Last updated on January 23, 2021

Edited By Piyush Kashyap, Reviewed By Gulshan

Watching a movie is one of the ways to relieve stress and live a different life through different characters, experience various emotions and visit different cities while you sit on the couch wrapped up in a comforter.

There are various apps for streaming movies online of various genres which range from thriller, rom-com, sci-fi, mystery, medical fiction, comedy, and romance. 

People prefer online streaming instead of linear television due to the availability of various shows, documentaries, and movies available on online streaming platforms like Hotstar, Netflix, and Amazon Prime

Hotstar

Hotstar presents a huge collection of not only movies and TV shows, but you can also access live sports. Storing movies to watch during travelling is preferred as long flights can be boring, and these downloaded movies can act as a saviour to pass the flight duration. 

Let's learn how to download movies from Hotstar. The process to download them is the same for both Android and iOS devices. The saved videos on Hotstar are only accessible on your tablet or mobile phone. We will deliberate on various ways to download videos from Hotstar, officially and unofficially.

  • Downloading Videos from Hotstar on your Tablets and Phones: This method is one of the most efficient, quickest, and easiest ways to download videos, episodes, and movies from Hotstar. Follow the below-mentioned steps to download videos from Hotstar:
  1. 1
    Open the app Hotstar. 
  2. 2
    Find the TV show episode or movie that you wish to save. Tap on it and move ahead to the page where you can see details (Details are only visible in the portrait mode, switch it on in the settings if you have to). 
  3. 3
    On the page of details, you will spot an arrow that points downwards; it indicates the download option which can be spotted beside the icons of the watchlist and share. 
  4. 4
    Click on the download button.
  5. 5
    A dialogue box appears wherein you have to select the options regarding the quality and space of video that you are downloading, and it ranges from low to high. (Low-quality 180p, consuming 272MB, High-quality 720p consuming 2307MB) 
  6. 6
    Once the download is complete, you can find the movie in 'My downloads', you can reach by tapping on the menu button on the homepage of the app. 
  7. 7
    To access the movie or show, click on start watching and enjoy!
  • Using Hotstar Downloader to download the videos: One of the impressive tools used for downloading videos free of cost, it can download sports, shows, and movies from Hotstar.

    This website can used by the users of macOS, Windows 10, and Linux PC. The prerequisite for using the Hotstar downloader is the access of the 'Allow CORS' extension browser. Here's how to use Hotstar downloader, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. 1
    Open your web browser, and add the Allow CORS extension.
  2. 2
    Once you have successfully added the extension, the colour of extension changes to orange from grey.
  3. 3
    Now, open Hotstar the app or website whichever you can access.
  4. 4
    Login in to your Hotstar and select the video that you want to download on your laptop. 
  5. 5
    As the video plays, from the address bar copy the URL using (Ctrl C).
  6. 6
    Now you may open the app Hotstar Downloader. 
  7. 7
    Paste the link that you have copied using (Ctrl + V) in the input box that you can spot on the screen.
  8. 8
    Now, select the Fetch option, and select the type of resolution/quality you want the video to be downloaded in, the option varies from high to low and then also mention the space that would be consumed by them. 
  9. 9
    Click the download button. 
  • Downloading shows and movies using CMD in Windows 10: One of the most efficient methods of downloading movies in Windows 10 PC from Hotstar is using CMD. This method needs a bit of prior technical knowledge. Follow the below-mentioned steps to download -videos from Hotstar:

  1. 1
    Firstly, You need to download Hotstarlivestreamer for windows.
  2. 2
    Once the program is downloaded, extract it with the help of WinRar/7Zip. 
  3. 3
    Trace the folder on your PC of the data extracted. 
  4. 4
    Once you click on the file of hotstarlivestreamer.bat, it will lead you to open the prompt of Command.
  5. 5
    Now, open Hotstar the app or website whichever you can access. 
  6. 6
    Login in to your Hotstar and select the video that you want to download on your laptop. 
  7. 7
    As the video plays, from the address bar, copy the URL using (Ctrl+C).
  8. 8
    You can paste the URL using (Ctrl + V) of the Hotstar video in the command prompt. 
  9. 9
    Now, select the Fetch option, and select the type of resolution/quality you want the video to be downloaded in, the option varies from high to low and then also mention the space that would be consumed by them. 
  10. 10
    Click the download button. 

How to Download HotStar Video on Mobile

  • Downloading shows and movies using AceThinker Video Downloader: Here's how to use Hotstar downloader, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. 1
    Open Hotstar the app or website.
  2. 2
    Login in to your Hotstar and select the video that you want to download on your laptop.
  3. 3
    As the video plays, from the address bar copy the URL using (Ctrl C).
  4. 4
    Now you may open the app AceThinker Video Downloader.
  5. 5
    Paste the link that you have copied using (Ctrl + V) in the input box that you can spot on the screen.
  6. 6
    Now, select the Download option, and select the type of resolution/quality you want the video to be downloaded in, the option varies from high to low and then also mention the space that would be consumed by them. 
  7. 7
    Paste the link that you have copied using (Ctrl + V) in the input box that you can spot on the screen.
  • Downloading shows and movies using Videoder Android App: Here's how to use Hotstar downloader, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. 1
    This app isn't available on Google Store, and you need to download and install the Videoder APK file. 
  2. 2
    After the completion of the installation, open the app.
  3. 3
    Spot the Hotstar icon and click on it. 
  4. 4
    Videoder will redirect you after a click on the Hotstar icon to its app or website.
  5. 5
    As the app or website opens, search, and select the video, you wish to download on your android device. 
  6. 6
    On the left-hand side, you can spot a download icon in red colour, tap on it. 
  7. 7
    Now, select the Download option, and select the type of resolution/quality you want the video to be downloaded in, the option varies from high to low and then also mention the space that would be consumed by them. 
  8. 8
    Click on download. 

Conclusion

Movies and shows are an important part of the entertainment industry as they also bring in a small message with their script and music they present.

Hotstar provides you with the sources for quality content and quality shows. So don't let your movie time get interrupted due to poor internet connectivity, download the videos you want to watch through the above-mentioned methods, and enjoy your day!

About the author 

Piyush

Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

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