How To Download Movies and Videos From Hotstar App (PC & Android Mobile)

how to Download Movies and Videos From Hotstar

Watching online movies and latest online videos is the today`s trend to entertainment. Now Hotstar is one of the most popular and massively used applications that allow you to watch online streaming movies. You can search and watch TV shows, latest movies, interesting videos and the other online live shows like Cricket, football match, Olympic Games etc. Actually, this application was made only for live cricket videos of world cup 2014 by the star India at first, but now it collects a huge response over the globe. Now sometimes you want to keep some interesting video content to your device offline, so you may have some queries in your mind how to download movies and videos from Hotstar.

Meanwhile, this application allows the user to search and watch online videos and live programmes that need a strong internet connection. So there is a problem to watch the movie or the video content that you want to keep with you. Today I am going to show you some of the different ways to download the content to your device. You may use pc or the Android mobile phone for watching the online streaming videos, I will show you some different ways to make the Hotstar video offline.

So how to Download Movies and Videos From Hotstar App?

At the very moment of its launch this application doesn`t allow the user to save the video offline, but nowadays the Hotstar App offers the user to download the some selected videos from the web. But you want to download the video content as per your choice. There are some application that helps to make your dream true, and also there are some hack trick to make it offline.

There are several ways to download the video content free from Hotstar. Yes! It’s really possible to enjoy all the latest movies offline, its sounds amazing right? Today we make it true. We go through a step by step formation:

Ways to download movies and videos from Hotstar Web

Today this application offers over 50000+ hours of TV content and movies over of 8 different languages across the world. People use this application on their mobile or PC.

There are some initial steps that you have to confirm first before you use the options to download it by other ways.

Method 1 – Download Videos from Hotstar App

  1. Nowadays Hotstar allows the user to download some videos, but you can`t download each and every video from it.
  2. Go to the Playstore (for Android) or your Web browser, insert “Hotstar” to the search button, and install the Application to your device. install Hotstar
  3. Open the Hotstar app and search your desirable videos to the search bar.
  4. First, you have to check whether it can be downloaded manually or not, some videos show an error messages “Sorry! You can`t Download this video“, and you definitely unable to make it offline.   Download Videos from Hotstar App
  5. When you click on the download icon appears on the bottom line of this video content the file doesn`t save automatically to your gallery folder, it just saved on the offline cloud storage of the Hotstar service just like YouTube offline. And you can`t send or share the file content to any of your friends, you only can able to watch it via Hotstar app.
  6. If you elect to save the file offline, there you can see some different options comes with different file format or extension along with pixel quality (like 180p,360p,720p, etc). And the file size will definitely increase the quality. You have to choose anyone from the list.     Download Videos from Hotstar App
  7. To watch the saved movie offline, go back to the home screen of the Hotstar App, tap on the Manu button, click on the “My Download”.      Download Videos from Hotstar App
  8. You can see the download list in the “My Download” tab.   Download Videos from Hotstar App
  9. For download or fairly says, to save a video offline you have to create a Hostar account first.
  10. Unfortunately, there are no official ways to download the Hotstar video except if it allows you to save the file to your gallery.

So you need some proper ways or workable additional software to download it into your gallery. Hare we are-

Hotstar video content downloader for PC

There are several ways like command prompt or some workable web-based software that helps you to download the file directly to your device directory.

Hotstar downloader

Method 2 – Download via FetchFile.net Website.

FetchFile.net is a web-based application that solved the problem of downloading the video content directly from the official app. All the simple steps you have to follow is given below-

  1. Open the Hotstar Web and search or select a video that you wants to download Download via FetchFile.net
  2. Open the content and copy the URL of this video,
  3. Now go to the FetchFile.net website
  4. Paste the URL into the search bar of FetchFile.net website and search  Download via FetchFile.net
  5. Click on the “Download” button and select the file format or the quality it offers you
  6. It now starts to download directly into your video file directory.

Method 3 – Bluestacks, the Hotstar video downloader

FetchFile is not the extreme useful method to download the Hotstar video, movies. There are another beautiful ways like Bluestacks application emulator. Bluestacks is the most popular Android software available on the internet and it is widely used to make some task easier. Now we told you some simple steps to download Hotstar videos by using Bluestacks

  1. First of all, you have to download the application from the Bluestacks official website. you also download here- Download now
  2. Install the application on your Windows PC or MAC
  3. Open it and search for Hotstar that will redirect you to the Google Play StoreDownload via Bluestacks
  4. You need to find and install the Hotstar
  5. After you successfully installed the Hotstar, you will see the Hotster app on your Bluestacks homepage.
  6. All you have to do right now, just open Hotstar via Bluestacks, search some videos that you want to download and save it into your device directory.
Download via Bluestacks

Method 4 – Download Hotstar videos from Videoder App

Now you can easily download any Tv shows/latest movies/videos and the live telecast of cricket or football match simply by using “Videoder” app. It allows downloading all the video contents from the Hotstar web. Not only it helps to save the Hotstar video but also it allows the user to download video content from Dailymotion, YouTube, Vimeo, Vid.me, Voot, 9Gag, FunnyorDie, VK and all the video providing web-service.

Now we walk through some simple steps to download a video from Hotstar.

  1. First of all, you have to download the Software from the official website of Videoder 
  2. Install the .apk file to your Android device
  3. Now open the Hotstar and search a video content that you want to download.
  4. Copy the URL of this video from Hotstar URL bar
  5. Go to the Videoder application that you just installed, and paste the copied URL in the dedicated space “Search or Enter URL” box
  6. Now you can see it will open the Hotstar homepage inside the Videoder app.
  7. Click on the red colored download icon
  8. Now you may find some video format or extension option to choose, choose one that you wants to have
  9. Click on the “start download” tab
  10. Your video will be downloaded within a moment, depending on the speed of your internet connection. Elect Wi-Fi for faster download.

Method 5  – Download Hotstar videos by using IDM

If you want to download some video content from the Hotstar web with the best way, you should use IDM downloader. It also helps to download the facebook, twitter, Instagram videos. Let`s start with the tricks

  1. Open your IDM software, in case if you are not an IDM user, first download and install the software – Download now
  2. Go to the “Options” tab   Download Hotstar videos by using IDM
  3. Then go the “File Types” and select this box to add a file extension   
  4. add “TS”, press “OK”  Download Hotstar videos by using IDM
  5. Open your Hotstar app, search or find the exact video content that you want to download from Hotstar.    Download Hotstar videos by using IDM
  6. Open the video, and you will find an option “Download this video” icon most likely in the right corner of your device. It depends on your device formation, software version, and operating system.   Download Hotstar videos by using IDM
  7. Click on the Tab
  8. Click on the video size/format/extension if it allows you to choose.
  9. Your video will start to download.
  10. Find it in the selected directory of your device.

You can also follow this method from your Mobile or MAC device easily. Try it, and I’m sure you thanks me later.

Method 5 – Direct download videos from Hotstar Site

Apart from Hotstar App, you can also download your desirable video/TV shows/Movies from the official website of Hotstar. By using this process you can also download video content on your PC directly.

Let’s try and follow these simple steps –

  1. First, you have to download and extract Zip Files
  2. Now open the Hostar official website.
  3. Search and find the video content that you want to download.
  4. Copy the URL of the video from the Hotstar official website
  5. Open the Hotstar video downloader folder and you can see 2 batched files.
  6. Click on the Hotstarlivestreamer.bat file.
  7. Now CMD will come out on your display
  8. Paste the URL of the video that you want to download.
  9. Select the stream/format/extension of the video
  10. Use “D” command to download the video and “P” to play it also.
  11. So you finish all the steps and your files just start to download.

Remember, you can find the video content in Hotstarlivestreamer/videos directory.

Method 6 –Download Hotstar movies on your computer using Command Prompt

All the above method that I told you to download Hotstar videos are fairly workable for mobiles and sometimes for the MAC user. Mow I comes to told you a unique method to download all the Hotstar videos to your computer. This method is more overly works on Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, and also on the Windows 10. All you need in your hand to follow this process are The Command prompt and Hotstar video downloader software.

Let`s jump to the tricks,

  1. You have to download the Hotstar video downloader software at first. You can download the software hare – Download now
  2. It is a .rar file that you download exactly, so you have to extract the file from it by double-clicking on the Hotstarlivesteamer from the folder.
  3. At the very moment you click on the file, you can see Pop Up, its open a Command Prompt for you.
  4. It shows you a text “Paste the link”. So you have to Copy a link from Hotstar
  5. Now open the Hostar official website
  6. Search and find the video content that you want to download
  7. Copy the URL of the video from the hotstar official website address bar.
  8. Paste it on the Pop-up box.
  9. After pasting the link just format or the quality that you wants to download
  10. Type “D” and then hit the enter button to download the video.
  11. You can find the video content to the downloaded sector of the root directory you extracted earlier.

Command prompt is an amazing and quite brilliant method that allows you to download ultimate videos/TVshows/serials/live streaming videos and all the video content to your windows device.

If you are a hardcore computer programmer and love the different way to solve a problem, this talented way is just for you. And I personally incest the way, because it is the most efficient options to download anything exists in the world of internet.

Final words

So, it`s our today`s trip to download a Hotstar video, and I told you all the workable method about how to download the video content from Hotstar for your Mobile or PC. You also can use this method for the other application like Hotstar available on the market. Use any of the methods, and if you faced a problem regarding this post, please let us help you to find the solution. Don`t forget to give a feedback, stay tuned, baa bye.

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