Hotstar is a digital entertainment app of India which shows the latest as well as archived TV episodes of various channels. You just need to go into the app and type the serial name and it will display the episode in a sequential manner. The user can sit and watch the latest episode or any of the episodes of his or her choice. Most of the top Indian channels are listed in this app like Life OK, Star Plus, Channel V, Asia Net, Vijay etc. Apart from TV serials, viewers can watch live streaming news, sports events, and movies, all on the go. It has coverage in more than 17 languages across the country and offers unlimited entertainment avenues to the viewer.
The app was launched for the first time in 2015 and it is owned by Novi Digital Entertainment India Pvt Lt which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Star India. Initially it was launched with the objective of helping viewers to watch sports matches live. The app was released around the time of the 2015 Cricket world up. Later on other sports events like Pro Kabbadi league was included in it. The other sports include Tennis Grand Slam events, EPL and club football, Formula one racing, badminton, table tennis and just about everything of the major sporting action. A special mention of the 2019 world cup cricket wherein the app offers live scores and updates throughout the tournament along with the team standings, points table, schedule and other highlights. It also features the “ Watch N Play” which was aired for the 2015 world cup as well This is a social feed where cricket fans can share their opinions about the matches with family/ friends and other cricket fans.
Beyond sports, the app can be viewed to watch TV episodes one day after the original is telecast for the first time on TV. The other entertainment includes latest HBO movies, Game of thrones etc. As of today, it has a vast viewership in the country touching about 350 million viewers. It runs the latest video streaming technology, thereby providing quality content to the viewer. For the movie watchers, it has a vast array and collection of the latest Hollywood movies, Star wars, black panthers, Marvel and Disney movies and all other latest blockbusters. For Bollywood fans, all the latest movie releases and viewers can also watch the previous year’s hits of their favourite stars. The regional viewers like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Marathi etc., get a chance to see their favourite regional movies and the new releases.
For serial lovers there is award winning and popular English serials like The Bing Bang Theory, Modern family, Crime and Detective English serials and much more. Then of course for all the latest breaking news and political events happening in the country, news coverage through the main news channels, live and streaming on the Android smart phone device.
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