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Batman vs Mickey Mouse: HBO Max takes on Disney in India



OTT platforms are gaining popularity at a faster rate as a result of the high quality that they provide, which is helping them to win the hearts of the public. However, with so many platforms to choose from, it may be difficult for you to make a decision. We’ll compare two popular OTT platforms in this article to help you decide which is best for you.

Disney Hotstar+

Star India, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company India, operates Hotstar, an Indian subscription video-on-demand streaming service. This popular platform features original content, including titles from Marvel, Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars, and is available through the Hotstar OTT app. It also includes Hotstar Specials as well as the whole collection of English movies and TV episodes.

Disney+ is now available in 4K Ultra HD, including Dolby Atmos audio capabilities via a Disney app update. A vast range of Disney+ content, including live-action and animation, as well as Disney movies and TV episodes, is available in high definition.



Warner Media Studios Networks, which owns HBO, is an American premium television network. HBO’s library of original programmes, films, and other programming is available on demand through the service. Customers in the United States and select U.S. territories are the only ones who have access to HBO Now. The linear HBO channel, HBO on Demand, the HBO app, and HBO Max are all options for watching your favourite HBO series and movies. 

Money matters

According to industry leaks, HBO Max plans to launch with three plans: an ad-supported plan, mobile only, and standard plan. The mobile and standard subscription plans will be ad-free, and are rumored to cost ₹139 and ₹329 respectively, with the ad-supported plan rumored to cost ​​₹69. While OTT aficionados can expect to access major global releases at the same time as global audiences as part of the Standard plan, Mobile plan users can expect a delay of six to eight weeks for movies, and three weeks for original series.

However, following this leak, an HBO official was quick to announce that these prices are not final. “We routinely conduct market research with consumers in countries around the world that test a wide range of possible offers and price points for our services. Those being reported that suggest a future launch of HBO Max in India are amongst many being tested and evaluated and do not reflect any current plans,” a WarnerMedia spokesperson said.

By way of comparison, Disney Hotstar+’s new basic “Mobile” plan will start from ₹499 per year. They have also added a “Super” plan, which is priced at ₹899 per year, with the previous “Premium” plan still available for ₹1,499 per year. The coming months promise to be very interesting ones for OTT audiences.

Hotstar Plan:

Disney+ Hotstar Mobile planRs 499/ year
Disney+ Hotstar Super planRs 899/ year
Disney+ Hotstar PremiumRs 1,499/ year

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