if it is limited advertising: open republic live, open NDTV live, open TV9 live and repeat. Please notice how many time you have to wait for ad to finish before watching actual content. Would you personally pay and use such an app?
Cant stream from browser to apple tv
by evivek on 2019/06/13 10:50
Having issues streaming from iphone 6 safari to apple tv. Streaming using hotstar app freezes the screen regularly. Contacted support regd. This and they had no clue about this issue. Told me that they will check with technical team and give a call within 24 hours but i never received a call from hotstar.
HotstarIPL
by Blahhdjfijsbs on 2019/03/19 18:33
They sent me an email with an offer for yearly subscription for $60 and then the website cannot take my payment and so I can't avail the offer. I call their help desk phone number and the guy is less than helpful and just kept repeating the steps of clicks I have to do to sign up. Such liars and thugs!!! Never buy this!!!
Improve, PLEASE!
by Kushagrav on 2018/03/23 19:00
It took forever for hotstar to release in the US. I get it, rights and all, its difficult. But the platform is not user-friendly. I cannot resume a movie if I close the app. Have a recently watched or at least the last watched section so that its easier to go back to what I was watching. Arrange the episodes by date and not by name, episode 11 is after episode 1 which does NOT make any sense. Its a good platform with a lot of good content but it needs to be more user-friendly.
Zero star service and zero star experience
by vtiwari227 on 2019/03/25 02:11
I have purchased the hotstar through apple in app purchase and got charged the same to my credit card, however in hotstar app, the screen still asking me to select the plan and pay for it , I registered using Facebook account and calling to hotstar service on call and Facebook both are zero level helpful . They said they don’t see my email if registered or payment made from apple and apple asking me to contact the app provider , I’m sure this is problem with hotstar, as I never have apple payment with any other app . Please help
Ads, Ads, and then some more ads.
by TheNobleQueen on 2020/07/22 14:08
Cancelling my annual subscription because even after paying for the subscription hotstar still makes you watch 10 minutes of ads for 20 minutes of content. These ads are all non-skippable. Since the app is paid and a lot more expensive for the US audience, you would think they would at least not show ads on top of that. The reason most people like online paid platforms is the “zero nonsense, 100% content trope” but hotstar doesn’t seem to respect its audience to care that much. Money is the only master.
Decent performance and content
by Sachin Kadlaskar on 2019/11/13 23:07
I like the performance and the content overall. However, here are few issues that need to be resolved: 1. Add English subtitles for all non English shows (or any content for that matter) 2. Loading of episodes for a multi season show is not smooth and gets stuck at times. For example, even after clicking on season 3, it won’t refresh the episode list accurately and you have to go out of the show or app completely or play around to make it work. 3. Loading speed for both app and content can improve, despite very high speed internet, loading on Hotstar is slow in comparison to other apps. ~~Cheers
Unsatisfied Custom
by tuffy1020 on 2019/03/10 17:32
There are English speaking people like myself paying to see India play and I can only get streaming at a very poor quality in Hindi. Besides, you don’t give your customer the choice to watch the match at their convenience. They should be able to continue watching a match after the match in its full length. The match should be taped and be made available to customers to watch at their convenience. I have signed up a year’s subscription last week but it looks like I might have to cancel, if all I will be getting is highlights.
Background trailer keep going on and on
by Chhetri rabi on 2020/12/26 13:26
I think I made best decision by unsubscribing Netflix and downloading Hotstar. Love it. Hope they will upload weekly episode of Siddhartha Buddha . I would be so happy. ** I’ve to remove couple stars for the background trailer on Apple TV. It keep going on and on even when you are playing other videos. It will Always be there. You have to watch video with double sound. Hopefully they take care of it sooner
Best
by Arn the barn on 2019/04/03 13:41
I found this out when I was traveling to New York and wanted to watch the IPL. I knew that it wouldn’t come free. I paid the $20 to watch this for one month. You may think that this is expensive, but you also can watch movies and tv shows. I recommend this to everyone.
Less/old content for the price paid in USD
by ArunBv1989 on 2019/06/26 03:28
USA hotstar is not worth to buy yearly subscription, very less content to watch, if I call the phone support, they just say they have digital licensing issues due to which not all contents cannot be broadcasted, if that’s the case price should be lowered or allow us watch india hotstar website. I will keep it just for cricket otherwise I would have canceled though hotstar won’t refund the money I paid. Yearly subscription in India comes to approx $15 max, whereas $70 here with less videos or old videos to watch. Regretting it.
Unfriendly interface, need to login every time I open the app
by .Just.Another.Bad.Review. on 2018/05/01 14:34
One of the most unfriendly interface I have seen. You cannot filter content based on language within content type (TV shows or Movies). You can filter it in general, but then the list contains all the soap operas which I am personally not interested in. One MAJOR drawback is that I have to login every single time I open the app. That is just frustrating and plain dumb. Unfortunately I gotta use the service to watch IPL. Once that’s done, I will deactivate my service and lose the app.
Subtitles support not good
by srini021988 on 2019/04/12 06:01
Giving four stars because the chrome cast support is not good yet, everything else is really good. When casting from the app, we are not able to view subtitles on Chrome cast but it let's you view subtitles on the app itself. This is not acceptable because most apps will automatically show subtitles. Please fix this hotstar and i will give it a five!
Frequent Log in issues
by VigMei on 2018/04/04 02:19
I have subscribed Hotstar and been using it for few months now. In the recent past, when I try to log in to the app it’s asking me to subscribe. When I go to MyAccount it’s asking me to start free trial. When I click either of the option it shows Active subscription detected. I tried deleting the app, installed it again. Logged out and logged back in multiple times etc but nothing is working. I have an active subscription through App Store. Not sure how to reach their support team too.
No continue watching list
by nknmistkn on 2019/01/22 20:49
The continue watching list does not appear. Also it doesn’t keep track of what I’ve watched. That just makes it more confusing to figure out where I left off. It was there before, but a certain update might have turned it off. I don’t know if I’m the only one facing this issue.
Everything in one place
by deedssd on 2021/01/26 00:43
I really want to like this platform, but it’s just not worth it!!! First of all, everything is just in one place. It’s so hard to find movies you like. First you have to go through all the tv shows and series and then you will find one or two movies, Hotstar should really organize their playlist for specific genre, movies, series, shows and drama! Only show me movies when I’m looking for movie! I hate seeing all them stupid series and shows with movies! Please reorganize!!!! Thank you
Really bad app and bad support
by aziz5708 on 2019/01/03 22:25
Downloaded this app in October to watch cricket and some Indian shows. Initially subscribed for the monthly plan to try it out. Looked good and worked so I got the yearly subscription. Couple months later my purchased vanished and I couldn’t use the app. After jumping through hoops and waiting about 2 weeks for developers to respond I contacted Apple and sorted out with them. App developers still haven’t gotten back to me about the issue. Now the app wants me to subscribe again to Hotstar premium. Complete scam. Do not subscribe.
Worst customer support
by Yogi1337 on 2019/01/23 03:08
I was not able to see Live cricket on hotstar USA. I tried calling there customer support. They never picked I was holding on line for 43mins. Please don’t give number if you don’t have any support. They didn’t even replied to my email. Very bad support. Cricket fans in US please go for willow.
Cannot project - bad design
by Munkumar on 2019/03/30 15:50
Hotstar has built an app for phones and tablets but if you try to project this on external monitor it assumes there is screen recording and prevents projection. This is in bad taste and a very poor design. On our trip this morning kids wanted to watch the match on the cars rear seat entertainment system but due to this restriction they were forced to watch on iPad screen only. The entire years subscription I paid for is proven worthless. If this is not fixed I move to Sling and make sure my friends move too!!
Hotstar fraud charges
by Nil06957 on 2019/03/19 01:31
The app & tv series are okay sometimes they mess around with the upload times but it’s understandable. What I don’t get is why no one reached out to me when I sent several emails stating how my account was being charged twice in a row for same services. They didn’t do anything until I called up my bank and canceled my debit card and kept my credit card number same. It happened 3 months in a row before I caught the mistake. Charged my Apple iTunes and my debit card. Same on you guys
How to change my name in my account?
by AbdFeroz on 2020/09/28 07:30
I have tried several times to change my name but cannot find the option to do it. I also can’t find the option to register my email address. How can I contact customer service ? I want to change the name of my account, please tell me how to do it?
Average quality service with less content
by ravi anand (vicky) on 2020/10/08 02:20
Got a yearly subscription. Few live channel did not work .. going into retry page always. Very small movies and TV series collection. Only cricket and news channel comes live. If you are interested in watching cricket live then only you should buy these subscription other wise completely waste of money
App does not work on Samsung TV
by Rohit_US on 2020/10/07 21:22
I have a samsung smart TV and have installed hotstar app on it. Very often I have faced the below issue: 1. Either the app does not open even after reinstalling or updating the app or restarting the TV 2. Or the video does not get loaded I have not faced any issues on the mobile apps but it gives me a hard time on TV. Not sure if the hotstar team has addressed this issue but it persists for me ever since I installed hotstar the first time.
No content and no live star Maa
by chanty084 on 2020/09/10 05:26
Their content is very less for the subscription fee they take. And recently they Removed live Star Maa. So what am I paying for!? They dont have your favorite shows to watch when we want. False promises and very poor customer support. They charge almost double as they charge in India. I pay same for Yupp Tv which has lot more live channels and lot more catchup content. Their Live Tv, which was there earlier, was also very glitchy. It just goes back by 30minutes on its own.
Good and bad
by iplabcd on 2019/03/28 20:35
So much organized. I bought before espn for works cup all cricket match’s are easy to find. Here they put 1000 small Videos with full match make so much difficult to find match you want to watch , need to organize well.
Need improvement
by Saigasy on 2017/10/15 00:39
Hotstar has great contents from all over India. I really enjoy watching Malayalam movies which in my mind are the best in India. However, the organization of episodes for series is bad. They are out of sequence. I think in terms of organization they should look nowhere than Netflix. Also they should improve their recommendation list.
Not uploading shows on time
by abhivandadi on 2021/05/23 19:42
Hotstar is a very good app with lots of Indian content. I enjoy the shows a lot. But sometimes I feel they upload shows very late. For example, dance plus Telugu finale was over 3-4 hours ago and they still did not upload on Hotstar. For fans like me, it is a big turn off. I stay in USA and do not have access to live TV, so it is very frustrating.
10 sub second Forward not working properly on iPad
by Sai Shanmukha on 2020/05/23 05:46
When I click the second forward/rewind button multiple times say thrice, then I expect the video to be forwarded by thirty seconds, but it only moves to +10 seconds and plays that scene thrice like a D.J. remix, if you know what I mean. This is seen only on iPad and works fine on an iPhone Really appreciate if this is fixed
Please stop the VIP ad in USA
by Sanzida27 on 2019/05/12 16:12
I love watching my shows in the app and everything was going well but recently last 2 days u guys started putting this VIP ad every 2 min of any show I’m watching. The ad is related to India not USA as u guys don’t have any plan like that for here. I just want to watch the shows so I don’t need the $99 package that includes everything so please at least put some limit on how often the ad is shown as it really messes with one’s entertainment experience. Thanks!
Subscription gets inactive
by VJJReview on 2018/09/11 04:35
I pay my subscription through iTunes(basically through Apple) that is the default option given. I have to sent receipt from Apple every other month to get account activates though it’s set to auto renew. It’s not my problem if hotstar has bad sync service between Apple Pay service and hotstar. Why do I have to be without service when I pay for it. After sending receipt I have to wait another 24 hours for it to get activated. Crap.....
Crashes often
by Viswa tpt on 2018/07/13 01:08
It was working fine until 3 weeks ago. For the past 3 weeks every time I open the app, it either crashes or screen goes blank for 2-3 mins or video just keeps buffering without playing. It is extremely annoying. We pay so much and in return is this what we get? Please fix the problem.
Chrome cast issues
by vinoth_iyer on 2018/03/13 03:59
The app is good to watch all shows and movies. But the app is unstable with chrome cast functionalities. I have to restart the app many times to regain cast. The unacceptable part is that app acquires full wake lock while it is casting. If the app goes to background it looses track of current video. I have to search the show all over again and re-cast it again. Please fix it.
Rating Trends
87,24,129,39,177,19,20,103,38,27,91,27,151,35,36,27,24,26,27,24,32,34,29,30,156,190,148,127,113,129,97,93,97,149,75,57,101,84,56,147,0,173,119,71,71,48,99,74,26,33,32,24,27,35,29,37,26,30,22,30,29,20,20,25,24,26,21,20,14,35,23,22,38,26,28,23,21,26,0,56,26,26,23,18,20,25,18,29,29,22
All Versions
4.0
94,197 total
 5
74,302
 4
11,593
 3
3,915
 2
1,295
 1
3,092
Current Version (11.2)
4.0
94,182 total
 5
74,293
 4
11,590
 3
3,913
 2
1,295
 1
3,091
Version History
More...
Screenshots
Search Visibility
App name
Hotstar- Live Cricket & Movies
Description
Hotstar is your go-to video streaming app for the best of LIVE cricket, Movies, Indian entertainment, TV shows, and news. Enjoy unlimited access to non-stop LIVE cricket, blockbuster movies, exclusive Hotstar Specials from India’s best filmmakers and storytellers, your favourite Star India TV shows, and LIVE news in multiple Indian languages. What you’ll love on Hotstar: 

 A. VIVO IPL 2021 The wait for VIVO IPL is finally over. VIVO IPL 2021 starts April 09, 2021 on Hotstar Download the app to watch all the matches LIVE. Get access to LIVE scores, match highlights, latest news, team updates, and more. Cricket fans can enjoy the best of cricket LIVE on Hotstar anytime, anywhere with a host of features including an exclusive Dugout commentary feed, pre-match and post-match analysis, regional and expert commentary in multiple Indian languages, original cricket shows and behind the scenes action. VIVO IPL will not be streamed on Hotstar in the UK.
 B. Blockbuster Movies: Watch movies from our curated library which includes the latest hits, evergreen favorites, documentaries and critically acclaimed films across languages. Movies Coming Soon:- • Bhuj: The Pride of India Popular Movies to Stream:- • Laxmii • The Big Bull • Dil Bechara • Lootcase • Khuda Haafiz • Sadak 2 • Baaghi 3 
 • Angrezi Medium 
• Panga 
 • Bala 
 • Housefull 4 
 • Chhichhore 
• Mission Mangal 
• Chhapaak 
 • Tanhaji • De De Pyaar De
 • Arjun Reddy 
 • Teddy • Bhoomi • Manje Bistre 2 • Mookuthi Amman • And much more 
C. Hotstar Specials: Our EXCLUSIVE slate of BIG, bold and authentic stories from India’s most acclaimed storytellers including Ram Madhvani, Neeraj Pandey, Venkat Prabhu, Tigmanshu Dhulia and more. Our current titles include: 
 • OK Computer • The Legend of Hanuman • Criminal Justice – Behind Closed Doors • Triples • Bahut Hua Samman • Hostages 2 • Aarya 
 • Hundred 
 • Special Ops 
• Criminal Justice 
• Out of love 
 • Roar of Lion D. Best of Indian Entertainment: Can’t get enough of your daily dose of Indian entertainment? We’ve got you covered! Watch your favorite serials and TV shows including Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Shaadi Mubarak, Anupama, Super Singer, Karthika Deepam, and more. Shows are available on-demand from these Star India channels: 

 • star plus 
 • Star Bharat 
• Star Maa 
 • Star Jalsha 
 • Star Pravah 
 • Star Utsav 
 • Star Vijay 
 • Star Suvarna 
 • Asianet 
 
E. LIVE News: Stay up to date with LIVE news from leading Indian channels 

 • DD India • NDTV 24x7 
 • NDTV India • Republic TV
 • Republic Bharat 
 • Polimer News 
• Asianet News 
 • ABP • ABP Ananda • ABP Majha 
If you subscribe to Hotstar via iTunes, payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase and your membership will automatically renew unless turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscription will be renewed within 24-hours before the end of each period at the rate of your selected plan. Turn off auto-renewal anytime through iTunes. Privacy policy: https://www.hotstar.com/privacy-policy 
 Terms of use: https://www.hotstar.com/terms-of-use
after 11pm CT app only plays Ad repeatedly.
by satish22 on 2021/06/12 05:15
after 11pm CT app only plays Ad repeatedly. Shows error on Apple TV and keeps playing same Ad again and again. Only thing we can do is end watching
No Chinese subtitle
by Z Chen on 2021/06/12 01:14
I think is really a shame for not included chinese in subtitle, i think i am gonna write to apple to seek a refund.
Why do i see ads
by Wolf3z on 2021/06/11 17:14
I paid for an entire year which is not cheap. Still this app shows ads. This is unacceptable.
Lots of ads in paid subscription
by Ajay Parsana on 2021/06/10 03:28
Lots of ads in paid subscription. It’s better to pay to YouTube this this app.
इमली
by इमली on 2021/06/09 16:31
Good perfo
Hotstar review
by hotstar_user108 on 2021/05/31 04:01
It is a very great app. I enjoy watching shows on it a lot. Although, it shows an add every 5 minutes. It makes me bored and is also very annoying.
Overall experience
by gtyagi3 on 2021/05/26 21:11
Overall app experience is good, except the ads. Even after getting the Hotstar annual subscription, the ads after every 10 minutes are frustrating. Just because of this I may not renew the subscription.
Not worth the subscription
by dubbasar on 2021/05/25 18:36
Such a horrible airplay functionality. Just fix it
Not uploading shows on time
by abhivandadi on 2021/05/23 19:42
Hotstar is a very good app with lots of Indian content. I enjoy the shows a lot. But sometimes I feel they upload shows very late. For example, dance plus Telugu finale was over 3-4 hours ago and they still did not upload on Hotstar. For fans like me, it is a big turn off. I stay in USA and do not have access to live TV, so it is very frustrating.
Have issues to watch on tv
by psauda on 2021/05/22 19:38
Quite often if I rewind any episode or wanted yo click another episode on TV error message will come up “ sorry there is a problem with video etc” I dont think paying 50$ a year and dealing with all these issues.
Worst app with so many ads
by neeha.neeha1993 on 2021/05/22 06:01
When I payed for annual subscription. Why are ads coming in video. I means if you want to have ads when why to charge customers for membership.
Audio not playing on AirPod pro
by kiranreloaded on 2021/05/19 03:16
When watching in landscape, the audio in the right ear is not working. If I switch back to portrait mode, it works. I was watching Koffee with Karan, latest season, Akshay and Ranveer episode.
2021 - No Picture in Picture
by kunalp0903 on 2021/05/16 16:44
If you compare with Netflix, you’d expect Disney/Hotstar to compete not only on content but also User Experience. Not having Picture in Picture or being able to edit sound within the app is criminal!
Better to stay away from this useless App
by NJYES on 2021/05/15 17:59
Hotstar is greedy. Defective app, disconnects from Airplay often and this is the only channel displaying so many commercials after charging so much. Most of the movies are stale, third rated junk and dubbed trash. The commercials are so many and they also break the airplay connection. They want our money and no quality. I would have given zero stars if possible. Stay away from this app / channel
Issues
by jyoti2012 on 2021/05/14 17:20
I have Netflix , prime, Britbox, hulu. Hotstar you are the only folks that have a terrible Rendering problems…. You charging me so please fix them. Keep getting playback error messages
Expensive and useless for airplay or cast
by Puzhal on 2021/05/09 03:28
I’m not able to cast or airplay from my iPhone app
Hotstar scam
by Ozilgill29 on 2021/05/06 01:26
Hotstar scam me for taking fees for monthly ent and monthly premier and i cant even watch or play any movie and when i contact to support team of hotstar and showed them all proof of subscription purchasing they said you can check with itunes .
Unable to see anything on carrier network
by Vaiku on 2021/05/01 17:08
I can see videos and live matches when at home on phone but thats rare. When I step out and don’t have wifi, I use my t mobile data and other apps work fine but hotstar. Its been while and wonder why no one report or not fixed if reported.
App freezes on moving forward
by rajesh gv on 2021/04/26 14:04
I cannot forward the movie using the slider. I hate it.
Poor in streaming
by Abhishek Gogi on 2021/04/25 14:13
Waste of buying Hotstar, very poor in streaming and casting. Come up with quality.
Thumbnails in IPL highlights
by IPL watcher on 2021/04/25 14:08
Thumb nails are showing result of the IPL.We are not having excitement in seeing highlights.
Too much advertisement for paid service
by Saravana kumar Narendran on 2021/04/25 06:56
Too much advertisement for paid service is too much,Even when the app close all of sudden,We we play again there is advertisement going for more than 15 secs ,Which for paid service is too much
Delay and bad connection for live matches
by $rya on 2021/04/24 16:26
Always live matches shows connection slowness and there is latency for live matches Waste of money
Even after keeping the volume to zero, when the ad comes I can hear the sound...
by Ranjith kumar Arram on 2021/04/24 15:02
What a cheap way to make you listen to Ad.
Ads?
by Bluehail on 2021/04/23 03:08
Why are there ads on my account if I already bought a subscription. This is ridiculous!
Very leads Hindi& Punjabi movies
by naviayi on 2021/04/22 00:00
Plz add more Punjabi movies
Andvertisements
by csmvprk on 2021/04/19 02:07
Recently seeing Pakistani ads in the streaming, will give some more time before I Uninstall. Are Pakistani ads really required for you all to exist ?
Ad’s despite paid subscription
by qwertyvnp on 2021/04/18 22:52
Don’t expect ad to pop but before and sometimes during a video despite having signed up for a paid subscription
So many features lacking.
by Kalzeee on 2021/04/18 12:55
No Picture in Picture, Apple released this feature an year back. Atleast audio should continue to play when app is minimized. Can't open notification center, control center or use inline notification replies without pausing video. No gestures to make video full screen. lack of the basic features make the app experience so jarring. Decent collection of content for price especially if you are into Indian cricket.
Live matches not supporting airplay on tv
by avi-qwx on 2021/04/17 16:38
Can not airplay on Vizio tv for live matches
Not morethan 50 Hindi movies
by RubalGopal on 2021/04/16 15:32
Do not purchase hotstar USA subscription. It’s very pathetic. 70% I mean 30 to 35 movies have a glitch they stop playing and after play it will too much blurry even in 5G speed in New York City. And 95% (45 to 47 movies) movies are super flop movies. But you will not get morethan 50 Hindi Bollywood movies. So do not waste your money. Better you buy IPTV box. I’m regretting that I waste my $50 for this hopeless rubbish app. I’m gonna buy iptv box.
It’s ok but a few problems
by what nicname to i need ti pht on 2021/04/15 05:52
This is the most honest review. I’ll be mentioning some good stuff, and some bad. But I just want to say, that all the people giving it 1 star... they are wrong completely The first thing, Hotstar has a variety of shows, which I love. I love Hindi serials, and they include full episodes which I love. It’s really really amazing for that. I am watching many many serials on it. And have watched old serials, which I have loved. They include all the episodes of old serials, which I love. Most apps that have Hindi serials, don’t upload the whole episodes of old serials in the USA. Ok first problem. There are so many SO MANY ads. It’s honestly gotten so crazy. I literally want to kill the app because whenever it’s a good part or whatever, it automatically cuts to a long commercial. It’s very dumb because you get a commercial at the beginning. Then you get a the first stop, which has 2, 30 second, ads. Then the second stop, of yet another 2, 30 second, ads. It’s super annoying. And I hate it. And it’s not even good commercials. I don’t have a problem with the Shaan Ginger Garlic ad or the Mirai ad. It’s just that I get the STUPID ANNOYING DUMB Zip Recruiter ad. I want to shoot myself every time I see it. Another problem is, when you skip a bit too much or check to see the time (pull down on your screen) there is a problem with the audio. The audio combines with a different part of the show. It’s very annoying. Especially when it’s ad prime. Because then I have to exit the tab, and get another 3 stupid ad breaks. The skip bar is annoying but whatever. You press +10 to go forward like twice, and it doesn’t even catch up. It’s annoying. The last thing, some old shows don’t have subtitles which I don’t like. But at least the newer show do, so that’s great. That’s about my review. It’s pretty good. Amazing serials. Bad skip bar and amount of ads. Annoying audio. Do I recommend? only if you are watching a lot of stuff on it and actually use it and like the shows.
Always keeps showing me erors
by read & be safe on 2021/04/14 22:39
Content never ever play keeps showing me eror the whole time
good but today worst
by Quietshooter on 2021/04/14 15:06
upload cwc finale fastt. u r not satisfying custumbers wish
Two audio commentary mixing
by gk27519 on 2021/04/13 18:05
I think there is issue on audio is mixing with other commentary.
Don’t wast your time not your money
by traveler 45 on 2021/04/13 01:04
I signed up for this app & paid my subscription. Was not able to watch any thing. Got messages ‘error has occurred’. I cancelled my subscription before the 24 hour are up.
Excellent but add PIP
by Sun P. on 2021/04/09 14:27
App is responsive and smooth. Please add Picture in picture mode. It’s been more than 6 months of iOS 14 lunch, a pip would definitely help the viewers.
North Americans.. don’t waste your money!
by satyabanachootiya on 2021/04/06 07:15
If you’re living in USA you can’t watch the previous cricket highlights from 2012 IPL or anything just paying these idiots for nothing.. Unsubscribed! Get the box!
Paid Subscribers treated badly don’t subscribe
by vishnuvardhanp on 2021/04/05 12:05
I am at per subscriber I am forced to watch adds hotstar you should give respect to a paid subscriber always don't see how toMake profits also think how to satisfy customers
Too Many Ads
by hellohotstarreduceads on 2021/04/02 04:38
Overall a very good app and stream in amazing hd quality but, I don’t know why there are sooooo many ads every 5 mins a ad pops first it only used to be one and now 2. The thing that gets me annoyed is one you can’t skip and there 30 seconds long and and the same ad everytime reduce the ads hotstar
Too many Ads
by Ravi Karthick on 2021/03/29 05:16
subscribed because of some favorite shows. But too many ads, even though paid for yearly. super annoying!!
Hot star shows ad even if you pay
by tasmima on 2021/03/29 03:00
I am paying for the subscription. And if I am paying for apps like hot star , Netflix or YouTube premium , I do not expect to see boring ads during watching any show. I really hate hot star for showing me unnecessary ads during any interesting show or movie. It is super irritating.
Cast
by skndbc on 2021/03/28 20:41
No tv cast
Auto Plays Videos
by Raj Gadela on 2021/03/28 14:30
The App auto plays videos preview and there is no settings to stop it. Even while watching another video the auto play continues to play. It is very annoying.
Best for Indian entertainment
by mkjd28 on 2021/03/26 16:47
Getting better day by day with more contents, moved to this platform mainly for Star Vijay. Later they started streaming IPL and matches which made us use this almost all time comparing to other platforms. Quality of the content is very good and never faced any issue viewing the content or live streaming. Advantage of watching anytime even the content from last couple years makes this unique and leader in Indian entertainment in India and abroad.
Lots of ads which we cannot even skip!
by amzzAmal on 2021/03/24 15:32
In the beginning the app was good..now they are increasing ads..we are also paying money enough to not be disturbed every now and then! One or two is fine..with every video playing now there is atleast 4 ads!atleast you can add a skip option pls!!
Nag
by Nag Athota on 2021/03/23 15:52
Excellent and very entertaining
Keeps playing in the background and using data
by Vedprakash.Mishra on 2021/03/23 01:20
In spite of pausing and minimizing app in Apple TV, the shoe keeps running and using internet data leading to wasted resource and bigger internet bill. Please fix your Apple TV app.
Overall great app
by HouBhai on 2021/03/21 12:13
Using Hotstar for few years now and the app is definitely much improved, stable and provides buffering-less entertainment (on a good WiFi connection). One BIG request, enable picture-in-picture mode on iPhone!!! I will update my review to 5-star once done. :-) Thank you.
Screen ratio issue
by BalGanYash on 2021/03/19 14:41
When entering into full screen on iphone, the bottom portion of score card is being out of frame.
Ads with a Premium Account
by San-91 on 2021/03/18 06:21
A single 20 minute episode is being disrupted by four 30-second ads. The point of paying for a premium account is moot when every program is disrupted by Ads. The price of ad-free experience should be built into the premium subscription. If not, you are misleading the customer and providing an unpleasant entertainment experience.
Ridiculous to pay for this service and still get ads
by RGgod on 2021/03/17 23:19
I rate this a 1 star service overall. You don’t expect to pay for a subscription and still have to put up with these annoying ads which are shown every 10 mins. I refuse to put up with this sneaky behavior and have cancelled the service as a result. Will never renew again unless you offer an ad free version. Pathetic !
It’s amazing
by Khamma parmar on 2021/03/17 03:35
Awesome network
How you guys got 4.6 in ratings
by suganya0663 on 2021/03/16 15:17
Kindly get out of Indian content. Worst and greedy management. I’m quitting Cricket coz of you guys
Annoying
by srinivasmuthyala38 on 2021/03/14 15:27
Can you add PIP it's quite annoying can't even see the time and also make sure it works with adblocker on VPN it's a paid app.
Bluetooth connectivity is lost each time a notification comes in
by Pravlok on 2021/03/12 14:42
Please fix this annoying bug wherein I am on Bluetooth headphones and listening to audio on Hotstar, a notification comes up and I lose audio. I then need to reclick the headphone in settings(note the Bluetooth connection is still active only Hotstar can’t seem to connect) and then reopen the Hotstar app for audio. Rinse and repeat, on a busy day it’s every minute that I get a notification.
Stop Ads
by ktmirshad7 on 2021/03/11 13:33
Always showing ads in VIP account. Irritating experience ever
Bad app support
by red7devils7here on 2021/03/10 01:57
iOS application is extremely poor. After a year of iOS having the feature of pip, the app still does not include it. The design and ui in the app also found extremely lacking. Could do with a revamp and likely redo.
App crashes all the time
by GkpArnab on 2021/03/08 00:02
It crashes on Apple TV. Sometimes does even open. Works a little better on iPhone (for air play) but even on iPhone the experience is quite bad.
Cricket
by baba krishna on 2021/03/06 07:46
Thanks
Should be ad free
by Parthm1182 on 2021/03/05 08:25
Subscribed service still local ads in shows 👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿 worst ever service in my life
Phone number login taken out!!
by Divya16! on 2021/03/05 02:25
I had an account associated with my phone number.. but your app no longer has the option to login via that.. It’s just asking me to create a new account.. I opened my account in the browser to link my mail ID to this account.. Guess what? There’s no option to do that either! How do you expect us to like you if we can’t even have us login into your service?
Adds
by jay gn on 2021/03/04 09:37
We people pay & subscribe so there are no adds.. there are too many adds I’m sick and tired of watching sujatta gold atta advertisement it’s so annoying..
Ads
by thats my name just use it on 2021/02/26 10:21
I’m. Really frustrated because I can not see my programs, cause of every 5/6 min ads Macdonald’s ads it’s really bad why m I paying for this. Plz get the ads out or I’ll cancell my subscription. Thx.
Frustrating Ads!
by zethuz on 2021/02/25 18:56
This is supposed to be a paid service yet there are Ads ,even before a live event. This is truly unacceptable.
Review from an angry customer
by chrissyrositta on 2021/02/25 17:07
Dear Hotstar! I did not pay 55$ so that I can keep getting error messages every 20secs which makes me miss most of the show I’m watching and gets me frustrated af. I need a solution! Or if you cannot find one give me my refund back!
Reduce the adds
by ababshsbsbshhd on 2021/02/25 10:21
Reduce the adds plz it’s irritating a lot
Channel
by Merodilu on 2021/02/22 07:07
Please put all Hindi Chanel with all tv show on it and it’s too much advertisement while watching serial, movies and all
Ad in every asset whether watched fully or not
by misc_01 on 2021/02/20 19:15
It’s a paid subscription model however ads cannot be blocked. If ads are a part of the model they should be at watch interval not in every asset watched.
Not up to the mark
by Cgi89 on 2021/02/14 15:02
Too many ads while watching the match.No schedule on upcoming matches.Poor Hotstar originals.All in all waste of money.
App not opening
by Martian00007 on 2021/02/14 08:16
I dont know what going on but I have i phone 12 pro and updated software too. But app doesn’t open at all
Unnecessary ADs
by supritimishra on 2021/02/14 07:07
Irrelevant ADs are showing up in iPhone and iPad app. Why are there ADs in paid membership? It’s so annoying.
Oops error
by Alanamin on 2021/02/14 04:41
App doesn’t open even tho I have paid annual service
Amazing
by Romette&Julien on 2021/02/11 08:17
I love hotstar so much. I can watch all my favorite movies and english shows on this. Even though it is a bit expensive for a yearly subscription, I feel like it’s worth it.
Hate it!
by abhaynverma on 2021/02/09 08:46
Even YouTube lets you skip ads after five seconds but this app forces you to watch 30 seconds add repeatedly. ! That too when you buy the subscription!! Hate it
New version
by iPhone_for_life on 2021/02/08 02:18
It’s not working on Apple TV
No Chromecast Option
by cupidstwin on 2021/02/07 03:37
I want to watch Cricket on TV through Chromecast but I don’t see that option?! How can I connect it to TV from Mobile App??
Hot star. Not getting Cricket. Help complicated
by vanakkum on 2021/02/05 11:14
Not able to watch cricket. No
Worst experience
by Dallas_Cowboys_129 on 2021/02/03 06:36
I paid for the premium membership even though I have to watch advertisements in the middle of the videos.Tried to contact costumer service but can’t contact them.Hate to watch ads
App is not working properly.
by sousudsujju on 2021/02/01 05:06
Everytime I try to login it is saying logged in with Facebook before while I never did. Also with the same account my friend is able to login and play videos and on my mobile it says there is no subscription. It was working fine last year but this year after we took a new subscription it is not at all working properly.
TV app controls are not up to standard
by SayanChakraborty on 2021/02/01 04:05
Expected to see user profiles. If you have watched a series and some one is watching again, it skips episodes and you have to go back and hit play from beginning each time. Either fix it or let user create profiles
Over-priced and disappointing
by Iamdone@ on 2021/01/31 14:30
I am very unhappy with this purchase, $53.00+ is far to pricey for a streaming app that is available in the USA but doesn’t have any options for English subtitles or any subtitles. After only 2 days I am cancelling my subscription. Complete waste of my money and the fact it’s on an apple platform that I subscribed is disappointing. I wish there was an option for zero stars or .5 stars. 😡
Mobile OTP not acceptable
by Dr.Rajkhatri on 2021/01/30 20:08
Recenty Disney +Hotstar forcing there user to use mobile otp login instead of standard email login that is totally not acceptable even Netflix amazon prime Disney Hulu every streaming service allowing email login or email otp login why should add my mobile number I'm premium subscriber I'm unable to login my account they are forcing me to add mobile number to account
Everything in one place
by deedssd on 2021/01/26 00:43
I really want to like this platform, but it’s just not worth it!!! First of all, everything is just in one place. It’s so hard to find movies you like. First you have to go through all the tv shows and series and then you will find one or two movies, Hotstar should really organize their playlist for specific genre, movies, series, shows and drama! Only show me movies when I’m looking for movie! I hate seeing all them stupid series and shows with movies! Please reorganize!!!! Thank you
Ads in the mobile app
by jojoton on 2021/01/24 20:41
It’s so much irritating that we have adds when we use Hotstar in mobile app. That too 30 second add without any option to skip . Paying 50$ to watch ads ?? The shows which are telecasted are not available sooner and certaint times it’s takes days or weeks to watch with app.
App with lots of defects
by ajinkya00786 on 2021/01/12 21:04
The app on Apple TV has multiple defects. Clearly not worth the money
Hotstar great entertainment!!!
by ghandhinagat on 2021/01/11 07:19
Great Geea
No Cast to TV from mobile app
by Sovdeep on 2021/01/09 03:48
Poor user experience and design. Low compatibility testing which shows by inability to cast on TV or chrome cast.
No streaming option
by Would be a 5 but bugs on 2021/01/07 21:41
Only on mobile cannot stream to tv. No app here in USA. If I were the developer for this app I would seriously think of changing professions .
Software really buggy
by Microbot97 on 2021/01/07 14:51
Open apps very slow, everytime watching serial tv it asked that its mature and sensitive content... even after i watched it 3 season... and it rotates to standing position when ipad is on horizontal position... disney quality shouldnt be like this...
No subtitles
by LucyBarth on 2021/01/07 06:08
Not much to watch mostly has old movies or shows. In India they have all the new shows, movies etc but not in the U.S. There are no subtitles for majority of the shows/ movies. And some shows skip episodes or are missing some episodes like the Mahadev show.
Free Please
by sqadgoals on 2020/12/30 18:19
Hello this is a good app just though this pandemic we would like this to be free for how ever long we the CV will stay can you do this plzz
Hotstar is bad bad bad
by hotstar hater#1 on 2020/12/29 21:50
I have iPhone XR and the Hotstar app is not working at all I waist my money I hate this application
Ads with subscription, seriously!?
by travellersat on 2020/12/27 20:57
No I am not kidding, Hotstar has ads with subscription. Initially it was ads of ither shows/series within Hotstar but now they have commercial ads too. This is the new low in the streaming services.
Background trailer keep going on and on
by Chhetri rabi on 2020/12/26 13:26
I think I made best decision by unsubscribing Netflix and downloading Hotstar. Love it. Hope they will upload weekly episode of Siddhartha Buddha . I would be so happy. ** I’ve to remove couple stars for the background trailer on Apple TV. It keep going on and on even when you are playing other videos. It will Always be there. You have to watch video with double sound. Hopefully they take care of it sooner
Hotstar
by CarolRam1 on 2020/12/18 22:18
Please cancel subscription
App crashing
by anil_pavan on 2020/12/15 02:10
App is crashing and not loading content
Great collection!
by Sasha8111 on 2020/12/08 07:10
Hotstar has movies that I can’t find on Netflix or Amazon. It also has an amazing collection of TV series. Love the overall experience!
No big boss show in Hotstar subscription
by Subbu810 on 2020/12/01 18:23
I want to subscribe only for big boss and I came to know that the content for india will not be be played in usa. Can I still vote for big boss show contestants from usa ?
Best for Indian entertainment
by mkjd28 on 2021/03/26 16:47
Getting better day by day with more contents, moved to this platform mainly for Star Vijay. Later they started streaming IPL and matches which made us use this almost all time comparing to other platforms. Quality of the content is very good and never faced any issue viewing the content or live streaming. Advantage of watching anytime even the content from last couple years makes this unique and leader in Indian entertainment in India and abroad.
Iss phase ko kya naam doon. “PLEASE ADD ENGLISH SUBTITLES ON THIS SHOW”
by hope lost salima on 2018/07/10 00:38
I was watching this movie Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon in Africa and when I came to the UNited States I tried finding a place where I could watch it took over a year to know about Hotstar. I was so happy that I was finally gonna be able to finish watch it cause am obsessed about that show. If I can tell am their number one fan. But what did I get instead, a big fat disappointment. Am so disappointed with Hotstar right now. I subscribed and everything but when I put on the show to watch it, it was in Hindi and I can’t understand Hindi. But I thought it might have subtitles in English. But there was no option which means no subtitles. Hotstar am really disappointed in you guys. Y’all got ma hopes up that I can finally watch the show. And then y’all disappointed me. Y’all made lose hope. Y’all thought me a lesson anyway, never get your hopes cause you might not be happy about the results.
Very poor customer service
by doctorpuneet on 2018/09/29 01:22
If you ever had problem with the hotstar working, do not expect help from Customer service. They have hired most unhelpful agents who do not understand how customer service works and means. I lost of password and requested to reset giving them details about my account including purchase history, credit care information, my personal details but they said they can’t help if I cannot retrieve my personal email to which the password was going to. Unfortunately, I used an old email which I don’t use it anymore and don’t remember password, they said they will not provide me the password or reset link despite of all the credible information. It was disappointing. I have $99 subscription with them. Ultimately I was able to retrieve my old email password and access the us hotstar account else I would never be able to use $99 account.
Expensive subscription fee for the available content
by Drkarthikg on 2017/12/11 04:22
Good: 1. All available shows are in HD. 2. Streaming on Apple TV and iOS app are very good 3. Live cricket telecast on indian matches 4. Allows 2 screens at the same time Bad: 1. Higher subscription fee for no much content. You will feel disappointed when you find there is no live tv streaming and you cant find all your favorite shows,particularly if you come from YuppTV. 2. Apple Tv app keeps asking to activate the app every day, which is really annoying. 3. Program organization is not so user friendly and frustrating. You have to go through bunch of useless programs to find one or 2 shows that you watch. It would be great if programs can be filtered using date and have a section only for latest ongoing shows. 4. Shows won’t get added immediately after telecasted in india. Programs are available only after a day (after 12 AM EST) 5. Not all shows from star are available to watch. Particularly the international format shows like big boss. This is a deal breaker.
Not worth the money
by bdoshi1 on 2018/04/28 18:18
We signed up on this app just to watch live cricket. It runs well with nice HD quality videos but that doesn’t happen all the time. Mostly it will either have connection issues or just will keep jumping around the screens, so, you cannot even watch the whole over. Sometimes it will have chromecast connection errors. I believe their only priority is to show ads and not live cricket. Willow was much better, I hope these big companies realize that spectators want to enjoy the shows without ads chopping them down. Hotstar, if you cannot take care of live telecast at this magnitude, please give the rights back to Willow so we can enjoy the sport!
Ads on subscription without notice
by divineserenity on 2020/06/17 06:18
I am extremely disappointed that Hotstar chose to add advertisements on subscriptions. The reason given is also poor - “ads are placed to allow hotstar to offer such prices”. I would gladly pay more to have an ad free experience, and in fact, I did pay more. I have a subscription that started Nov 2019, which promised an ad-free experience. I understand if I choose to renew I would be bound by these new terms, but in my situation, I am not getting the services I subscribed to in Nov 2019. This is n extremely poor move on Hotstar, coupled with a lack of notice to their subscribers. I will definitely not be renewing after my subscription ends if ads continue to be offered to subscribers.
Recent updates removed the highlights
by Zeni86cit on 2019/06/06 12:15
Recent update in app removed highlights while watching a WC2019 match.. it really doesn’t make any sense.. it doesn’t give an user to go back and see what or how wickets fell etc,, even earlier that was one step better.. now it’s no point having a mobile app.. it should let users go backwards, rewind and start from some point..it should not make us wait until the game gets completed.. Developer responded stating there is a technical issue.. but it is not fixed and it’s more than 4 days. If it is for World Cup, it should’ve been taken in priority and fixed by now.. when premium is charged, service also should be at premium level..
Rip off
by Cyclonel09 on 2018/03/29 15:16
At the beginning I liked the app. I upgraded to premium last month cause of it. But this month, after my subscription renewal the app started giving me error message every time I tried to watch a video. Contact their support team Tuesday. They told me to delete the app then redownload it, so I did. When I signed back in I was asked to upgrade again even though I already paid for this month subscription. I gave them my contact details and they keep telling me they are trying o contact me when I never received any call from them. It’s been over 3 days. They are ripping people off by taking their money and then stopping their subscription. Don’t waste your money.
Cancelled my subscription but keep getting charged!
by vib1311 on 2018/04/26 17:14
I have cancelled my subscription and I still keep getting billed! I try and log in to cancel again it says that account not found. Plus I am in india and getting charged the US fees . I wish someone will look into and address my concern without me having to keep paying again and again. Very disappointed!
Hotstar don’t control over the channel’s decision
by Nysa_w on 2020/10/01 20:27
I subscribed to Hotstar to watch one of the popular tv show from the starplus - Yeh Ristey Hsi Pyaar Ke. The show is so popular, but the channel is still ending the show abruptly based on Barc ratings. If the online TRP is not considered, why do I need to waste money and time on the shows that Hotstar is telecasting? I saw fans are trending for the last one week and asking for an extension—still no one care. StarPlus has given rights to HotStar; nevertheless, they don’t have control over the channel decision. Being a loyal viewer of the good show like Yeh Rishey Hai Pyaar Ke, I am so disappointed. I am sad that such a good show ending abruptly. Anyone watched Mishbir (shaheer sheikh and Rhea Sharma) can understand the disappointment.
Getting ads despite premium membership
by mathewSimpson on 2020/06/10 22:41
Why the hell would you have 4+ ads on a single 20 minute episode when I have a premium annual membership? To the developer response - That’s freaking dumb! What do you mean competitive? You have an extremely limited catalogue outside of India and you are charging $8+/month for premium. Disney+ is almost half of that and has UHD content! Hotstar is try to make as much mullah as it can and being competitive is just a bad excuse. The viewer experience is severely degraded! I don’t even want a single advertisement when I have dropped $100 on an annual subscription! I would never ever buy anything from an advertiser that advertises with you!
Worst user interface
by dipytrivedi on 2018/11/16 20:06
I purchased this app in USA and content is great but the app features are horrible. It never saves continue watching for me: the choices are randomly saved like things I was watching a week ago. Even as I am watching the show...pause for a call and come back, my episode is gone. I have to start all over again. Search the serial, look for episode and then fast forward to find the point where I was at. Absolutely frustrating experience every single time. Compared the continue watching capabilities of Netflix and Prime this is pathetic. Please improve this. If it wasn’t for amazing content I will not use the app.
Love it
by Sttarre on 2020/10/10 15:34
I really do enjoy Hotstar in America. I do however need the subtitles because I don’t speak the languages/dialects. That’s the only drawback for me. Sometime I have to wait 24 hours for the subtitles to be added to the episodes or some older movies were never linked to subtitles. Anupamaa and Shaadi Mubarak are my favs this year. What is strange to most people I know is they are surprised that a African American middles age woman only watches movies from India. So thank you. Hope you add new movies more often. Tanaji was amazing!
Makes you pay separately in United States for Disney+ subscribers
by SamP2020 on 2020/08/02 17:48
I just don’t understand, I have Disney+ subscription and Hotstar is owned by Disney. I still have to pay for this separately in USA, while in India you can get Hotstar + Disney in half the price of what only Hotstar subscription cost in the US. The fact that Disney has decided to not integrate its services in US like it has done in India makes overall experience bad for consumers, and I can’t find a good reason to recommend this app or service to folks in the states. Until Disney corrects its dark techniques to rip off customers, I’ll be staying away and will advise my friends and families the same.
Video quality setting
by crytocurrency24x7 on 2020/08/14 18:53
Hi first i love the platform. My family is enjoying it. But i found 1 big problem. We are watching on mobile date like most of the Indians. And we get like 2GB data per day but while watching video if we forget to change video quality then the 2gb data finishes of in 30 minutes. So the question is why do we need to change the quality setting in every video. If there is quality setting in SETTING for every video then it would be nice. Thanks
Not worth the money or time
by akkiettan on 2018/11/23 20:26
Googled for apps streaming game of thrones, Hotstar site came up. In their website they didn’t mention a word about the content not being available in US till I subscribed for a year. The app itself has several issues like- 1. Gets stuck in the middle of a movie. Will have to exit and relaunch the movie to continue. 2. Much slower than Netflix. 3. There is no way to search with combination of filters like language, artists, genre, etc 4. Popular in lists stay the same and I have to scroll for several minutes to see something I have not seen yet. 5. Tons of tamil movies in hindi dubbed versions, but no originals 6. Tons of old flop movies 7. Search results display programs that say content is not available in my country after clicking on it 🤦‍♂️🤮 Overall, I would be really happy if I could get at least half of what I paid for a year in refund and you can cancel my subscription (used only for a month).
Their service getting worse day by day
by shardasam on 2018/09/20 04:49
I use to like this app a lot. But recently they are getting worse. They don’t upload their shows on time. Daily shows are not even available after 24 hours of the telecast. I think they should focus on consistency rather then advertisements. I think we should go with some other alternative..
30 sec un-skippable ads not acceptable
by MegaStar415 on 2020/09/14 12:03
30 sec ad which can’t be skipped every time you switch between channels is definitely not considered limited advertising. It’s just ruining the viewing experience. At least add a skip button. To developer who responded it as limited advertising: Please do this and let me know if it is limited advertising: open republic live, open NDTV live, open TV9 live and repeat. Please notice how many time you have to wait for ad to finish before watching actual content. Would you personally pay and use such an app?
Cant stream from browser to apple tv
by evivek on 2019/06/13 10:50
Having issues streaming from iphone 6 safari to apple tv. Streaming using hotstar app freezes the screen regularly. Contacted support regd. This and they had no clue about this issue. Told me that they will check with technical team and give a call within 24 hours but i never received a call from hotstar.
HotstarIPL
by Blahhdjfijsbs on 2019/03/19 18:33
They sent me an email with an offer for yearly subscription for $60 and then the website cannot take my payment and so I can't avail the offer. I call their help desk phone number and the guy is less than helpful and just kept repeating the steps of clicks I have to do to sign up. Such liars and thugs!!! Never buy this!!!
Improve, PLEASE!
by Kushagrav on 2018/03/23 19:00
It took forever for hotstar to release in the US. I get it, rights and all, its difficult. But the platform is not user-friendly. I cannot resume a movie if I close the app. Have a recently watched or at least the last watched section so that its easier to go back to what I was watching. Arrange the episodes by date and not by name, episode 11 is after episode 1 which does NOT make any sense. Its a good platform with a lot of good content but it needs to be more user-friendly.
Zero star service and zero star experience
by vtiwari227 on 2019/03/25 02:11
I have purchased the hotstar through apple in app purchase and got charged the same to my credit card, however in hotstar app, the screen still asking me to select the plan and pay for it , I registered using Facebook account and calling to hotstar service on call and Facebook both are zero level helpful . They said they don’t see my email if registered or payment made from apple and apple asking me to contact the app provider , I’m sure this is problem with hotstar, as I never have apple payment with any other app . Please help
Ads, Ads, and then some more ads.
by TheNobleQueen on 2020/07/22 14:08
Cancelling my annual subscription because even after paying for the subscription hotstar still makes you watch 10 minutes of ads for 20 minutes of content. These ads are all non-skippable. Since the app is paid and a lot more expensive for the US audience, you would think they would at least not show ads on top of that. The reason most people like online paid platforms is the “zero nonsense, 100% content trope” but hotstar doesn’t seem to respect its audience to care that much. Money is the only master.
Decent performance and content
by Sachin Kadlaskar on 2019/11/13 23:07
I like the performance and the content overall. However, here are few issues that need to be resolved: 1. Add English subtitles for all non English shows (or any content for that matter) 2. Loading of episodes for a multi season show is not smooth and gets stuck at times. For example, even after clicking on season 3, it won’t refresh the episode list accurately and you have to go out of the show or app completely or play around to make it work. 3. Loading speed for both app and content can improve, despite very high speed internet, loading on Hotstar is slow in comparison to other apps. ~~Cheers
Unsatisfied Custom
by tuffy1020 on 2019/03/10 17:32
There are English speaking people like myself paying to see India play and I can only get streaming at a very poor quality in Hindi. Besides, you don’t give your customer the choice to watch the match at their convenience. They should be able to continue watching a match after the match in its full length. The match should be taped and be made available to customers to watch at their convenience. I have signed up a year’s subscription last week but it looks like I might have to cancel, if all I will be getting is highlights.
Background trailer keep going on and on
by Chhetri rabi on 2020/12/26 13:26
I think I made best decision by unsubscribing Netflix and downloading Hotstar. Love it. Hope they will upload weekly episode of Siddhartha Buddha . I would be so happy. ** I’ve to remove couple stars for the background trailer on Apple TV. It keep going on and on even when you are playing other videos. It will Always be there. You have to watch video with double sound. Hopefully they take care of it sooner
Best
by Arn the barn on 2019/04/03 13:41
I found this out when I was traveling to New York and wanted to watch the IPL. I knew that it wouldn’t come free. I paid the $20 to watch this for one month. You may think that this is expensive, but you also can watch movies and tv shows. I recommend this to everyone.
Less/old content for the price paid in USD
by ArunBv1989 on 2019/06/26 03:28
USA hotstar is not worth to buy yearly subscription, very less content to watch, if I call the phone support, they just say they have digital licensing issues due to which not all contents cannot be broadcasted, if that’s the case price should be lowered or allow us watch india hotstar website. I will keep it just for cricket otherwise I would have canceled though hotstar won’t refund the money I paid. Yearly subscription in India comes to approx $15 max, whereas $70 here with less videos or old videos to watch. Regretting it.
Unfriendly interface, need to login every time I open the app
by .Just.Another.Bad.Review. on 2018/05/01 14:34
One of the most unfriendly interface I have seen. You cannot filter content based on language within content type (TV shows or Movies). You can filter it in general, but then the list contains all the soap operas which I am personally not interested in. One MAJOR drawback is that I have to login every single time I open the app. That is just frustrating and plain dumb. Unfortunately I gotta use the service to watch IPL. Once that’s done, I will deactivate my service and lose the app.
Subtitles support not good
by srini021988 on 2019/04/12 06:01
Giving four stars because the chrome cast support is not good yet, everything else is really good. When casting from the app, we are not able to view subtitles on Chrome cast but it let's you view subtitles on the app itself. This is not acceptable because most apps will automatically show subtitles. Please fix this hotstar and i will give it a five!
Frequent Log in issues
by VigMei on 2018/04/04 02:19
I have subscribed Hotstar and been using it for few months now. In the recent past, when I try to log in to the app it’s asking me to subscribe. When I go to MyAccount it’s asking me to start free trial. When I click either of the option it shows Active subscription detected. I tried deleting the app, installed it again. Logged out and logged back in multiple times etc but nothing is working. I have an active subscription through App Store. Not sure how to reach their support team too.
No continue watching list
by nknmistkn on 2019/01/22 20:49
The continue watching list does not appear. Also it doesn’t keep track of what I’ve watched. That just makes it more confusing to figure out where I left off. It was there before, but a certain update might have turned it off. I don’t know if I’m the only one facing this issue.
Everything in one place
by deedssd on 2021/01/26 00:43
I really want to like this platform, but it’s just not worth it!!! First of all, everything is just in one place. It’s so hard to find movies you like. First you have to go through all the tv shows and series and then you will find one or two movies, Hotstar should really organize their playlist for specific genre, movies, series, shows and drama! Only show me movies when I’m looking for movie! I hate seeing all them stupid series and shows with movies! Please reorganize!!!! Thank you
Really bad app and bad support
by aziz5708 on 2019/01/03 22:25
Downloaded this app in October to watch cricket and some Indian shows. Initially subscribed for the monthly plan to try it out. Looked good and worked so I got the yearly subscription. Couple months later my purchased vanished and I couldn’t use the app. After jumping through hoops and waiting about 2 weeks for developers to respond I contacted Apple and sorted out with them. App developers still haven’t gotten back to me about the issue. Now the app wants me to subscribe again to Hotstar premium. Complete scam. Do not subscribe.
Worst customer support
by Yogi1337 on 2019/01/23 03:08
I was not able to see Live cricket on hotstar USA. I tried calling there customer support. They never picked I was holding on line for 43mins. Please don’t give number if you don’t have any support. They didn’t even replied to my email. Very bad support. Cricket fans in US please go for willow.
Cannot project - bad design
by Munkumar on 2019/03/30 15:50
Hotstar has built an app for phones and tablets but if you try to project this on external monitor it assumes there is screen recording and prevents projection. This is in bad taste and a very poor design. On our trip this morning kids wanted to watch the match on the cars rear seat entertainment system but due to this restriction they were forced to watch on iPad screen only. The entire years subscription I paid for is proven worthless. If this is not fixed I move to Sling and make sure my friends move too!!
Hotstar fraud charges
by Nil06957 on 2019/03/19 01:31
The app & tv series are okay sometimes they mess around with the upload times but it’s understandable. What I don’t get is why no one reached out to me when I sent several emails stating how my account was being charged twice in a row for same services. They didn’t do anything until I called up my bank and canceled my debit card and kept my credit card number same. It happened 3 months in a row before I caught the mistake. Charged my Apple iTunes and my debit card. Same on you guys
How to change my name in my account?
by AbdFeroz on 2020/09/28 07:30
I have tried several times to change my name but cannot find the option to do it. I also can’t find the option to register my email address. How can I contact customer service ? I want to change the name of my account, please tell me how to do it?
Average quality service with less content
by ravi anand (vicky) on 2020/10/08 02:20
Got a yearly subscription. Few live channel did not work .. going into retry page always. Very small movies and TV series collection. Only cricket and news channel comes live. If you are interested in watching cricket live then only you should buy these subscription other wise completely waste of money
App does not work on Samsung TV
by Rohit_US on 2020/10/07 21:22
I have a samsung smart TV and have installed hotstar app on it. Very often I have faced the below issue: 1. Either the app does not open even after reinstalling or updating the app or restarting the TV 2. Or the video does not get loaded I have not faced any issues on the mobile apps but it gives me a hard time on TV. Not sure if the hotstar team has addressed this issue but it persists for me ever since I installed hotstar the first time.
No content and no live star Maa
by chanty084 on 2020/09/10 05:26
Their content is very less for the subscription fee they take. And recently they Removed live Star Maa. So what am I paying for!? They dont have your favorite shows to watch when we want. False promises and very poor customer support. They charge almost double as they charge in India. I pay same for Yupp Tv which has lot more live channels and lot more catchup content. Their Live Tv, which was there earlier, was also very glitchy. It just goes back by 30minutes on its own.
Good and bad
by iplabcd on 2019/03/28 20:35
So much organized. I bought before espn for works cup all cricket match’s are easy to find. Here they put 1000 small Videos with full match make so much difficult to find match you want to watch , need to organize well.
Need improvement
by Saigasy on 2017/10/15 00:39
Hotstar has great contents from all over India. I really enjoy watching Malayalam movies which in my mind are the best in India. However, the organization of episodes for series is bad. They are out of sequence. I think in terms of organization they should look nowhere than Netflix. Also they should improve their recommendation list.
Not uploading shows on time
by abhivandadi on 2021/05/23 19:42
Hotstar is a very good app with lots of Indian content. I enjoy the shows a lot. But sometimes I feel they upload shows very late. For example, dance plus Telugu finale was over 3-4 hours ago and they still did not upload on Hotstar. For fans like me, it is a big turn off. I stay in USA and do not have access to live TV, so it is very frustrating.
10 sub second Forward not working properly on iPad
by Sai Shanmukha on 2020/05/23 05:46
When I click the second forward/rewind button multiple times say thrice, then I expect the video to be forwarded by thirty seconds, but it only moves to +10 seconds and plays that scene thrice like a D.J. remix, if you know what I mean. This is seen only on iPad and works fine on an iPhone Really appreciate if this is fixed
Please stop the VIP ad in USA
by Sanzida27 on 2019/05/12 16:12
I love watching my shows in the app and everything was going well but recently last 2 days u guys started putting this VIP ad every 2 min of any show I’m watching. The ad is related to India not USA as u guys don’t have any plan like that for here. I just want to watch the shows so I don’t need the $99 package that includes everything so please at least put some limit on how often the ad is shown as it really messes with one’s entertainment experience. Thanks!
Subscription gets inactive
by VJJReview on 2018/09/11 04:35
I pay my subscription through iTunes(basically through Apple) that is the default option given. I have to sent receipt from Apple every other month to get account activates though it’s set to auto renew. It’s not my problem if hotstar has bad sync service between Apple Pay service and hotstar. Why do I have to be without service when I pay for it. After sending receipt I have to wait another 24 hours for it to get activated. Crap.....
Crashes often
by Viswa tpt on 2018/07/13 01:08
It was working fine until 3 weeks ago. For the past 3 weeks every time I open the app, it either crashes or screen goes blank for 2-3 mins or video just keeps buffering without playing. It is extremely annoying. We pay so much and in return is this what we get? Please fix the problem.
Chrome cast issues
by vinoth_iyer on 2018/03/13 03:59
The app is good to watch all shows and movies. But the app is unstable with chrome cast functionalities. I have to restart the app many times to regain cast. The unacceptable part is that app acquires full wake lock while it is casting. If the app goes to background it looses track of current video. I have to search the show all over again and re-cast it again. Please fix it.
Rating Trends
87,24,129,39,177,19,20,103,38,27,91,27,151,35,36,27,24,26,27,24,32,34,29,30,156,190,148,127,113,129,97,93,97,149,75,57,101,84,56,147,0,173,119,71,71,48,99,74,26,33,32,24,27,35,29,37,26,30,22,30,29,20,20,25,24,26,21,20,14,35,23,22,38,26,28,23,21,26,0,56,26,26,23,18,20,25,18,29,29,22
All Versions
4.0
94,197 total
 5
74,302
 4
11,593
 3
3,915
 2
1,295
 1
3,092
Current Version (11.2)
4.0
94,182 total
 5
74,293
 4
11,590
 3
3,913
 2
1,295
 1
3,091
Version History
More...