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Disney Plus Hotstar gets new Netflix-like plans in India

Disney Plus Hotstar's new plans will start at Rs 499 per year, sans any content restrictions.

Published onJuly 27, 2021

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  • Disney Plus Hotstar is getting all new plans in India starting at Rs 499/year.
  • Two of the older plans are getting discontinued.
  • The new plans will come into effect starting September 1.

Disney Plus Hotstar is revamping its subscription plans in India. First reported by NDTV Gadget360‘s Akhil Arora, the streaming service is ditching two of its existing content tiers for plans starting at Rs 499 per year, including a Netflix-style mobile-only plan.

Related: All you need to know about Disney Plus Hotstar

Disney Plus Hotstar new plans

The servie will adopt these new prices starting September 1. The new Rs 499/year plan will be a mobile-only offering and will allow subscribers to stream on one mobile device in HD quality. With this plan, you won’t be able to stream on other platforms like the Disney Plus Hotstar desktop site, TV apps, or more.

The service will also introduce a new Rs 899 “Super” plan. This will give Disney Plus Hotstar subscribers a year’s worth of access and the ability to stream on two devices in HD.

Finally, a Rs 1,499 “Premium” plan will allow subscribers to stream in 4K on up to four devices.

If you are already on Disney+ Hotstar Premium, not much will change for you. However, you will now be able to stream on four devices simultaneously instead of two.

“With the newly introduced subscription plans, we want to make our content more accessible to our viewers by offering best-in-class entertainment while giving them an opportunity to choose the plan that best suits their needs,” Sunil Rayan, President & Head, Disney+ Hotstar, said in a press release.

What will happen to the VIP plan?

The revised plans mean that the streaming service is getting rid of its current Rs 399 VIP plan that allows subscribers to watch all content on the service except for American shows and movies.

The monthly Rs 299 premium plan that includes access to all Hotstar and Disney Plus original content, in addition to content from HBO, Fox, and Showtime, is also likely getting the ax.

However, the good news is that all the new Disney Plus Hotstar plans will allow subscribers to stream the service’s entire catalog without any restrictions. So you’ll be able to watch premium content, including Disney Plus originals, on all the plans, unlike before.

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