We have a new launch date for Disney + Hotstar: this Friday, April 3rd. Also, Hotstar has also revealed the new price: Disney + Hotstar VIP is now Rs. 399 per year (up from Rs. 365), while Disney + Hotstar Premium is being sold at Rs. 1,499 per year (up from Rs. 999). If you want to reach the Star Wars series The Mandalorians like Disney + Originals, then you have to pay for the latter. The original English-versions of the Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and Disney films will also be locked onto Disney + Hotstar Premiums, as previously. Local language dubs – Hindi, Tamil, or Telugu on Disney + Hotstar VIP – will be available as and when available.
Disney + Hotstar launch date
The new April 3 launch date for Disney + Hotstar is an interesting pick, given that it was pushed indefinitely from its originally scheduled March 29 date. Overall there was a delay of less than a week. This is naturally brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic – as was the delay – which has led to social disturbances and more people are staying home, with some Hotstars announcing their new Disney + Hotstar launch date accepted. Disney + has already used it internationally, releasing the previously frozen 2 in general. The new Pixar film, Onward, is scheduled to appear on Disney + in the US on April 3, and may be on the same day for Indians.
And in more good news, Hotstar says that Disney + Hotstar customers will get unlimited downloads for Disney + content, which is up to five episodes imposed so far and above the film’s limit. On top of that, Disney + Hotstar will have an all-new navigation section, with new “channels” for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. Gadgets 360 first reported on this when the new Disney + Hotstar rebranding was (temporarily) affected.
To kick off the launch, Disney + Hotstar will host a virtual red carpet – no doubt due to the virtual epidemic – on Thursday 2 April, where The Lion King live-action remake premieres at 6pm, followed by the evening The Mandorian will be held at 8 pm. If you do not wish to forcibly join the celebration, you can already see both. If you join it, you’ll get to interact with other Disney + Hotstar users, share messages, receive photos and badges, and select a few celebrities.
“With the success of Hotstar, we have ushered in a new era for premium video streaming in India,” said Uday Shankar, president and star of Disney APAC and chairman of Disney India. “Today, as we unveil Disney + Hotstar, we take another important step in staying committed to our promise to deliver high-quality influential stories for India that have not only entertained, but people Has also changed lives, a promise that is even more meaningful in such a challenging time. We hope delivered through Hotstar’s technology Disney’s storytelling power will help our viewers find moments of comfort, happiness and inspiration during these difficult times. “
Disney + hotstar price
Disney + Hotstar launched on 3 April in India. Existing customers will be automatically upgraded and new prices will be charged – Rs. 399 for Disney + Hotstar VIP or Rs. 1,499 for Disney + Hotstar Premium – upon renewal of its members.
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