How to Download Hotstar Videos in Android and PC



Hotstar is one of the best premium video streaming platforms available. Since its launch in 2015, it has gained huge popularity which is almost equivalent to its oldest competitor, YouTube. Hotstar contains a vast collection of videos and movies in 17 different languages.

Besides, it also provides live streaming of cricket matches, their highlights, other popular sports’ video clips, TV shows, and live news. Now just imagine you could get all those videos on your PC.

That’s right! This review will tell you how to download videos from Hotstar on PC or downloading Hotstar videos in Android devices so that you can enjoy unlimited stuff later on your devices too.

Follow any of the following methods to download videos from Hotstar:

1. Download directly from the App

Apart from its official website, Hotstar is also available as an app which can be downloaded from Google play store and Apple App store. From this Hotstar app, you can download videos to your PC or mobiles directly.

Follow the steps given below to download videos from Hotstar:

  • First, download and install the Hotstar app on the device where you want to download the videos (PC or Android device)
  • After you have finished downloading and installation, you need to have a good internet connection (either Wi-Fi or mobile data network) to use the Hotstar app.
  • With good internet connectivity, you will now be able to see different categories of videos offered by Hotstar such as movies, TV shows, sports, news etc. You can check our article on Best Free Sports Streaming Sites here.
  • You need to select a particular category whose video you wish to download. After selecting the category, a search bar will appear.
  • Type the name (or relevant keywords if you do not know the exact name of the video you are searching for) of any video that you want to view and download.
  • If you do not wish to use the search option, you can also scroll down the library of the full category and stream amongst the various videos available and choose the one you wish to view and download.
  • After you select a particular video of your choice, you need to click on the download icon that appears at the bottom of the video.

  • After clicking on download option, a pop-up will appear which asks you the type of quality/resolution of the video you wish to download (e.g., low-quality video with 180p, medium quality video with 360p and high-quality video with 720p).

  • Choose the type of quality of video you wish to download by clicking at any one of the options. As soon as you click on any one option, you will see that the download automatically starts in the background.

The time that the download will be taking to complete depends upon the speed of your internet. You will be notified by the Hotstar app as soon as the download completes and you may now watch your downloaded video.

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2. Download from Web Browser

If you wish to download videos from Hotstar to your PC directly, you may not need to download the Hotstar app. Instead, you may directly download videos from any web browser that you are using on your PC or mobile device.

You can even download movies from Hotstar. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Click and open any browser that you have on your PC or mobile with a good internet connection on it.
  • Open the website “” in the one window of the browser.

  • Now, open a new tab or window in the browser and open the official website of Hotstar.
  • Select the video or movie which you want to download from the various categories available on Hotstar.
  • Copy the URL of that webpage and paste it on the first tab or window of the browser where you have opened
  • Click on the button “download links” present right next to space where you have pasted the URL.
  • After clicking on download links, you will various options of video quality/resolution. You can choose amongst the available options and you download will start itself.


3. Another website especially for Mac users

Similar to the method described above, you can download Hotstar videos on your PC using another website named “”. Follow the steps given below the do it:

  • Click and open the video which you wish to download from the Hotstar using your web browser on Mac.
  • In another tab or window, open acethinker video downloader.

  • In a similar manner as the above method, copy and paste the URL of the video you wish to download from Hotstar in this website.
  • Click on the download button next to the place where you pasted the link, select the resolution of the video you want to download.
  • Your download will start. Enjoy the video once the download is complete.

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4. Downloading with Commands (CMD)

This method is useful for people who do not wish to use any third-party apps or websites for downloading Hotstar videos and are not afraid to use a few commands on their computer. All they need is to do is to turn off their anti-virus systems for a while when they need to download using this method. Do not fear, this method is absolutely safe. Just follow these steps and you’ll get there even if you don’t have much technical knowledge about commands:

  • You need to download a software named “Hotstarlivestreamer”.
  • This software gets downloaded as a zip file which you need to extract using WinRar or 7Zip.
  • Once extracted, you need to locate the folder or location on your PC in which the software has got saved.
  • Once you locate it, click and open the Hotstarlivestreamer.bat file.
  • Once you click on the file to open it, it will automatically open a command prompt.
  • Copy and paste the URL of the video who wish to download from the Hotstar in this command prompt.

  • Select the video quality that you wish to download amongst 234p, 360p, 404p, and
  • Two options will be there – p and d, which stand for play and download, respectively.
  • Press d and the download will start. Once completed you can find the downloaded file in the same folder as that of the software.


5. Download using Videoder Android App

Initially used for downloading YouTube videos, Videoder Android App can now also be used to download videos form Hotstar on Android devices. It is one of the most used apps by android users which offers the ease of downloads from over 50 different websites including Hotstar. To download videos or movies from Hotstar, follow the simple steps that are given below:

  • Download the Videoder Android App on your mobile/tablet or Videoder APK on your PC.
  • When you will proceed to install the APK file, you will be asked by a pop-up to enable installation from unknown sources
  • For doing this, go to your settings and select and enable downloading from “unknown source”.

  • The videoder will get installed on your SD card (in case of android device) or hard disk (in case of PC).
  • Open the downloaded Videoder app.
  • Click on the Hotstar icon present on its homepage.
  • Select a particular video and click on the red colored icon on the left corner to download that video.
  • Select the video quality and the download will start itself.


Now you know all the ways by which you can download your favorite videos from Hotstar. So, what are you waiting for! Keep downloading and keep watching!

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