Disney+ to launch in India on April 3 combined with Hotstar

MUMBAI: Star India on Tuesday announced the launch of Disney+ in India by upgrading their streaming app Hotstar on April 3.

The new streaming service will now be called Disney+Hotstar and will be available to subscribers in languages such as Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Disney+ launch gives consumers an access to over 250 superhero and animated films, over 100 series including Disney+ Originals like “The Mandalorian”  besides the Hotstar specials and Bollywood releases, the company said in a release.           “With the success of Hotstar, we ushered in a new era for premium video streaming in India. Today, as we unveil Disney+ Hotstar, we take yet another momentous step in staying committed to our promise of delivering high-quality impactful stories for India that have not only entertained but also made a difference in people’s lives, a promise that is even more meaningful in challenging times such as this.

“We hope the power of Disney’s storytelling, delivered through Hotstar’s technology, will help our viewers find moments of comfort, happiness and inspiration during these difficult times,” Uday Shankar, President, The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India, said.

Viewers will get three distinct offerings – Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Premium and an ad-supported basic tier.

The launch of the streaming service gives subscribers access to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and the best of superheroes movies like “The Avengers”, “Iron Man”, “Thor Ragnarok”, ”The Lion King”, “Frozen II”, “Aladdin” and “Toy Story 4”. (AGENCIES)