Disney+ Hotstar Rolls Out 4K HDR Support on Android TV, Apple TV

Disney+ Hotstar, the popular video streaming platform has finally rolled out 4K support that offers Ultra high definition resolution to the users. The subscribers of Disney+ Hotstar can witness the HDR and 4K UHD resolution icons on this OTT platform. This 4K UHD compatibility is now available on Android TV and Apple TV as well. The new feature rolled out by Disney+ Hotstar will be available only for those whose TV has HDR and 4K compatibility. 

Currently, only less number of titles on Disney+ Hotstar has been upgraded to 4K video quality. However, it is anticipated that more content will be augmented to users. If you use an Android TV that has 4K resolution support and yet doesn’t find the new 4K labels, you need to update the Disney+ Hotstar app from the Google Play Store app store. However, the Disney+ Hotstar app developers haven’t confirmed whether the 4K content availability will be constrained to specific subscription plans or not. 

Disney+ Hotstar Rolls Out 4K HDR Support on Android TV, Apple TV
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Even, it is not yet confirmed whether there is the availability of 4K HDR content on the premium and VIP subscriptions. With this latest update, it renders an amazing streaming experience to the users of Disney+ Hotstar similar to its competitors such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. For the maximum content available on these two OTT platforms, the respective developers have been rendering 4K streaming experience to the users.

For the maximum content available on these two OTT platforms, the respective developers have been rendering 4K streaming experience to the users. The only important thing is that the users must have a TV that supports both the HDR and 4K content playback. Currently, Disney+ Hotstar hasn’t still announced the minimum internet speed required to stream 4K content on their Televisions. On the other hand, Netflix tells that the users require a minimum of 24Mbps internet connection speed to access 4K streaming content.

As of now, Disney+ Hotstar has been offering only two major subscription plans to its users. One is Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan and the other one is Disney+ Hotstar Premium plan. The VIP plan is available at a cost of Rs. 399 while the premium plan is available for Rs. 299 per month or an annual subscription of Rs 1499. Disney+ Hotstar has been in testing to offer 4K resolution internally for two months. It is not fully clear that this platform has included HDR or not. It further said that Disney+ Hotstar will provide compatibility for Dolby Vision.

In addition to this, Disney+ Hotstar is gradually rolling out its new 4K HDR feature to its users. Still, with this rollout, all the Disney+ originals may or may not be available in this upgraded resolution and the dynamic range. By rolling out 4K HDR, Disney+ Hotstar is seeking to become technologically capable and direct itself with the moment. Disney+ Hotstar is still in work to expand surround sound compatibility beyond TV. 

Netflix has already been providing HDR support on computers and phones. We hope Disney+ Hotstar might soon launch HDR compatibility with the users. Meanwhile, Netflix has recently launched the Hindi user interface to its subscribers as it is the most common regional language spoken across the nation. In recent times, Disney+ announced that it has surpassed more than 60 million subscribers in less period than expected. Informing the same, the CEO of this video streaming service has made an official announcement through a tweet on the micro-blogging website. 

Intending to rival the popular OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar might soon launch exclusive features to its users. This eventually enhances the subscription base to Disney+ Hotstar streaming platform. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest updates about various initiatives of OTT platforms and more. Just bookmark our website to get the latest technology news across the globe.

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