One of the largest online streaming platforms in India Hotstar has lowered the premium annual subscription rates. This is the second time that Hotstar has lowered the prices. Earlier, it had decreased the prices to Rs.1200 in February. Now, the annual premium subscription is available at Rs.999. This marks the 58% decrease in prices. Here, it is worth mentioning that Hotstar had also brought a new package couple of days ago. This new ‘all sports subscription’ package is available at Rs.299 per month. This package will remain active during all IPL matches.
The Rs.999 premium annual subscription costs Rs. 83 per month. This means that annual premium subscription is more beneficial than Rs. 199 monthly subscription. Also, it is the second lowest discounted offer the platform is offering. Earlier, the company had discounted the annual premium subscription to Rs.696 back in October 2017. That showed a 70% decrease in the subscription rates. In January 2018, Hotstar had discounted it’s three, six, and nine-month subscriptions. Here, it is important to mention that none of these offers had a discount of more than 33%.
One thing worrying for the users is that they cannot subscribe this new offer if they are availing any of the previous offers. This means that only those whose subscription has ended or is ending can subscribe this offer. The users locked with any other offer cannot subscribe until their previous subscription ends. Here, it is also important to mention that users avoid subscribing any annual offer. This is because Hotstar brings discounts every other month.
For those who are subscribing this latest offer, they can enjoy premium content including live sports at lower prices.