Hotstar Super vs Premium

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saxena_

My VIP plan is about to expire soon. I was wondering what’s the difference between super and premium with respect to the “Number of devices that can be logged in”.

For super and premium it says 2 and 4 respectively.

The overall FAQ seems to be a bit confusing. . Does this mean only 2 devices can be logged in at a time? Or I can watch on only 2 devices but keep the login in multiple devices?

If for example, I tried watching using third device,will it automatically log me off from the first device?

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Device restriction is with regards to simultaneous streaming. So in 2 device plan, third device will not be able to stream content. You’ll get an error message.

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Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile subscription plan: price, number of devices

As part of the Mobile subscription, users get access to Hotstar Originals, Star network content including the Indian Premier League, ICC Cricket World Cup, Indian TV shows, new Indian movie premieres, and Exclusive Hotstar specials like Special OPS, Hundred, Criminal Justice, and all English premium content. This content is ad-supported, except for sports. Those opting for the Mobile plan will be able to stream the content in HD resolution on one device at a time. In addition, the Mobile plan only lets you stream content on mobile devices.

The Disney+ Hostar Mobile membership is is priced at Rs 499 and the validity is one year.

Disney Plus Hotstar Super subscription plan: price, number of devices

The Disney+ Hotstar Super Plan is exactly the same as the Mobile Plan, including ad-supported content barring sports. However, the difference lies in the number of devices allowed by the Disney+ Hotstar Super plan. Users who opt for the Super plan will be able to stream the content on two devices at the same time, and compatible devices include mobiles, laptops and TVs. Users can stream in Full HD (1080p) resolution.

The Disney+ Hotstar Super plan is priced at Rs 899 for a year.

Disney Plus Hotstar Premium subscription plan: price, number of devices

In case you want a top-of-the line plan with access to more devices and 4K resolution, you will have to upgrade to Premium membership. Apart from the complete library of Premium movies and TV shows, you get completely ad-free content with this plan. This plan lets you stream on four devices at any given point in time. Users can stream content in 4K (2160p) resolution.

The Disney+ Hotstar Premium plan will set you back by Rs 1,499.

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Only 2 devices can be logged in at a time. If you try to login in a 3rd device, it will log out in one of the existing devices. In my case i have one account logged in TV and other in Mobile. Whenever I try to login with a 3rd device it automatically log out from my Mobile irrespective of when I logged into my mobile.

Hope this helps

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So they themselves better than netflix.

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Akhil1306 wrote:

Only 2 devices can be logged in at a time. If you try to login in a 3rd device, it will log out in one of the existing devices. In my case i have one account logged in TV and other in Mobile. Whenever I try to login with a 3rd device it automatically log out from my Mobile irrespective of when I logged into my mobile.

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Not in my case. I am on VIP plan where it’s only 1 device at a time.

None of my devices get logged out – mobile, TV, tab

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Only 2 devices can be logged in at a time, irrespective of how many are actually streaming at that time. So if you use on more than 2 devices, every time, you will require to log in to the additional device and one of the earlier devices would get logged out.

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panchabhut wrote:

Only 2 devices can be logged in at a time, irrespective of how many are actually streaming at that time. So if you use on more than 2 devices, every time, you will require to log in to the additional device and one of the earlier devices would get logged out.

With VIP plan, login on 3rd device doesn’t log me out of other 2
Another reason here could be I haven’t updated the apps after the new plan introduction

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avgn wrote:

With VIP plan, login on 3rd device doesn’t log me out of other 2
Another reason here could be I haven’t updated the apps after the new plan introduction

In VIP, Yes it’s working.. but they have scraped vip plan completely. Not sure if it’ll work in super or not

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avgn wrote:

With VIP plan, login on 3rd device doesn’t log me out of other 2
Another reason here could be I haven’t updated the apps after the new plan introduction

I have premium and every time a 5th device is logged in, one of the earlier device logs out automatically.
One of my friend has super and he is also having similar experience.
Cannot comment in VIP.

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https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/726363/medium/81261071638789777_0.png?1638789780

Did some tests:

  • 9 devices logged in to the account.
  • successfully ran parallel streams on 5 devices.. didn’t bother to run more.
    Ran on tv + mobile + tablet + desktop + laptop

Hotstar premium account renewed in May 2021. Do note that all running from the same Home IP.

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Seinfeld wrote:

Nice question.. would love to know too.

I believe it means simultaneous streaming, rather than logged in devices as the FAQ literally says.

Tagging few dimers for help if possible:
@Vladimir @noobDealer @Knilpatel @Abhinav_Pune @sagarabcdxyz2604 @tappukepapa

PS. I don’t intend to share or get in a share.

only simultaneous watching, same as netflix

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Seinfeld wrote:

https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/726363/medium/81261071638789777_0.png?1638789780

Did some tests:

  • 9 devices logged in to the account.
  • successfully ran parallel streams on 5 devices.. didn’t bother to run more.
    Ran on tv + mobile + tablet + desktop + laptop

Hotstar premium account renewed in May 2021. Do note that all running from the same Home IP.

What happened if you tried running on 6th device? Did it automatically logged off device#1?

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It costs a whole lot of money to go through data streams in real-time, just to hurt a customer a little bit. They will enforce the limit on best effort basis only.
I’m sure you can’t continue watching for hours at length on all devices

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avgn wrote:

Not in my case. I am on VIP plan where it’s only 1 device at a time.

None of my devices get logged out – mobile, TV, tab

I think since change in plans, those who had VIP were upgraded to premium till the renewal.

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saxena_ wrote:

What happened if you tried running on 6th device? Did it automatically logged off device#1?

If I would have done 6 device test, you would have asked for the 7th device right?

Didn’t bother to try.. as running simulatneously on 5 device was a big effort itself toungueout

I was under the impression, it should stop on the parallel streaming on the 5th device.

As on premium plan they write
Number of devices that can be logged in: 4

so my test was for more than 4.

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noobDealer wrote:

It costs a whole lot of money to go through data streams in real-time, just to hurt a customer a little bit. They will enforce the limit on best effort basis only.
I’m sure you can’t continue watching for hours at length on all devices

Probably you are right. But I remember even last year, on the old preimum plan.. I used to be limited on 2 parallel streams. So several times in my household if 2 TVs were running hotstar, I used to get an error on other device which I tried on immediately.

Maybe they have done something based on IP, just guessing.. due to rampant sharing of accounts.

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