Hotstar app download 2017: Here in this guide, we discuss the features and Why we should be using Hotstar. Also know all the methods to download and install the Latest version of Hotstar for PC, Android, Windows, Blackberry and iPhone mobiles.
Good news for you! Hotstar App is now available for PC and Laptop also. Download Hotstar for the ultimate cricket experience.
Hotstar App Statistics
With an overall rating of 4.2 of Google PlayStore, Hotstar is a crowd favourite and the most popular app among it’s competitors like Voot, Jio TV, Yupp TV, Ozee and SonyLiv. Out of all the users, 1,432,258 users rated it a five star whereas 166,261 users rated it 1 star. The common drawbacks like Slow interface, Long buffering times make way for the negative reviews. Hotstar has been categorised into the Teen category of apps in Google PlayStore and has an estimated downloads between 100 million – 500 million. The App is developed by Novi Digital and is owned by Star India Private Ltd.
|File size||20 MB|
|Platforms||Android, iOS, Blackberry|
|Requirements||Android 4.0 and above|
|Features||Hotstar Live Cricket, Movies, TV Shows Free Streaming|
Hotstar App Download – Live TV, Cricket, Movies, TV shows
Hotstar App is available for Android, iOS and Blackberry platforms. With some tweaks, we can also use Hotstar android app on pc by using Android emulators. For that, we need to download Hotstar apk file and install it on our Windows Laptops or Computers. Below are the latest versions of Hotstar that you can download from Google PlayStore, Apple iTunes store or download the apk file from our secure server.
App : Hotstar
Last Updated : 24/05/2017
Hotstar App Download for Android Mobiles
Out of all the users using Hotstar App, android users contribute to huge downloads when compared to iOS users or Blackberry users. As many people use Android devices, almost all the apps will be available for Android Mobiles.
There are two ways you can Download and install Hotstar on your Android Mobile.
- Install Hotstar from Google PlayStore
- Install Hotstar APK manually on Android mobiles
1) Download the official app from Google PlayStore
As Hotstar is a legal service and is owned by a Television company, it’s official app is available in Google PlayStore. To download the app to your mobile, your android device must be running Android 4.0 or higher to ensure smooth user interface.
- To download, go to your mobile menu>Google PlayStore
- Search for ‘Hotstar‘ and Click on install button to download and run the app instantly.
- Accept the popup for permissions and the app will be ready to use in a few moments.
To download directly from your browser rather than Google PlayStore, click below.
2) Download Hotstar Apk and Install manually
For many android users, Google PlayStore will be a headache because we need to sign in to our gmail accounts to download the apps. In some old android mobiles like Samsung Champ, Karbonn and Micromax, there will be errors in Google PlayStore and the app will crash automatically in two seconds even before we download anything. So, many android users download apk files of their favourite apps and install them manually to their phone. Follow the below instructions to install hotstar app on your android mobile.
Hotstar App Download for PC, Laptop, Windows XP/7/8/10
For all the Computer users, we can use Hotstar services on PC by visiting www.hotstar.com. To Watch Live Cricket Matches, TV Shows and Movies in different languages, open www.hotstar.com on your computer browser and start streaming.
However, there will be many people who would want to use Hotstar App on their PC, Laptops or Windows Computers simply because they don’t have access to the web browser or they want to experience the User interface of the App in computer also. There is no official Hotstar App that we can download for Computers which will be a .exe file. But instead, we will use our Hotstar Apk file and run the app on our Windows OS, PC, Laptop, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.
Install Hotstar for PC/Laptop with BlueStacks
In this method, we will use a software named ‘BlueStacks’ to install Hotstar App on our computers. BlueStacks is an Android emulator software which can run all apk files(Android apps, games) on Windows Computers. Here are 5 simple steps to install Hotstar on pc.
1) Go to the BlueStacks official website www.bluestacks.com and click on the download option there or simply download from here. Download the file and complete the setup instructions to install it successfully on your PC/Laptop. This app will be useful to download and install other Android apps on your PC also.
2) After BlueStacks setup, you will see a similar screen to that of your android phones. Now, you can install Hotstar in two different ways. One is from Google PlayStore and other one is from installing manually by using Hotstar Apk file.
3) To download from PlayStore, open BlueStacks and navigate to Home>All Apps>Google PlayStore. Search for ‘hotstar’ in PlayStore and download from there by clicking on the install button. Now you can now use Hotstar on PC by navigating to Home>All Apps>Hotstar.
4) If Google PlayStore is not supporting your version of BlueStacks, you can install the Hotstar Apk file. Download Hotstar Apk and right click on the download app>Open with>BlueStacks. Now, you can use BlueStacks on your Windows PC.
5) Tip: You can pin all your BlueStacks Apps on your desktop which makes it easier to open the app without opening BlueStacks first.
Download Hotstar for PC without BlueStacks
Many Windows users give up the benefits of BlueStacks because they don’t like to install huge software on their Computers. But to run an apk file on Windows PC, we must need an android emulator. Here are some other android emulators on the market that are lightweight and windows compatible. You can install Apk files through these software on your Windows PC.
- Nox App Player
- KO Player
- Andyroid – Andy OS
- Droid 4x
All these software are Windows Compatible and you can install hotstar apk through these software. But we recommend to install it through BlueStacks because of it’s compatibility and flexibility to Windows.
However, These are only 2 methods and there are other methods to download Hotstar for PC. You can read the guide below if these both methods doesn’t work for you.
Hotstar Download App for iPhone, iPad, iOS devices
After Android, iOS is the most used OS(Operating System) by mobile users all around the world. Many users in India also use iPhones and iPads and the Hotstar experience will be much better in iPad because of the screen resolution and size of the screen. There is only 1 way we can download Hotstar for iPhone, iPad and that is through the official Apple App Store.
Hotstar is a free App that requires iOS 9.0 or higher. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch presently and has a file size on 76.7 MB. The current version is 5.14.1 and the app is developed by Novi Digital.
- Go to the AppStore on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
- Search for ‘Hotstar’. Click on the App named ‘Hotstar TV Movies Live Cricket’.
- As the App is free, you can download and install directly by clicking the install button.
- Before installing, if you didn’t login with your Apple ID, a popup will ask you to login into AppStore
- Login with your Apple ID and Password
- Download Hotstar App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Click below to go directly to the Hotstar App page on iTunes from your browser.
Hotstar App Download for Windows Phone
Bad news for all the Windows Mobile users. There is still no official Hotstar App for Microsoft Windows Phones that includes the Microsoft Lumia Series and other Windows Phones. We can’t run an apk file also on Windows Phone because there are no android emulators currently for Windows Phone.
However, follow this page as we keep updating new methods to download hotstar app for Windows phone.
Hotstar App Download for BlackBerry
Blackberry is one of those unique phones that you want to buy but hesitate because there will be no interesting apps available for Blackberry. The same is the case for old Blackberry phones. However, if your Blackberry device runs OS 10.2.1 or higher, you can download the official hotstar app from Google PlayStore itself or install APK files as the OS supports android files.
Hotstar – Live Cricket TV
The best feature of Hotstar app/website is that we can watch our favourite Cricket matches and other sports matches on our mobile/laptop anywhere. With the increase of smartphones, Hotstar is becoming the number one app in Entertainment for Kids and adults. Teenagers and youth are also using Hotstar to see Cricket matches and Foreign TV series like Game of Thrones, F.R.I.E.N.D.S etc. Not only Cricket, but we can watch the following sports in Hotstar.
- Formula 1
How to watch Live sports on Hotstar?
Now streaming our favourite Live sports and cricket matches on Hotstar is just a click away. To see sports matches live, go to Hotstar homepage and if the match is very popular, it will be visible on homepage. To see Live matches of other sports, go to Hotstar menu>sports>name>Play.
Is it free?
Yes. Watching Cricket, Kabaddi, Hockey and other Indian sports matches is absolutely free without even signing in. But to watch some sports matches of F1 and Golf, Hotstar premium may be needed.
Here are some common FAQ asked by the users in recent times.
What’s Hotstar Premium?
Hotstar Premium is the paid version of the Free Hotstar App with extended services like Premium English TV Shows such as Game of Thrones, Modern Family, Prison Break etc., You can also watch Formula 1 Live streams with premium membership.
Is Hotstar available outside India?
Currently, No. Hotstar is available only for India with main content focusing on Indian TV Shows and movies.
What are the benefits for Jio Users using Hotstar?
Jio Users can stream Live sports matches, Prime time videos and Movies for free. However, Hotstar Membership is needed to watch Premium TV shows.
How to use Hotstar on Smart TV?
Hotstar can be run on Smart TVs using Google ChromeCast or Apple TV.
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