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How to unblock Hotstar with Proton VPN

Proton VPN users will be able to watch over 60,000 hours of TV shows and over 2000 Indian movies on Hotstar. It also carries live sports, including cricket, badminton, and kabaddi. It offers movies and shows that you can watch for free, while other content, like live sports, Disney and Hollywood films, and the latest Hindi and regional Indian films, is reserved for premium members.

You can also use Proton VPN to watch Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+. See all the streaming services you can access with our streaming guide for new users.

How to watch Hotstar with Proton VPN:

Connect to any Plus server located in India. Plus servers have a “P” icon next to them in our macOS and Windows apps. They can be found in the “Plus servers” list on our Android and iOS apps.

On your Android TV (currently in beta testing), connecting to India will automatically connect you to a Plus server if you have the right subscription.

Plus servers are available for Plus and Visionary Plan subscribers. For the fastest and most reliable connection, please connect to the server that is closest to your current location. To find the nearest servers to you, check the full list of our servers.

Unfortunately, streaming Hotstar on a mobile device (Android or iOS) outside India requires the Hotstar mobile app, and to download the app, you need access to the Indian version of the App or Google Play store.

Proton VPN does not condone the use of our VPN service to bypass copyright regulations.

Step 1:

Get a VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited subscription

If you already have a VPN Plus, Proton Unlimited, or Visionary (legacy users only)  account, you can skip to step 2.

If you’re a new user, sign up for Proton VPN.

If you have a Free plan, upgrade your account by logging in and selecting VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited from your account Dashboard.

Step 2:

Install our VPN app

You need to download the Proton VPN app for your operating system. You can securely stream your favorite shows on Windows, macOS, and Linux devices.

If you have already downloaded the Hotstar app and made an account, you can also stream your favorite shows on the go with your Android or iOS devices.

If you have an Android TV, you can join the beta testing program and install the app directly on your device. If you already have our app, you can skip to Step 3.

For installation help, here are our support guides:

Step 3:

Connect to a Plus server in India

Step 4: (optional)

Buy a Hotstar subscription

Hotstar does have content you can stream for free. However, if you want to watch live sports or get early access to your favorite prime time Indian TV shows, you will need a Hotstar premium subscription. If you already have a Hotstar subscription or you only want to access their free content, you can skip to Step 5.

A Hotstar subscription costs ₹1499 for an annual plan.

Step 5:

Start watching Hotstar securely with Proton VPN!

If you are connected to a Plus server in India, log in to Hotstar and then kick back, relax, and watch your favorite Indian shows.

If you experience issues watching Hotstar, please try the following:

Hotstar may not always work. If you have tried all possible options and are still having issues or if you have any questions, please contact our Support team.

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