Disney+ Hotstar VIP vs Disney+ Hotstar Premium: What’s the difference?

Disney+ Hotstar VIP vs Disney+ Hotstar Premium: What’s the difference?

Sameer Mitha | 16 Oct 2020
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Disney+ Hotstar offers two different subscriptions to members.

Disney+ Hotstar VIP is priced at Rs 399 for a year.

Disney+ Hotstar Premium is priced at Rs 299 per month or Rs 1499 per year.

Disney+ Hotstar has a great selection of content and is available on a number of devices from your Smart TV, smartphone and even streaming dongles like the Fire TV Stick. Disney+ Hotstar is not only home to all of Disney’s content but also sports broadcast in India like the IPL and even a lot of Hollywood movies and TV shows. Not to mention Hotstar originals. 

One thing to note is that Disney+ Hotstar is available in 2 different plans - Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium. If you are wondering what's the difference between the 2, then worry not. We’ve got you covered. 

Disney+ Hotstar VIP vs Disney+ Hotstar Premium: Price

Let’s start by answering the most important question. What’s the price of the different Disney+ Hotstar subscriptions? Disney+ Hotstar VIP is priced at Rs 399 for a year. On the other hand, Disney+ Hotstar Premium is priced at Rs 299 per month or Rs 1499 per year.

Disney+ Hotstar VIP vs premium price comparison

Why such a big price difference?

Let’s start with the cheaper plan. With Disney+ Hotstar VIP, users get access to the following. 

  • Live Sports: Including Dream11 IPL, IPL 2021, EPL, Formula 1 & more
  • 7 Multiplex blockbusters
  • Exclusive Hotstar SpecialsDisney+: Shows, Movies & Kids content (dubbed)Star serials before TV

On the other hand, Disney+ Hotstar Premium members get the following in addition to the above.

  • Latest American Shows & movies: Uncut, ad-free & minutes after America.
  • Disney+: Disney+ Originals, Shows, Movies & Kids content

So, as you can see from the above, there are 2 big differences. The latest American movies and shows include the likes of Lovecraft Country, Game of Thrones, True Detective and many more, which are gems hidden in Disney+ Hotstar. As for Disney+ originals, The Mandalorian is one such show that you can only watch if you have access to the Premium membership. Suffice to say, there is a large library of content hidden behind the Premium subscription.

 Disney+ Hotstar VIP vs Disney+ Hotstar Premium: Simultaneous streaming

One of the most important questions to answer is how many devices can simultaneously watch from a single account. 

  • Disney+ Hotstar VIP users can watch content on one screen at a time only.
  • Disney+ Hotstar Premium users can access their Disney+ Premium account on 2 screens simultaneously.

To put things into perspective, the Netflix Mobile plan gives users access to only 1 screen at a time, just like its SD plan. The Netflix HD plan gives users access to 2 simultaneous streams and the top of the like UHD plan gives access to 4 simultaneous streams. 

Another thing to note is that if you have a 4K HDR and even Dolby Vision enabled TV, then you can take advantage of 4K and HDR content on Disney+ Hotstar.

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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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