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Hotstar membership plans for India, the US & Canada

Notice:- Hotstar USA, has discontinued its services from 01 Sept 2021. You can read all details regarding Hotstar content migration to alternative streaming services, refunds and other details by clicking here.

Hotstar is the No 1 app in the entertainment category. It’s currently available in India, USA and Canada. Hotstar is available in three subscription packages. In this post, We are going to talk about Hotstar membership plans in all three countries one by one. I will also guide you which one is best for you.

Hotstar Membership Plans

Hotstar offers

  1. Free membership
  2. VIP membership
  3. Premium membership

These three subscription plans are available in India, USA, and Canada but pricing varies from country to country. Let’s discuss Hotstar US plans in detail.

Hotstar USA Plans

    1. Free membership – US subscriber can download and install Hotstar app from play store & ios store free of cost. Installing the Hotstar app is totally free. The free subscription allows limited digital content to its viewer. Subscribers who subscribed to free plan, can’t watch live streaming of cricket matches, European league, sports channels, and premium movies and Hotstar TV shows. Free membership users have limited access to Hotstar content like TV shows, limited live TV channels and limited access to sports matches highlights. All the TV serials are available to free subscribers once it went live on TV Channels. Update – Hotstar US has stopped the free subscription plan now and users have to subscribe to paid plan only. It means users will not access Hotstar content without any paid plan.
    2. Hotstar USA monthly recurring Plan – Hotstar USA doesn’t have VIP Plan for its user. They have two membership plans, a Monthly recurring plan, and an annual subscription plan. Both plans give access to their subscribers with the same digital content. The difference between these two plans is of fee payment. Monthly recurring plan subscribers pay the subscription fee of 19.99$ + taxes every month. While annual plan subscribers pay a fee for the year at once. Update – Hotstar US has stopped monthly recurring plans too. Now only an annual entertainment plan exists. The annual subscription plan rate is reduced by 50%. Now it is the most affordable OTT app with a huge library of digital content.
  1. Hotstar USA Annual membership Plan – Hotstar USA annual membership plan is revised from $99.99 to $49.99 + taxes per annum.  Now I will tell you a few tips about Hotstar USA membership that will help you to use Hotstar membership plan wisely. You can use the Hotstar coupon code BLOG2020 to get a $5 discount + $10 gift voucher from the IGP portal.
  • Hotstar subscribers can cancel membership at any time. For subscribers convenience, Hotstar sends an email notification three days prior to payment so that subscribers can decide whether to continue with the paid plan or not.
Hotstar Membership PlanMembership FeeContent
Annual Plan49.99 $ + taxes per yearAll sports channel + latest American movies & TV shows
  • After subscribing to the paid plan, Hotstar subscribers can cancel the membership within 48 hours and will get a full refund of the membership fee. Our suggestion is to subscribe to an annual plan. Use it for 2 days and if you like its content, you should continue the subscription. In case, your experience is not good, you can cancel membership and get a full refund. Now talk about the membership plans for Canada subscribers.

Plans for Canada Users

Hotstar Canada also offers one paid plan to its subscribers. i.e annual plan. Plans for Canada subscribers are slightly cheaper as compared to Hotstar USA plans. The details of each Hotstar membership plans are as follows:-
Monthly Subscription – Monthly plan costs C$ 12.99 per month and gives full access to free as well as premium content. Hotstar USA and Canada don’t have separate VIP membership or sports package for its subscribers. This plan includes sports, movies, premium TV shows, and news channels.

Update – Hotstar has stopped the monthly subscription plan for Canadian users. There is only an annual membership plan now.

Annual Subscription – Hotstar has revised the annual subscription plan for Canadian users also. Earlier Hotstar members were paying CAD 79.99 per year. Now it is CAD 49.99 and subscribers can save CAD30 per annum. Canada users also have the option to cancel the subscription within 48 hours to get their refund.

Hotstar Membership PlanMembership FeeContent
Annual PlanCAD49.99 $ + taxes per yearSports + Entertainment

Membership plans (India)

Hotstar has two plans in India but these two plans are different from USA & Canada plans. In India, there is no monthly subscription and both plans are annual subscription. Hotstar offers a VIP plan and a Premium plan for Indian users.

VIP Plan

VIP plan is a sports-centric plan and offers all-star sports channels, live streaming of sports matches and Hotstar special series. Hotstar has digital copyrights of very popular sports leagues like ICC Cricket world cup, Indian Premier League (IPL), European League, Pro Kabbadi, soccer & Hockey leagues in India. Hotstar VIP Plan offers access to all these sports live streaming, Bollywood movies, and Hotstar special series. To subscribe to Hotstar VIP Plan, subscribers need to pay 365 Rs per year. All the TV serials and movies are available on Hotstar VIP before go live on television. There is no monthly Hotstar VIP plan as of now.

Premium Plan

Hotstar Premium plan is also an annual subscription plan and offers the latest American TV shows, movies + access to all Hotstar VIP content. This plan costs 999 rupees per year. When a VIP subscriber upgrades to Premium membership plan, VIP fee is adjusted with premium fee and subscriber needs to pay the balance amount.

Hotstar Membership PlanMembership FeeContent
VIP Plan365 Rs per yearAll sports channel + Bollywood movies and TV serials
Premium Plan999 Rs per yearVIP Package + Latest American movies and TV Shows

The Hotstar membership plans are very competitive and offer premium content at a reasonable price. The Hotstar plans are cheaper as compared to amazon prime and Netflix. Apart from movies and TV shows, Hotstar live streams popular sports leagues which makes it stand out among its competitors. Although, Netflix and amazon prime have more premium content on offer. We will discuss it separately.
Hotstar customer support service is also very responsive and takes subscribers feedback very seriously. You can contact Hotstar customer care number 24 X 7 and will get an immediate resolution of issues.

Would you please tell us which Hotstar plan you find more attractive and why? If you also find any Hotstar coupon code, you can specify in the comment section so that other readers can avail it.


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