Disney+ Hotstar has started testing two new mobile plans in India that aim to attract new customers by providing access to its over-the-top (OTT) content for just Rs. 49 per month, according to user reports. The new plans would be limited to select payment methods. Disney+ Hotstar is also offering its annual plans that start at Rs. 499 per year for mobile users. The streaming platform also has the Rs. 899 “Super” plan and the top-notch “Premium” plan for Rs. 1,499.
As initially reported by a user on Reddit, the Rs. 49 Disney+ Hotstar subscription is available with an introductory discount of Rs. 50. This means that it would be available for Rs. 99 per month.
OnlyTech reports that the plan is ad-supported and provides access to the entire Disney+ Hotstar library for a single device. It also offers video streaming in HD (720p) resolution and with stereo audio quality.
The Rs. 49 plan is currently being tested for select Android users. It is also restricted for users who pay for the subscription by card, Paytm, PhonePe or UPI.
In addition to the Rs. 49 plan, TelecomTalk reports that Disney+ Hotstar will pay the Rs. 199 subscription under a different introductory offer for select customers. It would be available at Rs. 299 after the offer ends.
The subscription is valid for six months and includes access to all Disney+ Hotstar content in HD (720p) quality. The content will also show ads in sports and movies, the report said.
Gadgets 360 has reached out to Disney+ Hotstar to clarify the reported details and will update this article when the company responds.
In July, Disney+ Hotstar revised its subscription plans in India by adding the Rs. 499 Mobile, Rs. 899 Super and Rs. 1,499 Premium subscriptions. The mobile plan is limited to mobile devices and offers HD video streaming for one device. However, the Super plan offers full HD (1080p) for up to two devices, while the Premium plan offers full HD streaming for up to four devices. The Super and Premium plans also come with Dolby 5.1 audio support, while the Mobile plan has stereo audio quality.