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Hotstar is your go-to video streaming app for the best of Indian entertainment, TV shows, LIVE cricket, news and movies. Enjoy unlimited access to your favorite Star India TV shows, 200 days of LIVE cricket, exclusive Hotstar Specials from India’s best filmmakers and storytellers, blockbuster movies, and LIVE news in 7 Indian languages. What you’ll love on Hotstar: A. LIVE Cricket: Enjoy the best of cricket LIVE on Hotstar anytime, anywhere with a host of exciting features including an exclusive Dugout commentary feed, pre-match and post-match analysis, regional and expert commentary in six languages, original cricket shows and behind the scenes action. Stream these tournaments LIVE on Hotstar: India vs South Africa India vs Bangladesh India vs West Indies Ranji Trophy India vs Zimbabwe India vs Australia VIVO IPL 2020 And much more B. Best of Indian Entertainment: Can’t get enough of your daily dose of Indian entertainment? We’ve got you covered! Watch your favorite serials and shows including Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Yeh HaiMohabbatein, Super Singer, Karthika Deepam, and more even before India watches them. Shows are available on-demand from these Star India channels: star plus Star Bharat Star Maa Star Jalsha Star Pravah Star Utsav Star Vijay Star Suvarna Asianet C. Blockbuster Movies: Our curated movie library includes the latest hits, evergreen favorites, documentaries and critically-acclaimed films across languages. Super 30 De De Pyaar De India’s Most Wanted Badhaai Ho Saamy 2 Baahubali 2 Neerja Mangalyaan: India’s Mission to Mars And much more D. Hotstar Specials: Our EXCLUSIVE slate of BIG, bold and authentic stories from India’s most acclaimed storytellers including Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Khan, Nikkhil Advani, Ram Madhvani, Venkat Prabhu, Sudhir Mishra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nagesh Kukunoor, and more. Our current titles include: Roar of the Lion City of Dreams Hostages Criminal Justice The Office (S1 & S2) E. LIVE News: Stay up to date with LIVE news from leading Indian channels Republic TV NDTV 24x7 NDTV India Polimer News Asianet News TV9 Telugu TV9 Gujrati 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 through iTunes. Privacy policy: https://www.hotstar.com/us/privacy-policy Terms of use: https://www.hotstar.com/us/terms-of-use
Probably not Netflix or but in Hindi content it’s good
by mo mirza on 2020/08/04 06:12
Hotstar keep it up wd release good like arya Special ops many more plz
Who decided the volumes of the ads?
by RomanBuffalo on 2020/08/03 23:36
Unfortunately, someone injudiciously decided that they will add advertisements every few minutes, and the ads will be blasted at three or four times the volume of the regular TV. Not joking, I’m having a temporary hearing loss because their ad regarding their movie premieres just blasted in my ears in the middle of watching a program. Please stop this nonsense ASAP.
Non skippable Ads . Keeps Crashing. Horrible
by zethuz on 2020/08/03 15:39
Why am I seeing long ads that cannot be skipped? The App keeps crashing frequently too.
Makes you pay separately in United States for Disney+ subscribers
by SamP2020 on 2020/08/02 17:48
I just don’t understand, I have Disney+ subscription and Hotstar is owned by Disney. I still have to pay for this separately in USA, while in India you can get Hotstar + Disney in half the price of what only Hotstar subscription cost in the US. The fact that Disney has decided to not integrate its services in US like it has done in India makes overall experience bad for consumers, and I can’t find a good reason to recommend this app or service to folks in the states. Until Disney corrects its dark techniques to rip off customers, I’ll be staying away and will advise my friends and families the same.
Constantly removing episodes internally
by kbkd20 on 2020/08/02 00:45
This is a paid subscription service fof the shows, but recently they have started removing popular episodes of shows, so the continuity of the show is lost. They falsely advertise that they have all the shows; in reality they only havd some episodes. So no point paying the monthly subscriptions.
ads ?? after paying for it ?
by bbarodia on 2020/07/31 05:10
why ads when i am paying a subscription fee? also ads always gets played when the movie begins even though it restarts due to chromecast connection issues
Dil Bechara
by gitttaaaaaa on 2020/07/26 21:42
Heart touching movie 😢😢
Dil Bechara movie is AWESOME!!!!
by tenpalkyi on 2020/07/25 14:52
Downloaded this app just to watch Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie, ICONIC! Absolute must watch!
Dil Bechara
by elsimran on 2020/07/24 17:19
This is the best film.
Too many ads
by Sowmith44 on 2020/07/24 05:20
Expensive and 30sec add for every 15min.
Worst picture quality
by Kusgall on 2020/07/24 02:53
It just keeps loading loading and loading!!!
Ads, Ads, and then some more ads.
by TheNobleQueen on 2020/07/22 14:08
Cancelling my annual subscription because even after paying for the subscription hotstar still makes you watch 10 minutes of ads for 20 minutes of content. These ads are all non-skippable. Since the app is paid and a lot more expensive for the US audience, you would think they would at least not show ads on top of that. The reason most people like online paid platforms is the “zero nonsense, 100% content trope” but hotstar doesn’t seem to respect its audience to care that much. Money is the only master.
Payment
by brownswan420 on 2020/07/20 14:18
Although im paying for the subscription, they still put advertisements
Worst application ever.
by Hitesh9899 on 2020/07/19 16:52
This is the worst application I’ve ever seen. If they decided to show you an advertisement, you just can’t get rid of it. I’ve purchased yearly subscription even after that I’m getting an advertisement every 15 min in videos and movies. And advertisement are not like others that you can skip. These advertisement are like 30 seconds and its back to back two ads. And you can not get rid of it. Even after you close the application and start again it will start where you just have left. Trust me I’ve experienced these thing. Now I’m feeling that i just have waste my money to buy this subscription. I also would like to suggest all the people who are going to download or purchase the subscription, please do not download or subscribe this, you will never get what they are shown. Instead of this i would like to suggest please download amazon prime. It would be millions time better of this. Really bad experience.
Ads in paid subscription
by Homest Indian in USA on 2020/07/19 05:25
In 20 min episode, 4 ads of each 30 seconds. Also without any notice ads were added to paid subscribers.
Ads
by hkd27 on 2020/07/18 06:27
Ads even though I bought the yearly plan, Started serving without email update on policy change
Adds in between
by AA1621 on 2020/07/16 11:32
Firstly this app is not free, we are paying to use it. So why do you play adds in between that to now one add two adds. It’s very cheap..!!
Ads in premium subscription too... It’s Annoying
by Chikkusayz on 2020/07/14 05:03
I have a premium subscription of Hotstar US. Whenever I’m watching a movie, so many ads are popping up.its very annoying. We’ve paid money to avoid these type of ads but still popping up. It is very irritating and Disney plus is not available with USA Hotstar subscription. No proper customer service. No new movie additions for Telugu category. If you’re a Telugu.guy and looking for nice movie subscription service. Avoid Hotstar
Friendly use
by VVSarat on 2020/07/12 17:27
The could be better friendly use ,easy search buttons or per topic
Ads
by sgandhi19 on 2020/07/10 12:37
If I paid for subscription why am I getting ads?
Stop showing ads while watching content
by vNama on 2020/07/10 05:09
Stop those annoying ads, they are really irritating.
Ads all around with paid service
by mrakkob on 2020/07/05 13:55
Ads all around with paid service
Advertisements on paid subscription?
by ~shock~ on 2020/07/04 17:30
Are you kidding? Advertisements on paid subscription? And dont ask me send your details. It is job of app developers to ensure that no ads to be played for paid subscribers. As a paid subscriber I get the ads then pay me back what I paid and provide me free premium subscription so that I will sit back and watch your ads happily. Hate the app.
Ads
by Cooldillu on 2020/07/04 16:20
Why am I seeing ads in my paid subscription.
What is the purpose for buying subscription if there are ads?
by salluji on 2020/07/04 06:07
Ads with paid subscription, ridiculous
Poor app and disappointed
by bathula91 on 2020/07/01 01:31
I have the premium account for Telugu version of Mahabharata.. My parents watched 3 seasons .. from 4th season I am unable to find it in Hotstar .. Pathetic !!!!!
Not working even after removing vpn
by hems1216 on 2020/06/30 22:25
I removed vpn also turned off vpn setting . But still can’t working in iPhone 11 Pro.
How can a media app not support Airplay?
by Rohit Mordani on 2020/06/30 05:50
Hotstar being the media app that it is and not support AirPlay has got to be the most shocking thing about this app. They need to drop all other features and support this. It doesn’t even take too much to support AirPlay !
Change in content
by eatinhe424 on 2020/06/30 02:50
Content changes and unavailable, Mahabharata in Telugu is unavailable, disappointing
Advertisements while I’m watching something is getting on my nerves
by zinic25 on 2020/06/28 04:58
I don’t understand the fact that even after paying every month why do I have to watch freaking 30 seconds ads. I mean seriously it’s getting on my nerves. I used to love this app but no more because every time I try to skip I have to watch a 30sec ad. It’s not a free app like YouTube that I have to watch ads. I pay for it then why do I have to watch ads. It would have been okay if there was a skip option for ads just like YouTube. But no these ads don’t even have skip options. I just hate this app now.
Either incompetent or plain fraudulent
by Madhur K. on 2020/06/27 01:19
They cancelled the entertainment plan option which gets auto renewed through iTunes. I had to file a claim in iTunes for refund because Hotstar is incompetent when it comes to actually keeping the iTunes subscription option in sync with what they support. Hotstar says it is Apple’s mistake that Apple has not got rid of subscription options they support in Hotstar.
Shady business practices
by ReviewrKN on 2020/06/25 01:57
Unable to find pricing anywhere before sign-up. Nothing noted in plans what is / is not included in annual monthly plan. Surprised Disney would let this continue under their guardianship. Won’t sign-up until pricing is clearly disclosed. Called the number and no answer.
Performance
by viewer SD on 2020/06/24 08:37
The Hotstar app works like a beta version app, which barely works at times. More than 50% of the time, the app doesn’t even open.
poor watching download experience
by mani.p.o on 2020/06/23 09:12
advance rewind controls not optimal, compared to netflix app. download episode seems to be broken. keeps failing after 5 to 10 %. retries again from 0%. update. decide to delete app. Too frustrating to watch shows constanly reconnecting, downloads expire too early, no way to renew download. Have to use bandwidth for a full redownload. better to watch through browser.
Great selection at a affordable price
by Vatsal&Pooja on 2020/06/23 05:04
Hotstar has provided a great selection of tv shows and movies at a very affordable price. My favorite is “The office”
Ads? Can you get greedier?
by jgphone on 2020/06/22 14:52
So, we paid to watch limited shows without interruptions and you suddenly bombard us with ads. Greedy, disruptive, and annoying. Just canceled my subscription. Hot star will die a cold death with this strategy.
Totally Disappointed
by CVReddy402 on 2020/06/22 13:38
I don’t know why there is no cast option directly from the App. Every time I have to login through website and cast to my TV. My Tv supports AirPlay but this app doesn’t have any casting option. This app is also not available in LG smart TV App Store. It is not at all user friendly.
Many glitches
by Apple official one on 2020/06/22 05:17
Not able to fast forward
You pay for Ads
by santhoopks on 2020/06/22 05:13
Don’t buy this, you are literally paying for ads. Not much contents and on top of that you get ads every 15 mins even after you pay for the subscription.
🤬Ads on paid subscription. UNACCEPTABLE🤬
by Vikram Ramaswam on 2020/06/21 04:14
Forced to watch ads. Will absolutely not renew. You should be ashamed of yourself. Want to continue a movie on another device? Go through the crappy ads again. 🤬🤬🤬🤬, there you go, that’s what I feel about this crap for an app.
Not available in my country
by faizaak on 2020/06/20 10:32
Worst one i am really upset at this it is not available in bangladesh that’s not how you treat your customer really upset so sorryto sqy this am literally disgusted at you guys
Needs to enable picture in picture for full stars
by Awesome Ash 98 on 2020/06/19 19:11
Good app, nice layout, well priced. Picture in picture is a sore miss.
Crazy amount of ads even when you pay for the service
by Nikipaudel on 2020/06/19 12:08
I didn’t pay for the service to get ads. It makes no sense why a paying customer should be getting ads. I get like 3 ads per 10 minutes of playing and it’s ridiculous. Do NOT waste your money here because your money and time is not valued. No other service charges you a fee and still gives you ads. Disgusting and ridiculous.
Adds
by billakalgarh on 2020/06/19 05:28
Unwanted adds😠
Ads on subscription without notice
by shyam.patel on 2020/06/17 06:18
I am extremely disappointed that Hotstar chose to add advertisements on subscriptions. The reason given is also poor - “ads are placed to allow hotstar to offer such prices”. I would gladly pay more to have an ad free experience, and in fact, I did pay more. I have a subscription that started Nov 2019, which promised an ad-free experience. I understand if I choose to renew I would be bound by these new terms, but in my situation, I am not getting the services I subscribed to in Nov 2019. This is n extremely poor move on Hotstar, coupled with a lack of notice to their subscribers. I will definitely not be renewing after my subscription ends if ads continue to be offered to subscribers.
Rewind amd forward 10 sec takes forever
by Prats2602 on 2020/06/16 06:01
While watching a movie the buttons take forever to function.. Even closing the app was buggy.. The back button on top took forever..
Expensive and useless ads while watching movie
by Sreaks on 2020/06/15 06:26
First of all this is a paid subscription no good movies and can’t watch some sports in US region. Secondly WHO WOULD PLAY ADS IN BETWEEN WHILE WATCHING MOVIE?? This is not a free site. STOP PLAYING ADS. I am not renewing my subscription anymore.
Expensive subscription with too many bugs
by coldstar12 on 2020/06/14 05:08
Firstly this subscription is super expensive for the content they’ve got. If you find some content if you like to play you will have to struggle to get it played on chromecast. You try play some content and the app would play different content. Don’t waste money on this.
Slow
by Jothikrrishna on 2020/06/13 01:17
Takes 5 mins to settle down on HD on Apple tv 4k where as Fire TV stick just takes few secs. Need to improve a lot
Getting ads despite premium membership
by mathewSimpson on 2020/06/10 22:41
Why the hell would you have 4+ ads on a single 20 minute episode when I have a premium annual membership? To the developer response - That’s freaking dumb! What do you mean competitive? You have an extremely limited catalogue outside of India and you are charging $8+/month for premium. Disney+ is almost half of that and has UHD content! Hotstar is try to make as much mullah as it can and being competitive is just a bad excuse. The viewer experience is severely degraded! I don’t even want a single advertisement when I have dropped $100 on an annual subscription! I would never ever buy anything from an advertiser that advertises with you!
Can add casting to tv option.
by SheelaMahantesh on 2020/06/09 22:13
Currently we are unable to cast to tv from mobile app. Can add the cast to tv option.
Need to fix the glitch for this pathetic app
by RubalGopal on 2020/06/04 01:53
I live in United States. I waste my 50 bucks for this hopeless app. It hangs a lot moreover it shows the 30-40 seconds ads while playing the movie. When I trying to forward or reverse it hang then I have to close the app and then clear the app after that I have to start again. I’m very disappointed. First time I use this app and very very bad experience. I will not recommend to anyone for this hopeless app.
Videos blacks out
by rajeshwari Rajan on 2020/06/03 17:30
While playing any video we get some ads and post ad the audio continues with a black screen.. hence have to refresh the app again and play again.
Horrible app
by Kkkdnalps on 2020/06/03 05:24
If you paying for it then dont. It freezes up all the time. It has more adds then youtube. Better find free sites to watch it because its not worth paying for this app.
Stop the ads
by cdvkuks on 2020/06/03 04:57
Don’t you think you charge enough for subscription that you’ve started showing advertisements in between a show/movie?
30 sec ads
by AbhiAvatar on 2020/06/02 08:08
App has ads inspite of buying a subscription
Airplay not supported
by kalisetti546 on 2020/06/02 00:50
We cant cast to apple tv
Download button not showing
by basharath1390 on 2020/06/01 22:08
On my ipad i am unable to download anything because there is no download button for any movies or tv series . Why is this happening ? . I am a premium member and this does not happen in my phone but it’s happening in ipad please fix this issue i am unable to download anything ...
App not working good
by sanqwet on 2020/05/31 07:01
Not able to forward or backward or pause the show or movie. Worst experience with app and recently advertisements are coming. I’m I watching television or App.
Inserted Ads now
by Gfrvjufvg on 2020/05/30 18:39
Even though I an a paying customer they have recently started showing Ads
What a F* app
by phm26 on 2020/05/29 07:34
Why the HELL you are showing me ad when I am using subscribed service ? This ad comes before each episode in mobile app....why...you are guys are dumb who tries to bombard unwanted, pathetic, useless and lengthy ad and wasting our times
Refund my money I just need back my money .
by Shrangchan gampo on 2020/05/29 04:19
Screen mirror is really bad if I watch any episodes each episode stop casting automatically and I have to disconnect and wait for few moments and re cast I am really tired 😡😡😡😡
Ads in premium subs
by Shubhangi27 on 2020/05/28 05:16
Why i am watching ads before starting and in middle of every episode even after taking premium membership. 30 secs ad which we can’t even skip. Tell me what is the point of taking premium subs if we have to watch ad in every episode. NOT DONE !
Happy and Sad
by fairreviwer2429 on 2020/05/27 21:24
I was disappointed that Star Plus moves to digital platform... because that now defeats the purpose of dish television. However the app good. The only thing I don’t like is it’s very difficult to watch on the tv... unlike Hulu and Netflix it’s not readily available on smart TV... and screen mirroring is a hassle. Please make streaming from phone to tv easier It will convince me to renew my membership
App is closing automatically
by tehehej on 2020/05/26 05:56
I downloaded couple movies in app but while watching those subtitles are not working and if I close and come back and open it is working as expected and also unable to maximize the screen and closing the app suddenly. I’m not sure it is also affecting while streaming
Worst app, worst subscription
by dshankarbabu on 2020/05/24 16:15
Worst app I ever used. Search results are always generic. TV shows they mean only TV series doesn’t have any other programs. Waste subscription especially form USA. $0 worth
Pathora of adds
by Shohid kagzi on 2020/05/23 22:44
In just 1 hour movie there was about 15 adds.. seriously it was hectic..
10 sub second Forward not working properly on iPad
by Sai Shanmukha on 2020/05/23 05:46
When I click the second forward/rewind button multiple times say thrice, then I expect the video to be forwarded by thirty seconds, but it only moves to +10 seconds and plays that scene thrice like a D.J. remix, if you know what I mean. This is seen only on iPad and works fine on an iPhone Really appreciate if this is fixed
Latest version is broken
by UnhappyAB on 2020/05/23 01:16
Latest version does not op and throws an error “This app is no longer shared with you. To use it, you must buy it from appstore”
Login again and again on my smart TV
by sumanverma on 2020/05/22 14:25
Y do we have login everytime i open my smart TV...?its has become irritating now... :(
India is a multilingual country!
by justanotheruseryeah on 2020/05/21 07:36
Hotstar has all other languages except Gujarati and Punjabi shows and movies. Why? Why can’t we include the language of our Prime Minister’s mother tongue? I would really appreciate if you would take everyone into consideration and add shows and movies of other languages to cater to all customers who pay for the subscription. Thank you.
Expected till more live news
by DaduMoti on 2020/05/20 02:01
Hi
Good Indian App
by Namdhari Sports on 2020/05/18 22:47
G G
South Africa
by tsitsikamma on 2020/05/18 16:43
Very disappointed that we cannot watch ANY of our favorite shows in South Africa.
Sub titles
by Mrs vargas on 2020/05/17 04:55
I love the app but wishing that there could be sub titles in English for those who don’t understand any of the languages.
Malayalam movies
by Koshy bhai on 2020/05/16 15:31
Hotstar is not having any new Malayalam movies. I have raised concerns for this last year and they said they will fix it. Trusting them I renewed the hotstar for this year. But not even a single movie added. I am not using hotstar even though they took my money. I am confident that I will not renew it next time. HOTSTAR cheated me by promising new Malayalam movie. If you can’t provide them don’t promise just to take my money.
Randomly stops playing
by Bananasoverbananas on 2020/05/13 16:53
Sometimes an error shows up and videos stop playing. Have to select video again to continue.
What a shame
by indrani71 on 2020/05/12 19:35
Being used to Netflix and prime I guess spoils you I am a vip package subscriber..... which I came to know while using is full of ads every few minutes when you are playing a movie ; when I asked them as to why this is happening they asked me to upgrade for a ad free experience... my point is why can’t they say these when we are subscribing to the package . To me that is cheating. They have very good regional content but only if your television is webos 4 plus can you have subtitle support:no mention of that when we are subscribing and no support for helping to fix it They love to play the blame game by saying talk to your tv company which is LG in my case. Truly disappointed in their attitude . Content:excellent Attitude: poor You choose!
Beat Hindi movie watching app
by Aparon on 2020/05/10 00:51
It has everything I love it
Can’t watch on Smart TV
by Imrul H Chowdhury on 2020/05/08 23:58
Hi, I am not able to watch Hotstar on Smart TV. There is no this apps showing like as others apps Netflix or Amazon Prime video Please advise how can I watch Hotstar pn Smart TV Samsung
Adds bothering
by Manju2021 on 2020/05/08 04:35
Add
Hotstar
by 12349ppp on 2020/05/07 23:13
I am in Kuwait and I can’t play any of the videos in hot star it is saying that the video is not available in my country . Plz let it be in Kuwait as well plz it is a huge request 😭😭
Help
by Sayeed Imtiaz on 2020/05/06 21:59
Is this app will in Bangladesh??
Subscription
by gunduruk on 2020/05/04 00:41
Why is there no option for monthly subscription
Any updates on Airplay support?
by Teja00333 on 2020/05/01 22:24
It’s a good app from content side of things, but it lacks support for something that’s important in streaming platform - say Airplay support
Add Stuff
by Cmallipeddi on 2020/04/28 17:38
Really, it was a good media App I have from India. Have a small suggestion, why don't you guys add some ”Fox and Walt Disney” stuff into App (Hotstar) and Add the more stuff into it. Because right now, whatever you have is not the great stuff than Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc....so what is the use to connect with you and your app like Hotstar. Please note it and try to add more good stuff.
Good shows
by Binanikki on 2020/04/28 01:58
Nice collection of shows and movies !
Waste
by Arun14346 on 2020/04/27 15:06
This app is waste to use Iam not able to cast to my Samsung smart tv because update removed cast icon from hotstar
Log in
by sdharod on 2020/04/20 17:21
Can’t log in it to my tv ) other devices)
This is an real Indian STAR THIEF
by Ani@here on 2020/04/19 17:46
Stealing money from subscribers. Even after the VIP Subscription, I am getting same advertisement randomly for 30 times. Real thief in this pandemic situation.
Hotstar
by sIMmo@1993 on 2020/04/19 06:40
Hotstar needs to have a different profile for every user. Like I can play 2 devices so I should be able to create two profile in 1 account like netflix does.
Not updating on Older iPad
by Avirnenirao on 2020/04/18 02:44
I have subscribed for hotstar and now my old iPad does not support the new version, what should I do.
Coldstar
by Birju88 on 2020/04/18 01:10
It is not casting anymore, the older version was much better, not even screen mirroring is working please fox the issue, there is no need for subscription if we have to watch it on our small phones.. great shows but you guys need better engineers
Do not like the App
by pablozer3248 on 2020/04/17 07:45
I did not like this app because it does not movies I want to watch and tv shows. Some of the titles I could not understand and I did not watch anything because I figured they would be in a different language. Only categories I kept seeing was “Indian Movies” and “Indian tv shows” I would not like to purchase this app ever again.
Incompatible
by jayd690 on 2020/04/16 20:06
Usually things r better on us than in any other country but it’s quite opposite with hotstar app. It even misses on casting support that is available on hotstar India app. Highly disappointed 😔
It’s not working after new updates
by K$j0 on 2020/04/16 16:51
My Hotstar application was working fin till it requested for an update and that to mandatory. I have to update my application to make it use. And after updating its only working on mobile application only. I am not able to cast it to my TV. Very very frustrated by trying. Still not working.
No streaming to TV available.
by pin2689373847367383 on 2020/04/15 20:50
Doesn’t have the option to stream to your smart TV like YouTube, HBO, and other streaming apps!!
Has no subtitles
by ahahavavaggaav on 2020/04/15 15:29
That's the reason why we subscribe please do better
I tried to update to latest version but was not there
by Biswanath Basu on 2020/04/15 02:00
Dear Developers, I had downloaded this app on my Sony smart tv and when I opened the app it said to update so I went to the store and to my surprise it didn’t even update.
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!
Ads on subscription without notice
by shyam.patel on 2020/06/17 06:18
I am extremely disappointed that Hotstar chose to add advertisements on subscriptions. The reason given is also poor - “ads are placed to allow hotstar to offer such prices”. I would gladly pay more to have an ad free experience, and in fact, I did pay more. I have a subscription that started Nov 2019, which promised an ad-free experience. I understand if I choose to renew I would be bound by these new terms, but in my situation, I am not getting the services I subscribed to in Nov 2019. This is n extremely poor move on Hotstar, coupled with a lack of notice to their subscribers. I will definitely not be renewing after my subscription ends if ads continue to be offered to subscribers.
Recent updates removed the highlights
by Zeni86cit on 2019/06/06 12:15
Recent update in app removed highlights while watching a WC2019 match.. it really doesn’t make any sense.. it doesn’t give an user to go back and see what or how wickets fell etc,, even earlier that was one step better.. now it’s no point having a mobile app.. it should let users go backwards, rewind and start from some point..it should not make us wait until the game gets completed.. Developer responded stating there is a technical issue.. but it is not fixed and it’s more than 4 days. If it is for World Cup, it should’ve been taken in priority and fixed by now.. when premium is charged, service also should be at premium level..
Rip off
by Cyclonel09 on 2018/03/29 15:16
At the beginning I liked the app. I upgraded to premium last month cause of it. But this month, after my subscription renewal the app started giving me error message every time I tried to watch a video. Contact their support team Tuesday. They told me to delete the app then redownload it, so I did. When I signed back in I was asked to upgrade again even though I already paid for this month subscription. I gave them my contact details and they keep telling me they are trying o contact me when I never received any call from them. It’s been over 3 days. They are ripping people off by taking their money and then stopping their subscription. Don’t waste your money.
Getting ads despite premium membership
by mathewSimpson on 2020/06/10 22:41
Why the hell would you have 4+ ads on a single 20 minute episode when I have a premium annual membership? To the developer response - That’s freaking dumb! What do you mean competitive? You have an extremely limited catalogue outside of India and you are charging $8+/month for premium. Disney+ is almost half of that and has UHD content! Hotstar is try to make as much mullah as it can and being competitive is just a bad excuse. The viewer experience is severely degraded! I don’t even want a single advertisement when I have dropped $100 on an annual subscription! I would never ever buy anything from an advertiser that advertises with you!
Worst user interface
by dipytrivedi on 2018/11/16 20:06
I purchased this app in USA and content is great but the app features are horrible. It never saves continue watching for me: the choices are randomly saved like things I was watching a week ago. Even as I am watching the show...pause for a call and come back, my episode is gone. I have to start all over again. Search the serial, look for episode and then fast forward to find the point where I was at. Absolutely frustrating experience every single time. Compared the continue watching capabilities of Netflix and Prime this is pathetic. Please improve this. If it wasn’t for amazing content I will not use the app.
Makes you pay separately in United States for Disney+ subscribers
by SamP2020 on 2020/08/02 17:48
I just don’t understand, I have Disney+ subscription and Hotstar is owned by Disney. I still have to pay for this separately in USA, while in India you can get Hotstar + Disney in half the price of what only Hotstar subscription cost in the US. The fact that Disney has decided to not integrate its services in US like it has done in India makes overall experience bad for consumers, and I can’t find a good reason to recommend this app or service to folks in the states. Until Disney corrects its dark techniques to rip off customers, I’ll be staying away and will advise my friends and families the same.
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!!!
Ads, Ads, and then some more ads.
by TheNobleQueen on 2020/07/22 14:08
Cancelling my annual subscription because even after paying for the subscription hotstar still makes you watch 10 minutes of ads for 20 minutes of content. These ads are all non-skippable. Since the app is paid and a lot more expensive for the US audience, you would think they would at least not show ads on top of that. The reason most people like online paid platforms is the “zero nonsense, 100% content trope” but hotstar doesn’t seem to respect its audience to care that much. Money is the only master.
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.
10 sub second Forward not working properly on iPad
by Sai Shanmukha on 2020/05/23 05:46
When I click the second forward/rewind button multiple times say thrice, then I expect the video to be forwarded by thirty seconds, but it only moves to +10 seconds and plays that scene thrice like a D.J. remix, if you know what I mean. This is seen only on iPad and works fine on an iPhone Really appreciate if this is fixed
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
What a shame
by indrani71 on 2020/05/12 19:35
Being used to Netflix and prime I guess spoils you I am a vip package subscriber..... which I came to know while using is full of ads every few minutes when you are playing a movie ; when I asked them as to why this is happening they asked me to upgrade for a ad free experience... my point is why can’t they say these when we are subscribing to the package . To me that is cheating. They have very good regional content but only if your television is webos 4 plus can you have subtitle support:no mention of that when we are subscribing and no support for helping to fix it They love to play the blame game by saying talk to your tv company which is LG in my case. Truly disappointed in their attitude . Content:excellent Attitude: poor You choose!
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
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.
Crazy amount of ads even when you pay for the service
by Nikipaudel on 2020/06/19 12:08
I didn’t pay for the service to get ads. It makes no sense why a paying customer should be getting ads. I get like 3 ads per 10 minutes of playing and it’s ridiculous. Do NOT waste your money here because your money and time is not valued. No other service charges you a fee and still gives you ads. Disgusting and ridiculous.
Need to fix the glitch for this pathetic app
by RubalGopal on 2020/06/04 01:53
I live in United States. I waste my 50 bucks for this hopeless app. It hangs a lot moreover it shows the 30-40 seconds ads while playing the movie. When I trying to forward or reverse it hang then I have to close the app and then clear the app after that I have to start again. I’m very disappointed. First time I use this app and very very bad experience. I will not recommend to anyone for this hopeless app.
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Hotstar is your go-to video streaming app for the best of Indian entertainment, TV shows, LIVE cricket, news and movies. Enjoy unlimited access to your favorite Star India TV shows, 200 days of LIVE cricket, exclusive Hotstar Specials from India’s best filmmakers and storytellers, blockbuster movies, and LIVE news in 7 Indian languages. What you’ll love on Hotstar: A. LIVE Cricket: Enjoy the best of cricket LIVE on Hotstar anytime, anywhere with a host of exciting features including an exclusive Dugout commentary feed, pre-match and post-match analysis, regional and expert commentary in six languages, original cricket shows and behind the scenes action. Stream these tournaments LIVE on Hotstar: India vs South Africa India vs Bangladesh India vs West Indies Ranji Trophy India vs Zimbabwe India vs Australia VIVO IPL 2020 And much more B. Best of Indian Entertainment: Can’t get enough of your daily dose of Indian entertainment? We’ve got you covered! Watch your favorite serials and shows including Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Yeh HaiMohabbatein, Super Singer, Karthika Deepam, and more even before India watches them. Shows are available on-demand from these Star India channels: star plus Star Bharat Star Maa Star Jalsha Star Pravah Star Utsav Star Vijay Star Suvarna Asianet C. Blockbuster Movies: Our curated movie library includes the latest hits, evergreen favorites, documentaries and critically-acclaimed films across languages. Super 30 De De Pyaar De India’s Most Wanted Badhaai Ho Saamy 2 Baahubali 2 Neerja Mangalyaan: India’s Mission to Mars And much more D. Hotstar Specials: Our EXCLUSIVE slate of BIG, bold and authentic stories from India’s most acclaimed storytellers including Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Khan, Nikkhil Advani, Ram Madhvani, Venkat Prabhu, Sudhir Mishra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nagesh Kukunoor, and more. Our current titles include: Roar of the Lion City of Dreams Hostages Criminal Justice The Office (S1 & S2) E. LIVE News: Stay up to date with LIVE news from leading Indian channels Republic TV NDTV 24x7 NDTV India Polimer News Asianet News TV9 Telugu TV9 Gujrati 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 through iTunes. Privacy policy: https://www.hotstar.com/us/privacy-policy Terms of use: https://www.hotstar.com/us/terms-of-use
Probably not Netflix or but in Hindi content it’s good
by mo mirza on 2020/08/04 06:12
Hotstar keep it up wd release good like arya Special ops many more plz
Who decided the volumes of the ads?
by RomanBuffalo on 2020/08/03 23:36
Unfortunately, someone injudiciously decided that they will add advertisements every few minutes, and the ads will be blasted at three or four times the volume of the regular TV. Not joking, I’m having a temporary hearing loss because their ad regarding their movie premieres just blasted in my ears in the middle of watching a program. Please stop this nonsense ASAP.
Non skippable Ads . Keeps Crashing. Horrible
by zethuz on 2020/08/03 15:39
Why am I seeing long ads that cannot be skipped? The App keeps crashing frequently too.
Makes you pay separately in United States for Disney+ subscribers
by SamP2020 on 2020/08/02 17:48
I just don’t understand, I have Disney+ subscription and Hotstar is owned by Disney. I still have to pay for this separately in USA, while in India you can get Hotstar + Disney in half the price of what only Hotstar subscription cost in the US. The fact that Disney has decided to not integrate its services in US like it has done in India makes overall experience bad for consumers, and I can’t find a good reason to recommend this app or service to folks in the states. Until Disney corrects its dark techniques to rip off customers, I’ll be staying away and will advise my friends and families the same.
Constantly removing episodes internally
by kbkd20 on 2020/08/02 00:45
This is a paid subscription service fof the shows, but recently they have started removing popular episodes of shows, so the continuity of the show is lost. They falsely advertise that they have all the shows; in reality they only havd some episodes. So no point paying the monthly subscriptions.
ads ?? after paying for it ?
by bbarodia on 2020/07/31 05:10
why ads when i am paying a subscription fee? also ads always gets played when the movie begins even though it restarts due to chromecast connection issues
Dil Bechara
by gitttaaaaaa on 2020/07/26 21:42
Heart touching movie 😢😢
Dil Bechara movie is AWESOME!!!!
by tenpalkyi on 2020/07/25 14:52
Downloaded this app just to watch Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie, ICONIC! Absolute must watch!
Dil Bechara
by elsimran on 2020/07/24 17:19
This is the best film.
Too many ads
by Sowmith44 on 2020/07/24 05:20
Expensive and 30sec add for every 15min.
Worst picture quality
by Kusgall on 2020/07/24 02:53
It just keeps loading loading and loading!!!
Ads, Ads, and then some more ads.
by TheNobleQueen on 2020/07/22 14:08
Cancelling my annual subscription because even after paying for the subscription hotstar still makes you watch 10 minutes of ads for 20 minutes of content. These ads are all non-skippable. Since the app is paid and a lot more expensive for the US audience, you would think they would at least not show ads on top of that. The reason most people like online paid platforms is the “zero nonsense, 100% content trope” but hotstar doesn’t seem to respect its audience to care that much. Money is the only master.
Payment
by brownswan420 on 2020/07/20 14:18
Although im paying for the subscription, they still put advertisements
Worst application ever.
by Hitesh9899 on 2020/07/19 16:52
This is the worst application I’ve ever seen. If they decided to show you an advertisement, you just can’t get rid of it. I’ve purchased yearly subscription even after that I’m getting an advertisement every 15 min in videos and movies. And advertisement are not like others that you can skip. These advertisement are like 30 seconds and its back to back two ads. And you can not get rid of it. Even after you close the application and start again it will start where you just have left. Trust me I’ve experienced these thing. Now I’m feeling that i just have waste my money to buy this subscription. I also would like to suggest all the people who are going to download or purchase the subscription, please do not download or subscribe this, you will never get what they are shown. Instead of this i would like to suggest please download amazon prime. It would be millions time better of this. Really bad experience.
Ads in paid subscription
by Homest Indian in USA on 2020/07/19 05:25
In 20 min episode, 4 ads of each 30 seconds. Also without any notice ads were added to paid subscribers.
Ads
by hkd27 on 2020/07/18 06:27
Ads even though I bought the yearly plan, Started serving without email update on policy change
Adds in between
by AA1621 on 2020/07/16 11:32
Firstly this app is not free, we are paying to use it. So why do you play adds in between that to now one add two adds. It’s very cheap..!!
Ads in premium subscription too... It’s Annoying
by Chikkusayz on 2020/07/14 05:03
I have a premium subscription of Hotstar US. Whenever I’m watching a movie, so many ads are popping up.its very annoying. We’ve paid money to avoid these type of ads but still popping up. It is very irritating and Disney plus is not available with USA Hotstar subscription. No proper customer service. No new movie additions for Telugu category. If you’re a Telugu.guy and looking for nice movie subscription service. Avoid Hotstar
Friendly use
by VVSarat on 2020/07/12 17:27
The could be better friendly use ,easy search buttons or per topic
Ads
by sgandhi19 on 2020/07/10 12:37
If I paid for subscription why am I getting ads?
Stop showing ads while watching content
by vNama on 2020/07/10 05:09
Stop those annoying ads, they are really irritating.
Ads all around with paid service
by mrakkob on 2020/07/05 13:55
Ads all around with paid service
Advertisements on paid subscription?
by ~shock~ on 2020/07/04 17:30
Are you kidding? Advertisements on paid subscription? And dont ask me send your details. It is job of app developers to ensure that no ads to be played for paid subscribers. As a paid subscriber I get the ads then pay me back what I paid and provide me free premium subscription so that I will sit back and watch your ads happily. Hate the app.
Ads
by Cooldillu on 2020/07/04 16:20
Why am I seeing ads in my paid subscription.
What is the purpose for buying subscription if there are ads?
by salluji on 2020/07/04 06:07
Ads with paid subscription, ridiculous
Poor app and disappointed
by bathula91 on 2020/07/01 01:31
I have the premium account for Telugu version of Mahabharata.. My parents watched 3 seasons .. from 4th season I am unable to find it in Hotstar .. Pathetic !!!!!
Not working even after removing vpn
by hems1216 on 2020/06/30 22:25
I removed vpn also turned off vpn setting . But still can’t working in iPhone 11 Pro.
How can a media app not support Airplay?
by Rohit Mordani on 2020/06/30 05:50
Hotstar being the media app that it is and not support AirPlay has got to be the most shocking thing about this app. They need to drop all other features and support this. It doesn’t even take too much to support AirPlay !
Change in content
by eatinhe424 on 2020/06/30 02:50
Content changes and unavailable, Mahabharata in Telugu is unavailable, disappointing
Advertisements while I’m watching something is getting on my nerves
by zinic25 on 2020/06/28 04:58
I don’t understand the fact that even after paying every month why do I have to watch freaking 30 seconds ads. I mean seriously it’s getting on my nerves. I used to love this app but no more because every time I try to skip I have to watch a 30sec ad. It’s not a free app like YouTube that I have to watch ads. I pay for it then why do I have to watch ads. It would have been okay if there was a skip option for ads just like YouTube. But no these ads don’t even have skip options. I just hate this app now.
Either incompetent or plain fraudulent
by Madhur K. on 2020/06/27 01:19
They cancelled the entertainment plan option which gets auto renewed through iTunes. I had to file a claim in iTunes for refund because Hotstar is incompetent when it comes to actually keeping the iTunes subscription option in sync with what they support. Hotstar says it is Apple’s mistake that Apple has not got rid of subscription options they support in Hotstar.
Shady business practices
by ReviewrKN on 2020/06/25 01:57
Unable to find pricing anywhere before sign-up. Nothing noted in plans what is / is not included in annual monthly plan. Surprised Disney would let this continue under their guardianship. Won’t sign-up until pricing is clearly disclosed. Called the number and no answer.
Performance
by viewer SD on 2020/06/24 08:37
The Hotstar app works like a beta version app, which barely works at times. More than 50% of the time, the app doesn’t even open.
poor watching download experience
by mani.p.o on 2020/06/23 09:12
advance rewind controls not optimal, compared to netflix app. download episode seems to be broken. keeps failing after 5 to 10 %. retries again from 0%. update. decide to delete app. Too frustrating to watch shows constanly reconnecting, downloads expire too early, no way to renew download. Have to use bandwidth for a full redownload. better to watch through browser.
Great selection at a affordable price
by Vatsal&Pooja on 2020/06/23 05:04
Hotstar has provided a great selection of tv shows and movies at a very affordable price. My favorite is “The office”
Ads? Can you get greedier?
by jgphone on 2020/06/22 14:52
So, we paid to watch limited shows without interruptions and you suddenly bombard us with ads. Greedy, disruptive, and annoying. Just canceled my subscription. Hot star will die a cold death with this strategy.
Totally Disappointed
by CVReddy402 on 2020/06/22 13:38
I don’t know why there is no cast option directly from the App. Every time I have to login through website and cast to my TV. My Tv supports AirPlay but this app doesn’t have any casting option. This app is also not available in LG smart TV App Store. It is not at all user friendly.
Many glitches
by Apple official one on 2020/06/22 05:17
Not able to fast forward
You pay for Ads
by santhoopks on 2020/06/22 05:13
Don’t buy this, you are literally paying for ads. Not much contents and on top of that you get ads every 15 mins even after you pay for the subscription.
🤬Ads on paid subscription. UNACCEPTABLE🤬
by Vikram Ramaswam on 2020/06/21 04:14
Forced to watch ads. Will absolutely not renew. You should be ashamed of yourself. Want to continue a movie on another device? Go through the crappy ads again. 🤬🤬🤬🤬, there you go, that’s what I feel about this crap for an app.
Not available in my country
by faizaak on 2020/06/20 10:32
Worst one i am really upset at this it is not available in bangladesh that’s not how you treat your customer really upset so sorryto sqy this am literally disgusted at you guys
Needs to enable picture in picture for full stars
by Awesome Ash 98 on 2020/06/19 19:11
Good app, nice layout, well priced. Picture in picture is a sore miss.
Crazy amount of ads even when you pay for the service
by Nikipaudel on 2020/06/19 12:08
I didn’t pay for the service to get ads. It makes no sense why a paying customer should be getting ads. I get like 3 ads per 10 minutes of playing and it’s ridiculous. Do NOT waste your money here because your money and time is not valued. No other service charges you a fee and still gives you ads. Disgusting and ridiculous.
Adds
by billakalgarh on 2020/06/19 05:28
Unwanted adds😠
Ads on subscription without notice
by shyam.patel on 2020/06/17 06:18
I am extremely disappointed that Hotstar chose to add advertisements on subscriptions. The reason given is also poor - “ads are placed to allow hotstar to offer such prices”. I would gladly pay more to have an ad free experience, and in fact, I did pay more. I have a subscription that started Nov 2019, which promised an ad-free experience. I understand if I choose to renew I would be bound by these new terms, but in my situation, I am not getting the services I subscribed to in Nov 2019. This is n extremely poor move on Hotstar, coupled with a lack of notice to their subscribers. I will definitely not be renewing after my subscription ends if ads continue to be offered to subscribers.
Rewind amd forward 10 sec takes forever
by Prats2602 on 2020/06/16 06:01
While watching a movie the buttons take forever to function.. Even closing the app was buggy.. The back button on top took forever..
Expensive and useless ads while watching movie
by Sreaks on 2020/06/15 06:26
First of all this is a paid subscription no good movies and can’t watch some sports in US region. Secondly WHO WOULD PLAY ADS IN BETWEEN WHILE WATCHING MOVIE?? This is not a free site. STOP PLAYING ADS. I am not renewing my subscription anymore.
Expensive subscription with too many bugs
by coldstar12 on 2020/06/14 05:08
Firstly this subscription is super expensive for the content they’ve got. If you find some content if you like to play you will have to struggle to get it played on chromecast. You try play some content and the app would play different content. Don’t waste money on this.
Slow
by Jothikrrishna on 2020/06/13 01:17
Takes 5 mins to settle down on HD on Apple tv 4k where as Fire TV stick just takes few secs. Need to improve a lot
Getting ads despite premium membership
by mathewSimpson on 2020/06/10 22:41
Why the hell would you have 4+ ads on a single 20 minute episode when I have a premium annual membership? To the developer response - That’s freaking dumb! What do you mean competitive? You have an extremely limited catalogue outside of India and you are charging $8+/month for premium. Disney+ is almost half of that and has UHD content! Hotstar is try to make as much mullah as it can and being competitive is just a bad excuse. The viewer experience is severely degraded! I don’t even want a single advertisement when I have dropped $100 on an annual subscription! I would never ever buy anything from an advertiser that advertises with you!
Can add casting to tv option.
by SheelaMahantesh on 2020/06/09 22:13
Currently we are unable to cast to tv from mobile app. Can add the cast to tv option.
Need to fix the glitch for this pathetic app
by RubalGopal on 2020/06/04 01:53
I live in United States. I waste my 50 bucks for this hopeless app. It hangs a lot moreover it shows the 30-40 seconds ads while playing the movie. When I trying to forward or reverse it hang then I have to close the app and then clear the app after that I have to start again. I’m very disappointed. First time I use this app and very very bad experience. I will not recommend to anyone for this hopeless app.
Videos blacks out
by rajeshwari Rajan on 2020/06/03 17:30
While playing any video we get some ads and post ad the audio continues with a black screen.. hence have to refresh the app again and play again.
Horrible app
by Kkkdnalps on 2020/06/03 05:24
If you paying for it then dont. It freezes up all the time. It has more adds then youtube. Better find free sites to watch it because its not worth paying for this app.
Stop the ads
by cdvkuks on 2020/06/03 04:57
Don’t you think you charge enough for subscription that you’ve started showing advertisements in between a show/movie?
30 sec ads
by AbhiAvatar on 2020/06/02 08:08
App has ads inspite of buying a subscription
Airplay not supported
by kalisetti546 on 2020/06/02 00:50
We cant cast to apple tv
Download button not showing
by basharath1390 on 2020/06/01 22:08
On my ipad i am unable to download anything because there is no download button for any movies or tv series . Why is this happening ? . I am a premium member and this does not happen in my phone but it’s happening in ipad please fix this issue i am unable to download anything ...
App not working good
by sanqwet on 2020/05/31 07:01
Not able to forward or backward or pause the show or movie. Worst experience with app and recently advertisements are coming. I’m I watching television or App.
Inserted Ads now
by Gfrvjufvg on 2020/05/30 18:39
Even though I an a paying customer they have recently started showing Ads
What a F* app
by phm26 on 2020/05/29 07:34
Why the HELL you are showing me ad when I am using subscribed service ? This ad comes before each episode in mobile app....why...you are guys are dumb who tries to bombard unwanted, pathetic, useless and lengthy ad and wasting our times
Refund my money I just need back my money .
by Shrangchan gampo on 2020/05/29 04:19
Screen mirror is really bad if I watch any episodes each episode stop casting automatically and I have to disconnect and wait for few moments and re cast I am really tired 😡😡😡😡
Ads in premium subs
by Shubhangi27 on 2020/05/28 05:16
Why i am watching ads before starting and in middle of every episode even after taking premium membership. 30 secs ad which we can’t even skip. Tell me what is the point of taking premium subs if we have to watch ad in every episode. NOT DONE !
Happy and Sad
by fairreviwer2429 on 2020/05/27 21:24
I was disappointed that Star Plus moves to digital platform... because that now defeats the purpose of dish television. However the app good. The only thing I don’t like is it’s very difficult to watch on the tv... unlike Hulu and Netflix it’s not readily available on smart TV... and screen mirroring is a hassle. Please make streaming from phone to tv easier It will convince me to renew my membership
App is closing automatically
by tehehej on 2020/05/26 05:56
I downloaded couple movies in app but while watching those subtitles are not working and if I close and come back and open it is working as expected and also unable to maximize the screen and closing the app suddenly. I’m not sure it is also affecting while streaming
Worst app, worst subscription
by dshankarbabu on 2020/05/24 16:15
Worst app I ever used. Search results are always generic. TV shows they mean only TV series doesn’t have any other programs. Waste subscription especially form USA. $0 worth
Pathora of adds
by Shohid kagzi on 2020/05/23 22:44
In just 1 hour movie there was about 15 adds.. seriously it was hectic..
10 sub second Forward not working properly on iPad
by Sai Shanmukha on 2020/05/23 05:46
When I click the second forward/rewind button multiple times say thrice, then I expect the video to be forwarded by thirty seconds, but it only moves to +10 seconds and plays that scene thrice like a D.J. remix, if you know what I mean. This is seen only on iPad and works fine on an iPhone Really appreciate if this is fixed
Latest version is broken
by UnhappyAB on 2020/05/23 01:16
Latest version does not op and throws an error “This app is no longer shared with you. To use it, you must buy it from appstore”
Login again and again on my smart TV
by sumanverma on 2020/05/22 14:25
Y do we have login everytime i open my smart TV...?its has become irritating now... :(
India is a multilingual country!
by justanotheruseryeah on 2020/05/21 07:36
Hotstar has all other languages except Gujarati and Punjabi shows and movies. Why? Why can’t we include the language of our Prime Minister’s mother tongue? I would really appreciate if you would take everyone into consideration and add shows and movies of other languages to cater to all customers who pay for the subscription. Thank you.
Expected till more live news
by DaduMoti on 2020/05/20 02:01
Hi
Good Indian App
by Namdhari Sports on 2020/05/18 22:47
G G
South Africa
by tsitsikamma on 2020/05/18 16:43
Very disappointed that we cannot watch ANY of our favorite shows in South Africa.
Sub titles
by Mrs vargas on 2020/05/17 04:55
I love the app but wishing that there could be sub titles in English for those who don’t understand any of the languages.
Malayalam movies
by Koshy bhai on 2020/05/16 15:31
Hotstar is not having any new Malayalam movies. I have raised concerns for this last year and they said they will fix it. Trusting them I renewed the hotstar for this year. But not even a single movie added. I am not using hotstar even though they took my money. I am confident that I will not renew it next time. HOTSTAR cheated me by promising new Malayalam movie. If you can’t provide them don’t promise just to take my money.
Randomly stops playing
by Bananasoverbananas on 2020/05/13 16:53
Sometimes an error shows up and videos stop playing. Have to select video again to continue.
What a shame
by indrani71 on 2020/05/12 19:35
Being used to Netflix and prime I guess spoils you I am a vip package subscriber..... which I came to know while using is full of ads every few minutes when you are playing a movie ; when I asked them as to why this is happening they asked me to upgrade for a ad free experience... my point is why can’t they say these when we are subscribing to the package . To me that is cheating. They have very good regional content but only if your television is webos 4 plus can you have subtitle support:no mention of that when we are subscribing and no support for helping to fix it They love to play the blame game by saying talk to your tv company which is LG in my case. Truly disappointed in their attitude . Content:excellent Attitude: poor You choose!
Beat Hindi movie watching app
by Aparon on 2020/05/10 00:51
It has everything I love it
Can’t watch on Smart TV
by Imrul H Chowdhury on 2020/05/08 23:58
Hi, I am not able to watch Hotstar on Smart TV. There is no this apps showing like as others apps Netflix or Amazon Prime video Please advise how can I watch Hotstar pn Smart TV Samsung
Adds bothering
by Manju2021 on 2020/05/08 04:35
Add
Hotstar
by 12349ppp on 2020/05/07 23:13
I am in Kuwait and I can’t play any of the videos in hot star it is saying that the video is not available in my country . Plz let it be in Kuwait as well plz it is a huge request 😭😭
Help
by Sayeed Imtiaz on 2020/05/06 21:59
Is this app will in Bangladesh??
Subscription
by gunduruk on 2020/05/04 00:41
Why is there no option for monthly subscription
Any updates on Airplay support?
by Teja00333 on 2020/05/01 22:24
It’s a good app from content side of things, but it lacks support for something that’s important in streaming platform - say Airplay support
Add Stuff
by Cmallipeddi on 2020/04/28 17:38
Really, it was a good media App I have from India. Have a small suggestion, why don't you guys add some ”Fox and Walt Disney” stuff into App (Hotstar) and Add the more stuff into it. Because right now, whatever you have is not the great stuff than Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc....so what is the use to connect with you and your app like Hotstar. Please note it and try to add more good stuff.
Good shows
by Binanikki on 2020/04/28 01:58
Nice collection of shows and movies !
Waste
by Arun14346 on 2020/04/27 15:06
This app is waste to use Iam not able to cast to my Samsung smart tv because update removed cast icon from hotstar
Log in
by sdharod on 2020/04/20 17:21
Can’t log in it to my tv ) other devices)
This is an real Indian STAR THIEF
by Ani@here on 2020/04/19 17:46
Stealing money from subscribers. Even after the VIP Subscription, I am getting same advertisement randomly for 30 times. Real thief in this pandemic situation.
Hotstar
by sIMmo@1993 on 2020/04/19 06:40
Hotstar needs to have a different profile for every user. Like I can play 2 devices so I should be able to create two profile in 1 account like netflix does.
Not updating on Older iPad
by Avirnenirao on 2020/04/18 02:44
I have subscribed for hotstar and now my old iPad does not support the new version, what should I do.
Coldstar
by Birju88 on 2020/04/18 01:10
It is not casting anymore, the older version was much better, not even screen mirroring is working please fox the issue, there is no need for subscription if we have to watch it on our small phones.. great shows but you guys need better engineers
Do not like the App
by pablozer3248 on 2020/04/17 07:45
I did not like this app because it does not movies I want to watch and tv shows. Some of the titles I could not understand and I did not watch anything because I figured they would be in a different language. Only categories I kept seeing was “Indian Movies” and “Indian tv shows” I would not like to purchase this app ever again.
Incompatible
by jayd690 on 2020/04/16 20:06
Usually things r better on us than in any other country but it’s quite opposite with hotstar app. It even misses on casting support that is available on hotstar India app. Highly disappointed 😔
It’s not working after new updates
by K$j0 on 2020/04/16 16:51
My Hotstar application was working fin till it requested for an update and that to mandatory. I have to update my application to make it use. And after updating its only working on mobile application only. I am not able to cast it to my TV. Very very frustrated by trying. Still not working.
No streaming to TV available.
by pin2689373847367383 on 2020/04/15 20:50
Doesn’t have the option to stream to your smart TV like YouTube, HBO, and other streaming apps!!
Has no subtitles
by ahahavavaggaav on 2020/04/15 15:29
That's the reason why we subscribe please do better
I tried to update to latest version but was not there
by Biswanath Basu on 2020/04/15 02:00
Dear Developers, I had downloaded this app on my Sony smart tv and when I opened the app it said to update so I went to the store and to my surprise it didn’t even update.
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!
Ads on subscription without notice
by shyam.patel on 2020/06/17 06:18
I am extremely disappointed that Hotstar chose to add advertisements on subscriptions. The reason given is also poor - “ads are placed to allow hotstar to offer such prices”. I would gladly pay more to have an ad free experience, and in fact, I did pay more. I have a subscription that started Nov 2019, which promised an ad-free experience. I understand if I choose to renew I would be bound by these new terms, but in my situation, I am not getting the services I subscribed to in Nov 2019. This is n extremely poor move on Hotstar, coupled with a lack of notice to their subscribers. I will definitely not be renewing after my subscription ends if ads continue to be offered to subscribers.
Recent updates removed the highlights
by Zeni86cit on 2019/06/06 12:15
Recent update in app removed highlights while watching a WC2019 match.. it really doesn’t make any sense.. it doesn’t give an user to go back and see what or how wickets fell etc,, even earlier that was one step better.. now it’s no point having a mobile app.. it should let users go backwards, rewind and start from some point..it should not make us wait until the game gets completed.. Developer responded stating there is a technical issue.. but it is not fixed and it’s more than 4 days. If it is for World Cup, it should’ve been taken in priority and fixed by now.. when premium is charged, service also should be at premium level..
Rip off
by Cyclonel09 on 2018/03/29 15:16
At the beginning I liked the app. I upgraded to premium last month cause of it. But this month, after my subscription renewal the app started giving me error message every time I tried to watch a video. Contact their support team Tuesday. They told me to delete the app then redownload it, so I did. When I signed back in I was asked to upgrade again even though I already paid for this month subscription. I gave them my contact details and they keep telling me they are trying o contact me when I never received any call from them. It’s been over 3 days. They are ripping people off by taking their money and then stopping their subscription. Don’t waste your money.
Getting ads despite premium membership
by mathewSimpson on 2020/06/10 22:41
Why the hell would you have 4+ ads on a single 20 minute episode when I have a premium annual membership? To the developer response - That’s freaking dumb! What do you mean competitive? You have an extremely limited catalogue outside of India and you are charging $8+/month for premium. Disney+ is almost half of that and has UHD content! Hotstar is try to make as much mullah as it can and being competitive is just a bad excuse. The viewer experience is severely degraded! I don’t even want a single advertisement when I have dropped $100 on an annual subscription! I would never ever buy anything from an advertiser that advertises with you!
Worst user interface
by dipytrivedi on 2018/11/16 20:06
I purchased this app in USA and content is great but the app features are horrible. It never saves continue watching for me: the choices are randomly saved like things I was watching a week ago. Even as I am watching the show...pause for a call and come back, my episode is gone. I have to start all over again. Search the serial, look for episode and then fast forward to find the point where I was at. Absolutely frustrating experience every single time. Compared the continue watching capabilities of Netflix and Prime this is pathetic. Please improve this. If it wasn’t for amazing content I will not use the app.
Makes you pay separately in United States for Disney+ subscribers
by SamP2020 on 2020/08/02 17:48
I just don’t understand, I have Disney+ subscription and Hotstar is owned by Disney. I still have to pay for this separately in USA, while in India you can get Hotstar + Disney in half the price of what only Hotstar subscription cost in the US. The fact that Disney has decided to not integrate its services in US like it has done in India makes overall experience bad for consumers, and I can’t find a good reason to recommend this app or service to folks in the states. Until Disney corrects its dark techniques to rip off customers, I’ll be staying away and will advise my friends and families the same.
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!!!
Ads, Ads, and then some more ads.
by TheNobleQueen on 2020/07/22 14:08
Cancelling my annual subscription because even after paying for the subscription hotstar still makes you watch 10 minutes of ads for 20 minutes of content. These ads are all non-skippable. Since the app is paid and a lot more expensive for the US audience, you would think they would at least not show ads on top of that. The reason most people like online paid platforms is the “zero nonsense, 100% content trope” but hotstar doesn’t seem to respect its audience to care that much. Money is the only master.
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.
10 sub second Forward not working properly on iPad
by Sai Shanmukha on 2020/05/23 05:46
When I click the second forward/rewind button multiple times say thrice, then I expect the video to be forwarded by thirty seconds, but it only moves to +10 seconds and plays that scene thrice like a D.J. remix, if you know what I mean. This is seen only on iPad and works fine on an iPhone Really appreciate if this is fixed
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
What a shame
by indrani71 on 2020/05/12 19:35
Being used to Netflix and prime I guess spoils you I am a vip package subscriber..... which I came to know while using is full of ads every few minutes when you are playing a movie ; when I asked them as to why this is happening they asked me to upgrade for a ad free experience... my point is why can’t they say these when we are subscribing to the package . To me that is cheating. They have very good regional content but only if your television is webos 4 plus can you have subtitle support:no mention of that when we are subscribing and no support for helping to fix it They love to play the blame game by saying talk to your tv company which is LG in my case. Truly disappointed in their attitude . Content:excellent Attitude: poor You choose!
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
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.
Crazy amount of ads even when you pay for the service
by Nikipaudel on 2020/06/19 12:08
I didn’t pay for the service to get ads. It makes no sense why a paying customer should be getting ads. I get like 3 ads per 10 minutes of playing and it’s ridiculous. Do NOT waste your money here because your money and time is not valued. No other service charges you a fee and still gives you ads. Disgusting and ridiculous.
Need to fix the glitch for this pathetic app
by RubalGopal on 2020/06/04 01:53
I live in United States. I waste my 50 bucks for this hopeless app. It hangs a lot moreover it shows the 30-40 seconds ads while playing the movie. When I trying to forward or reverse it hang then I have to close the app and then clear the app after that I have to start again. I’m very disappointed. First time I use this app and very very bad experience. I will not recommend to anyone for this hopeless app.
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