Disney will launch a new general entertainment streaming service with the Star brand name in 2021. It is likely part of Disney+ Hotstar in India, as Disney CEO Bob Chapek said it will be “fully integrated” into Disney+ in many markets.
Mulan is now headed to Disney+ on September 4. India (Disney+ Hotstar) is not part of the roll-out, and that’s because Mulan will be available for rent on Disney+ at a premium price of $30 in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe.
Disney+ Hotstar has begun rolling out support for 4K UHD resolution and HDR video, with select few Disney+ originals. 4K HDR is available on Android TV and Apple TV as yet. HDR10 is currently the only supported HDR format, but Dolby Vision will be available too.
Xiaomi on Friday announced partnership with Disney+ Hotstar to provide its Mi TV customers early access to Bollywood movie titles releasing under the ‘Multiplex’ banner. The company will begin the new experience by offering early access to six movie titles, starting with Lootcase.
Khuda Haafiz, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe, Spies in Disguise, Perry Mason, The One and Only Ivan, Lovecraft Country, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver — the biggest movies and TV shows on Disney+ Hotstar in August 2020.
The Falcon and the Winter Solider won’t première in August as originally announced, confirming what has long been obvious, given the production delays caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
His Dark Materials season 2 trailer is here. At San Diego Comic-Con 2020 — known as Comic-Con@Home this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — HBO and BBC unveiled a minute-long trailer for His Dark Materials season 2, based on the second book: “The Subtle Knife”.
Lovecraft Country trailer is out. At San Diego Comic-Con 2020 — known as Comic-Con@Home this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — HBO unveiled a two-minute trailer for its next big series executive produced by the likes of J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele.
The Dil Bechara title track is here. Sony Music India, Fox Star Studios, and Disney+ Hotstar have unveiled the first song — “Dil Bechara” — from Sushant Singh Rajput’s final movie.
Star Wars is expanding on TV. Disney+ and Lucasfilm have announced Star Wars: The Bad Batch, an animated series that’s a spin-off of the recently-concluded Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. Star Wars: The Bad Batch release date to be in 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Dil Bechara trailer is out now. Disney+ Hotstar and Disney-owned Fox Star Studios have unveiled an over two-minute look at Sushant Singh Rajput’s final movie. Dil Bechara release date is July 24 on Disney+ Hotstar.
Dil Bechara, Ray Donovan season 7, Hamilton movie, Perry Mason, Muppets Now — the biggest movies and series coming to Disney+ Hotstar in July 2020.
Alia Bhatt, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Varun Dhawan, and Abhishek Bachchan are part of Disney+ Hotstar’s “Bollywood Ki Home Delivery” at 4:30pm on Monday. It’s expected to reveal a slate of straight-to-streaming films that include Laxxmi Bomb, Sadak 2, Bhuj: The Pride of India, and The Big Bull among others.
Disney+ Hotstar has unveiled a slate of seven Bollywood movies that will release between July and October. That includes Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb, Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2, Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride of India, Abhishek Bachchan’s The Big Bull, Kunal Khemu’s Lootcase, and Vidyut Jammwal’s Khuda Haafiz.
Dil Bechara — the adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars that marks the final posthumous appearance of Sushant Singh Rajput, who died earlier in June — is headed to Disney+ Hotstar for free on July 24.
Jio is reportedly offering a new Rs. 222 data pack with complimentary annual VIP subscription of the Disney+ Hotstar service to select subscribers. This plan has been introduced primarily for existing annual subscribers that do not get the annual Disney+ Hotstar subscription benefit
Perry Mason HBO review, Perry Mason HBO in India on Disney+ Hotstar, Perry Mason HBO trailer, Perry Mason HBO release date, and Perry Mason HBO cast — all you need to know about HBO’s Perry Mason 2020 miniseries.
Reliance Jio has announced its Disney+ Hotstar offer just days after teasing it on social media and MyJio app. The telecom operating is giving one-year subscription of Disney+ Hotstar VIP to all prepaid users who recharge their account with Rs. 401 plan, Rs. 2,599 plan, Rs. 612 data voucher, or Rs. 1208 data voucher.
Disney+ Hotstar has released the first look at Sushmita Sen in its next original series — Aarya — under the “Hotstar Specials” banner. Aarya has been directed by Ram Madhvani, and is said to be a remake of the Dutch series Penoza.
Reliance Jio has started teasing a bundling offer under which it will provide a Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription for one year.
WandaVision — the Marvel Cinematic Universe series — will reportedly resume filming in July in Los Angeles. It had stopped production in March amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. WandaVision might still make its December release date.
Disney+ Hotstar has unveiled the trailer and release date — June 19 — for Aarya, its next Indian original series, with a cast led by Sushmita Sen.
Streaming services in India saw massive rise in interest during the nationwide lockdown, with Zee5 and Netflix gaining the most, according to new data from content aggregator JustWatch
Family Guy has arrived on Disney+ Hotstar. All 18 seasons of the Seth MacFarlane-created animated sitcom are now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
Mi TV 4 55-inch users in India are now receiving the PatchWall 3.0 update. This new update brings improved animations and deeper integration with the updated Disney+ Hotstar app.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is coming to Disney+ Hotstar on May 4, also known as Star Wars Day. Download or stream the full movie online. With that, the Skywalker saga is complete on streaming in India.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars; MasterChef Australia season 12, Billions season 5, Brad Pitt in Ad Astra — the biggest TV shows and movies coming to Disney+ Hotstar in May 2020 in India.
The Arrowverse is (partly) gone. Well, sort of. The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow are not available on streaming in India anymore — they were on both Hooq and Disney+ Hotstar, thanks to a tie-up between the two — as Hooq has shut down.
With the coronavirus pandemic keeping theatres shut, Indian movies have decided to release directly on streaming services. The Jyothika-starrer Ponmagal Vandhal has reportedly sold itself to Amazon Prime Video. Akshay Kumar’s horror comedy Laxmmi Bomb is reportedly in talks with Disney+ Hotstar.
Disney+ Hotstar has announced its next original from India in Hundred, an action comedy series in which Lara Dutta and Rinku Rajguru lead the cast. All eight episodes of Hundred release April 25 on Disney+ Hotstar.
Love Star Wars? Here’s some good news: The Mandalorian season 3 is reportedly already in the works. While Disney+ has yet to announce an exact release date for The Mandalorian season 2 — it’s going to be sometime in October — Jon Favreau has been “writing season 3 for a while”.
HBO has renewed Westworld for a fourth season, with just two episodes to go in the third season’s run.
Lucasfilm is reportedly developing a new female-centric Star Wars series, which takes place in a different timeline than other Star Wars TV shows. Leslye Headland, the co-creator and showrunner of Netflix’s Russian Doll, is behind the new idea.
Bharti Airtel has expanded its prepaid portfolio by bringing the Rs. 401 prepaid recharge plan that comes bundled with the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription for a year.
Actor Irrfan Khan on Sunday announced that his comedy-drama ''Angrezi Medium'' that hit the theatres on March 13, but had a short run due to the coronavirus crisis, will now get a digital release.
Disney+ Hotstar launch is now set for Friday, April 3. Alongside, Hotstar has also revealed new pricing: Disney+ Hotstar VIP will now cost Rs. 399 per year (up from Rs. 365), while Disney+ Hotstar Premium has been pushed to Rs. 1,499 per year (up from Rs. 999).
Can’t wait for Disney+ Hotstar? Join the red carpet premiere. Disney+ Hotstar will stream The Lion King at 6pm and The Mandalorian at 8pm, with film stars such as Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Kajal Aggarwal, Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor making an appearance.
With the arrival of Disney+ Hotstar, every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie — save for the ones Disney doesn’t have rights to — is now available on a single platform for the first time in India. That includes all of the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel.
The Simpsons isn’t available as yet on Disney+ Hotstar but thankfully, that will soon be corrected. Disney+ Hotstar has announced that The Simpsons will arrive on its platform in India by the end of April. The Simpsons season 12 is already available, for what it’s worth.
Over five years after its launch, Disney+ Hotstar is finally offering Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. For now, it’s restricted to The Mandalorian, and available only on Disney+ Hotstar apps for Android TV, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss made a cameo appearance on Westworld season 3 episode 2. Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy tell us how that happened.
Loki creator and showrunner Michael Waldron has said the six-episode Disney+ miniseries, with Tom Hiddleston leading the cast, will focus on Loki’s “struggle with identity”. Loki release date is in spring 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar.
Coronavirus has felled Disney+ Hotstar. It won’t launch on March 29 in India. This was expected, given BCCI's decision last Friday to postpone the start of the 2020 Indian Premier League season until mid-April in the wake of growing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic.
With less than 12 hours to release, Hotstar — soon to be rebranded as Disney+ Hotstar — has released a new trailer for Special Ops, the action thriller series from creator, co-writer, and director Neeraj Pandey.
New Disney+ originals from this past Friday are not available on Disney+ Hotstar in India, which signals that Hotstar has paused the rollout of new Disney+ content in India. Hotstar subscribers might not see any new Disney+ content until mid-April, thanks to the IPL delay amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Disney+ unexpectedly went live on Wednesday in India on Hotstar, but not everything was available on every device — and to everyone. Hotstar has finally cleared the air, noting that the new Disney+ Hotstar app is being beta tested until full launch of March 29.
Hotstar has been rebranded to Disney+ Hotstar ahead of the launch of Disney’s new streaming service (Disney+) on the Disney-owned streaming service (Hotstar) on March 29 at the start of the 2020 Indian Premier League season.
Disney+ is now live in India, eighteen days early. Mere hours after Hotstar was rebranded to Disney+ Hotstar, Disney+ originals — from The Mandalorian to Marvel’s Hero Project — are now available on Disney+ Hotstar in India.
A full list of every Disney+ original coming to Disney+ Hotstar in India, including The Mandalorian season 2, MCU series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, Aladdin spin-off movie, and Star Wars Rogue One prequel series.
A couple of weeks after Hotstar decided to nuke the Last Week Tonight episode critical of Prime Minster Narendra Modi, host John Oliver has addressed — and blasted — the Disney-owned streaming service’s self-censorship ways on his latest episode.