Hotstar Statistics and User Count (2023)

Last Updated on: March 9th, 2023

hotstar statistics user count and facts 2023

Hotstar is an Indian streaming service owned by the Walt Disney Company. The service was launched in 2015 and offers a wide range of content, including movies, television shows, live sports, and news. Hotstar is available in India and several other countries, including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Hotstar’s content library includes a mix of Indian and international content, with popular shows and movies from India, the United States, and other countries. The platform also features live streaming of major sporting events, including cricket, football, and tennis.

Hotstar is available as a free service with limited content, as well as a premium subscription service with access to a wider range of content and features, such as live sports and early access to new episodes of popular shows.

In 2020, Hotstar was rebranded as Disney+ Hotstar, with the addition of content from the Disney+ streaming service, including movies and shows from Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars. The move was part of Disney’s strategy to expand its streaming offerings in India and other key markets.

Note: You can find a ton more Disney+ statistics here.

Hotstar Statistics

Here are a few of the most interesting Hotstar statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Hotstar User Count

Total Hotstar Active Users:

300 million monthly active subscribers (MAU)

Last updated 6/7/19

100 million daily active users (DAU)

Last updated 7/11/19

Number of Disney Plus Hotstar subscribers:

46.4 million subscribers

Last updated 8/13/21

Number of Hotstar downloads:

400 million app downloads

Last updated 12/10/19

Additional Hotstar Statistics

Largest concurrent Hotstar audience:

19 million concurrent viewers for the India-New Zealand ICC World Cup match

Last updated 7/11/19

Amount of content on Hotstar:

100,000 hours

Last updated 12/10/19

Number of languages Hotstar supports:

8 languages

Last updated 12/10/19

Percentage of Hotstar viewing that occurs on mobile:


Last updated 7/9/18

Number of people that viewed the 2019 Indian Premier League cricket tournament on Hotstar:

267 million

Number of people that viewed the 2018 Indian Premier League cricket tournament on Hotstar:

202 million

Amount that Hotstar paid in 2017 to stream the Indian Premier League for five years:

$600 million

Which countries is Hotstar available in?

India, US, Canada and UK

Last updated 5/12/19

Percentage of Hotstar content that is ad-supported and free to users:


Last 5/12/19

Percentage of Indian smartphones that have Hotstar installed on them:


Last updated 7/11/19

Hotstar’s share of the mobile OTT market in India:


Last updated 7/11/19

Hotstar Facts

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Hotstar statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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Business Statistics, OTT Statistics, Video Streaming Statistics

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