Now let’s take a closer look at an entertainment application known as Hotstar TV. This application is available for PC, Windows, and Mac. But first, what exactly is Hotstar TV, and what is this useful for? Hotstar TV is an online streaming platform. There you can find tens of thousands of TV contents and shows offering the possibility to choose between up to eight different languages.
The technology offered by this great application includes the latest advances in video stream technology and great attention to the detail, achieving this way a high-quality experience for the end-user. You can find there almost all live sports competitions all across the world. The main advantage is that installing Hotstar TV is for free, you don’t have to pay for it and there is no sign up’s fee or registration.
The first thing you need to know is that there is no Hotstar for PC or Macintosh, the developers have not created it yet, and that is because you will have to do an extra step at the beginning and it is installing some software called BlueStacks first on our PC. Let’s go to the details.
Getting Hotstar TV App for PC on Windows PC:
First of all, you have to download BlueStacks App Player on your PC following this link: (http://www.bluestacks.com/download.html). BlueStacks App Player is a tool that allows you to execute Android applications on your Windows/Linux PC through a very easy interface. From the application menu, all of the features of our virtual device can be managed, as well as you can download and install all kinds of apps very quickly and effortlessly, just if you were actually using an Android terminal.
This utility will allow us to use our Windows as if it were an ordinary Android terminal, this is the reason why any user can use it and try it without having to configure anything in particular on the PC or having previous knowledge about emulators (An emulator is a software installed on your PC which lets you run Android software on it).
Once you got BlueStacks configured on your PC, you will be able to download and install any application from the Android play store just as if you were using your Android terminal, so working, playing, or doing anything is now possible from your PC.
Once the BlueStacks software is already installed on your PC, you must go to the BlueStacks application play store. Once you are there, we want to find our application between thousands, so all you have to do is typing the word “Hotstar” on the search bar and the application will return almost immediately to the Hotstar icon on which you will click to proceed. Please look carefully you got the right application (Hotstar) and then you will click on the “Install” button.
Download and Install HOTSTAR TV Apk File
Another way if you don’t like the previous one is by clicking on the following link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.startv.hotstar&hl=en_US and then downloading the latest Hotstar apk version to your PC. When the .apk file is already downloaded, you can use BlueStacks to open this file and proceed with the normal installation.
The downloading will begin shortly, at this point you’ll see a progress bar indicating the status of the process, you have to wait until the process is fully completed and when it is completed, you will click on the “open” button and the system will launch the application if everything ran normally.
You must be aware of any message or alert pops up during the installation
process, if you get some kind of error, please try to identify the issue on
your machine and repeat the process from (1) again.
When Hotstar is already installed, you can surf through the menus, there are four called: TV, movies, sport, and premium. You will find easily almost anything you want to see.
What we did here is installing Hotstar on your PC by using an Android emulator (BlueStacks again). So you don’t have to miss the best of Android if you are not using your Android terminal but your PC.
Hotstar TV for Mac
- Download BlueStacks for Mac.
- Once you install BlueStacks on your machine, open it and you’ll see Androids GUI available for you.
- Now use that to download Hotstar TV from the Play store integrated into BlueStacks.
In summary, the process is very similar to the Windows PC case.