In this article, I will explain the step by step procedure to install and watch Hotstar on Firestick & Fire TV. Also, I will provide a depth guide on how to watch hotstar in the USA, UK or any other country.
Today’s society is all about the rush. Even graduate students hardly get any time for themselves, let alone working professionals. Unlike in the past, we can hardly afford to watch our favorite shows and movies. However, the flexibility of today’s technology has certainly mitigated the need for TV and Satellite Television. Nowadays we have features like IPTV, online streaming, etc, where we do not even need to apply for a cable subscription.
Hotstar is one such incredibly popular streaming platform with thousands of hours of content and movies across 17 languages. However, Hotstar is currently available in the Indian subcontinent and not fully accessible outside. Hence, in this article, we will be providing you all the information regarding how to install Hotstar on firestick and how to watch from the platform, if you are living in either the US or the UK.
What is Hotstar?
Hotstar is a video streaming platform mainly used in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Hotstar is different from the competition, in the sense that besides offering the usual Hollywood blockbuster movies, it has plenty of popular Indian content in its collection. Lots of content can be watched free of cost. You can also watch live cricket matches with a delay of 5 minutes. The premium content can be unlocked by paying an amount of 300 rupees per month.
They even have a cool app, where you can watch certain Football matches, ICC World Cup for free. Also, if you are not interested in having the entire premium content, then you can always subscribe to the VIP plan. This plan costs just 365 rupees per year and gives access to sports channels as well as some Hindi entertainment channels. They also provide a live broadcast of the IPL season, the English Premier League as well as Formula 1. Members can also watch premieres of new Indian Movies and are given access to special Hotstar Content Moreover, this plan is entirely ad-free., Unfortunately, you won’t be able to view shows from channels like HBO, HOOQ, FOXLife, National Geographic, and other English channels.
Why Should You Download Hotstar on Firestick?
One of the main reasons behind the popularity of the Amazon Firestick is its accessibility. There is no need for any subscription fee for the Firestick. There are lots of very cool applications available using which you can stream videos. One of them is Hotstar itself. If you own an Amazon firestick, then with the help of the Hotstar app, you can enjoy movies, shows, news, etc, without the need for a cable or a TV subscription of any kind. You can also download the content from Hotstar, hence installing the hotstar on firestick will save you a lot of money.
- You don’t need to be concerned about bandwidth while streaming with Hotstar on firestick. You might be surprised to know that the app works okay with 2G connections. However, we recommend that you use a 3G connection for streaming movies.
- The design of the app interface is not quite spectacular, but it is visually appealing and quite easy to use.
- You can also download videos and watch them later offline.
- The video quality is excellent. The best part is that unlike many streaming applications, Hotstar lets you change the video quality to meet your internet speed.
- Plenty of top-quality Indian content available.
- Lots of free shows available and the subscriptions are quite affordable.
- The smart search features really make it easy to find the required content.
- The content is updated regularly.
How To Install Hotstar on Firestick
Installing Hotstar on your Firestick is quite simple, just follow the steps given below. The method demonstrated here also works on Fire TV, Firestick 4k & Fire TV Cube.
- Open the Firestick, and in the home screen click on the search icon.
- With the help of the virtual keyboard type in Hotstar in the search tab. Now click on the search icon.
- Now you can see Hotstar among the results. To begin the download, click on the Get button.
- Once the download process is completed, click on the Open button.
- You need to provide your mobile number to log in to the app. Once you have successfully logged in, you can start the streaming hotstar on firestick.
How To Watch Hotstar in US/UK
Hotstar is officially available countries outside India like the US, UK, etc. However many of the Indian content is Geo-Restricted and not available outside. This is not at all a problem as we will be showing you how to watch Hotstar from any part of the world. For this, you need to use a VPN preferably, IPVanish VPN.
- Click on this link to download and Install IPVanish VPN.
- Now, launch the software and connect to one of the servers located in India by clicking on the ‘Choose Location’ button.
- When the server list pops up, Click, All Tab.
- Expand India and double click on one of the available servers.
- Now you can begin watching the content.
In this article, we have provided you with all the information regarding how to install Hotstar on firestick and watching it outside India. If you have any queries with regard to the content of the article, then do write to us.