Updated: April 23, 2020 10:47:52 am
The blockade of COVID-19 in India has been extended until May 3. People are required to stay home to contain the spread of the coronavirus and stay healthy, motivated, and entertained. Hotstar or, let’s say, Disney + Hotstar can take care of the latest with its extensive set of TV shows, movies, and channels, as well as keep you informed with its news coverage.
We’ve previously shared tips for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to help you make the most of these services. This time, we have listed five tips and tricks for Disney + Hotstar that will enhance your streaming experience.
Download a movie or episode
Since everyone is at home and the Internet can be extremely irregular, it is best to download their programs. To download a movie or episode, touch the title you want to save to watch it offline. Touch the “Download” icon below the program / movie description. Now choose a download quality from the three options given High, Medium and Low. The application also tells you how much data it will cost you to save the program.
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Once you select the quality, the download will start in the background. You can find downloaded titles in “Downloads” that you can access by tapping the hamburger menu icon in the upper left corner.
Watch TV channels
Hotstar has brought all available TV channels in its app to the Channels tab which can be found under the hamburger menu icon. You can watch the channel live or play on shows that are available online directly from the channel.
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Make a watch list
Since there is so much to stream in the Hotstar or Disney + Hotstar app, it becomes difficult to keep track of everything you want to see. However, you can bookmark your favorite shows and movies by making a watch list. To add a movie to the watch list, touch the title and then touch the “Watch List” button next to the “Download” button. You can find your watch list by tapping the hamburger menu icon in the upper left corner.
Browse content using genres and tabs
Disney + Hotstar allows easy navigation and a convenient way to discover the content you like. At the bottom, you will find five tabs: Home, TV, Disney +, Movies and News. You can navigate through the TV and Movies tabs to explore relevant categories. You can also browse the app content according to genres.
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Touch the hamburger menu icon and touch “Genres” to select what you want to see. Available genres include romance, drama, family, reality, comedy, mythology, crime, action, talk show, lifestyle, teens, awards, biopic, science, travel, wildlife, documentary, horror, suspense and sport.
Disney + Hotstar has a lot of content for children, but that combines with everything else. However, you can activate “Kids Safe” mode to turn the entire app into Disney + Kids that only has kid-friendly content. To activate it, touch the hamburger menu icon in the upper left corner and activate the “Kids Safe” button.
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