We all love watching content from Hotstar, But, How can you Download Videos from Hotstar and keep them offline on your Computer/Laptop or Smartphone? Well, In this article, you will find how you can download and save any Hotstar video right on your computer or smartphone.
Hotstar is a really good service to stream Live Sports event, Watch Movies in HD Quality, Watch many series including Game of Thrones and any other content. Hotstar was found by Star Networks in 2015 and has been doing really great since its launch. I personally use Hotstar to stream some Shows and Live Sports including Cricket.
But, at certain times, we might want to save a video for offline use or to share it with someone. In these situations, we search for HotStar Downloaders. In this article, you will find working methods to save any Video of your choice offline on your computer or Smartphone. If you want to download the Official App of Hotstar for PC, then read Hotstar for PC guide, this way you are not required to visit the website for watching any of your favorite content.
No matter if you have a PC/Laptop or an Android device. I will share tricks for both. So, with all being set, let’s get into the article.
Download Hotstar Videos – Hostar Downloader
I will discuss and share a couple of working methods to download Hotstar video to your PC or Android device. Firstly, let us discuss a method for PC/Laptop users. This trick especially for people using Windows 10/8.1/8/7 or even XP.
Nowadays, a lot of online content streaming sites are coming up and Amazon Prime Videos is a great example. Netflix, Amazon Primi Video, Hotstar, Hulu, etc are some of the most used online media streaming services by millions of people. Especially, Hotstar is having a variety of other TV programs including TV, News, Sports, and a lot more. This blog article will help you to download and watch any sort of videos from Hotstar App or website easily.
Download Videos from Hotstar in HD
The much-awaited trick is finally here. In this method, we will be using a third-party apk file to download any video, movies, series or shows from Hotstar. For this trick to work, first you will need to download an app from the link given below. After that follow the step by step instructions to save the video to your Smartphone. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get started.
Step 1: Download the App from the link given below.
Step 2: Once downloaded, Install the APK file to your smartphone. If you get an Unknown Sources warning then simply just go to Phone settings and enable installation from unknown sources.
Step 3: Open the App and from the home screen itself you will be able to see a list of sites that this app currently supports. Tap on the view more button to see Hotstar link
Step 4: From the list of sites that appeared, tap on Hotstar.
Step 5: Now, you will be taken to the Hotstar website within the app. You can search for a particular movie, video, series or shows through the search box. Select the video of your choice.
Step 6: From the video playback page, you will be able to see a small download button at the bottom left corner, simply tap on it.
Step 7: Now, a bunch of different resolutions of the same video will appear. Full HD versions are also available but the size will be very large(From the screenshot below, you can see that the Full HD version of the Video is about 7GB). Choose the quality of your choice.
Step 8: A popup will appear with a selected quality of the video along with a “Start Download” button. Tap on the download button.
The downloading process will be started within a few seconds.
Step 9: To see the progress, go back to the main screen and select the ongoing download button from the top right corner of the screen and you will able to see the progress of the download along with ETA, Speed, percent and other details.
Wait for the download to get completed and now you have the desired video of your choice from Hotstar in your device. You can share this video with anyone offline without even having the need of Hotstar.
Download Hotstar Videos To PC
For this trick, you are required to download a file that is less than 1 MB. It is a batch CMD File that will help us in downloading our desired content from HotStar.
A lot of people are complaining that this particular method to download videos from the hotstar.com website is not working. And after trying, I was also not able to download videos. Some times this trick might not work for you, But, you can always give it a shot and see if it works or not. And again if this trick works for you then please be sure to comment down below.
- Firstly, Download the HotStar Downloader from the link below.
- Once you download the RAR file, simply extract the contents to your desktop or any other folders of your choice.
- From the folder, open the file named “hotstarlivesteamer “
- Now a Command Prompt (CMD) window will be opened.
- Copy the Link to the particular video you wanted to download
- Now, paste the exact same URL in the CMD windows that just opened up in the last step.
- Once you paste it, just hit Enter
- Next, To download the video simply type “P” and hit Enter
- Now, the Downloading Process will get started… Wait until it gets downloaded fully.
Once the file is successfully downloaded, you can find the video in the Video Folder of Hotstarlivestreamer folder.
This is how you can download any Hotstar video directly into your computer without using any software or third-party apps.
Download Hotstar Videos on Andriod through App
A few months before, Hotstar added support for Downloading shows and videos right in their official App. Let’s go through the step by step guide and see how to save any video for offline use.
- Install and Open the Hotstar App
- Search for any Shows, or Video of your choice
- Tap on the Video
- Now, the video will start to play, right under the video playback, you can see a small Download button
- Just tap on the download button to save the video to your phone.
- Wait until the download process gets completed
- Later on, you can use this video for offline use.
So, this the official method to download video from Hotstar within the hotstar app itself. The only downside of this trick is that you won’t be able to share the downloaded locally with your friends, because you can’t access the video file from your Phone’s file manager nor Gallery. The very next option you have is to use a screen recording software.
Screen Record Video
In this method, we are going to use a Screen Recording software to capture everything that is being played by Hotstar. Smartphone-like Xiaomi devices with MIUI have built-in Screen Recording app that let you screen record Hotstar video contents. If you are having a phone with no built-in Screen Recorder then follow the below-given steps to record it.
Step 1: First, go to the link below and then select any Screen Recording App of your choice. Once you have made the selection, Go and install it right away.
Step 2: Now, open the screen recording software
Step 3: Open Hotstar and find the video you want to download. After that play it in full screen and landscape mode
Step 4: Turn ON the recorder and now onwards every time you watch a video on Hotstar make sure that you open Screen Recorder and record it at the same time.
Step 5: Now, find the .mp4 file of the video in your gallery and share it with your friends.
These are the top working methods to download any Hotstar video right into your device and save it for offline use. No matter if you are using A Smartphone/ Tablet or a PC/Laptop, this trick works with everyone single one of them. I have personally searched for this a lot and found some sites. But, none of them worked. So, that is the reason why I wrote this article. The feature which Hotstar introduced in their app last few months ago is really helpful in saving offline videos. Just like what you do to save video offline on YouTube. If you are someone outside of India, you may not be able to access Hotstar. In this case, you may try this trick to Unblock Blocked Sites or any VPN of your choice.
Now, share this article with your friends and let them know about this trick, too. Also, be sure to comment down if you have any doubts or queries to clear. I will catch you at the soonest.