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Hotstar is a live streaming app that lets you watch your favorite TV shows, movies, sports & live news on-the-go. Hotstar is India’s largest premium streaming platform with more than 100,000 hours of drama & movies in 17 languages, & coverage of every major global sporting event. Launched in early 2015, it is one of India’s most downloaded apps with more than 350 million downloads on the back of a highly evolved video streaming technology & high attention to the quality of experience across devices & platforms. Hotstar comes with two unique subscription packages, Hotstar VIP and Hotstar Premium. Hotstar VIP gives you unrestricted access to live sporting events including the VIVO IPL, Premier League, Formula 1 and Tennis. You also get access to Star serials before they premiere on TV, and Hotstar Specials, i.e. critically acclaimed original content. The Hotstar Premium plan includes all the aforementioned perks, in addition to Latest American TV shows and blockbuster Hollywood movies. Hotstar content varies country wise. The Content A. For Sports Enthusiasts: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 now streaming live Get live scores for all the World Cup 2019 matches along with the schedule, highlights and points table. Live Cricket, Tennis Grand Slams, Football, Formula 1 racing, Hockey, Badminton, Table-tennis, Kabaddi. For cricket fans who need constant updates of scores, our app is loaded with the latest cricketing action with live streaming and the fastest scorecard. For the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Watch ‘N Play is back with exciting new features: The Social Feed, where you can share opinions about the match and invite your friends and family to do the same, and, The Leaderboard, where you can check your rank both nationally and amongst your friends and family. You can also watch match replays and highlights from any recently concluded match. We also feature live sports like Premier League (PL), Indian Super League (ISL), Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) etc. B. For Movie Buffs: Hollywood movies: Avenger Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars story, Black Panther, and more! Also, all your favorite Disney & Marvel movies & other blockbusters on the app. Bollywood movies: Total Dhamaal, Junglee, Stree, Badhaai Ho, Sanju, The Return of Abhimanyu, and many others. Vernacular Movies: Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu. Popular Titles: Chamak, Koode, Maari 2, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Baahubali 2, Saamy 2, Inkokkadu, Nine, Hoichoi Unlimited, Farzand. C. For TV Bingers: Hindi serials & shows: Nazar, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, RadhaKrishn, Ek Bhram - Sarvagun Sampann etc. English Shows: Stream the latest & Emmy-winning English TV series: Game of Thrones (GOT), Chernobyl, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family etc. Vernacular Shows: Bigg Boss Tamil, Super Singer, Vadinamma, Agni Sakshi, Sarvamangala Mangalye, Pandiyan Stores. Hotstar Specials: Bold, authentic and exclusive stories - produced by Hotstar, especially for you. Watch our latest, Hostages and Criminal Justice. D. For News Aficionados: In addition, stream news channels, like, Aaj Tak, Republic TV, Polimer News, ABP News & Asianet News. The Channels Watch series & shows of the following TV channels: • Star Plus • Star Bharat • Star Sports • HBO • Star World • Nat Geo • Fox Life • Star Maa • Star Jalsha • Star Pravah • Star Utsav • Star Vijay • Star Suvarna • Asianet 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 monthly/yearly 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 by going to My Account or through iTunes. Privacy policy: http://www.hotstar.com/privacy-policy Terms of use: http://www.hotstar.com/terms-of-use
Pathetic app
by Rohit_US on 2019/12/06 20:56
Does not give an option to cast it on TV. TV app gets crashed every now and then. Tried updating it multiple times but still the issue persist. I do feel its a waste of money.
Great content
by satish KT on 2019/12/06 05:58
Good movies and great content and entertainment.
Worst app and worst experience
by Msumeeth on 2019/12/04 04:37
Hotstar I have experienced the worst of a viewing experience. I never new that HotStar is running on 80’s technology. I am running the hotstar app on my 6 Series Samsung Smart TV on an 80MBPS line. All i could see in the app is a loading spinner. But you know what surprises me, your so called TECHNICAL service team has asked me to capture a video of my tv screen using my smart phone and send it to them. What AGE are we living ??? I did send this stupid video as well. After that the saga of your customer service started, now for them it looks to be an issue with Samsung TV. Thank God, your executives did not ask me to replace my TV ☺️ I suggest you to add one point in your Customer service training. Please tell your executives and the managers “ DO NOT COMMIT ANYTHING TO CUSTOMER IF YOU CAN NOT FULLFILL THE COMMITMENT”. Absolutely disappointing experience with your customer service. $50 charity from me for the well being of HOTSTAR.
Great but Region Locked
by Naa Wish on 2019/12/03 21:19
Used to use this At the start if its service but no longer can enjoy it because of region locking. Cannot use a vpn also. Please remove region lock or allow vpn. I would not mind paying for the subscription but allow the content to be watchable and downloadable in any region.
Very poor
by looking silly on 2019/11/30 02:15
You should have planned it better than just cut off from Comcast . Don’t have the app on any of the players - fire TV, Google Play , Apple TV .
We didn’t get any support from customer care
by Subhas Tandel on 2019/11/29 05:35
I am member of VIP I subscribe initially I can watch the video but in very few days I am unable to watch I tried to contact you through mails I I didn’t get any reply
Put subtitles on hotstar
by sha abbas on 2019/11/27 14:32
Because we the people how have hotstar There tv 📺 we can’t put caption so please but caption we love watching Indian movie we can’t watch if we don’t now what there saying
Thanks great Quality
by jermanjit singh on 2019/11/22 20:03
Great quality
Awsm
by Awesome-ist one on 2019/11/21 01:08
Awsm . So clear and good
No airplay support
by RounakJain on 2019/11/17 00:33
Literally every video app has AirPlay support except hotstar.
Inconsistent sub titles
by Arjun156 on 2019/11/16 01:29
The subtitles are not consistently available on the app. When an application has the videos of multiple languages, one is expected to have the support for subtitles and the same is lacking here.
Love this app
by chralie patel on 2019/11/14 09:51
Grean
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
Waste of money- fraud
by prak2019 on 2019/11/11 01:27
They don’t have rights for all the episodes of a show so you might be able to watch first few episodes and not the remaining ones. The customer support is not helpful and is extremely arrogant.
Worst app and support
by Kumarpavan151 on 2019/11/07 03:56
Always buffering when you see the content. Never had issues with other apps like Netflix and amazon prime video and xfinity.
Live channels
by Abledsix on 2019/11/02 19:01
How and where to watch the Hotstar Live TV channels
Worst app
by Kg235rr on 2019/10/31 23:49
I’m using app on sony tv and apple tv , the app keeps loading on 80mbps speed internet when watching the movies.
ADD SHOWS
by Trantran23 on 2019/10/31 05:23
PLEASE ADD THE SHOW KUCHH ISS TARAH!! and more newer ones! otherwise this app is amazing and so worth it 😊
Unable to use the app
by googlybn on 2019/10/21 22:31
Hotstar is not allowing me to login as a valid user
Error
by Salisha 0409 on 2019/10/17 11:53
This app keep showing error message it’s so annoying
Live streaming crashing
by Junaid Usmani on 2019/10/13 06:38
Latest version crashes whenever trying to start live streaming
close app when play live
by no working live on 2019/10/13 06:35
when i press live match and my app close again and again don’t know why
App crashes
by hk_doosa on 2019/10/13 05:16
Continuous app crashes today 13th October 2019 from 12:30 am ET onwards
Crashes on iPhone 11 pro
by rio.rohit22 on 2019/10/13 05:04
This app is getting crashed on iPhone 11 pro and pro max. Please upgrade the app
App crashes on ios 13.1.2 with the current hotstar update
by appyP on 2019/10/13 04:58
Latest update of hotstar crashes
Unfair
by sheemran on 2019/10/10 08:49
Why we can’t watch outside india, didn’t need it in india cause there have many Cableink 😡😡
Improve it !!!Ridiculous phone app
by Ngbhar17 on 2019/10/10 03:33
The phone app does not let you select the latest episode of any serial,so difficult to navigate!!!! Improve it !!!Ridiculous to say the least ,cant even send review, pathetic
Cast is not working at all
by dev-2090 on 2019/09/29 03:08
I tried to cast though Chromecast but it’s not working at all. Keep buffering after cast to TV. Can you please look into this issue.
It is superb bfshkkdtuncsdg
by fazal don on 2019/09/24 08:32
He'd
App
by himalok on 2019/09/21 16:50
Best app for videos
Hall mark
by DeDerpyDinosaur on 2019/09/21 10:42
Thank you for wonderful transmission,,,,,which is your Hall mark service.
English
by Ruggatrucka on 2019/09/21 05:32
English subtitles
Not Worth
by bezzwada on 2019/09/17 04:11
Its 10 bucks without any telugu live tv channel streaming. and not all shows from Maa are on ondemand.
No serial
by ghjxisjjsia on 2019/09/12 23:26
Please add Hindi serial “Chand chupa badal main” is not there and it’s a old star plus serial (please reply as soon as possible)
entertainment that comes with a cost
by lovepreet1990 on 2019/09/01 15:41
I love this app it keeps me full on entertain,but at the same time monthly cost price is ridiculous,$20 dollars per month is insane
Always logs out
by Kampli on 2019/08/31 17:41
On Apple TV and iPhone this new app always logs out. We have to open each time we try to open the app. It’s worse on Apple TV.
Hidden subscription option/ dark pattern
by jgphone on 2019/08/28 22:08
We hate it when sly companies employ dark patterns to hide subscription options. Hotstar has made it difficult to find and subscribe to the 3.99 per month entertainment only option. Why??
Not worth subscription
by Srupu on 2019/08/23 23:58
They mislead into annual subscription. Cricket is it always available. No biggboss. No new and good movies. No live tv or regular tv. Just one or 2 recorded programs. It’s not worth it.
Poor casting experience
by Credoh on 2019/08/18 09:36
The app has a lot of room for improvement. Casting thru chromecast is very buggy. Desperately need airplay support which is missing. Also need a way to turn off autoplay on landing pages. The resume feature also is a hit & miss.
Review Nach Baliye
by nandilip on 2019/08/07 01:30
Love it
App is not good
by nickernockernucker on 2019/08/06 04:08
Allows just a handful of downloaded content, what is downloaded completely and was playable becomes corrupt requiring. Re download/ streaming. App has a long way to go
Chrome cast from my Apple iphone
by arya.k77 on 2019/08/06 02:47
Hotstar, recent episodes won’t cast on tv. When I chrome cast old videos from June and early July, the videos will play properly. However, once I try to cast episodes from late July and August, the videos stop playing and start to load and won’t continue playing. Very disappointed Hotstar, please fix this issue with recent episodes.
Need more content
by Haviesh on 2019/07/28 17:03
We couldn't see Telugu Bigg boss please add it
Marathi movie AAK cha divas mama
by R.chimanlal on 2019/07/25 01:09
one of the best movie.Though Iam Gujarati I enjoyed fully
Frustrating app
by snehasneh87 on 2019/07/23 22:28
There used to be a continue watching section where I could go and watch what I was watching. Now they took it off. Now every time I watch a show which has about 100 -200 episodes I have to go search for the show find the episode I was watching and then play. There is no indication to show an already watched episode. Too irritating! The show will not resume from where it was stopped earlier but will only show the last episode. There are so many unwanted sections but nothing which is helpful for the user. Whoever is designing the app doesn’t know what the user expects from this app.
Worthless and disgusting customer experience
by chandra507 on 2019/07/22 19:54
Hotstar is an app that doesn’t mention about monthly subscription date and charge you without notification. One need to visit web version to deactivate premium. There was no refund of amount for subscription charge monthly even I cancelled on same day charge was done. Pathetic and disgusting experience for me.
Good aap
by Cswap2 on 2019/07/22 03:00
Easy to navigate and good interface
Worst steaming Service
by Gokul m on 2019/07/21 06:23
1. No schedule for upcoming sports programmes. 2. I watch only Vijay TV and once in while Asianet. Don’t know what kind of crap Analytics this Global company has, only StarPlus comes in top. 3. Autoplay Analytics is the worst I have seen amongst all streaming services I have used. Worst worst 4. Very very high cost. Unnecessarily, bundled with whatever I don’t want. I need only Vijay and Sports.
Watchlist
by Nitalgt86 on 2019/07/19 16:23
Please fix Watchlist section as it dissappears every time i add into my watchlist.
Worst casting app ever
by Mukesh Bahuguna on 2019/07/16 23:08
This is the stupidest casting app ever. It doesn’t autoplay episodes, doesn’t remember what episodes I’ve already seen and stops playing episodes midway. It’s really painful to play anything on this app, even after buying the subscription.
Missing Newly added list
by Khud gabbar on 2019/07/16 01:01
Completely chaos to find the title. They add new title but they are hidden somewhere. Learn from NetFlix how to organize the title.
Very bad customer service
by abhiraju1 on 2019/07/14 22:28
Really expensive for the service provided.no good collection of movies
Live streams are not good while casting
by Akshat Dhavala on 2019/07/14 15:20
While I enjoy most of Hotstar’s features, whenever I cast the app onto my tv for a match, it buffers a lot and is inconvenient to watch and hence there’s no point of the stream
Good app but needs AirPlay
by GradPanther on 2019/07/13 05:31
This is a good app overall. Functional, not buggy, and reliable. However, the lack of AirPlay in 2019 is kind of a big deal. Please add AirPlay capability, not a fan of mirroring at all!
Sports
by Rahim Samnani on 2019/07/10 11:07
Can’t view back
Needs to improve navigation
by Amith Narayan on 2019/07/09 13:58
Navigation inside the app is still a problem.
Live streaming failure!
by logonpavan on 2019/07/09 11:30
Watching semifinals between Ind Vs NZ and guess what, we have "LIVE streaming interrupted due to technical failure" message all the way. Unbelievable!
Horrible streaming at critical time
by krishper on 2019/07/09 11:29
You cannot win customers if you guys don’t have enough support to host big cricket matches without glitches, totally annoying. You have lost a customer today for sure.
Poor streaming
by $sri$ on 2019/07/09 11:29
Worst streaming
Not done
by Jump drive862 on 2019/07/09 11:08
What is this glitch in a World Cup semifinal March. Pathetic. These Indian channels have no professionalism. Shhhiiii
Fix the casting issue
by Secretstaar on 2019/07/08 14:36
Guys when we cast hotstar to tv using chrome the cast is very slow and videos are not loading. Plzzz fix it
Good
by savagemonkey87 on 2019/07/06 13:38
This is an great app for all your Indian streaming services
Big issues not working properly
by Jalu Patel on 2019/07/06 02:25
Why phone number is not changed, I want to enter USA phone number +1 one code is not changed !
Chromecast not working
by Prreru on 2019/07/05 13:24
The chrome cast streaming is not working. I tried on two different ones and it fails on both. Please fix this ASAP.
Paid but service not provided
by Wilcrrdt on 2019/07/04 17:19
I have paid for one year and have been watching ICC World Cup. All of a sudden I am getting a message “enjoyed your free trial” and asking me to sign up for Premium package. The screen goes cloudy. Tried to log in to ask the reason, and message states enter 4 digit number, but no number is sent. This is a rip-off
Add channel
by veerarya on 2019/07/03 12:51
Please add some gujrati channel so many gujrati movie also so please think about that Thank u
Chrome cast from Apple phones is horrible
by chandstar@us on 2019/07/02 19:34
Chrome casting from the Hotstar app in Apple phone is horrible and keep buffering and buffering every few seconds. However the same from an Android phone seems better. Can you check and fix this in the Apple version?
Request
by Abhdul on 2019/07/02 15:37
Dear Hotstar Please make it available in gulf countries thank you
Unable to watch on mobile
by VargBiju on 2019/07/02 14:06
Always I get a screen saying something went wrong. Contacting customer care doesn’t even reply to the mail I sent.
Poor playback
by Urvish Zaveri on 2019/07/01 14:11
Poor quality app. Every time you try to stream something, there is a playback error. The app tells you to try again in sometime. Seems they cannot fix this issue. Halfway through the stream, it randomly tells me that recording is detected and the streaming stops. This happens with apple tv only. Who does not uses apple tv? Didn’t you test your app with apple tv? Apple tv seems to be very common for us market.
New shows
by AAH1234 on 2019/07/01 06:09
I have been recently having a lot of trouble watching any new shows. Only the intro will start and it will start to buffer. I thought it was my internet at first, but then I checked all other streaming apps and they are working fine. Please fix this issue as soon as possible.
Gets stuck all the time
by JPujara on 2019/06/30 17:37
Even with 90 MBPS download speed, it gets stuck every 30 seconds while watching cricket. I would think they would anticipate number of viewers and have sufficient capacity but clearly not. I switched to sling tv and works like a charm for same price
Worthless
by f.... hotstar on 2019/06/30 14:34
Worst app ever tried.
Not Worth spending money
by Ankur Bhardwaj on 2019/06/30 11:02
I got the VIP subscription just to watch World Cup matches and the bandwidth of the app is so slow that I end up shutting the app. While I use the app on my wifi connection or on 4G, the match streaming quality is either bad or buffers every 3-4 minutes. I don’t usually give a review to an app but I so wanted to share my feedback about Hotstar.
Live programs and big boss
by Ranju1405 on 2019/06/29 14:18
Please add live tv shows for vijay tv in USA.Vijay Tv has been removed from all the Tamil Tv program subscribers and it is difficult to search for the programs in hit star. We also don’t have Tamil big boss in Hotstar USA app. We are unable to see the programs .After paying $100 for the yearly subscription still we are not able to see few programs in app.
Not able to watch
by astalpastal on 2019/06/29 12:50
Even after having subscriptions.. I was able to watch match
Old contents only - us hotstar
by MooseFn on 2019/06/29 00:43
Us. HOTSTAR has only old content (especially on movie - all languages) and in tamil content not all the shows available in India is streamed in USA. It is but disappointing . I have yearly account just for cricket only (no other choice)
Not reliable
by newlookfeelsgood on 2019/06/27 21:46
I have paid subscription but frequently asking for paying again and streaming works as free trial Not reliable service!!!!
Live Cricket
by Farhad Lalani on 2019/06/26 15:14
Being rewind option back in live cricket. On priority basis.
iPad app is buggy
by Amits111 on 2019/06/26 14:23
Video quality is good but iOS apps do not allow rewind. I can rewind up to 10 mins on Android and PC but not on iOS. iPad app does not show key moments and scorecard either.
Vijay tv live plz
by Vimal M on 2019/06/26 12:56
Please add Vijay tv live. Also plz add big boss Tamil
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.
Hd content
by Satish Vadlapatla on 2019/06/25 02:54
Mahabharath and Jankai ramudu should available in HD. Please provide that in HD content. Thank You
My Account does not work on travel
by AnshumanSinghBais on 2019/06/23 13:36
We took HotStar so that I can watch cricket when I am on the go. I travel a lot for work to India & Israel. Unfortunately when I tried to use HotStar it did not work in both the locations. I am disappointed in HotStar will look for better options.
Updates
by ngkl@1785 on 2019/06/23 03:25
It should have minimizing screen so that we can do somether work while watching..
Excellent Quality
by LN Vedula on 2019/06/22 20:51
Excellent quality of streaming. Love Hotstar
BOllywood
by Raj13579864 on 2019/06/22 18:06
Need to see more Bollywood movies of recent time.
Terrible streaming
by yogikaley on 2019/06/22 17:17
Always buffering even with high speed Internet. Waste of money.
Terrible streaming speed on large TVs
by pleaseimprovestreamingspeed on 2019/06/22 13:03
See title
Great uninterrupted movie experience
by Raja2702 on 2019/06/19 10:38
Great uninterrupted, high quality movies and live cricket experience.
Poor dreaming quality
by RamendraSahu on 2019/06/17 04:59
I have a fast internet connection. Never had any issues with Netflix or Hulu. But this hotstar keeps on buffering after every few seconds and makes me watch live sports in agony. Hope someone sees this and does something towards improving the stream quality.
Fantastic
by yaaaahooh on 2019/06/17 03:16
This app is awesome and easy to use, we can find anything very easily in this app.
Bad just bad
by AsthaC on 2019/06/16 17:00
What’s point of adding so many features ans promoting lower price when all this app does is lag. The reason I subscribed to this service because of world cup. But, when I cast all this app does is lag. What a mess! I wish I could zero stars and still write a review
Jacob V
by BiG 3oOtyiee Ho on 2019/06/16 14:05
This is one the best online platform to watch sports. I love it*****
No hotstar app on LG tv web os
by Anarwani22 on 2019/06/16 12:54
Hotstor still does not have an app on web os for LG tv
The best
by nabila_nutella on 2019/06/15 10:10
Hotstar is the best thing on earth and especially for people that’s love star plus shows bc ima a dieheart fan and even if you aren’t you will get interested very soon like my cousin did just saying this app is amazing and I love it and it’s a great deal for the price and it has rly great quality and when the new episodes come they are never like never late I love hotstar so much💝💞💓💗💖💘💕❣️❤️
Worst video quality
by Nugeek on 2019/06/15 04:46
Can even see the images properly, don’t know how they measure the quality on this service.
App hotstar
by VR SUBRAMANIAM on 2019/06/14 14:08
After downloading the app when trying to open it throws an error message ‘oops. Something went wrong. Try after some time’ I have been experiencing this for the past 4 days. Why? Pl help.
Poor broadcast
by kln 53 on 2019/06/14 10:59
Can’t watch the match, in spite of having subscribed to Hotstar
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!
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!
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.
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.
7 months over - Needs to be addressed immediately
by Suba.antu on 2018/03/29 15:14
Hello hotstar, Few things needs to be addressed immediately, 1. Bring shows like big boss to US, this is a paid subscription, stop saying we don’t have rights. If u don’t have rights for certain programs then why did u ppl launch hotstar in the US. It is half baked even after 7 months. 2. Need a Samsung smart tv app. Small organization like Yupptv, willow has smart tv apps why not u? It will take less than a week to develop a app if u have a good developers. 3. Bring the shows to US on the same day and not the next day. My friends and I feel that INDIA FREE HOTSTAR is much superior than US PAID HOTSTAR. Need subtitles on every content you provide. I hope you guys take this seriously. In this piracy world it very easy to watch illegally but I respect the content makers for their work. It’s easy to use VPN which some ppl do but don’t make us do the same. Again it’s high time you need to bring changes or else goodbye very soon. Thanks, Dinesh
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).
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.
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
The best
by nabila_nutella on 2019/06/15 10:10
Hotstar is the best thing on earth and especially for people that’s love star plus shows bc ima a dieheart fan and even if you aren’t you will get interested very soon like my cousin did just saying this app is amazing and I love it and it’s a great deal for the price and it has rly great quality and when the new episodes come they are never like never late I love hotstar so much💝💞💓💗💖💘💕❣️❤️
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.
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!!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Still charging after cancelling subscription
by Americansingh on 2018/09/14 04:21
This is a scam. I cancelled subscription and Hotstar kept on charging my credit card. Unable to find number to call, I end up cancelling my credit card account. It’s scam. Don’t even try free subscription.
Worst app
by D!w@k@r on 2019/01/15 23:24
You don’t have cast option on this app which is basic need now for any app. I can only watch on mobile and can’t cast on tv. Star is always hopeless and useless group. Hope I will get my money back from them.
Many improvements needed
by Ivan_84 on 2018/05/03 02:31
First the main pain points- Repeatedly being asked to login multiple times a week, super annoying. The fast forward and rewind features have bugs due to which rapid use of the buttons cause the audio to get out of sync of the video. Video resume is a must for a paid service like this and it is very annoying especially when combined with the issue above. Now the things that are good: Good picture quality and no buffering or getting stuck etc. Friendly and familiar UI navigation and search. Decent collection but for the $10 subscription one would expect this to grow.
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!
Bug
by A7bhansali on 2018/11/01 10:22
The new update released does not work for Apple devices with ios 9 or less which is unfair. Some people have older Apple devices with Hotstar(with no capability to upgrade to new ios) and the app not working is forcing the hand in buying a new Apple device since you have already paid for subscription. This should be corrected.
A lot of problems!
by NMankad on 2018/04/27 04:16
Why do I have to login every single time I launch the app? It is very frustrating. You guys should learn from Netflix. Hotstar Web portal and mobile app are never in sync so your watch history is not utilized to continue from where you stopped watching a movie. And while I am using it on 200 mbps speed, it still pauses and buffers multiple times. I am seriously thinking of discontinuing the service if I don’t see any improvements soon.
Pathetic app and disappointing customer service
by Abhi2309 on 2018/04/07 15:36
Had this app for last 4 months.. no issues but since today IPL started I was trying to watch the match , but the app wants me to pay money again to watch ipl ,which is outrageous since my subscription is still active till April 29 . Cancelling the subscription and moving to some other provider. Emailed the customer service no response , called the customer service on hold for ,more than an hour simply pathetic.
Chrome cast not working
by Ghori7 on 2018/04/15 06:40
I have subscribed to Hotstar for watching the IPL, and I watch it through chrome-casting to the TV, but since the chrome cast is not working, it has made by subscription technically useless because I hate watching it through a mobile phone. I hope Hotstar can fix this issue.
Amazing app with best feature Chromecast but extremely buggy.
by vivekvarmagunturi on 2018/04/14 15:27
I had better usage when i open app and use. But, when i cast live ipl match to my tv and lock the screen on phone. After unlocking the apps get stuck and say no internet connection untill i force close the app everytime i unlock the screen when it is casting. Please solve the issue in future update. Happy to give more feedback Imo.
Hotstar my favorite
by Hk2589393927 on 2019/05/28 18:19
I love Hotstar!!! Busy life does not allow you to keep up with tv shows and Hotstar has all the shows which you can watch anytime in a crystal clear quality!! And all the movies on hotstar there are endless options
Streaming issues
by CSI freeman on 2017/10/04 06:44
Casting errors to Chromecast. Used to give errors, until today where it stopped casting completely. Some content takes forever to load
Poor playback
by Urvish Zaveri on 2019/07/01 14:11
Poor quality app. Every time you try to stream something, there is a playback error. The app tells you to try again in sometime. Seems they cannot fix this issue. Halfway through the stream, it randomly tells me that recording is detected and the streaming stops. This happens with apple tv only. Who does not uses apple tv? Didn’t you test your app with apple tv? Apple tv seems to be very common for us market.
LogIn difficulties
by sameer keshavan on 2018/04/14 04:31
The app automatically logs me out every 24hrs or so on my iPhone 7. Sometimes when I try to login via Facebook, it simply takes me back to login page again. I’ve tried all the obvious solutions such as reinstalling the app and restarting the app. If someone look into this bug, that would be very appreciated!
Not available in region
by Boku113890 on 2018/01/26 06:28
Lots of videos I click are not available in my region. And a while back, the same videos were available. It’s very frustrating to search for something and then select it and then it gives you an error message. At least they shouldn’t show these videos. I also get notifications of videos and when I open them they are not available in my region 😡😡😡😡
Really good experience
by HotstrFan999 on 2019/03/27 17:09
Great video quality, very smooth experience and can makes it very easy to watch ipl on the go. Great content catalog, wish it was easier to browse through it. Keep up the good work!
Need help!
by Saurabh Dogra on 2019/02/23 07:21
The app works perfect on mobile device but is worst on Apple TV. Especially if you watch cricket the image breaks and there is lot of judder. I have a Samsung 4K TV and 2019 Apple TV, invested money on Apple TV and hotstar to watch World Cup on television however it’s turning out to be epic disaster
Worst UI
by PrashanthPentaReddy on 2018/10/19 17:47
The app is geat but UI is a nightmare. Sports aren’t organized effectively. Watching old matches are a pain in the neck. Just for a comparison, in Willow all the matches are categorized by Date and Series seperately. Thats not the case in hotstar. When you have multiple languages for commentary, they should be categorized accordingly. Please stop throwing all in one folder and leave me with the task of searching a hidden gem. However the app is really good. I hope they improve the UI for sports.
Not functioning well I am frustrated
by Ruby 52 on 2018/11/12 07:20
This app is not functioning well. I have to always uninstall my app and than reinstall it whenever I try to watch something it doesn’t work well. I think I am wasting my money and I should have given it no stars not even a one star rating which I gave. My message to the developers please develop the app well so customers can enjoy it instead of becoming frustrated with it.
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Hotstar is a live streaming app that lets you watch your favorite TV shows, movies, sports & live news on-the-go. Hotstar is India’s largest premium streaming platform with more than 100,000 hours of drama & movies in 17 languages, & coverage of every major global sporting event. Launched in early 2015, it is one of India’s most downloaded apps with more than 350 million downloads on the back of a highly evolved video streaming technology & high attention to the quality of experience across devices & platforms. Hotstar comes with two unique subscription packages, Hotstar VIP and Hotstar Premium. Hotstar VIP gives you unrestricted access to live sporting events including the VIVO IPL, Premier League, Formula 1 and Tennis. You also get access to Star serials before they premiere on TV, and Hotstar Specials, i.e. critically acclaimed original content. The Hotstar Premium plan includes all the aforementioned perks, in addition to Latest American TV shows and blockbuster Hollywood movies. Hotstar content varies country wise. The Content A. For Sports Enthusiasts: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 now streaming live Get live scores for all the World Cup 2019 matches along with the schedule, highlights and points table. Live Cricket, Tennis Grand Slams, Football, Formula 1 racing, Hockey, Badminton, Table-tennis, Kabaddi. For cricket fans who need constant updates of scores, our app is loaded with the latest cricketing action with live streaming and the fastest scorecard. For the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Watch ‘N Play is back with exciting new features: The Social Feed, where you can share opinions about the match and invite your friends and family to do the same, and, The Leaderboard, where you can check your rank both nationally and amongst your friends and family. You can also watch match replays and highlights from any recently concluded match. We also feature live sports like Premier League (PL), Indian Super League (ISL), Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) etc. B. For Movie Buffs: Hollywood movies: Avenger Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars story, Black Panther, and more! Also, all your favorite Disney & Marvel movies & other blockbusters on the app. Bollywood movies: Total Dhamaal, Junglee, Stree, Badhaai Ho, Sanju, The Return of Abhimanyu, and many others. Vernacular Movies: Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu. Popular Titles: Chamak, Koode, Maari 2, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Baahubali 2, Saamy 2, Inkokkadu, Nine, Hoichoi Unlimited, Farzand. C. For TV Bingers: Hindi serials & shows: Nazar, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, RadhaKrishn, Ek Bhram - Sarvagun Sampann etc. English Shows: Stream the latest & Emmy-winning English TV series: Game of Thrones (GOT), Chernobyl, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family etc. Vernacular Shows: Bigg Boss Tamil, Super Singer, Vadinamma, Agni Sakshi, Sarvamangala Mangalye, Pandiyan Stores. Hotstar Specials: Bold, authentic and exclusive stories - produced by Hotstar, especially for you. Watch our latest, Hostages and Criminal Justice. D. For News Aficionados: In addition, stream news channels, like, Aaj Tak, Republic TV, Polimer News, ABP News & Asianet News. The Channels Watch series & shows of the following TV channels: • Star Plus • Star Bharat • Star Sports • HBO • Star World • Nat Geo • Fox Life • Star Maa • Star Jalsha • Star Pravah • Star Utsav • Star Vijay • Star Suvarna • Asianet 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 monthly/yearly 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 by going to My Account or through iTunes. Privacy policy: http://www.hotstar.com/privacy-policy Terms of use: http://www.hotstar.com/terms-of-use
Pathetic app
by Rohit_US on 2019/12/06 20:56
Does not give an option to cast it on TV. TV app gets crashed every now and then. Tried updating it multiple times but still the issue persist. I do feel its a waste of money.
Great content
by satish KT on 2019/12/06 05:58
Good movies and great content and entertainment.
Worst app and worst experience
by Msumeeth on 2019/12/04 04:37
Hotstar I have experienced the worst of a viewing experience. I never new that HotStar is running on 80’s technology. I am running the hotstar app on my 6 Series Samsung Smart TV on an 80MBPS line. All i could see in the app is a loading spinner. But you know what surprises me, your so called TECHNICAL service team has asked me to capture a video of my tv screen using my smart phone and send it to them. What AGE are we living ??? I did send this stupid video as well. After that the saga of your customer service started, now for them it looks to be an issue with Samsung TV. Thank God, your executives did not ask me to replace my TV ☺️ I suggest you to add one point in your Customer service training. Please tell your executives and the managers “ DO NOT COMMIT ANYTHING TO CUSTOMER IF YOU CAN NOT FULLFILL THE COMMITMENT”. Absolutely disappointing experience with your customer service. $50 charity from me for the well being of HOTSTAR.
Great but Region Locked
by Naa Wish on 2019/12/03 21:19
Used to use this At the start if its service but no longer can enjoy it because of region locking. Cannot use a vpn also. Please remove region lock or allow vpn. I would not mind paying for the subscription but allow the content to be watchable and downloadable in any region.
Very poor
by looking silly on 2019/11/30 02:15
You should have planned it better than just cut off from Comcast . Don’t have the app on any of the players - fire TV, Google Play , Apple TV .
We didn’t get any support from customer care
by Subhas Tandel on 2019/11/29 05:35
I am member of VIP I subscribe initially I can watch the video but in very few days I am unable to watch I tried to contact you through mails I I didn’t get any reply
Put subtitles on hotstar
by sha abbas on 2019/11/27 14:32
Because we the people how have hotstar There tv 📺 we can’t put caption so please but caption we love watching Indian movie we can’t watch if we don’t now what there saying
Thanks great Quality
by jermanjit singh on 2019/11/22 20:03
Great quality
Awsm
by Awesome-ist one on 2019/11/21 01:08
Awsm . So clear and good
No airplay support
by RounakJain on 2019/11/17 00:33
Literally every video app has AirPlay support except hotstar.
Inconsistent sub titles
by Arjun156 on 2019/11/16 01:29
The subtitles are not consistently available on the app. When an application has the videos of multiple languages, one is expected to have the support for subtitles and the same is lacking here.
Love this app
by chralie patel on 2019/11/14 09:51
Grean
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
Waste of money- fraud
by prak2019 on 2019/11/11 01:27
They don’t have rights for all the episodes of a show so you might be able to watch first few episodes and not the remaining ones. The customer support is not helpful and is extremely arrogant.
Worst app and support
by Kumarpavan151 on 2019/11/07 03:56
Always buffering when you see the content. Never had issues with other apps like Netflix and amazon prime video and xfinity.
Live channels
by Abledsix on 2019/11/02 19:01
How and where to watch the Hotstar Live TV channels
Worst app
by Kg235rr on 2019/10/31 23:49
I’m using app on sony tv and apple tv , the app keeps loading on 80mbps speed internet when watching the movies.
ADD SHOWS
by Trantran23 on 2019/10/31 05:23
PLEASE ADD THE SHOW KUCHH ISS TARAH!! and more newer ones! otherwise this app is amazing and so worth it 😊
Unable to use the app
by googlybn on 2019/10/21 22:31
Hotstar is not allowing me to login as a valid user
Error
by Salisha 0409 on 2019/10/17 11:53
This app keep showing error message it’s so annoying
Live streaming crashing
by Junaid Usmani on 2019/10/13 06:38
Latest version crashes whenever trying to start live streaming
close app when play live
by no working live on 2019/10/13 06:35
when i press live match and my app close again and again don’t know why
App crashes
by hk_doosa on 2019/10/13 05:16
Continuous app crashes today 13th October 2019 from 12:30 am ET onwards
Crashes on iPhone 11 pro
by rio.rohit22 on 2019/10/13 05:04
This app is getting crashed on iPhone 11 pro and pro max. Please upgrade the app
App crashes on ios 13.1.2 with the current hotstar update
by appyP on 2019/10/13 04:58
Latest update of hotstar crashes
Unfair
by sheemran on 2019/10/10 08:49
Why we can’t watch outside india, didn’t need it in india cause there have many Cableink 😡😡
Improve it !!!Ridiculous phone app
by Ngbhar17 on 2019/10/10 03:33
The phone app does not let you select the latest episode of any serial,so difficult to navigate!!!! Improve it !!!Ridiculous to say the least ,cant even send review, pathetic
Cast is not working at all
by dev-2090 on 2019/09/29 03:08
I tried to cast though Chromecast but it’s not working at all. Keep buffering after cast to TV. Can you please look into this issue.
It is superb bfshkkdtuncsdg
by fazal don on 2019/09/24 08:32
He'd
App
by himalok on 2019/09/21 16:50
Best app for videos
Hall mark
by DeDerpyDinosaur on 2019/09/21 10:42
Thank you for wonderful transmission,,,,,which is your Hall mark service.
English
by Ruggatrucka on 2019/09/21 05:32
English subtitles
Not Worth
by bezzwada on 2019/09/17 04:11
Its 10 bucks without any telugu live tv channel streaming. and not all shows from Maa are on ondemand.
No serial
by ghjxisjjsia on 2019/09/12 23:26
Please add Hindi serial “Chand chupa badal main” is not there and it’s a old star plus serial (please reply as soon as possible)
entertainment that comes with a cost
by lovepreet1990 on 2019/09/01 15:41
I love this app it keeps me full on entertain,but at the same time monthly cost price is ridiculous,$20 dollars per month is insane
Always logs out
by Kampli on 2019/08/31 17:41
On Apple TV and iPhone this new app always logs out. We have to open each time we try to open the app. It’s worse on Apple TV.
Hidden subscription option/ dark pattern
by jgphone on 2019/08/28 22:08
We hate it when sly companies employ dark patterns to hide subscription options. Hotstar has made it difficult to find and subscribe to the 3.99 per month entertainment only option. Why??
Not worth subscription
by Srupu on 2019/08/23 23:58
They mislead into annual subscription. Cricket is it always available. No biggboss. No new and good movies. No live tv or regular tv. Just one or 2 recorded programs. It’s not worth it.
Poor casting experience
by Credoh on 2019/08/18 09:36
The app has a lot of room for improvement. Casting thru chromecast is very buggy. Desperately need airplay support which is missing. Also need a way to turn off autoplay on landing pages. The resume feature also is a hit & miss.
Review Nach Baliye
by nandilip on 2019/08/07 01:30
Love it
App is not good
by nickernockernucker on 2019/08/06 04:08
Allows just a handful of downloaded content, what is downloaded completely and was playable becomes corrupt requiring. Re download/ streaming. App has a long way to go
Chrome cast from my Apple iphone
by arya.k77 on 2019/08/06 02:47
Hotstar, recent episodes won’t cast on tv. When I chrome cast old videos from June and early July, the videos will play properly. However, once I try to cast episodes from late July and August, the videos stop playing and start to load and won’t continue playing. Very disappointed Hotstar, please fix this issue with recent episodes.
Need more content
by Haviesh on 2019/07/28 17:03
We couldn't see Telugu Bigg boss please add it
Marathi movie AAK cha divas mama
by R.chimanlal on 2019/07/25 01:09
one of the best movie.Though Iam Gujarati I enjoyed fully
Frustrating app
by snehasneh87 on 2019/07/23 22:28
There used to be a continue watching section where I could go and watch what I was watching. Now they took it off. Now every time I watch a show which has about 100 -200 episodes I have to go search for the show find the episode I was watching and then play. There is no indication to show an already watched episode. Too irritating! The show will not resume from where it was stopped earlier but will only show the last episode. There are so many unwanted sections but nothing which is helpful for the user. Whoever is designing the app doesn’t know what the user expects from this app.
Worthless and disgusting customer experience
by chandra507 on 2019/07/22 19:54
Hotstar is an app that doesn’t mention about monthly subscription date and charge you without notification. One need to visit web version to deactivate premium. There was no refund of amount for subscription charge monthly even I cancelled on same day charge was done. Pathetic and disgusting experience for me.
Good aap
by Cswap2 on 2019/07/22 03:00
Easy to navigate and good interface
Worst steaming Service
by Gokul m on 2019/07/21 06:23
1. No schedule for upcoming sports programmes. 2. I watch only Vijay TV and once in while Asianet. Don’t know what kind of crap Analytics this Global company has, only StarPlus comes in top. 3. Autoplay Analytics is the worst I have seen amongst all streaming services I have used. Worst worst 4. Very very high cost. Unnecessarily, bundled with whatever I don’t want. I need only Vijay and Sports.
Watchlist
by Nitalgt86 on 2019/07/19 16:23
Please fix Watchlist section as it dissappears every time i add into my watchlist.
Worst casting app ever
by Mukesh Bahuguna on 2019/07/16 23:08
This is the stupidest casting app ever. It doesn’t autoplay episodes, doesn’t remember what episodes I’ve already seen and stops playing episodes midway. It’s really painful to play anything on this app, even after buying the subscription.
Missing Newly added list
by Khud gabbar on 2019/07/16 01:01
Completely chaos to find the title. They add new title but they are hidden somewhere. Learn from NetFlix how to organize the title.
Very bad customer service
by abhiraju1 on 2019/07/14 22:28
Really expensive for the service provided.no good collection of movies
Live streams are not good while casting
by Akshat Dhavala on 2019/07/14 15:20
While I enjoy most of Hotstar’s features, whenever I cast the app onto my tv for a match, it buffers a lot and is inconvenient to watch and hence there’s no point of the stream
Good app but needs AirPlay
by GradPanther on 2019/07/13 05:31
This is a good app overall. Functional, not buggy, and reliable. However, the lack of AirPlay in 2019 is kind of a big deal. Please add AirPlay capability, not a fan of mirroring at all!
Sports
by Rahim Samnani on 2019/07/10 11:07
Can’t view back
Needs to improve navigation
by Amith Narayan on 2019/07/09 13:58
Navigation inside the app is still a problem.
Live streaming failure!
by logonpavan on 2019/07/09 11:30
Watching semifinals between Ind Vs NZ and guess what, we have "LIVE streaming interrupted due to technical failure" message all the way. Unbelievable!
Horrible streaming at critical time
by krishper on 2019/07/09 11:29
You cannot win customers if you guys don’t have enough support to host big cricket matches without glitches, totally annoying. You have lost a customer today for sure.
Poor streaming
by $sri$ on 2019/07/09 11:29
Worst streaming
Not done
by Jump drive862 on 2019/07/09 11:08
What is this glitch in a World Cup semifinal March. Pathetic. These Indian channels have no professionalism. Shhhiiii
Fix the casting issue
by Secretstaar on 2019/07/08 14:36
Guys when we cast hotstar to tv using chrome the cast is very slow and videos are not loading. Plzzz fix it
Good
by savagemonkey87 on 2019/07/06 13:38
This is an great app for all your Indian streaming services
Big issues not working properly
by Jalu Patel on 2019/07/06 02:25
Why phone number is not changed, I want to enter USA phone number +1 one code is not changed !
Chromecast not working
by Prreru on 2019/07/05 13:24
The chrome cast streaming is not working. I tried on two different ones and it fails on both. Please fix this ASAP.
Paid but service not provided
by Wilcrrdt on 2019/07/04 17:19
I have paid for one year and have been watching ICC World Cup. All of a sudden I am getting a message “enjoyed your free trial” and asking me to sign up for Premium package. The screen goes cloudy. Tried to log in to ask the reason, and message states enter 4 digit number, but no number is sent. This is a rip-off
Add channel
by veerarya on 2019/07/03 12:51
Please add some gujrati channel so many gujrati movie also so please think about that Thank u
Chrome cast from Apple phones is horrible
by chandstar@us on 2019/07/02 19:34
Chrome casting from the Hotstar app in Apple phone is horrible and keep buffering and buffering every few seconds. However the same from an Android phone seems better. Can you check and fix this in the Apple version?
Request
by Abhdul on 2019/07/02 15:37
Dear Hotstar Please make it available in gulf countries thank you
Unable to watch on mobile
by VargBiju on 2019/07/02 14:06
Always I get a screen saying something went wrong. Contacting customer care doesn’t even reply to the mail I sent.
Poor playback
by Urvish Zaveri on 2019/07/01 14:11
Poor quality app. Every time you try to stream something, there is a playback error. The app tells you to try again in sometime. Seems they cannot fix this issue. Halfway through the stream, it randomly tells me that recording is detected and the streaming stops. This happens with apple tv only. Who does not uses apple tv? Didn’t you test your app with apple tv? Apple tv seems to be very common for us market.
New shows
by AAH1234 on 2019/07/01 06:09
I have been recently having a lot of trouble watching any new shows. Only the intro will start and it will start to buffer. I thought it was my internet at first, but then I checked all other streaming apps and they are working fine. Please fix this issue as soon as possible.
Gets stuck all the time
by JPujara on 2019/06/30 17:37
Even with 90 MBPS download speed, it gets stuck every 30 seconds while watching cricket. I would think they would anticipate number of viewers and have sufficient capacity but clearly not. I switched to sling tv and works like a charm for same price
Worthless
by f.... hotstar on 2019/06/30 14:34
Worst app ever tried.
Not Worth spending money
by Ankur Bhardwaj on 2019/06/30 11:02
I got the VIP subscription just to watch World Cup matches and the bandwidth of the app is so slow that I end up shutting the app. While I use the app on my wifi connection or on 4G, the match streaming quality is either bad or buffers every 3-4 minutes. I don’t usually give a review to an app but I so wanted to share my feedback about Hotstar.
Live programs and big boss
by Ranju1405 on 2019/06/29 14:18
Please add live tv shows for vijay tv in USA.Vijay Tv has been removed from all the Tamil Tv program subscribers and it is difficult to search for the programs in hit star. We also don’t have Tamil big boss in Hotstar USA app. We are unable to see the programs .After paying $100 for the yearly subscription still we are not able to see few programs in app.
Not able to watch
by astalpastal on 2019/06/29 12:50
Even after having subscriptions.. I was able to watch match
Old contents only - us hotstar
by MooseFn on 2019/06/29 00:43
Us. HOTSTAR has only old content (especially on movie - all languages) and in tamil content not all the shows available in India is streamed in USA. It is but disappointing . I have yearly account just for cricket only (no other choice)
Not reliable
by newlookfeelsgood on 2019/06/27 21:46
I have paid subscription but frequently asking for paying again and streaming works as free trial Not reliable service!!!!
Live Cricket
by Farhad Lalani on 2019/06/26 15:14
Being rewind option back in live cricket. On priority basis.
iPad app is buggy
by Amits111 on 2019/06/26 14:23
Video quality is good but iOS apps do not allow rewind. I can rewind up to 10 mins on Android and PC but not on iOS. iPad app does not show key moments and scorecard either.
Vijay tv live plz
by Vimal M on 2019/06/26 12:56
Please add Vijay tv live. Also plz add big boss Tamil
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.
Hd content
by Satish Vadlapatla on 2019/06/25 02:54
Mahabharath and Jankai ramudu should available in HD. Please provide that in HD content. Thank You
My Account does not work on travel
by AnshumanSinghBais on 2019/06/23 13:36
We took HotStar so that I can watch cricket when I am on the go. I travel a lot for work to India & Israel. Unfortunately when I tried to use HotStar it did not work in both the locations. I am disappointed in HotStar will look for better options.
Updates
by ngkl@1785 on 2019/06/23 03:25
It should have minimizing screen so that we can do somether work while watching..
Excellent Quality
by LN Vedula on 2019/06/22 20:51
Excellent quality of streaming. Love Hotstar
BOllywood
by Raj13579864 on 2019/06/22 18:06
Need to see more Bollywood movies of recent time.
Terrible streaming
by yogikaley on 2019/06/22 17:17
Always buffering even with high speed Internet. Waste of money.
Terrible streaming speed on large TVs
by pleaseimprovestreamingspeed on 2019/06/22 13:03
See title
Great uninterrupted movie experience
by Raja2702 on 2019/06/19 10:38
Great uninterrupted, high quality movies and live cricket experience.
Poor dreaming quality
by RamendraSahu on 2019/06/17 04:59
I have a fast internet connection. Never had any issues with Netflix or Hulu. But this hotstar keeps on buffering after every few seconds and makes me watch live sports in agony. Hope someone sees this and does something towards improving the stream quality.
Fantastic
by yaaaahooh on 2019/06/17 03:16
This app is awesome and easy to use, we can find anything very easily in this app.
Bad just bad
by AsthaC on 2019/06/16 17:00
What’s point of adding so many features ans promoting lower price when all this app does is lag. The reason I subscribed to this service because of world cup. But, when I cast all this app does is lag. What a mess! I wish I could zero stars and still write a review
Jacob V
by BiG 3oOtyiee Ho on 2019/06/16 14:05
This is one the best online platform to watch sports. I love it*****
No hotstar app on LG tv web os
by Anarwani22 on 2019/06/16 12:54
Hotstor still does not have an app on web os for LG tv
The best
by nabila_nutella on 2019/06/15 10:10
Hotstar is the best thing on earth and especially for people that’s love star plus shows bc ima a dieheart fan and even if you aren’t you will get interested very soon like my cousin did just saying this app is amazing and I love it and it’s a great deal for the price and it has rly great quality and when the new episodes come they are never like never late I love hotstar so much💝💞💓💗💖💘💕❣️❤️
Worst video quality
by Nugeek on 2019/06/15 04:46
Can even see the images properly, don’t know how they measure the quality on this service.
App hotstar
by VR SUBRAMANIAM on 2019/06/14 14:08
After downloading the app when trying to open it throws an error message ‘oops. Something went wrong. Try after some time’ I have been experiencing this for the past 4 days. Why? Pl help.
Poor broadcast
by kln 53 on 2019/06/14 10:59
Can’t watch the match, in spite of having subscribed to Hotstar
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!
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!
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.
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.
7 months over - Needs to be addressed immediately
by Suba.antu on 2018/03/29 15:14
Hello hotstar, Few things needs to be addressed immediately, 1. Bring shows like big boss to US, this is a paid subscription, stop saying we don’t have rights. If u don’t have rights for certain programs then why did u ppl launch hotstar in the US. It is half baked even after 7 months. 2. Need a Samsung smart tv app. Small organization like Yupptv, willow has smart tv apps why not u? It will take less than a week to develop a app if u have a good developers. 3. Bring the shows to US on the same day and not the next day. My friends and I feel that INDIA FREE HOTSTAR is much superior than US PAID HOTSTAR. Need subtitles on every content you provide. I hope you guys take this seriously. In this piracy world it very easy to watch illegally but I respect the content makers for their work. It’s easy to use VPN which some ppl do but don’t make us do the same. Again it’s high time you need to bring changes or else goodbye very soon. Thanks, Dinesh
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).
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.
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
The best
by nabila_nutella on 2019/06/15 10:10
Hotstar is the best thing on earth and especially for people that’s love star plus shows bc ima a dieheart fan and even if you aren’t you will get interested very soon like my cousin did just saying this app is amazing and I love it and it’s a great deal for the price and it has rly great quality and when the new episodes come they are never like never late I love hotstar so much💝💞💓💗💖💘💕❣️❤️
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.
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!!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Still charging after cancelling subscription
by Americansingh on 2018/09/14 04:21
This is a scam. I cancelled subscription and Hotstar kept on charging my credit card. Unable to find number to call, I end up cancelling my credit card account. It’s scam. Don’t even try free subscription.
Worst app
by D!w@k@r on 2019/01/15 23:24
You don’t have cast option on this app which is basic need now for any app. I can only watch on mobile and can’t cast on tv. Star is always hopeless and useless group. Hope I will get my money back from them.
Many improvements needed
by Ivan_84 on 2018/05/03 02:31
First the main pain points- Repeatedly being asked to login multiple times a week, super annoying. The fast forward and rewind features have bugs due to which rapid use of the buttons cause the audio to get out of sync of the video. Video resume is a must for a paid service like this and it is very annoying especially when combined with the issue above. Now the things that are good: Good picture quality and no buffering or getting stuck etc. Friendly and familiar UI navigation and search. Decent collection but for the $10 subscription one would expect this to grow.
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!
Bug
by A7bhansali on 2018/11/01 10:22
The new update released does not work for Apple devices with ios 9 or less which is unfair. Some people have older Apple devices with Hotstar(with no capability to upgrade to new ios) and the app not working is forcing the hand in buying a new Apple device since you have already paid for subscription. This should be corrected.
A lot of problems!
by NMankad on 2018/04/27 04:16
Why do I have to login every single time I launch the app? It is very frustrating. You guys should learn from Netflix. Hotstar Web portal and mobile app are never in sync so your watch history is not utilized to continue from where you stopped watching a movie. And while I am using it on 200 mbps speed, it still pauses and buffers multiple times. I am seriously thinking of discontinuing the service if I don’t see any improvements soon.
Pathetic app and disappointing customer service
by Abhi2309 on 2018/04/07 15:36
Had this app for last 4 months.. no issues but since today IPL started I was trying to watch the match , but the app wants me to pay money again to watch ipl ,which is outrageous since my subscription is still active till April 29 . Cancelling the subscription and moving to some other provider. Emailed the customer service no response , called the customer service on hold for ,more than an hour simply pathetic.
Chrome cast not working
by Ghori7 on 2018/04/15 06:40
I have subscribed to Hotstar for watching the IPL, and I watch it through chrome-casting to the TV, but since the chrome cast is not working, it has made by subscription technically useless because I hate watching it through a mobile phone. I hope Hotstar can fix this issue.
Amazing app with best feature Chromecast but extremely buggy.
by vivekvarmagunturi on 2018/04/14 15:27
I had better usage when i open app and use. But, when i cast live ipl match to my tv and lock the screen on phone. After unlocking the apps get stuck and say no internet connection untill i force close the app everytime i unlock the screen when it is casting. Please solve the issue in future update. Happy to give more feedback Imo.
Hotstar my favorite
by Hk2589393927 on 2019/05/28 18:19
I love Hotstar!!! Busy life does not allow you to keep up with tv shows and Hotstar has all the shows which you can watch anytime in a crystal clear quality!! And all the movies on hotstar there are endless options
Streaming issues
by CSI freeman on 2017/10/04 06:44
Casting errors to Chromecast. Used to give errors, until today where it stopped casting completely. Some content takes forever to load
Poor playback
by Urvish Zaveri on 2019/07/01 14:11
Poor quality app. Every time you try to stream something, there is a playback error. The app tells you to try again in sometime. Seems they cannot fix this issue. Halfway through the stream, it randomly tells me that recording is detected and the streaming stops. This happens with apple tv only. Who does not uses apple tv? Didn’t you test your app with apple tv? Apple tv seems to be very common for us market.
LogIn difficulties
by sameer keshavan on 2018/04/14 04:31
The app automatically logs me out every 24hrs or so on my iPhone 7. Sometimes when I try to login via Facebook, it simply takes me back to login page again. I’ve tried all the obvious solutions such as reinstalling the app and restarting the app. If someone look into this bug, that would be very appreciated!
Not available in region
by Boku113890 on 2018/01/26 06:28
Lots of videos I click are not available in my region. And a while back, the same videos were available. It’s very frustrating to search for something and then select it and then it gives you an error message. At least they shouldn’t show these videos. I also get notifications of videos and when I open them they are not available in my region 😡😡😡😡
Really good experience
by HotstrFan999 on 2019/03/27 17:09
Great video quality, very smooth experience and can makes it very easy to watch ipl on the go. Great content catalog, wish it was easier to browse through it. Keep up the good work!
Need help!
by Saurabh Dogra on 2019/02/23 07:21
The app works perfect on mobile device but is worst on Apple TV. Especially if you watch cricket the image breaks and there is lot of judder. I have a Samsung 4K TV and 2019 Apple TV, invested money on Apple TV and hotstar to watch World Cup on television however it’s turning out to be epic disaster
Worst UI
by PrashanthPentaReddy on 2018/10/19 17:47
The app is geat but UI is a nightmare. Sports aren’t organized effectively. Watching old matches are a pain in the neck. Just for a comparison, in Willow all the matches are categorized by Date and Series seperately. Thats not the case in hotstar. When you have multiple languages for commentary, they should be categorized accordingly. Please stop throwing all in one folder and leave me with the task of searching a hidden gem. However the app is really good. I hope they improve the UI for sports.
Not functioning well I am frustrated
by Ruby 52 on 2018/11/12 07:20
This app is not functioning well. I have to always uninstall my app and than reinstall it whenever I try to watch something it doesn’t work well. I think I am wasting my money and I should have given it no stars not even a one star rating which I gave. My message to the developers please develop the app well so customers can enjoy it instead of becoming frustrated with it.
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