June 24, 2019 at 6:03 PM #92419Sibananda SahuKeymaster
Hotstar is a streaming service in India which provides mainly star network, sports, Hotstar originals, NEWS channels etc. on different subscription packages. Recently the Hotstar APK was updated to the version 8.5.1 on 20th June 2019 and here is the direct download link.
Changelog of Hotstar APK 8.5.1:
In this release we have overhauled the look and feel of our entire App with many enhancements for your entertainment experience! With this release:
1. The new vertical Menu bar is always visible on the left, which makes it easier to navigate to anywhere in the App no matter where you are.
2. Continue Watching now lands on the Detail Page instead of playing the video directly. This allows you to resume where you left off or pick it up from any other point (like the latest show).
Subscriptions available on Hotstar APK 8.5.1 for Android:
By default you will be running the free version of the Hotstar APK unless you explicitly subscribed to a paid subscription. In addition to the free subscription, you can opt for Hotstar VIP and Hotstar Premium subscription.
Hotstar Free subscription:
The Hotstar free subscription gives you limited access to some of the Hotstar Original series, NEWS channels, TV shows etc.
With the free subscription you can only watch earlier TV shows or series and no live channel can you watch. Also, the shows aired with free subscription will be loaded with advertisements.
Hotstar VIP subscription:
As of writing this article the Hotstar VIP subscription costs Rs. 365 if subscribed for a year and if paid upfront. I did not find a monthly plan for the Hotstar VIP subscription though.
Hotstar VIP subscription gives you unrestricted access to the following:
- Live sporting events such as: ICC Cricket World cup, IPL cricket matches, Premier League, Formula 1 and Tennis.
- Star serials: even before they premiere on TV
- Hotstar Specials: critically acclaimed shows and Hotstar original content.
Hotstar Premium subscription:
The Hotstar Premium subscription costs Rs. 299 monthly and Rs. 999 if subscribed for a year and if paid upfront.
The Hotstar Premium subscription includes all the Hotstar VIP perks including the following:
Both the Hotstar VIP and Premium subscription are free from advertisements.
- Latest American TV shows
- Blockbuster Hollywood movies
What are the entertainment genres available on Hotstar APK:
Following are the TV shows or streaming services available on Hotstar APK in India:
- Sports: Majorly focusing on the Cricket and tennis on this genre.
- Movies: Many Bollywood and Hollywood movies are available based on subscription..
- TV: Covers most of the star network including Fix life, HBO, Nat Geo, Asianet etc.
- Live NEWS: Access to few NEWS channels.
- Original Series: Hotstar original series available exclusively on Hotstar APK!
Download Details Of Hotstar Apk 8.5.1:
App Name Hotstar APK 8.5.1 Developer Novi Digital App Version 8.5.1 APK file Size 20.5 MB OS Platform Android OS Version Supported 4.0+
Hotstar Apk Download for Android:
How To install Hotstar Apk 8.5.1 on Android:
- Download the Hotstar Apk 5.5.1 version from the above link.
- Grant the permission to install Apps to your browser app (or may be a file manager or from the whichever app you are going to install the app).
- Open The hotstar apk Package.
- Tap on Install.
- The Hotstar APK 8.5.1 will be successfully installed on your android device.
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