How to use Hotstar on PC?

So if you are a huge Cricket Fan or a Movieaholic, then you have probably heard the name “Hotstar” once at least.

And why shouldn’t you, it is one of the most popular and rapidly growing live streaming platforms among the youth to be specific.

All this can be done on the ease of a smartphone, but the real problem occurs when you want to stream your favorite show or movie on a big screen.

For this you look over to your PC or Desktop but here is the twist.

Hotstar is not available as a software or apk to get installed on your system.

Now a lot of questions might be striking your head like, How can we download Hotstar on PC when it can’t be installed directly on PC.

Install Hotstar For PC

Read this full article to clear all your doubts and if you guys follow the guidelines provided, you will surely be able to install Hotstar directly onto your computer or Laptop.

Note that by installing Hotstar on your PC, you will be able to access all the features included in the Mobile apk, Like play, pause, forward, rewind and download your video.

And yes you can also edit videos on pc with kinemaster app and make it more attractive.

Not only this you will also be able to download your favorite video directly to your PC.

Technical Specifications

Name of the app Hotstar
Hotstar PC app size 21.11 MB
Requirement Windows 7/8/10
Hotstar Developer Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.


Before heading towards the core installation procedure of Hotstar on PC, first, you should know some specifications of the Hotstar app for PC.

Features of the Hostar App

Although if we sit to write all the features of the Hotstar app, it will be quite a long list as the features seem to be never-ending. And these are also updated from time to time.  You can look  over some of the major features below:

  1. One can download it for free just by having the internet on his/her phone.
  2. Once downloaded, you can watch all the latest, popular TV shows around the world.
  3. You can also get access to premium perks by upgrading to a paid plan of just 199 Rs. Not only this, if you are a new user you can get the first month free.
  4. You can also watch any TV serial even before they telecasted on Television.
  5. Also, you can download your favorite videos in the desired quality just by a single click, and by any form of internet.

Method-1: Hotstar for PC – Download it For Desktop

The process of installing Hotstar on a PC is quite simple and straightforward. You just have to keep some things in mind and you are good to go.

This installation can be done with two methods

Download Hotstar for PC with the help of Android Emulator

This is one of the easiest and most popular methods which can be used to install Hotstar on your PC. To get started with this method, here is the step by step process.

The first step is to check whether an android emulator is installed on your PC or not. If installed, then you are a step forward of others.

This procedure involves the use of android emulator “Bluestacks”, this is one of the most popular and used android emulators.

To get started with the process you should have the below files in your PC.

Step-2 Now once you have downloaded the files, you will now see a zip file in the downloaded file.

Step-3 Now Extract that file downloaded above and you will find 2 additional files in the extracted folder.

Step-4  Click on the Bluestacks app installer and install it on your PC. It can take a while depending on your internet speed and PC speed as well.

Step-5 Once installed, Just open Bluestacks and click on the Playstore icon available there. Open play store and search for Hotstar by clicking on the search icon.

Search Hotstar App on PC

Step-6 Now you will see the Hotstar app on the top, just hit install and download the app into your PC.

Install the Video App

Congrats, Hotstar is successfully installed on your PC.

Hotstar App Screenshot

After that, you need to open Hotstar and signup if you are a first time user or you can also log in if you are switching from mobile to desktop.

[4] App Screenshot Video

Now you can enjoy all your favorite TV serials and shows right on your fingertips.

Method-2: Install Hotstar with APK file

The first method is very well suitable for fast movers and privacy lovers. Although this method is adapted from the first method, it is still loved by a lot of people.

This method also includes the use of “Bluestacks Android Emulator”, but it is more private and increases privacy.

Method-1 included users to enter their Gmail ID on play store, but this is not the case with this method which makes it superior over the first method.

Let’s get into the procedure:

Remember the file left from the two downloaded in the previous process. That file is the .apk file for Hotstar which can be directly imported to install it on your PC.

Step-1: Open the Bluestacks app player installed already.

Step-2: Click on the 3 dots available at the top-right and select .apk option.

Step-3: After that choose the apk file and it will install it directly for you.

Step-4: Once installed successfully, enjoy the awesome features of the Hotstar App.


After these two methods, we assume that Hotstar is now installed successfully on your Desktop/PC.

Now you can enjoy all the awesome features of the Hotstar app, you can enjoy all your favorite matches and movies on the big screen.

In case you are facing any issues in the installation procedure, feel free to mention us in comments anytime and we will be more than happy to help.