Are you a person who has paid for the Hotstar membership, but changed the device, and now you are wondering how to activate your Hotstar account on other devices? Well, we have covered all your queries in this article.
What is Hotstar?
Well, till now many of us must be aware about what Hotstar is. To be more precise, Disney+ Hotstar, which is its official name currently. The forum is owned by Novi digital Entertainment of Star India and operated by Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution which are both owned by Walt Disney Company.
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This platform is a subscription video on-demand over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, where people can watch their favorite shows and movies online, anytime and anywhere. To stream or watch any particular show users need to buy a subscription plan according to them. The plans are with varied prices and months.
Till now Disney+Hotstar have two ongoing plans which are-
- Disney+Hotstar VIP
- Hotstar Premium
Both the plans are with different price ranges and also how many screens one can share at a time with different devices.
Many OTT platforms gained their recognition during the COVID-19 pandemic when every shoot of a movie or series was halted. There was a sudden rush on every OTT platform and Disney+Hotstar was one of them.
In Indian Houses Hotstar made a special space as many daily soaps were uploaded on this platform and women and even men got the chance to watch their favorite show with families.
But there were problems with every new change. Though people knew that they had to buy a particular subscription plan to be a member of this OTT, somewhere they were also confused about how they can share the same accounts with different devices.
So, for this we have summarized every step you can do to activate your Hotstar account.
How do I create a Hotstar Account?
This task may seem challenging, but to be honest it’s not. Creating a Hotstar account is a piece of cake. Follow the following steps to create your account-
- Download Disney+Hotstar on your mobile, laptop, desktop or TV.
- Upon downloading open the app and click Sign in/Log in.
- You can create an account with either your Gmail ID or Apple ID.
- After filling your ID and password and your mobile number, you will receive an OTP (One Time Password) on the mobile number you have provided for the contact verification.
- After the verification, you’ll be provided with the plans the platform is providing.
- You’ll need to select one plan that suits you the best.
- After selecting a plan and clicking on it, you will be redirected to a payment window.
- There you’ll be given various options for the payment like- through credit card, debit card, net banking or UPI.
- After selecting a payment option and paying the amount, you will be redirected to the main screen of Hotstar.
Problems you can face while accessing your account
- In some cases, if you are not redirected to the home screen of Hotstar, it can be due to slow internet connectivity or due to heavy traffic.
- In these cases, restart the app and make sure that the payment was successful. If the payment is successful, you will get the message from your bank of withdrawal.
But right now, watching your favorite shows through OTT platforms is not limited to mobile watching or laptop watching. As people are getting more time with their families, they want to watch shows together, and TV is the prime source which lets this happen.
Many people have access to Smart TVs and Wi-Fi because of which they have access to different OTT platforms not only on their mobile and laptops but now also on their TVs. But some people get confused on how to retrieve their Hotstar accounts on TV.
Well, this procedure is also very simple and can be done within a minute.
Accessing your Hotstar Account on television or smartphones
- To access your Hotstar account on TVs, you need a very strong internet connection to run applications.
- If you don’t have the Hotstar app downloaded on your TV, download it and launch the app.
- After launching you can view the title of Hotstar, which will make it easier for you to access the app every time you switch on your TV.
- Click on the Hotstar tile and sign in/Log in to your account.
- Enter the same ID and password with which you have paid for the membership.
- After this you will be redirected to the home screen of Hotstar where you can continue to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows with your family and friends.
- If by any chance the app doesn’t open and you are not redirected to the home screen, try reopening the app.
The above-mentioned steps are very much the same if you want to run the application even on Amazon Fire stick.
How to Install Hotstar on a Smart TV
- Connect the Smart TV to the internet using either your home WiFi or an Ethernet cable.
- With the TV remote, press the Smart Hub button and navigate to the Apps tile.
- Choose the Magnifier icon and Hotstar as the app name.
- From the search results, select the Hotstar app.
- The app will then be installed on your TV after you click Install.
For activating the app
- Open the Hostar app by tapping the Open button.
- Click My Account from the home screen menu, and the activation code will appear on your TV screen.
- Navigate to the Hotstar website using any web browser.
- Give us your current phone number and a code will be sent for the verification.
- Then, enter the Activation Code that was provided and click the Continue button.
- That’s all. Your Hotstar account is now active. Have fun streaming.
Installing Disney+ Hotstar on smartphones
Download the Hotstar app for Android from the Google Play Store.
- Hotstar can be easily downloaded from the Google Play store (for android) or from Apple Store (for IOS users). All you have to do is check whether or not your Android device has internet access.
- Open the Google Play Store and look for the Hotstar App. You will find the outcome of your search. If you tap on Hotstar, you will be able to access the download button.
- To proceed, click the download button. Hotstar will be installed automatically on your device once the download is complete.
- On your home screen, you should see a Hotstar icon. Open the app and enjoy all of your favorite shows, videos, live news, sports, and more.
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Disney+Hotstar Subscription Plans
As stated earlier, there are two plans Hotstar is providing to users. Below we have mentioned the price for each plan and their benefits.
- This plan is available to the users for an annual price of Rs. 399/-
- With this plan you can have access to all the Disney content, which includes Disney Original series, TV shows, children’s films but in dubbed versions, live sports, Hotstar specials, Hotstar exclusive, Hotstar and all the news shows which will be released under Star India.
- If we talk about this plan, it is available for Rs. 299/- on a monthly basis and for Rs. 1499/- on an annual basis.
- The annual subscription of this plan is considered to be more affordable.
- This plan includes all the Disney content in their original languages.
- The users also have access to exclusive Hotstar specials, American movies and TV shows.
- Also live sports and most recent TV shows are also accessible.
People can download Disney+Hotstar app from Google Play Store if they are an android user or from Apple store if they are IOS users.