Hotstar is a revolutionary app that totally changed the way television content is accessed in India since its launch in 2015. Along with streaming various popular soaps and shows running on the Star network, it has also emulated US entertainment giant, Netflix by airing various original series as well. Currently, the super popular app in the entertainment category has more than 100 million downloads over all the major app stores and shows similar success in terms of subscribers.
The major share of its tremendous growth can be attributed to its focus on the live streams of various sporting events ranging from kabaddi, football, hockey and of course, cricket. Its immense popularity among the Indian crowd has led the developers to make it available on almost every major mobile platform at free of cost. The Hotstar for iPhone live stream can operate fairly well even at bandwidths as low as 50 kbps. However, to enjoy ad-free and some premium content you are asked to pay a meager amount for a subscription, which by all means is totally worth it.
Following the tremendous reception in the hand-held device segment, this app is available on PC too. Hotstar for iPhone also supports almost every major Indian language and doesn’t require you to sign up to view most of their content.
How to install Hotstar for iPhone/iPad Devices:
Let’s cut the chase and describe how you can enjoy this awesome app on your iPhone or iPad
- Open the inbuilt Apple App Store on your device.
- Hit the search bar and search for Hotstar App.
- In most cases, the first app to appear on the list is the one. However, make sure you download the app with the developer’s name – Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
- Start the download by filling in your Apple ID details and clicking OK.
- Once the download and installation processes are finished, check your app menu. You must notice a new Hotstar app icon there.
- Open the app. Now you can stream live TV, shows, sports, movies and much more.
Features of Hotstar App Download:
The developers of Hotstar have tried to keep its array of handy features consistent through the handsets, operating systems, and variations of operating systems. In fact, the company claims it to run without any hitches in over 7000 environments. Below, we have tried to list the features of Hotstar for iPhone and iPad.
- Free streaming of TV Series, Movies, Reality shows, Sports- all of it for free!
- Download and Go! Hotstar also allows the user to download content on the move and watch it later.
- Hotstar keeps a track of your viewing history even across the platform. That is, it will resume exactly at the moment you left watching the last time. Though you need a sign up for this.
- Hassle free and non-buffering content streaming even on 2G. This app was developed keeping Indian consumers in mind and they have done pretty well with this move.
- Create playlist. Again, sign-up is required.
- Content suggestion according to your previous ratings and viewing history.