We all know that watching streaming content has now become more popular than a TV. While everyone uses these contents, popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube can definitely help in saving a lot of money.
Here, you must know about Hotstar which is India’s largest streaming platform where you can watch the latest episodes of Star Plus serials, live sports, latest Hollywood movies, and the latest American shows.
What is Hotstar?
Hotstar is a popular Indian digital and entertainment platform, which was launched on February 6, 2015. Launched by Star India and owned by Novi Digital Entertainment, it provides video-on-demand and streaming media services. Further, it is also available on Android, iOS, Web and Apple TV platforms.
How to download Hotstar for PC?
As we already know that Hotstar is basically available on Android/iOS. Here, we need to know is that whether Hotstar can be installed on a computer. Over here, we have to use an android emulator to install the app on a laptop or a PC. Meanwhile, there are a lot of android emulators which still exist on the internet.
According to sources, some of the popular ones are Genymotion, Bluestacks, Bliss, and Andy. Over here, we advise you to download the Bluestacks because it is easy to use.
- First, you must download Bluestacks and if you want to download this application you need to click the download button.
- Well, if you want to download process to start you must tap on the download button which is on the homepage of Bluestacks.
- After downloading the file, please double click on the bluestacks.exe file and then tap on Run.
- Now accept the license agreement then click on next. Further, it is necessary to ensure that you are connected to a perfect internet connection so Bluestacks can download the extra files.
- Meanwhile, after the Bluestacks is installed on the PC. Please restart the computer.
- Interestingly, from the Bluestacks Dashboard, you must go to the google play store then search for the Hotstar app.
- Well, after you find the app, please click on install.
- Moreover, when the Hotstar app is installed, you can now use the application.
How to download and watch movies on Hotstar for free?
Before downloading something, you must know that there is no proper way to download a video from Hotstar to the laptop. Moreover, there are very fewer TV shows and movies, which are basically available for download. Further, it is the regional or the old content which is available. Meanwhile, you must also check out the steps to download and watch movies on Hotstar for free:
- Firstly, you must make sure whether you are online, on either mobile data or Wi-fi.
- Then, open the Hotstar app, and then find the TV or movie show which you want to save. Now, tap on it to see the details page. Well, you will be able to see all the details.
- Further, you must also check if the movie is available for download. On the details page, you can see the small arrow pointing downwards, along with the word Download. While if the movie is not there then the arrow will be crossed out.
- Here if you want to download the movie you must tap the Download button to start. In some cases, if the movie is not available then there is no other way to download it.
- Now you will see that there are 3 different options which show the file size as well as the download quality. Believe it or not, there is a vast difference between the quality of any movie- Example- a movie of low quality(180p) takes up just 272MB while a high quality(720p) movie takes up to 2307MB. So, tap on the option you want to download.
- If you want to watch a movie, then go back to the home screen of the app. Here, you must tap the menu button on the top. Next, you need to tap on My Downloads.
- Well, this will perfectly display that the film is now downloaded. Now, when the file is ready, just tap on it to start watching. Also, you can tap on the options to remove the file.
Features of Hotstar for PC
- We can use Hotstar from a computer browser as well as install it on a smartphone too.
- Meanwhile, the app also allows anyone to watch movies, sports, and tv serials for free.
- It is interesting to know that you can easily watch a TV programme without registering on any app.
- Moreover, while watching a video one can easily choose a different video quality.
One thing you must note is that the files you are downloading can only be viewed while using the Hotstar app. Meanwhile, these files are saved in such a manner to prevent anyone to copy them and then watch elsewhere.