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How to Watch Hotstar in the UK In 2020

Want to watch Hostar in the UK in 2020? Not so long ago, Hotstar UK was actually a thing as even though the platform was not official there, it did work in the UK. Now it doesn’t. Now Hotstar only works in India, the US, and Canada.

...And everywhere else with this step-by-step guide about how to watch Hotstar in the UK

Why You Need to Search for How to Watch Hotstar in the UK in 2020

As already mentioned, at the start, it was pretty easy to watch Hostar in the UK because while it wasn’t officially there, nobody made an effort for you not to watch it.

That was not the case on any other platform, whether it was Netflix, DAZN, or Hulu. 

The reason for why it’s not easy to use services like those outside of the supported regions?

These services have to make life hard for you, or they would get in trouble.

Think of the Premier League. 

Somebody paid over a billion for exclusive rights to it in the UK.

You pay a premium for that with a TV subscription.

Imagine you just got DAZN in Canada for a fraction of the price per month.

The exclusive right holder would lose money and could file action against DAZN.

And that’s ultimately the main reason why you need to search for how to watch Hostar in the UK in 2020.

As rights are an issue, especially when it comes to sporting events.

How to Make Hotstar Work in the UK in 2020

The steps to watching Hotstar in the UK are actually pretty straight forward.

It’s more about finding the right tool than about doing anything, which isn’t always the case.

To unblock Hotstar in the UK, you will need a VPN.

VPN services are Virtual Private Networks and are utilized for unblocking services worldwide.

...But while pretty much any service can unblock the likes of Netflix, when it comes to services like Hotstar, things get a lot more complicated.

The result? That just about no VPN service advertises themselves as a service that can unblock Hotstar.

Here’s why: As quantity sells and services invest in quantity. 

What are you more likely to buy, a VPN with a hundred of servers or with a thousand of servers?

If you are looking for a VPN for entertainment purposes, you need a VPN that focuses on quality over quantity.

And this is where PrivateVPN comes in as a service that doesn’t have nearly as many servers as some of the competitors, but instead focuses on quality whether that’s through having own hardware, Tier 1 providers, or whether simply being able to unblock the

services that people want to access.

Perhaps that’s why it’s chosen as the best budget VPN provider out there.

Sign up for the 7-day trial without a need for a card, download the app, turn on a Hotstar server, and just like that, without any restrictions, you can unblock Hotstar.

And since PrivateVPN works on up to 6 devices at once, your entire family can connect to it to also unblock other services, whether it’s DAZN for sports, Disney Plus, or

Hulu.

However, depending on what device you want to watch on, you might also want to get the Hotstar app, which isn’t as simple as downloading any other app.

How to Watch Hotstar in the UK on Apple Devices

To get the Hotstar app on Apple devices, you first need to log out of your iCloud account.

When you do that, create a new one based in one of the regions where Hotstar is supported, such as the US.

That will allow you to download Hotstar in the UK.

After you do that, you can, of course, switch back to your previous location in the app store, and Hotstar will still be there.

How to Watch Hotstar in the UK on Android Devices

  1. Connect to a US or Indian region with a VPN.
  2. Press on 3 bars on the top-left of the screen in your Play Store, followed by pressing on Account.
  3. Google will now give you an option to switch to a location you are connected to with a VPN.
  4. Update your payment method and download Hotstar.

Alternatively, on Android devices, you can just download the app from the internet, but make sure it’s from a trusted source.

Hotstar in the UK on a TV

Ultimately, you might want to watch Hostar in the UK on a big screen.

And this is where things get slightly more complicated.

That’s because most platforms don’t support VPN services, whether that’s smart TVs, platforms, or platforms like Apple TV.

So there are very few things you can do.

  1. Connect your laptop to a TV via an HDMI cable.
  2. Get an Android TV.
  3. Install a VPN on a router (not recommended as most routers can’t handle it)
  4. Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Our most recommended option? To get an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

When do you do get one, just set it up to be in a location like the US, and simply download Hotstar.

If you already had a Fire TV Stick before and need to change some settings, here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to your current Amazon account in the web browser.
  2. Press on Accounts & Lists, and then go to Manage Your Account and Content.
  3. Select for your region to be in the US.
  4. Go to your Amazon Fire TV device. Press on Settings and My Account.
  5. Deregister and sign back into your Amazon account.
  6. Download Hotstar.

That’s How to Watch Hotstar in the UK in 2020

Are you ready to start watching Hotstar in the UK? Why not try it out with our 7-day free trial? That way, even if you don’t end up liking Hotstar, you aren’t losing anything.

And if you do end up liking it, then you will be able to use PrivateVPN for unblocking many other services such as DAZN, Hulu, RTE, and even Disney Plus.

Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: PrivateVPN works with Hotstar as one of the only services to do so. However, due to the nature of VPN services always being a target of streaming services, it cannot guarantee that it will work with Hotstar at all given times.