Hotstar v/s HBO

Hotstar v/s HBO 


Nowadays OTT platforms are trending at a faster rate because of the quality of content that they offer which is advancing them to win the audience’s hearts. But it might be confusing for you to finalize one out of so many platforms available. 

So to help you in finalizing, here we will be comparing two popular OTT platforms.

Hotstar 

Disney+ Hotstar (pronounced Disney Plus Hotstar) is an Indian subscription video-on-demand streaming service owned and operated by Star India, a subsidiary of  The Walt Disney Company India. This OTT app in India features two paid subscription plans — "VIP", which focuses on domestic programs and sports content (including Indian Premier League ), and "Premium" featuring premium international films and television series (including HBO, Showtime, Disney+ original series, and other original series from Disney Television Studios).

The Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription plan comes with a vast library of content across various languages including Hindi and other Indian regional languages.


Features:

  • In the Hotstar OTT app with the Premium subscription, you will get access to all the Disney+ original content including titles under Marvel, Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars. It also includes Hotstar Specials and the entire English movie and TV shows library.


  • A wide range of Disney+ content is available in 4K resolution. Also, there are reports that the streaming service will get support for Dolby Atmos audio via an update in the near future.

  • Hotstar OTT app is easy-to-navigate, with personal recommendations and high-quality viewing and streaming

Hotstar

HBO 

Home Box Office (HBO) OT app is an American premium television network owned by Warner Media Studios Networks. The service allows subscribers on-demand access to HBO's library of original programs, films, and other content on personal computers, smartphones, tablet devices, and digital media players like Netflix, Prime videos on amazon. HBO Now is only available to customers in the United States and certain U.S. territories. 


In the United States, there are many ways to watch your favorite HBO shows and films: the linear HBO channel, HBO on Demand, the HBO app, and HBO Max, which includes all of HBO with even more amazing shows and films.

 

Features:
Control What Kids See
HBO Max features content for many different age groups. HBO Max allows you to create kids’ profiles and determine what they’re allowed to watch.
  • Save It for Later

    If you come across something you want to watch later, add it to your watch list. You can do this in a number of ways.

    -Download for Offline Viewing

    Like other video-streaming services, HBO Max supports downloads for offline viewing. Go to the appropriate page in the app and tap Download to save it to your device.




  • -Video Playback Options

    If you have a habit of going over your monthly data limit while streaming on mobile, there are a few ways HBO Max helps you take control. 

    -Erase Content From 'Continue Watching'

    HBO Max wasted no time introducing a feature Netflix only recently added—control over your Continue Watching section.

    -See What's New and Upcoming

    HBO Max makes it easy to keep tabs on new and departing shows and movies.



HBO


Now let's compare both the OTT App's and see which one is better to use.


Hotstar :

Pros:

  • Without login, you can watch content.

  • The picture quality is very good.

  • Hotstar OTT app provides free online Streaming for 1)Sports 2)TV 3)News

  • Hotstar OTT platform allows quick availability of TV serials and other news in different languages.

  • Layout and Design are average.

Cons:
  • In the Hotstar OTT app, some specific tv shows available

  • Hotstar app takes time to load the website and application.

  • Even if your internet speed is high the website takes time to load.

HBO:

Pros:

  • You get to watch a bunch of brand-new highly anticipated blockbuster movies for a reasonable monthly price without having to leave the comfort or safety of our homes.


  • With the money saved on tickets, concessions, gas, parking, Ubers, and babysitters, more people will hopefully start to invest in better TVs.

  • This makes seeing new movies much more accessible for people with disabilities, people who don’t live close to a theater.

  • You don’t have to sit through a bunch of commercials before the movie.

Cons:

  • This is a massive blow to the movie theater industry, which was already suffering - especially smaller independently-run theaters and it affects the thousands of people employed by theaters of any size.

  • The HBO Max app needs some work! It doesn’t look great anywhere, it’s a buggy mess on consoles and it doesn’t exist on a variety of smart TVs, Roku devices, or PlayStation 5 yet.

Pricing:

Hotstar:

                              Plan name Monthly Subscription Cost with number of screens Annual Subscription cost with a number of Screens
                         Disney+ Hotstar premium                          $4.99                         $20.60
                              Disney+ Hotstar VIP                           NA                             $5.48

 HBO:

                                                           HBO GO                                           Varies by the provider($5-25/mo.)
                                                         HBO Now                                                        $14.99/mo.
                                                        HBO Max                                                        $14.99/mo.

And off-course like 5000+ more software you can access free trials for both Hotstar and HBO here at AnyTechTrial.Com

 

In our general overview, we would say that Hotstar has sports content such as live cricket. It also has a lot of region-specific content and also has a live tv feature for a certain channel. While HBO OTT app is home to the shows and films that everyone is talking about, from groundbreaking series and documentaries to the biggest blockbuster movies ever made.

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