We have a new launch date for Disney + Hotstar: this Friday, April 3rd. Also, Hotstar has also revealed the new price: Disney + Hotstar VIP is now Rs. 399 per year (up from Rs. 365), while Disney + Hotstar Premium is being sold at Rs. 1,499 per year (up from Rs. 999). If you want to reach the Star Wars series The Mandalorians like Disney + Originals, then you have to pay for the latter. The original English-versions of the Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and Disney films will also be locked onto Disney + Hotstar Premiums, as previously. Local language dubs – Hindi, Tamil, or Telugu on Disney + Hotstar VIP – will be available as and when available.
Disney + Hotstar launch date
The new April 3 launch date for Disney + Hotstar is an interesting pick, given that it was pushed indefinitely from its originally scheduled March 29 date. Overall there was a delay of less than a week. This is naturally brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic – as was the delay – which has led to social disturbances and more people are staying home, with some Hotstars announcing their new Disney + Hotstar launch date accepted. Disney + has already used it internationally, releasing the previously frozen 2 in general. The new Pixar film, Onward, is scheduled to appear on Disney + in the US on April 3, and may be on the same day for Indians.
And in more good news, Hotstar says that Disney + Hotstar customers will get unlimited downloads for Disney + content, which is up to five episodes imposed so far and above the film’s limit. On top of that, Disney + Hotstar will have an all-new navigation section, with new “channels” for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.
To kick off the launch, Disney + Hotstar will host a virtual red carpet – no doubt due to the virtual epidemic – on Thursday 2 April, where The Lion King live-action remake premieres at 6pm, followed by the evening The Mandorian will be held at 8 pm. If you do not wish to forcibly join the celebration, you can already see both. If you join it, you’ll get to interact with other Disney + Hotstar users, share messages, receive photos and badges, and select a few celebrities.
“With the success of Hotstar, we have ushered in a new era for premium video streaming in India,” Uday Shankar, president and star of Disney APAC and president of Disney India, said in a prepared statement. “Today, as we unveil Disney + Hotstar, we take another important step in staying committed to our promise to deliver high-quality influential stories for India that have not only entertained, but people Has also changed lives, a promise that is even more meaningful in such challenging times. We hope that Disney’s storytelling power, delivered through Hotstar’s technology, will help our viewers find moments of comfort, happiness, and inspiration during these difficult times. “
Disney + hotstar price
Disney + Hotstar launched on 3 April in India. Existing customers will be automatically upgraded and new prices will be charged – Rs. 399 for Disney + Hotstar VIP or Rs. 1,499 for Disney + Hotstar Premium – upon renewal of its members.