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 a trend these days. Now Hotstar is one of the most popular and massively used applications that allows you to watch online movies. You can search and watch TV shows, latest movies, interesting videos and 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 has gained a huge fame all over the globe. Sometimes you might want to keep some interesting videos on your device offline, today I would clear all your doubts about downloading movies and videos from Hotstar.

Meanwhile, this application allows the users to search and watch online videos and live programmes and needs a strong internet connection. So there might be some problems 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 on your device. You may use your PC or the Android mobile phone for watching the videos. I will show you some different ways to download the Hotstar videos offline.

So How to Download Movies and Videos From Hotstar App?

From the very moment of its launch this application was not allowing the users to save videos offline, but nowadays the Hotstar App offers the users to download some selected videos from the web. But if you want to download the video content as per your choice, there are some applications which would help you, and also there are some hack tricks.

There are several ways to download the videos from Hotstar. Yes! It’s really possible to enjoy all the latest movies offline, it sounds amazing, right? Today we would make it true. Let’s see how:

Ways to Download Movies and Videos From Hotstar Web

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

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

Method 1 – Download Videos from Hotstar App

  1. Nowadays Hotstar allows the users 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“.   Download Videos from Hotstar App
  5. When you click on the download icon which appears on the bottom line of this video content the file doesn`t get saved automatically to your gallery folder, it is 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 can only watch it via Hotstar app.
  6. If you save the file offline, there you can see different options that come with different file formats or extensions 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 movies offline, go back to the home screen of the Hotstar App, tap on the Menu button, click on  “My Downloads”.      Download Videos from Hotstar App
  8. You can see the download list on the “My Download” tab.   Download Videos from Hotstar App
  9. To download 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 go:

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 solves the problem of downloading the video content directly from the official app. All the simple steps you have to follow are given below-

  1. Open the Hotstar Web and search or select a video that you want 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 a very useful method to download the Hotstar video, movies. There are other smart ways, like the Bluestacks application emulator. Bluestacks is the most popular Android software available on the internet and it is widely used to make some tasks easier. Now we would tell 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 can 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 app.
  5. After the successful installation of the Hotstar app, you will see the Hotstar app on your Bluestacks homepage.
  6. All you have to do right now, is 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 matches simply by using “Videoder” app. It allows downloading all the video contents from the Hotstar web. Not only does it help to save the Hotstar video but also it allows the users to download video content from Dailymotion, YouTube, Vimeo, Vid.me, Voot, 9Gag, FunnyorDie, VK etc

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 app 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  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 formats or extension options to choose from, choose the one that you want to have
  9. Click on the “start download” tab
  10. Your video will be downloaded in a moment, depending on the speed of your internet connection. Use Wi-Fi for faster download.

Method 5  – Download Hotstar videos by using IDM

If you want to download some videos from the Hotstar web in the best possible way, you can also 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 to 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 downloading.
  10. Find it in the selected directory of your device.

You can also follow this method on your Mobile or MAC devices easily.

Method 6 – Directly 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 official website of Hotstar.
  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’re finished with all the steps and your files would just start to download.

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

Method 7 –Download Hotstar Movies on Your Computer Using Command Prompt

All the above methods which I told you for download Hotstar videos are fairly workable for mobiles and sometimes for the MAC users. Now I would tell you a unique method to download all the Hotstar videos to your computer. This method works better 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 a Pop-Up, it opens the 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 choose the format or the quality that you want 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 which 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 contents to your windows device.

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

Final words

So,  I told you all the workable methods about how to download the videos from Hotstar for free on your Mobile or PC. You also can use these methods for other applications like Hotstar available in the market. Use any of the methods, and if you face a problem regarding this post, please let us help you to find the solution. Don`t forget to give a feedback, stay tuned.

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