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How to unblock Hotstar with ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN 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 ProtonVPN 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 ProtonVPN:

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.

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

Step 1:

Get a ProtonVPN Plus or Visionary subscription

If you already have a Plus or Visionary ProtonVPN account, you can skip to Step 2.

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

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

Step 2:

Install our VPN app

You need to download the ProtonVPN 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.

Download the app for Linux, macOS, and Windows.
Download our Android and Android TV app.
Download our iOS app.

For installation help, here’s the Windows support article.
The macOS support article.
The Linux support article.
The Android support article.
The Android TV support article.
The iOS support article.

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 ProtonVPN!

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:

– Restart the ProtonVPN app and start a new VPN connection
Clear your browser cache
– Use a different browser
– Restart your device
Clear your DNS cache

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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