OTT platform market is booming day by day. Top OTT apps have been improving user experience, making pricing competitive and adding fresh content in Apps digital library. When we talk about top apps, Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime videos come to our minds. Netflix is already offering free trial of 30 days. Hotstar has a different story about offering a free trial of 01 month. While Amazon prime videos free trial also offers prime member features of Amazon shopping app.
Here in this post, I am going to share hidden tips related to the Hotstar free trial of 30 days in the USA and India.
Hotstar free trial USA
To be clear, Hotstar does not offer any free trial to its subscribers in the USA, UK and Canada. It has only one subscription plan for USA users. Unlike India, There are no free trial and VIP plan for US subscribers. But Hotstar has set up a good refund policy there.
When USA subscribers sign up for Hotstar annual premium plan, they need to pay $49.99 to access premium content. But, they have the option to cancel the subscription plan within 48 hours. They are eligible for a full refund within 48 hours of subscription. In fact, there is no Hotstar free trial of 1 month for USA subscribers. During these 48 hours, users should test and experience content quality & features. Thereafter they can make the appropriate decision to cancel or continue the plan.
But there is one hack to get a free trial. Users can access Indian Hotstar using a VPN. Though this is illegal and not recommended for USA citizens. I would suggest you subscribe to an annual plan. You can use coupon code BLOG2020 to get a $5 discount. After using this coupon, you will need to pay only $44.99 per year.
How to sign for Hotstar free trial
Time needed: 10 minutes.
You can start the Hotstar Free trial by installing a Hotstar app in your device. Installing an app is not necessary. You just need to follow step by step guide to start a Hotstar US subscription.
- Visit Hotstar Homepage or Install app.
First of all, you need to install a Hotstar app from the app store. The main aim is to create a Hotstar account. Click here to visit the Hotstar US homepage.
- Create Hotstar account using Email and password.
When you will visit the Hotstar homepage, you will find a tab to create a Hotstar account. Click the tab and you will be redirected to Sign up page. Enter your email address, Name & password. Click the submit button and your account will be created.
- Login Hotstar using Facebook account
In case, you have previously logged in Hotstar using Facebook account. You do not need to create a new account. You can directly login using a Facebook account. New users can also log in through this method. This is the easiest way to sign up Hotstar. See image.
- Enter Payment details and apply promo code
Once you are logged in, you will need to enter payment details like credit/debit card number, date of expiry and CVV number. In addition to it, apply promo code BLOG2020 to get a Hotstar discount of $5. Thereafter click start subscription.
Hotstar Free trial in India
Hotstar always tries its best to lure the Indian Audience. The movies, web series or sports broadcasting rights are purchased by keeping the Indian audience in mind. You can say India and South Asia are the core user base of Hotstar.
Therefore Hotstar subscription plans are totally different for Indian users. Hotstar does not have a free trial of 30 days in India. It has made one plan free forever to test its features and experience. Though users are restricted to access VIP & premium content.
In this unlimited free trial, Users can not watch live sports matches, live TV channels, TV programs, latest Bollywood & Hollywood movies. Free trial users can watch match replays, free movies and TV programs after 01 day of broadcasting over channels.
There is no requirement of a promo code to avail of this plan.
Subscribing to Hotstar free trial is very easy. Users have to download & install the app. Thereafter users can start watching free trial content. The trial starts without even creating a Hotstar account. There is no specific duration and it will continue until you upgrade your plan to VIP or Premium subscription plan.
There is no free trial but users can cancel the subscription plan within 48 hours and will get their money back. For Indian subscribers, there is a free plan which offers limited content.
There is no requirement of a Free trial promo code to subscribe to a free plan in India. For US subscribers, there is a Discount coupon code BLOG2020 to get a $5 discount in Hotstar premium membership. Hotstar does not offer any trial to US subscribers.