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Hotstar v/s MX Player

These days OTT stages are advancing at a quicker rate in view of the quality of the content that they offer which is propelling them to win the crowd's hearts. However, it might be confusing for you to finalize one out of such countless stages accessible.

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


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.


  • 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


Pros &Cons:


  • 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.


  • 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.

MX Player

MX Player OTT app is an Indian video streaming and video on demand platform developed by MX Media & Entertainment. It has over 280 million users globally. The platform currently operates on an ad-supported model and has a streaming library of over 150,000 hours across 12 languages. It is available on iOS, Android, and the web.MX Player OTT App is a powerful video player that supports all-format audio (including AC-3), advanced hardware acceleration, and subtitle support. Furthermore, it provides online streaming of TV Shows, Movies, Web Series, Music & More in HD Quality.


1. Great playback features:

MX player platforms in India can play almost any video file in existence. Stock video players usually only support 3GPP, MPEG-4, and WebM video formats, where MX players can play 10 different formats, including AVI, FLV, MKV, and MOV, those being the most commonly used file formats for videos.

2. Support for subtitles

Sometimes you just need those subtitles, being it because you do not speak the language of the video, the video is too quiet, or whatever reason you need for them. MX player OTT app allows you to manually explore your local storage to find subtitle files and include them in your video playback. If the subtitle file has the same name as the video file, and it is located in the same folder, the MX player will automatically add it by itself.

M X Player

Pros & Cons:

  • Pros:
  • -Hardware acceleration

Hardware acceleration can be used for video playback to help in the app’s HW+ mode. This allows for smoother video playback as well as better playback of higher resolutions.

  • -Built-in touch lock feature

It is possible to have videos played in touch lock mode. It is also possible to hide watermarks or display the player's touch locked status


  • -No ac3 support

There is no ac3 audio support.

  • -No Chromecast support

Not having Chromecast support severely limits the usefulness of the app to those that use said service, especially when many other video apps support it.

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



Plan name 

Monthly Subscription Cost with number of screens 

Annual Subscription cost with a number of Screens

Disney+ Hotstar premium



Disney+ Hotstar VIP



MXPlayer is available absolutely free of cost for users to explore.

In our general overview, we would say that  Hotstar OTT app content varies by region and may change over time and there are so many different categories to look through, and then shows and movies within those categories to continue scrolling into. While M X Player has extended its services into many other areas, including offering application free streaming movies.

And off-course like 5000+ more software you can access free trials for both Hotstarand M X Player here at AnyTechTrial.Com

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