- Hotstar is testing Disney Plus content on its platform. The service will officially launch on March 29, 2020.
- Disney Plus content is accessible through the Disney+ section on the app. Since the service is in the testing phase, it may not be available.
- Hotstar has updated the logo and splash screen on its Android and iOS apps. Now, the updated logo has the Disney+ Hotstar branding.
Disney owned streaming service in India, Hotstar is testing the Disney Plus service on its platform. Soon, Indian users will be able to watch the exclusive Disney Plus shows and movies through Hotstar. The company is expected to launch the Disney Plus service officially on March 29, 2020.
Even though Hotstar is testing the Disney Plus service, the content of Disney Plus can be accessed by the existing Hotstar Premium subscribers. Few Disney Plus content in Hindi and regional languages are also available for Hotstar VIP users. Hotstar Premium and VIP subscription is available for Rs. 999 and Rs. 365 per year, respectively. Reportedly, Hotstar will increase the price of its premium subscription to Rs. 3,588 once the service is officially launched.
Hotstar has recently added many new shows and movies such as The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Pixar in Real Life, Togo, Lady and the Tramp, and more. Hotstar VIP users can also watch some of the Disney movies like Captain Marvel, Avengers Endgame, The Lion King, in regional languages. These content are not available for VIP users in English. National Geographic content is now a part of Disney Plus. Earlier, it was available to Hotstar users for free but now requires a premium subscription.
Disney Plus content is accessible through the Disney+ section, which is added to the Hotstar app. Since Hotstar is testing these services and yet to launch officially, the Disney+ section may not be visible to certain users.
Recently, we reported that the Hotstar updated the logo and splash screen on its Android and iOS apps. It featured a blue background with Hotstar written on top of it, similar to the logo of Disney Plus. As a part of the rebranding, Hotstar has again updated the logo and splash screen on its Android and iOS apps. Now, the updated logo has the Disney+ Hotstar branding. It has a blue background similar to the Disney Plus logo. Hotstar is also testing the rebranded logo on the website. Hotstar is also replacing the crown and star icon to P and V, which used to represent the Premium and VIP content.