Hotstar app by Star India was released way back in 2015 & six years later; only a few people know how to download videos from it.
Today, Hotstar is home to Domestic & International shows and movies. Not only that, it’s the only digital source of the world’s biggest cricket league, IPL.
And last year, in 2020, Hotstar was merged with Disney+ to provide access to the marvel universe. With a yearly premium plan, Hotstar + Premium is available at the pricing of INR 1499. You can access international shows & movies from HBO, Showtime, FX & Disney Television Studio.
It has become super important to download Hotstar videos for offline viewing with a wide variety of content. So, going ahead in this post, I’ll be sharing 3 different ways that can help you download Hotstar content on your PC and mobile. Now, without wasting much time, let’s get started:
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3 Best Ways To Download Hotstar Videos?
Download Hotstar Videos on Mobile?
I’ll start with the easiest & efficient way of downloading Hotstar videos – the Hotstar Mobile App for Android & iOS smartphones.
- Firstly ensure that you have a good and reliable internet connection.
- After opening the Hotstar application on your smartphone, search for the content that you intend to download.
- After choosing a particular video, you might see the download icon alongside the watchlist & share icons.
- Tap on the download button, and Hotstar will ask you to select the video quality you want for download.
- Once you select a particular resolution, the downloading process will begin, and once the video is completely downloaded, Hotstar App will notify you.
- You can now enjoy this downloaded movie or serial even if you don’t have access to an active internet connection. As for downsides, the videos downloaded using the method mentioned above cannot be shared with anyone. Additionally, only the official Hotstar app can playback these downloaded video files.
Download Hotstar videos using Instube App
The second method in this list works like you’re using a Hotstar downloader. Here, not only Hotstar, you can download videos from video streaming and social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram. Its easy-to-use interface makes it easy for everyone to use it.
- First, download the latest apk file from my previous post.
- Allow the app installation from unknown sources in your phone’s security to avoid any problem.
- After opening the create an account & sign in to continue.
- Click on the Hotstar icon from the app, which will lead you to the Hotstar website.
- Search the video you want to download.
- Tap on the red-colored download button under the video.
- Select the video quality and destination folder.
Download Hotstar Videos in PC/Mobile using screen Recording Software
Last but not least, this one’s the most effective method of the 3 available options. The best thing about the recorded video is that you aren’t bound to use them on your smartphone or PC. You can move them from one device to another device quite easily. Follow the steps mentioned below to save your first recording:
- Download and install the “any screen Recording Software” for your Windows PC or Laptop
- Play any video you want from Hotstar after the completion of installation.
- Instantaneously launch any screen Recording Software and select the screen size for recording.
- Following that, click start recording to record the video and press Ctrl+Del to stop it!
- Click ‘Save’ and select the destination folder where you want it to be saved.
P.S. You can use a screen recorder of your choice. However, in my case, I had used Wondershare DemoCreator Easy Screen Recorder & Video Editor.
Frequently Asked Questions | Hotstar Downloader
Question: Does Hotstar Allow Downloading using Hotstar Downloader?
Answer: Yes, Hotstar officially allows users to download a selected number of movies & TV serials. Sadly, not all content on Hotstar can be downloaded by users. Moreover, users are restricted from downloading live streams from Hotstar.
Question: Can I use the third method to record videos from Prime Videos & Netflix?
Answer: Yeah! Sure.
These are some smart ways that you can use to download Hotstar Premium videos at your fingertips. Out of these 3 methods, which one worked best for you? Do let me about it in the comments section given below.