Hotstar is a content sharing site that has loads of videos including TV series, movies and reality shows. It is also a good way for users to catch up on some live events.
The content on this website is diverse and comes in a number of languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, And Gujrati.
If you have been using Hotstar for a while, you may have noticed that there is no way to download the videos from the site directly.
Therefore, if you would like to save some of the content on to your computer for offline viewing, you will need to use the solutions discussed here to do it effectively.
Let’s start with the best way to do it.
The best way to get videos from Hotstar on to your computer is to use VidJuice UniTube.
This video downloader guarantees that the videos you download will be in very high quality and you will be able to download them in a matter of minutes, since the program has a very simple user interface.
UniTube also has a built-in browser that eliminates the need to copy and paste the URL link of the video, further simplifying the download process. Before we share with you how to use it, here’s a breakdown of its main features;
Here’s how you can use it to download ant video from Hotstar;
Step 1: Download and install UniTube from your computer.
Step 2: Open UniTube on to your computer and in the main window, click on the “Preferences” tab.
Here, you should be able to configure any of the settings that you need to download the video including the output format. Click on “Save” to confirm the settings that you have selected.
Step 3: Click on the “Online” tab on the left-side of the window.
Step 4: Paste the Hotstar link to the browser and load the content on the website to find the video you would like to download. If you need to, sign in to your account.
Step 5: Once you find the video, UniTube will detect it and load it. When it appears on the screen, click on “Download” to start downloading the video to your computer.
Step 6: Click on the “Downloading” tab to see the progress of the download. When download is complete, click on the “Finished” tab to see the downloaded video in the designated downloads folder on your computer.
Internet Download Manager (IDM) is another great tool that you can use to download any kind of media file from any website. It is therefore an obvious choice when it comes to downloading videos from Hotstar.
To use it, you will first need to install it on to your Chrome browser. Follow these steps to do it;
Step 1: Go to https://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/download.html to download IDM.
Step 2: Complete the installation process on your computer.
Step 3: Then go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/idm-integration-module/ngpampappnmepgilojfohadhhmbhlaek/related and click on “Add to Chrome” and then “Add to Extension.”
Once it has been successfully installed, follow these steps to use it to download videos from Hotstar;
Step 1: Open Hotstar and find the video you wish to download
Step 2: You should see “Download this Video” appear at the top-right corner. Click on it.
Step 3: Then choose the output quality and the download will begin immediately.
Another easy solution that you can use to download videos from Hotstar is Savefrom.net. This free online tool is very easy to use and you will not be required to create an account or even install any software to use it.
It also supports downloading videos from numerous other sites including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and more.
Here’s how you can use it to download the videos from Hotstar;
Step 1: Open Hotstar on your Android device or computer.
Step 2: Find the video that you want to download and copy its URL
Step 3: Then go to https://en.savefrom.net/20/ and then paste in the URL in the field provided.
Step 4: Click on the Download button and select the output format you want to use. The download will begin immediately and you should be able to see it in the downloads folder on your computer.
If you have the Hotstar app on your Android device or PC, you can download the videos directly from the app. Here’s how to do it;
Step 1: Ensure that your device is connected to a strong and stable Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Open the Hotstar app on your device or PC and look for the movie or TV series that you want to download.
Step 3: Tap on the video to select it and you should then see the Download icon next to the Watchlist and Share icons.
Step 4: Tap on this download icon and you will be prompted to select the output quality that you would like to use.
Step 5: The download process will begin as soon as you have selected the output quality.
When the download is complete, you should be able to view the downloaded videos offline. But videos downloaded using this method cannot be shared with others.