Hotstar is currently the most popular choice for Indians to stream contents online. You can watch a lot of web series, movies, tv serials, daily soaps completely free of cost on Hotstar. Under Hotstar Premium, you get to see even more, but that comes at a price. So in this article, we are going to see how to get Hotstar Premium for free of cost so that you don’t have to pay a penny to get access to Hotstar Premium.
Although you can subscribe to Hotstar Premium by paying the subscription fee there are other ways to access the premium content under Hotstar for free. Hotstar has done partnerships with other service providers such as Jio, Airtel, Tata Sky, etc to acquire more customers. So, if you are already using any of these brand’s products, certainly there might be a way for you to get Hotstar Premium for free of cost.
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Why Get Hotstar Premium For Free?
If you’ve never heard about Hotstar Premium, then you might be wondering why should you go for Hotstar premium for free? Actually, there are a lot of benefits if you subscribe to Hotstar premium, it will give access to the following type of contents which are not accessible without a subscription:
Hotstar Premium Benefits:
Watch Latest Exclusive Shows
Generally, the access is blocked for normal users (who don’t have an active subscription) to various latest English shows and movies. You can enjoy the old shows and movies for free. But if you want to enjoy the latest content, you must have a subscription to the Hotstar Premium plan. So, if you can get Hotstar Premium for free, then you can enjoy those without even paying a penny.
Enjoy Unlimited Live Sports
Without an active subscription, you can’t watch live sports on Hotstar. Once you are subscribed to Hotstar Premium membership, you can enjoy live sports for as long as you want without any 5-minute delay. Hotstar’s “All Sports” plan also offers this benefit, but on Premium, you can get this benefit along with other benefits.
Watch International Shows & Hollywood Content
With Hotstar Premium, you get access to international shows and Hollywood content which you don’t get any other subscription plans. Premium is a must if you want to enjoy these type of content on Hotstar. Game of Thrones is a popular show and you can watch it with Hotstar Premium for free.
Watch Shows Before TV
Yes, you heard it right. With Hotstar Premium, you can watch Star shows before they are telecasted on television. Apart from that, you will also be able to watch the Hotstar Specials which are not available for free users.
Multiplex & New Indian Movies
If you are using Hotstar free currently, then you must be aware that, you can’t watch to latest movies and multiplex that are released recently. To watch those latest movies and multiplex, you must have a Premium or VIP plan activated in your account. So, keep your eyes on this article to know how you can get Hotstar Premium for free.
English+Dubbed Disney+ Contents
You will be able to watch Disney+ movies, Hollywood content, and kid’s shows in both English (original sound) and Dubbed in different regional languages like Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, etc. These are not available for free if you don’t have any subscriptions.
English Shows & Disney+ Originals
These are also not available in any other plans offered by Hotstar. Only the Premium plan gives you access to the English shows and Disney+ Originals.
No Ads No Interruption
Premium is the only plan which gives you completely no-ad, no-interruption entertainment on Hotstar. You can keep watching your favorite shows and movies without having any interruption for ads.
One Plan Multiple Screens
This benefit is also exclusive to the Premium Plan. You will be able to enjoy whatever you want to on Hotstar on two different screens at a time. So, if you have siblings or other family members who might also want to enjoy Hotstar while you are using it, the Premium plan is the way to go for you.
Full HD Video Streaming
In this plan, you also get to stream your favorite content in FHD. While the Free plan provides only Standard Definition and the VIP plan offers HD, you will be able to watch in Full HD 1080p if you are subscribed to Hotstar Premium for free.
Dolby 5.1 Audio Quality
With Dolby 5.1, the sound of your favorite shows and movies will be more realistic and 3-dimensional. For example, if you watch a car going from left to right on your screen, the sound will also move from left to right in speaker (left speaker to right speaker) or headphone (left earbud to right earbud). This enriches the experience of watching content to a great extent. This option is not available for free users.
How To Get Disney+ Hotstar Premium for FREE
There are a few different methods and tricks which you can follow to get Disney+ Hotstar Premium for free of cost. I have described all those ways to get Hotstar Premium free tricks below, watch them all and go with whichever method sounds good to you:
1. Get Hotstar Premium Free for Jio Users
If you are currently using the Jio network, you can get Hotstar premium for free of cost as a bundle with Jio plans. Jio has partnered with Disney+ Hotstar and it provides a free subscription to the OTT platform with some of its prepaid plans.
With all the Jio plans listed below, you will get a free subscription to Hotstar premium:
Rs 2599 – 2GB/Day + 10GB + Voice calls extra for 365 days.
Rs 401 – 3GB/Day + 6GB + Voice calls extra for 28 days.
Rs 1208 – 30GB/Month for 240 days.
Rs 1206 – 40GB/Month for 180 days.
Rs 1004 – 50GB/Month for 120 days.
Rs 612 – 72GB for existing plan validity.
How To Get Hotstar Premium For Free With Jio?
The process is very simple, first of all, check if your current Jio plan offers a free subscription or not. If yes, you can easily watch Hotstar content with your Jio Id. Then follow the instructions given below:
- Make sure the Jio TV app is installed on your phone.
- Then open the app and sign in using your Jio id.
- After that, install the Hotstar app as well.
- Now open the Jio Tv app and search your favorite Hotstar shows on Jio Tv.
- Once the search results appear, tap on any Hotstar show and it will automatically redirect you to the Hotstar app and you can enjoy the content on your Hotstar app by subscribing to any paid plan.
2. Get Hotstar Premium For Free Using Flipkart Supercoins
If you are someone who shops from Flipkart very often, then it’s very likely that you have some supercoins lying around your supercoin wallet. Or if not, you can shop from Flipkart instead of other shopping stores and collect supercoins with each of your orders placed on Flipkart. Once you have 999 supercoins in your wallet, you can get Hotstar Premium for free for 1 year and enjoy all the content that comes to Premium users.
Steps to avail Hotstar Premium using Supercoins:
- First of all, log in to your Flipkart account and go to this page.
- Click on the “Claim Offer” button. It will deduct 999 supercoins from your wallet and will provide you a Hotstar coupon code which you can use to avail free subscription to Hotstar Premium.
- Now go to this page on Hotstar to redeem your coupon.
- Login or create a new Hotstar account.
- Enter the coupon code and redeem the coupon.
That’s it. Once you apply it, a Premium subscription will be activated on your Hotstar account and all the premium contents will be unlocked on your account for 12 months.
3. Get Hotstar Premium For Free with Airtel Plans
If you are an Airtel user, there’s a chance that you can avail Hotstar premium for free of cost. Bharti Airtel provides free subscription to this OTT platform with their Rs 401 plan. If you have already recharged with this plan or if you do recharge this Rs 401 plan in your Airtel number, you will get 3GB of data along with Hotstar premium subscription at a price of Rs 401. Note that it is an add-on plan for Airtel users.
Apart from that, there’s a VIP plan available with Hotstar as well which can be availed with other Airtel prepaid plans such as Rs 448, Rs 599, and Rs 2,698 plan. In the Hotstar VIP plan, you don’t get access to everything that you get on the Premium plan, but you can still access some premium contents on the OTT platform with the VIP plan also.
Disney+ Hotstar VIP Plan Benefits:- Unlimited live sports, Hotstar Specials & Star serials before TV, Multiplex & new Indian movies, Only dubbed versions of the Disney+ movies, Hollywood movies and kids content, single-screen streaming, High Definition streaming, and Dolby 5.1 audio.
4. Jio Fiber Users Get Hotstar Premium Free
Jio Fiber is the fastest-growing wired internet solution in India offered by Reliance Jio. If you also have Jio Fiber connection in your home or thinking to switch to Jio Fiber, then there’s a possibility that you can get Hotstar Premium subscription for free with your Jio Fiber connection.
With some of the Jio Fiber plans, you will not only get a subscription to Hotstar, but you can also enjoy many other popular OTT platforms such as Netflix, Prime Video, Sony Liv, Zee5, Voot Select, Alt Balaji, Eros Now, etc for free of cost as part of the plan. Below, you can find the plans that are currently offering Hotstar Premium for free with Jio Fiber:
|Unlimited Data + Voice
|Free Hotstar Premium
|Free OTT Subscriptions
|14 Apps Worth Rs 1,000 per Month
|15 Apps Worth Rs 1,500 per Month
|15 Apps Worth Rs 1,650 per Month
|15 Apps Worth Rs 1,650 per Month
|15 Apps Worth Rs 1,800 per Month
5. Use Airtel Xstream & Get FREE Hotstar Premium Subscription
Airtel Xstream is Airtel’s own home broadband service where you get high-speed data with the help of a fiber-optic cable. Xstream now offers unlimited data along with a free subscription to Hotstar Premium and 10 other OTT platforms.
You can watch OTT contents all day long with Airtel Xstream and you don’t have to pay a penny for any OTT app. Below are some of the plans which offer free OTT subscription with Airtel Xstream:
|Unlimited Data + Voice
|Free Hotstar Premium
|Free OTT Subscriptions
|Disney+ Hotstar Premium, Zee5 & Amazon Prime Video
|Disney+ Hotstar Premium, Zee5 & Amazon Prime Video
|Disney+ Hotstar Premium, Zee5 & Amazon Prime Video
6. Free Access to Hotstar Premium with Tata Sky Binge+
Tata Sky has also launched their own smart set-top-box where you get free subscription to Hotstar premium along with other OTT platforms. The set-top-box starts at Rs 3,999 only and you can enjoy OTT content for free by paying just Rs 249 per month.
It also offers 30 days free trial with Fire TV stick. Other platforms like SunNxt, Eros Now, Hungama Play, and ShemarooMe contents are also accessible for free with Tata Sky Binge+ android-based set-top-box.
7. BSNL Superstar Plan Users Get Hotstar Premium FREE
The state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has also started offering fiber-based broadband plans in many areas. You can subscribe to their service and recharge with BSNL superstar plans to get Hotstar premium for free as part of the plan benefit.
But make sure that it is the best way to grab Hotstar Premium for you. There might be other fiber broadband providers in your city as well who are offering more benefits at the same price as BSNL superstar plans. I’m telling this because some users believe that BSNL’s services are not as good as other broadband provider’s. So check that before you spend money on BSNL superstar plans.
Rs 799 and Rs 949 are the plans which are offered as BSNL superstar plans where you will get Hotstar Premium for free. Both of these plans come with FUP limit which is 300GB and 500GB respectively. These two plans give you a validity period of 1 month. I personally think these plans are overpriced. Other broadband providers give you better pricing.
How To Get Hotstar Premium Free Trial?
If you have a credit card, then you can use this trick to get Hotstar Premium free trial access to watch all the originals and other premium content on Hotstar. Hotstar currently offers 30-day free trial of Premium.
So, you just need to create an account and then subscribe for the trial period by adding your credit card during checkout. It won’t cost you any money to avail the free trial. However, if you forget to cancel your subscription 7 days before the trial period is over, it will deduct money from your credit card. So beware of this issue when using Hotstar free trial by adding your credit card.
FAQs About Free Disney+ Hotstar Premium
You might have a lot of questions about Hotstar Premium for free. I have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Hotstar Premium subscription below. If you want to know anything which is not included, you can ask in the comment section below, I will definitely try to answer all your questions there.
Can I Always Get Hotstar Premium For Free?
Ans- Premium plans are the way Hotstar makes money. So you won’t get Hotstar Premium and VIP for free. Normally you need to pay the subscription fee and you will get access to the premium content according to your subscribed plan for a specific period of time. But with the Hotstar Premium for free tricks shown above, you can easily get the benefit without paying a penny.
How Much Hotstar Premium Costs Normally?
Ans- There are monthly and yearly plans available with Hotstar Premium. The monthly plan will cost you Rs 299 for a single month. And the yearly plan will give you access for 12 months at Rs 1,499. There are no other plans on Premium. However, if you have a Hotstar coupon, you might get a discount on your cart value.
I Am An Airtel User. Can I Get Hotstar Premium For Free?
Ans- Airtel offers some prepaid plans where you get Hotstar Premium as a bundle with voice calling and data benefits. This way you can recharge with such plans and get subscription for no additional cost.
How To Get Hotstar Premium Free For A Month?
Ans- There is no such time period for how long you can watch Hotstar premium content. As long as you are following the tricks shown above, you will be able to enjoy all the premium shows and movies on Hotstar for free of cost.
How To Watch Hotstar Originals For Free?
Ans- These tricks will help you watch Hotstar Originals for free along with FHD quality streaming on Hotstar. But you can also search Hotstar Originals on other freemium-based OTT platforms. Sometimes other OTT platforms partner with Hotstar to gain more customers. If you find such OTT platforms, you can sign up there and watch Hotstar Originals for free.
I Am A Jio User. Can I Get Hotstar Premium For Free?
Ans- It’s possible. Just check if your existing Jio plan offers this benefit or not. If not, download and open the MyJio app and see the plans that come with Hotstar Premium for free, and subscribe to one of those plans according to your requirement. This way, you will be able to watch Hotstar premium shows for free.
Is Hotstar Free For 1 Month?
Ans- Yes! Hotstar provides Premium and VIP trial for free for 1 month. But you need to add your credit card in order to activate the trial.
How Can I Contact Hotstar Customer Care?
Ans- Hotstar hasn’t provided any specific customer care number to solve customer issues. Instead, they have a feedback form where you can submit a ticket and someone from their team will contact you and resolve your issues.
Hotstar VIP vs Premium Comparison
Some of you might be confused about Hotstar Vip vs Premium. So in this section, I will give you a Hotstar VIP vs Premium comparison so that you get more clarity.
Hotstar offers a total of 3 subscriptions- Free, VIP & Premium.
Free Plan- With the Free subscription, you can enjoy the free contents that are available on the OTT platform at 1 screen, in SD (Standard Definition) quality, and Stereo audio.
VIP Plan- This plan gives you access to some of their premium content (see the picture above) which you won’t get on the free plan. Some contents will be available in their dubbed version only. And you will be able to enjoy the content in HD (720p) along with Dolby 5.1 audio.
Premium Plan- Finally, the Hotstar Premium plan gives you all the benefits that come with the free and VIP plans along with some additional premium content access like English shows and Disney+ Originals. Plus you won’t encounter any advertisements during you access Hotstar. You can watch content on 2 different screens at a time. The biggest improvement that you get with Hotstar Premium is you can enjoy all the contents in Full HD that is 1080p. Apart from that, some contents which you can watch in dubbed version only in VIP plan, they are available in both English & dubbed with the premium plan.
The VIP plan costs you Rs 399 per year. There is no monthly plan available with the VIP membership. However, the Premium membership comes in both yearly and monthly payment options. The monthly membership fee for Premium is Rs 299 and the yearly membership will cost you Rs 1,499.
If you go for the monthly plan of Premium and continue to pay for 12 months in a row, it will cost you Rs 299*12 = Rs 3,588. And if you subscribe to the yearly plan in the first place, it costs you just Rs 1,499. So by subscribing to the yearly plan, you can save Rs 2,089 which you can spend on popcorns (or something that you would love to consume) while enjoying movies and shows on Hotstar. Plus, if you get any coupon code, you can save even more.
Disney+ Hotstar Alternatives
Hotstar is not the only app where you can enjoy OTT content. There are dozens of other OTT platforms where you can watch amazing web series, the latest blockbuster movies, enjoy music, tv serials, and shows, etc. Some of them give you free access to it and some require a paid subscription. But you can also opt for the trial to check their content and then decide to subscribe. Below, you can know about few Disney+ Hotstar alternatives where you can enjoy the same quality content as Hotstar offers:
1. Amazon Prime Video
You can watch the latest movies, tv shows, and award-winning Amazon Originals on Prime Video. It offers you a 30-day free trial. Then there are both monthly (Rs 129/mo) and yearly (Rs 999/year) plans available. Plus there is a mobile-only plan which comes at just Rs 89/mo. When you subscribe to Amazon Prime Video, you also get some extra benefits such as ad-free music, unlimited free & fast delivery of products from Amazon on eligible items, and exclusive access to deals on Amazon.
2. Netflix India
Although Hotstar is the most popular OTT platform in India, Netflix India being a premium service earns more than Hotstar as a report by Quartz India says. So, there’s something special that you get with Netflix which makes Indian users spend more money on Netflix than other OTTs. The most popular Netflix Originals that are made for Indians are Sacred Games, Leila, Lust Stories, etc.
3. Jio TV
Jio TV app is a free Hotstar alternative for all Jio users. It doesn’t cost you a penny to watch content on the Jio Tv app as far as you are subscribed to the Jio plan. Subscription to Jio Tv comes for free with all Jio plans that offer you data benefits. You can enjoy Bollywood movies, live Tv shows, serials, etc for completely free of cost on your device.
4. Airtel Tv
Airtel Tv is similar to Jio Tv which comes for free with Airtel data plans. So, Airtel users can enjoy OTT contents on Airtel Tv if they have any Airtel data plan activated on their number. Postpaid users are the ones that get a major benefit from the Airtel Tv app.
5. Vi Movies & TV
It is the Vodafone-Idea (Vi) counterpart of Airtel Tv and Jio Tv made for Vodafone and Idea users. It has partnerships with other content providers like Viacom 18, Lionsgate Play, Shemaroo Me, Hoichoi, Sun NXT, Hungama, Discovery, and Yupp Tv to offer a wide array of OTT content to Vi users. You can also watch live Tv shows on your phone using this Disney+ Hotstar alternative.
SonyLiv is an OTT platform operated by Sony India. Recently it’s Scam 1992 became a superhit web series and it helped SonyLiv gain a lot of users. This is a paid service and unlike Jio Tv, Airtel Tv, and Vi Tv app, you need to pay the subscription fee to get access to the content. Apart from its own web series and shows, other content offerings are the same as other Disney+ Hotstar alternatives.
What is Hotstar Premium Membership?
Hotstar Premium is a paid subscription plan that enables you to access premium content (which is not available to free users) available on Hotstar. Generally, when you watch content without paying any subscription fee on Hotstar, you are consuming free content. But soon you will feel the urge to watch the latest movies and recent tv shows and other content, but they are all paid content. Then you will require a Hotstar premium subscription to enjoy them. For the users who don’t want to pay, we have brought the Hotstar premium for free trick so that they can also enjoy premium content for free on Disney+ Hotstar.
You also get access to unlimited live sports shows like Cricket, Pro Kabaddi League, ISL, etc, Disney+ Originals, Disney films and kids content in different languages, Hotstar Specials. Apart from that, you also get to watch Star Tv shows before they appear on television. How cool is that!
Disney+ Hotstar is an amazing OTT platform to enjoy content in different regional languages. You should definitely try it at least once. It became a hit once it started streaming Cricket World Cup live back in 2015. And 2015 IPL made it a go-to-choice for live sports. After being acquired by Disney in 2019, Hotstar became even more prosperous and better version of it.
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