After their successful deal to air Game of Thrones Season 6 in India simultaneously as the US telecast, the Hotstar app now has another ace up its sleeve to tackle Netflix that has launched in India. Hotstar has added a chunk of major Hollywood titles to its list to beat Netflix, which has a vast library of movies in its kitty.Also Read - Squid Game Review: Why This South Korean Survival Thriller is a Must-Watch!
The Hotstar mix is good, with movies from the nineties like There’s Something About Mary and Home Alone, to recent ones like X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fault in Our Stars and Taken 3. The other new movies on Hotstar include all-time hits like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Maze Runner. Also Read - Dhamaka Trailer: Kartik Aaryan is Cynical Journalist Who Interviews Terrorist Amid Terror Attack
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What’s more, for kids, apart from Home Alone, they have Little Miss Sunshine, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and more. For fans of animation movies, there are ever popular films like Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Simpsons Movie, Rio 2 and Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who.
And then there are comedies and satires like Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan, Date Night and Dude, Where’s My Car? to watch.
While Netflix charges Rs 500-800 as subscription, Hotstar began as free service. They have a new premium service now with Rs 199 as the monthly charges. What do you prefer – Hotstar or Netflix?