Disney+, an American subscription video on-demand streaming service which is owned and operated by the Direct-to-Consumer & International (DTCI) division of The Walt Disney Company is finally arriving in India.
However, it will arrive through already popular streaming platform, Hotstar. Disney Plus is partnering with Hotstar, which means Disney Plus will not have a standalone app. Users will have to watch Disney Plus content through Hotstar.
Disney Plus is a host to popular content & their lineup includes the following: Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars. It will be interesting to see, how much new subscriptions arrives to Hotstar through Disney Plus lovers. Disney Plus is arriving in India on March 29, and Hotstar will be rebranded as Disney+ Hostar.
Disney CEO, Robert Iger has said the following regarding the launch : “We’re also excited to announce that we will be launching Disney Plus in India through our Hotstar service on March 29, at the beginning of the Indian Premier League Cricket season. We will be rebranding our existing Hotstar VIP and Premium subscription tiers to Disney Plus Hotstar.”