Disney’s (DIS - Free Report) streaming service, Disney+ arrived in India about 18 days earlier under the rebranded Hotstar name, Disney+ Hotstar on Mar 11. The newly branded service is now available on both Android and iOS, per a Techcrunch report.
Notably, the availability of Disney+ content on Hotstar is part of a beta trial with limited number of users, ahead of the official Disney+ India launch on Hotstar scheduled for Mar 29, per a Financial Express report.
The pricing of Disney+ HotStar is INR 999 a year and INR 299 a month with the entire library of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star War and National Geographic content, along with Disney+ originals such as The Mandalorian and Hotstar’s local original series such as Hostages Season 2 and Special Ops available to consumers in India on a single platform.
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Disney+ Hotstar original content slate includes Diary of a Future President: Season 1, Disney Family Sundays: Season 1, Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Season 2, Marvel's Hero Project: Season 1, Pixar in Real Life: Season 1 and Shop Class: Season 1among others.
Most of the new content is available in four languages namely, English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. VIP users get unlimited access but need Premium for English language.
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