Best Method to Watch and Pay for Hotstar Premium Outside of India (February 2021 Edition)
Hotstar is India’s largest premium streaming website with hundreds of thousands of hours of movies, and live sporting events. With programming in many languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and English, we don’t need to tell you the benefits of Hotstar Premium.
For many Indians living outside of India, this streaming service contains premium Indian TV shows that are unmatched with any other streaming service. Unfortunately the drawback is that while a version of Hotstar is available outside of India, it is severely limited in terms of Live Sports, English, and Premium TV content. Hotstar holds back the premium content and restricts it only to Indians residing within India.
Simply put, if you want to watch ALL the content that Hotstar Premium has to offer outside of India, not only will you need a VPN (for an Indian IP address), you will also need to find a way to pay for Hotstar Premium using PayTM outside of India.
How to Access Hotstar Outside of India
Yes, Hotstar launched different versions of itself in various different countries such as USA and UK, however, it’s not the same premium content as it is in India.
The first step of the process is to have a VPN service that provides an Indian IP address. I won’t get into too much details, as there are various VPN providers out there that provide this service.
We recommend VPNArea.com as it has been tested to work.
Sign up for a Free Hotstar Account
Once you have your Indian IP address, go ahead and sign up for a free basic Hotstar account using your Indian IP address.
Note: You will be required to provide a phone number from India in order to sign up for Hotstar now. You need this in order to verify you are indeed from India. Don’t have a Indian phone number? Get one now!
Before you can sign up for Hotstar Premium, make sure to create a free account first. During this entire process, you should be using an Indian IP address.
How to Upgrade to Hotstar Premium Outside of India
There are many guides on how to access Hotstar Outside of India, usually trying to tout their VPN service. However none of them will grant you access to Hotstar Premium while you are outside of India.
What’s the point of being able to access Hotstar if you don’t have access to any of the Hotstar Premium Content?
With just a VPN, you get access to the basic Hotstar content, which is worthless in my opinion. The reason all of you are reading this is because you want access to all the premium Hotstar content outside of India.
There are two methods to paying for Hotstar Premium while outside of India:
- Pay someone from Fiverr.com to pay on your behalf. These people live in India and has access to Indian payment methods. All you need to do is provide them with your Hotstar username/password, they will log in, then pay for the service on your behalf. Once they make the payment, you can log in, change the password, and start enjoying Hotstar Premium!
- The second method is more involved, and it requires you to jump through a few other hoops. This is not recommended unless you are advanced and want to create your own Indian Payment method for use outside of India. You can sign up for PayTM yourself using a Indian disposable phone number.
Whether you want to watch live cricket, or your favorite Indian TV show, or enjoy the heavily discounted prices that residents in India get from Hotstar Premium, you can now fully enjoy Hotstar Premium outside of India.