You want to watch Hotstar outside of India whether it be in France, the US, Canada, or the UK? We don’t blame you. Hotstar is unlike any other service out there offering both a wide range of shows and movies, while also covering some sports, while at the same time having a bunch of free content without the need for registration. If you are in the right place.
In the past, we covered how to watch the likes of DAZN, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, but we’ve never covered how to watch Hotstar outside of India, until now. And frankly, it’s pretty easy, if you know the right information.
Two of the regions where Hostar expanded to outside of India are Canada and the US.
If you live in these countries, in theory, you do not need to continue reading. But if you want to save money while getting more content, we recommend that you stick around.
Indian currency is worth far less than that of the US. In fact, the average person can afford a hotel that would be considered a 5-star hotel, if they were to visit India, without any issues, for several days.
If you were to charge American prices in India, most people would not be able to afford Hotstar. On the other hand, if you were to charge Indian prices in the US, the service would most likely not survive as there are a lot more costs involved in keeping a service running in the US than in India.
The problem with paying for Hotstar in the US isn’t that the service is overpriced, but that it doesn’t have all the content that the much cheaper Indian Hotstar does. And that’s the main reason why most people should use Indian Hotstar if they want to watch Hotstar outside of India.
Whether you are in the US, Canada, or outside of those two countries and want to watch Hotstar outside of India, just like with Netflix, the key is to fool the service into thinking you are in the right country.
And to do that, you need a VPN.
If you aren’t aware of what a VPN is, to explain briefly, VPN services allow you to change your location, virtually, while also keeping you safe on the internet, which we covered in some other blog posts.
With a VPN, you can watch Hotstar outside of India by changing your location to be in India just like you can watch American Netflix outside of the US, and just like you can watch Hulu outside of the US and in places like Canada.
The key is to have a VPN that supports Hotstar as it’s not as easy as just using any VPN because services are able to detect when you use a VPN. PrivateVPN? It’s not the only provider that supports Hotstar, but it’s one of the few. With that said, PrivateVPN supports the most Netflix regions on the market, while also supporting services such as Amazon Prime, DAZN, Hulu, and many more which you can read about on our blog.
But here’s the thing. We aren’t going to tell you that we will give you a “buffer-free” experience with PrivateVPN. If your internet isn’t good enough in the first place, no VPN can guarantee a “buffer-free” experience. What we will tell you is that our customers love our service so much that we offer a free 7-day trial without any restrictions at all. Frankly, it’s probably the easiest trial to sign up for, out there.
If you are wondering about your possibilities if you want to watch Hotstar outside of India, the great thing about Hotstar is that you overall will be able to watch Hotstar outside of India whether on your phone or laptop, from your browser.
However, if you would like to have the app, we’ll go through that for you too.
To watch Hotstar outside of India on your iPhone or iPad, if in a region where Hotstar doesn’t show up in your Apple App Store, you need to first log out of your iCloud account.
After you do that, create a new account with your location being in one of the supported regions such as the US, and download Hotstar followed by downloading PrivateVPN.
Make sure to create an account, though! If you try to change the settings on your current account, you will end up losing everything.
On Android devices, to watch Hotstar, you need to change your current region, once again to be in one of the supported regions.
Google has a guide around that. Otherwise, just open Hotstar in your web browser.
A common misconception spread by guides is that you can watch Hotstar outside of India on the Amazon Fire TV Stick. The truth is that you can’t because while your phone or laptop can fool Hotstar, your Chromecast will still be based in your real country since VPN services aren’t supported on Chromecast. And thus, Hostar won’t work for you outside of India.
If you want to watch Hotstar outside of India, we recommend either getting Amazon Fire TV Stick or Android TV.
How to watch Hotstar outside of India on the Fire TV Stick?
That will let you download Hotstar to then watch Hotstar outside of India.
If you want to watch Hotstar outside of India, frankly, it’s not hard. There’s a lot of other services that are harder to unblock that we covered on our blog in the past.
Written by Michael Smolski.