Ever thought to download Movies and TV Shows from Hotstar? How to download Movies from Hotstar? Hotstar is probably known to most of us. It gives us the freedom to watch Movies and TV shows online anywhere for free on our mobile phones as well as browsers on the desktop. However, you can only stream it and cannot download it from mobile or PC, they do not provide any options to download the content. Their premium membership also prevents you from downloading stuff from Hotstar itself. So what can be done here? I will provide a simple guide that lets you download some contents from Hotstar. Read on.
How To Download Movies From Hotstar
As we know Hotstar is available for Androids and iPhones as well as on the web. But to let this trick work, you will require a PC (Windows or Linux-based). You also need to get your hands on a software called ‘hotstarsportslivestreamer’ that downloads Hotstar content right on your PC.
Once you have downloaded the software, here are the steps on how to use the hotstarsportslivestreamer. I will keep things simple from here for better understanding, make sure you follow them correctly.
Step 1: Run The Software ‘hotstarsportslivestreamer’
- Extract hotstarsportslivestreamer.zip. The file path should not contain any spaces or special characters else it won’t work). Choosing a clear path is essential such as C:\ or Desktop.
- Run the file name with ‘hotstarlivestreamer.bat‘, a Command Prompt window will open. Keep it open.
Step 2: Copy The Hotstar Link
- Visit hotstar.com in a browser and copy the link of a Movie or TV show you want to download from the address bar.
- I have chosen http://www.hotstar.com/fried-coconut-bananas/1000157824 just to show you an instance.
Step 3: Download Movies From Hotstar
- Bring up the CMD window and paste the link in it. Press Enter.
- You will see two options – Available streams, Play or Download.
- From available streams, choose the desired quality format. The higher ones will be larger in size. I have entered 720p.
- Here just put d for download and hit enter.
- Your movie or tv show will start downloading as you can see below. Once it completes, press any key to exit.
Step 4: How To Play The Downloaded Video File
- Check the videos folder in the extracted path. See the screenshot where the videos folder is located.
- Open with VLC Player. The video file is saved as .ts extension.
That’s it. Check if you can download movies from Hotstar. The software should work on older titles as Hotstar keeps itself updated. So, you may not able to download all the movies and TV shows but at least the guide works for some content. If you face a problem with the software or didn’t understand any part of the tutorial, do ask me in the comments. Also, let me know if the software file isn’t available, I will update it with a new one.