ith Internet penetration increasing daily, the popularity of online streaming platforms has been on a continuous rise. Over the last couple of years, we have seen several global streaming companies open shop in India. Additionally, a bunch of local players have also come in big with several streaming channels. Hotstar, which is one of the most popular streaming channels from the Star India group, has been the prime source for viewing Indian TV content online. They offered some shows and movies for free while some were restricted for "Premium" subscribers. However, Hotstar has now come up with a VIP subscription.
The VIP subscription is the second subscription offering from Hotstar after its Premium subscription. The new subscription costs Rs 365 and offers access to some sports channels as well as Hindi entertainment channels. The VIP subscription makes it one of the cheapest annual subscriptions in the Internet streaming industry. Consumers who were willing to subscribe to Hotstar ahead of the IPL season can now go for the VIP subscription for an almost live broadcast experience on the Internet.
If you want to get a paid subscription for Hotstar and are confused between the Premium subscription and VIP subscription, here's all you need to know.
What is Hotstar VIP plan?
The VIP subscription is the latest paid subscription on Hotstar that offers an ad-free content consumption experience as well as lets users access to certain shows and movies that's not available for free. The VIP subscription costs Rs 365 per annum.
What does the VIP subscription offer?
The Hotstar VIP subscription offers an ad-free experience similar to the Premium subscription. With the VIP subscription, consumers also get access to live broadcast of cricket, Premier League and Formula 1. The VIP subscription also offers the latest episodes of Indian TV shows at 6 am every day. Members will also be able to watch new Indian movie premieres as well as have access to Hotstar Special content.
What the VIP subscription doesn't offer?
With the VIP subscription, Hotstar doesn't offer access to uncut Hollywood movies and American TV shows from HBO, HOOQ, FOXLife, National Geographic and other English channels.
Who should buy the Hotstar VIP subscription?
If you want to watch live cricket matches on the move during the upcoming cricket season, then the VIP subscription is an ideal choice. If you like to binge on TV shows and don't bother about Hollywood movies and American TV shows, the VIP subscription makes better sense.