Hotstar for iOS Gains Chromecast Support

Hotstar — Star India’s video streaming service that debuted in early 2015 and introduced Premium Subscriptions in April this year, has today updated their iOS app with support for the Chromecast. Up until now, the service was limited to smartphones and tablet devices, or you had to watch everything in a browser. Hotstar currently has the exclusive streaming rights to HBO’s Original Shows, and makes them available for streaming within hours of the US broadcast.

The addition of Chromecast to the iOS app follows the update to the Android app that also gained Chromecast support a few days ago. Weirdly enough, the iOS app still lacks an option to AirPlay content directly on the Apple TV, as opposed to mirroring it.

The company also released the official Apple TV app a few days ago.

EDIT: Added info about the Apple TV app, which was already released just last week.


Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit