Disney+, along with IPL season 13, was scheduled to be released via Hotstar on 29 March,2020. But the launch was pushed forward as IPL was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now a new release date has been announced for Disney+, i.e. April 3.
The Hotstar logo was also changed from Yellow & Black to Blue & White colours.
Disney+ Hotstar will have a new interface for the application and a fresh website style. In addition, viewers will have the ability to explore popular Disney networks including Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and Marvel. Users can also download unlimited content.
We began a new era for premium video streaming in India with Hotstar’s success. Today, as we unleash Disney+ Hotstar, we are taking yet another pivotal step in remaining committed to our commitment to deliver high-quality, impactful stories for India that have not only entertained but also made a difference in people’s lives, a pledge that is even more important in challenging times like this. We hope the power of Disney’s storytelling, delivered through the technology of Hotstar, will help our audiences find moments of comfort, joy and inspiration in these challenging times,” said Disney APAC president and chairman of Star & Disney India, Uday Shankar. (Mentioned by News18)
There will be over 250 movies, 100 series including Disney+ Originals and children’s content, new Bollywood movies, and specials from Hotstar. All Disney films and shows will be dubbed in Indian languages (Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu) and will have subtitles.
Disney+ Hotstar Subscription Price
There will be 2 annual subscriptions, like those already in existence. For Disney+ Hotstar, users will be charged Rs. 399 (earlier Rs. 365) for Disney+ Hotstar VIP whereas for Rs. 1,499 (earlier Rs. 999) for Premium subscription.
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