How to Install Hotstar on FireStick [July 2021]

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This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to watch Hotstar on FireStick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and other Amazon devices.

Hotstar is an Indian streaming service with over 100,000 hours of TV content in 17 languages.

It also covers major Live Sports events and popular Indian TV Series, IPL 2021, and Documentaries. Hotstar is also available in the United States, but many Indian Shows are unavailable in the US due to rights issues.

Also, the annual price of Hotstar US subscription is $9.99/mo (INR 750 approx.), whereas, the Indian Hotstar subscription only costs INR 299/mo ($4 approx). That’s a lot of difference!

To watch Hotstar in the US with a comparatively less amount, you need a good VPN such as Surfshark. This VPN will change your real location to India by assigning you an Indian IP address.

Also, Indian Hotstar has done a partnership with Disney Plus, so you also get to enjoy Disney Plus content as well.

How to Install Hotstar on FireStick from Anywhere (Step-by-Step)

Step 1: Go to Amazon Store or Open FireStick Home

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Step 2: Click on the Search icon from the top menu

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Step 3: Search by typing the name i.e. Hotstar and select Hotstar app

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Step 4: Select Hotstar app from below

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Step 5: Press the Download or Get button

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Step 6: Click Open once the download completes

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Step 7: The Hotstar app will now open

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Get Surfshark

How to Use Hotstar on FireStick in USA for a Lesser Price

As I have discussed above, you would want to subscribe to Indian Hotstar for INR 299/mo despite paying $49.99 annually for a lesser content. Here is the Indian subscription cost that includes Disney Plus content as well:

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Let’s see the US Hotstar subscription cost:

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That’s a huge difference, right? The easy and the simplest way to get Indian Hotstar is by using a VPN. Here’s how to use it:

Step 1: Subscribe to Surfshark and here’s how to install Surfshark on FireStick

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Step 2: Connect to an Indian server

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Step 3: Open Hotstar app

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Step 4: If you click on any premium content, it will ask you to Sign Up and choose your plan

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Step 5: Enter payment method

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Step 6: Once you have created an account, click Sign In

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Step 7: Enter the Username/Password

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Step 8: Enjoy streaming!

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Get Surfshark

How to Watch IPL Without Hotstar (Free Method)

This is a free method to watch IPL without having a subscription to Hotstar. Since this method is free, you will need to install and use Surfshark on FireStick.

You can use this method on any device including Amazon Silk Browser. Follow these steps below:

Step 1: Open FireStick Home and click on the Search menu

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Step 2: Type Amazon Silk Browser and click on the result that appears

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Step 3: Install the app if it isn’t installed, and click Open 

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Step 4: On the top of the browser, hover your mouse pad and click on it

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Step 5: Enter this URL livetv.sx/enx

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Step 6: Once the website opens, on the left side menu, search for the IPL match

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Step 7: Click on the button to stream

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Hotstar FireStick App Alternatives

Here are a few alternative apps that you may consider installing if you want free content from all around the world:

You may also lookup our best FireStick channels guide that will help you find various streaming apps for Movies, Live Sports, and more. Be sure to always get the best FireStick VPN before you start installing them because a VPN keeps you anonymous online while you stream free content.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hotstar free on FireStick?

Not all of its content is free. You can only watch limited content on Hotstar for free. To watch its premium content, you will need to subscribe to its service for INR 999/year.

Is Hotstar available on FireStick?

Yes, Hotstar FireStick app is easily downloaded through the Amazon Store. On the search menu, just type ‘Hotstar’ to download the app.

Conclusion

This guide will give you every detail if you wish to watch Hotstar outside India. The most important factor for watching Hotstar outside India, in the USA, UK or any other country is by having a good VPN such as Surfshark.

That is because the price of Hotstar in India is too low. If you use a VPN you will be able to pay less and watch more.

2 comments

  1. Being in UK trying to download Hotstar App in my Firestick….It goes to GB version of Hotstar App even by using NordVPN and not taking me to Indian Version of App to logon to my Indian Account (using VPN).

    This happens only in Firestick and not on browser. Is there something i am doing wrong? Please advice.

    • Hey Hemanth, Just clairfy one thing. Did you subscribe to the Indian Hotstar or the UK Hotstar? Because you need to subscribe with the Indian Hotstar. Hotstar doesn’t work like Netflix. Once you do that, you need to clear cache on your Hotstar app first. Now you need to connect to an Indian server and only then open the app and Login to your ID. It will work.

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