The online media streaming platform in India Hotstar now gets updated to a new feature. The new feature allows users to download the premium videos on the Hotstar application and watch them later without getting online. The in-app video download feature already been available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video apps. However, Hotstar was previously limited to the non-premium and old videos download option. We will talk about on:
How to Download Premium Videos from Hotstar and Watch Offline
The new update also brings screen size support for an 18:9 aspect ratio devices. The Gadgets360 has reported the same. Hotstar also added the changelog for this new update:
- Now you can download and watch offline most of your favorite premium shows like Game of Thrones, Friends, Big Bang Theory, The Shape of Water, and more.
- Enjoy watching contents in your 18:9 aspect ratio screens, supports the edge-to-edge display.
The Premium videos and shows download support added for both Android and iOS platform. Only a selected number of premium shows and videos can be downloaded. The Shape of Water, The Greatest Showman, Red Sparrow, and Maze Runner: Death Cure premium shows are also available for download.
Steps to Download Hotstar Videos (Regular & Premium):
You can download your favorite premium videos or shows directly on your Hotstar app just like before. Follow the mentioned steps:
- You have to choose the video quality, which one you prefer (1080P, 720P, 360P, 180P etc).
- Check the “remember my settings” option to download all future videos in the same quality.
- After checking the video quality, your video will start the downloading.
- You will be able to see how much data you have downloaded and how much left.
- You can also pause or delete the download process, whenever you want.
- Finally, when the download process completed, you can watch videos offline from the app later.
However, when you’re out of a mobile data, the Hotstar app will show you repeatedly “You’re Offline” message. So, you have to turn on internet access to open the app and go to the download content folder. Otherwise, you won’t be able to watch your downloaded video. That’s a kind of business policy you can say right now.
You can download the Hotstar app from Google Play Store and enjoy the premium contents.
Please Note: You have to pay first for Premium content streaming on Hotstar just like any other app. The Novi Digital company also announced that you can only download premium content for once. Meanwhile, the content will expire after a week from the downloaded time. In addition, the downloaded video maybe expires within 48 hours since users start watching it.
Meanwhile, the company didn’t release the webOS app for LG Smart TVs yet. The Novi Digital support team mentioned that the Development team working on it. It could take time till April 2019.