Hotstar Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



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 Facts

What is Hotstar?

Disney+ Hotstar is leading the way as the largest and smartest video platform in the country, reaching over 300 million users today. We have set a number of world records along the way – including for the highest concurrent viewership at 25.3 million during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Disney+ Hotstar today is the one-stop destination for all your entertainment needs – from Live Sports, Indian and International Shows and Movies to all Disney content, including Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Disney+ Originals. We’re looking for the brightest minds to build the future of TV with us. (source)

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:

8 million subscribers

Last updated 4/8/20


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:

90%

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:

80%

Last 5/12/19


Percentage of Indian smartphones that have Hotstar installed on them:

45.88%

Last updated 7/11/19


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

23.8%

Last updated 7/11/19


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Hotstar stats 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%.

About Craig Smith

DMR Publisher. Director of Marketing by day and I run this little site at night. Other interests include Disney, Sports, 80's Nostalgia, LEGO, Star Wars and Tech Gadgets. Other sites include DisneyNews.us and VideoGamesStats.com.