After years of clamouring from subscribers, Hotstar has lastly launched an app for Android TV – including to its slate of Apple TV and Fire TV Stick apps – which implies a few of us haven’t got to make use of a Chromecast to get the Hotstar expertise on the massive display screen any extra. It’s accessible through the Google Play retailer in India, the US, and Canada.
The Hotstar app for Android TV has a really comparable look to the Android TV OS interface, with rows of rectangular tiles separated by content material headers. You’ve acquired the similar sections as these on the web site: TV, Premium, Movies, Sports, News, Channels, Languages, and Genres.
Though the format is straightforward sufficient to know at most instances, the particular person TV present part generally is a bit complicated. After you choose one, Hotstar shows the accessible episodes in separate rows, with the newest episode lacking from the tray, and as a substitute getting its personal button that reads: “Watch latest episode.”
In phrases of settings, you’ll be able to choose subtitles and high quality when you’re watching one thing, with the latter going all the approach as much as 1080p. Just like its different apps, Hotstar on Android TV offers you an estimate of what number of gigabytes an hour will devour, although it is nonetheless not a metric most individuals will comprehend.
The search operate is kind of rudimentary, identical to with Netflix on Android TV. You’ve to pick particular person letters to search for what you are in, and there is not any solution to search by voice. But not like Netflix, Hotstar does not keep in mind what you had been final watching, which is kind of annoying. Since that data continues to be saved domestically, you’ll be able to’t additionally simply choose up watching the place you left off on one other system.
Beyond that, Hotstar for Android TV additionally does not assist the latter’s suggestion rows characteristic, so you will not see titles present up in your Android TV house display screen. Still, the mere existence of an app is nice aid for normal viewers, with Hotstar being the final main streaming service to take action in India.
Hotstar for Android TV screenshots
Adapted From: Gadgets360