Disney Plus Hotstar is an impressive live and video on demand streaming service that helps you watch media content including sports, TV shows, movies, and documentaries on a wide range of devices.

Compared to other streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+, Disney+ Hotstar turns out to be an attractive choice due to its excellent media content library and other enticing features.

However, the service follows the concepts of geo-restrictions like other VOD services. Therefore, you will need to use a VPN that will help you to bypass geo-restrictions to watch Hotstar outside India. That said, Disney+ Hotstar has all the right attributes to keep its subscribers engaged and entertained.

This post will describe how Disney+ Hotstar differs from Netflix, Prime Video, and Apple TV+.

How is Disney+ Hotstar different from Netflix, Prime Video and Apple TV+

Disney+ Hotstar allows you to watch numerous Disney TV shows, movies and documentaries on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Smart TV, and other devices instantly.

Moreover, you can watch popular Pixar movies using your official Disney+ Hotstar account. Above all, you can access some additional licensed titles such as Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones, etc. at no additional cost.

If we talk about Disney+ Hotstar pricing strategy, the service provides two types of plans including Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium. You will need to pay Indian Rs399/year or $5.44/year to get its Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan. Similarly, you can obtain its Disney+ Hotstar Premium monthly plan by paying Indian Rs299/month or $4.07/month. Luckily, you can use the Hotstar Premium plan on a yearly basis by paying Indian Rs1499 or $20.43 at once.

As far as its simultaneous streams feature is concerned, you can access Disney+ Hotstar content on two different devices simultaneously using its Premium plan.

Unique selling point of Disney+ Hostar

The best thing about Disney+ Hotstar is that you can watch Disney+ content using its exclusive Disney+ content section. This way, you can access titles from famous content providers like Disney, National Geographic, and Pixar on various devices accordingly.

Disney+ content aside, you can enjoy its other attractive features like “Kids-Safe mode” that prevents your children from watching adult content. As a result, your kids will be compelled to watch age-restricted media content only.


Netflix is one of the leading video on demand streaming services famous for producing original content like Extraction, Uncut Gems, The Irishman,  The Social Dilemma, The Last Dance, etc.

If we compare Netflix with Disney+ Hotstar, you can use numerous eye-catching features like compatibility, multiple profiles, offline viewing, virtual party, etc.

You will need to pay $8.99/month to get all these above-described features on your desired devices. But, if you want to use its 4 simultaneous streams feature, you will need to subscribe to its Premium plan by paying $17.99/month.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is another useful streaming service that lets you some popular TV shows, movies and documentaries without breaking your bank. Fortunately, you can subscribe to Prime Video by paying $5.99/month.

In contrast with Disney+ Hotstar, Prime Video provides an exclusive “Watch Party” feature that lets subscribers watch their favorite content along with their friends or loved ones virtually.

Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is another affordable service like Prime Video that allows you to watch media content based on different genres like comedy, action, romance, suspense, etc.

If we discuss its pricing plans, you can get its monthly plan at the cost of $4.99/month. Consequently, you can stream all of Apple’s original content, including TV shows, movies, and documentaries.

What makes Apple TV+ standout from Disney+ Hotstar and other services is its Kids programming feature that allows kids to watch their favorite cartoons, shows, and other content.

Like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, you can download your favorite shows or movies and watch them offline without using an internet connection.

On the content quality and diversity front, Netflix, Prime Video, and Apple TV+ hold some edge over Disney+ Hotstar. However, Disney+ Hotstar differentiates itself from all these streaming services through live sports, Indian TV shows or movies, and Disney’s international content.

Wrapping Things Up

Disney+ Hotstar is a famous video on demand streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV+. Interestingly, the service offers an exclusive live streaming feature to its subscribers that helps them watch live sports such as Cricket, Football, Hockey, Badminton, Tennis, Esports, etc., on their preferred devices hassle-free.

Overall, Disney Plus Hotstar is a one stop solution for users who want to stream live and video on demand sports content on multiple devices. Besides, they can watch some exclusive and additional licensed content all in one place without any difficulty.

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