The much awaited arrival of Disney+ in India has happened a week earlier than its scheduled launch. Disney+ has given Hotstar, India’s leading digital streaming platform a refreshing touch.
Disney+ which owns Star India and Hotstar will be using its existing service unlike its strategy for the United States, Canada and Australia.
Incidentally, Hotstar is also Indian Premier League (IPL)’s official digital streaming partner. The launch of IPL also falls on the same day (March 29) as the scheduled launch of Disney+ on Hotstar.
Disney+ Hotstar Subscription Rates
Currently, Hotstar’s premium subscription is available for a discounted price of INR 999 per year. However, Hotstar has not announced any price revisions yet.
Disney+ Hotstar Official Launch Date
Disney+ Hotstar’s official launch date is scheduled for the 29th of March 2020. However, according to reports, the current releases on Hotstar+ Disney is a part of a soft launch (beta version) of the app.
Disney+ Hotstar app will feature the existing 4000+ titles apart from the original titles of Disney which is now available on the app. The entire collection of Disney+ titles will be live from the 29th of March.
List of Titles Released on Disney+ Hotstar Beta
As the Disney+ Hotstar app description reads, “For our India users, we’re bringing the world’s best stories from the best storytellers at Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars. 200+ movies, 100+ shows and 30+ originals!”
Diary of a Future President
Disney Family Sundays
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
The Imagineering Story: Limited Series
Marvel’s Hero Project
One Day at Disney
Pick of the Litter
Pixar in Real Life
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
— Sudeep Sahu (@laurelsudeep) March 11, 2020
Disney+ Hotstar Upcoming Shows
Disney+ is slated to release some Marvel TV series’ this year. This includes The Falcon And The Winter Soldier in August 2020, followed by WandaVision later in December.