Hotstar is an Android and iOS app, which was released by the Star Network with one goal in mind and that is “New way of thinking,” which happens to be their motto. Hotstar is an app, where you can access all Star Network Channels, Shows, and even Movies aired on Star network.
Currently, Hotstar is the only app, which provides more premium content for free of charge. We are going to show three ways you can download full-length videos from Hotstar. We are going to use your Android smartphone, iPhone (iOS) devices and Windows PC to show you how to download it without any loss and or compromising in quality. So let’s begin.
Download Videos Movies From Hotstar: Step by Step Guide
In this article, we will show you 3 working methods on how to download videos, movies from Hotstar on mobile and PC. I think it would be fair to give the Hotstar a slice because they did provide an official download option in the app itself.
I would like to give you a heads up on how the procedure works. Hotstar content is copyrighted, you may be able to download it on your smartphone without any hassle, but it does come with restrictions, which may cause you inconvenience and find it irrelevant to download using the within the app itself.
You may be able to download, but you cannot move the file to external storage or upload online, which is a seal to avoid copyright infringement. Move to next step if this doesn’t suffice your needs.
Step 1: Open Hotstar on your smartphone.
Step 2: Select video of your choice, and Tap to play it.
Step 3: Below, in the description, you can notice that there is a DOWNLOAD option beside share, you have to tap on it to open.
Step 4: You have to select the Quality.
- Low – Saves data but video quality will be in 3GP Format (unpleasant).
- Medium – Does consume a little space but quality will be decent.
- High – The file size may reach over 1GB, but quality will be the best.
Step 5: When the download finishes, you can find in the Downloads folder.
Note: You cannot play this video outside of the Hotstar. Make no efforts on recording the video using screen recorders because the app patched with a DRM Image security lock, which prevents recording activities.
VideoDer is an Android app, specially developed for those who have content to download from various platforms for Entertainment and Education purposes. Luckiest part is that the VideoDer supports Hotstar, which allows you to get your hands on the top notch content from Hotstar without compromising on quality.
Note: unfortunately. The videoDer concept is completely against the Google Play Store policy and no chances of seeing the app in the store. Which means, no one can guarantee you on Security and Privacy. You have to install it on your own accord. If you dislike this part, then skip to the third option, which guarantees your security & privacy.
Step 1: Download the App from the site.
Step 2: When the download finishes, tap on it to proceed further.
Step 3: You have to go to “Settings > Unknown Sources > Tap on it > Only this installation > Install.”
Step 4: When the installation finished, tap to open the app.
Step 5: On the homepage, you can find “Hotstar” icon, Tap to open.
Step 6: You will be redirected to the Hotstar site, and you have to select a video then open it.
Step 7: Tap to play the video, you can notice that there is a download button on the left bottom, you have to tap on it.
Step 8: Want to save data, then select the video format and file size.
Step 9: Start download.
Step 10: When the download finished, you can find it by tapping on the Downloaded Files icon on the top right corner.
Step 9: Now you can use the downloaded files outside of the app.
How to Locate Downloaded Videos in File Manager?
1: Tap on the downloaded Video or Audio file.
2: You can see that there’s an option called “Show Download Location” and tap on it.
3: As you can see below, it tells you, where exactly the file saved.
It’s a handy app, which lets you the advantage of the videos on the other platform as well, such as YouTube, Facebook, Voot and more.
How to Download Hotstar Videos on Windows PC
I have tested all of the methods we have shown you on the list to confirm the authenticity, and working on these plans. The Windows method is prevalent, and after testing it, none of the videos downloaded. The streamer managed to play the video in the file format I have selected, but there was no sign of download.
Regardless of the working method or not, we are going to show it to you anyway, you can give it a shot. Let us know about its functions or something which we may have missed in the comment section below.
Step 1: Download the.RAR files, and extract them using WinRar.
Step 2: Once data extracted, locate the folder.
Step 3: Run as administrator “hotstarlivestreamer,” a CMD prompt will pop-up.
Step 4: You have to head straight to the Hotstar video and copy the link.
Step 5: Paste the link (Control + V) in the CMD, then hit enter.
Step 6: Type “D” and hit Enter.
Step 7: The download begins (In my case, the video played om VLC Media player).
Download Hotstar Videos on iPhone
We have searched for a reliable application for iPhone’s but unable to get back with good news. iPhone users have no other choice but to stick with the official download version of Hotstar. Apple Store does not accept Apps that violate their policy, and Apple has no room for policy breakers.
iOS users are not allowed to download and install third-party or non-market apps, which is a flaw of Apple iPhone’s. However, sooner or later an app will be available for the iOS users, which will fulfill your needs and we will update the page.
Fortunate are the one’s, who are the proud owners of the Android and Windows PC, which enables you to download the premium content of Hotstar. Shoot your experience and opinions in the comment section below.