Star India officially launched Hotstar in the month of February 2015 world cup. Hotstar was actually intended to serve Live Cricket Streaming with little entertainment stuff but later they have expanded it by serving thousands of Movies, TV Shows and Programs of various languages. The most important thing about Hotstar is that it will only serve media from different TV Channels owned by Star India. So, you cannot expect Fox, National Geography programs on Hotstar at all.
Everything on Hotstar is completely free to watch and that is the reason why we see ads while watching Movies, TV Shows or Cricket, etc. That is not a problem to watch your favourite stuff at all, you can watch any video any number of times. But you cannot download any of the videos available on Hotstar. It’s not possible to watch movies online all the time as it will use a lot of data.
I got few emails asking How to Download Videos from Hotstar.com and that’s the reason why I wrote this detailed guide. Actually, you cannot directly download any of the hotstar videos as they didn’t provide that opportunity.
But you can download hotstar videos by following few techniques and tools and I will provide you the tools today with guidelines today.
Hotstar Video Downloader for PC (Windows 10/8.1/7)
It is just a hotstar downloader software but you need to carry out few steps to download the videos, don’t worry I will guide you on that. First of all, Why do you need a software to download videos from hotstar or any other similar sites/apps. It will save your mobile data and of course, you can watch them anytime.
Moreover, you cannot access stuff from hotstar if you don’t have an internet connection or with a weak network connection. Saving videos to offline from hotstar.com will help you a lot in many other ways like discussed above.
Let me discuss one more advantage of using Hotstar Downloader on PC is that, you can share the downloaded videos with your family members using Shareit, or any other file sharing apps. Tubemate will help if you are trying to save videos from Youtube. And also check how to create a youtube account without Gmail ID.
Download the software from this link and then follow the instructions provided below.
How to Download Videos From Hotstar Using Hotstar Downloader
You don’t need any special skills to save videos from hotstar.com as it’s enough to follow the step-by-step instructions provided below.
- Download and Install Hotstar Video Downloader on your PC running Windows 10/8.1/7 or Windows XP/Vista. It won’t take more of your time as it’s just a normal .exe file installation procedure.
- Open http://hotstar.com using any web browser on your Windows computer.
- Play any Video, Movie or a TV Show that you want to watch.
- Copy the URL of a Video from the browser.
- Open the installed Hotstar Video Downloader on your Windows computer. It will open up as a Command Prompt on your Windows computer.
- Paste the URL that you have copied to the command prompt on your pc.
- It will show you available video qualities and you can type any of the listed qualities (e.g 1080p or 360p, etc).
- Type “d” without quotes and hit enter to download the video. Video downloading will begin immediately after you carry out this step.
- Now it will show you the progress of the video downloading (e.g 5s @ 1.5 MB/s). It means that 5s of the video has been downloaded at 1.5 MB/s speed.
As simple as that! You can now download any hotstar video on your windows computer by following the guidelines provided above.
Wait a minute, What about the files you have downloaded? you can go to “c:\hotstardownloader\windows“. Now you can enjoy all your favourite movies, TV shows, Videos offline from now on.
Any difficulty?, Check out the alternate method provided below to download hotstar videos on pc running windows 10/8.1/7 or earlier.
Download Movies and Videos from Hotstar on PC running Windows 10/8.1/7 using an Online Tool
If you are not interested in the method shared above, you can use this method on your computer. Open http://telechargerunevideo.com using any web browser on your windows computer. It’s an HTML web page where you can paste the URL of any video and download the video by following few instructions shared below.
- Open the website mentioned above on any of the web browsers on your windows computer.
- Copy and paste the URL of any video that you want to download on the URL bar of the TeleChargerUnEVideo web page.
- Click on “Get Links” to get download links of the video in different video qualities. It will now generate few links with all available video qualities.
- Choose anyone of the options provided above and hit “Generate the download link” option to save the video to your computer.
- Your favourite video will be ready to download in the desired video quality. Now you need to click Download again to download the full video without any interruptions.
- That will save the video to your computer right away. Then, you can watch that downloaded video on your computer anytime you want.
This way you can download hotstar videos from pc and share it with your all other gadgets.
Now you don’t need to worry about hotstar video downloading for offline at all. There are few tweaks using which you can download hotstar videos on your windows 10/8.1/7, etc. To make it simple on your windows computer, you can go with hotstar video downloader for pc and the online tool mentioned in the article will help users on Mac as well.