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Jio Disney+ Hotstar offer: How to get free subscription on Jio prepaid number

Jio Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription is up for grabs on select plans that are valid for one month and one year.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | June 8, 2020 | Updated 16:07 IST


  • Jio has launched special prepaid plans to availa Disney+ Hotstar susbcription.
  • The prepaid plans start for Rs 401 but there are yearly plans available as well.
  • Jio also has some data add-ons that get customers the free subscription.

Jio will offer a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar on a range of prepaid plans. Soon after putting out the teaser for the offer, Jio has announced the prepaid plans worth Rs 401 will provide customers with one year of complimentary subscription to Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership, which otherwise costs Rs 399 yearly. Not only the monthly prepaid plan of Rs 401 but Jio is also doling out the benefit on yearly prepaid plans and those used as add-ons to avail additional data on the existing plans.

Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription lets users watch exclusive shows from Star India and partner channels at 6 pm daily, ahead of their TV premiere, Hotstar Original programmes, live sports, live news, and Hindi-dubbed catalogue from Disney, HBO, Showtime, and other streaming partners. It is priced at Rs 399 on a yearly basis, but Jio is bundling the subscription with a few of its prepaid plans that provide customers with daily data and voice benefits.

Here is how you can avail the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription on your Jio prepaid number:

If your prepaid plan is nearing its expiry, you are supposed to recharge it to continue enjoying cellular services from Jio. Normally, the minimum recharge to get both data and voice credits is for Rs 129. The plan offers you 2GB monthly data over and above unlimited voice calls to Jio numbers and 1,000 minutes for non-Jio numbers. If you are not into streaming, this plan would make sense for you and you will not be able to enjoy Disney+ Hotstar subscription.

To be able to enjoy the subscription offer, you are needed to recharge your number with Rs 401 minimum. Let us first know about what you get apart from the complimentary subscription with this plan. The Rs 401 prepaid plan provides you with 3GB of daily data for 90 days, which totals to 270GB. Jio is also offering 6GB extra data over and above what you receive, bringing the data credit up to 276GB for 90 days. There is also unlimited Jio calls and 1,000 minutes of off-net calls with the prepaid plan.

Now, coming to the Disney+ Hotstar subscription, you will receive the benefit on your Jio number that you will need to use when signing in to the service. You can later add your email address to validate it for free service, as well. As soon as your recharge with the Rs 401 plan, you become eligible for the complimentary benefits for at least 90 days initially. According to Jio, you will need to continue recharging your number with Rs 401 plan to continue enjoying the free subscription for the rest of the days within the 1-year offer.

Alternatively, Jio has a yearly plan that comes with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. You can recharge with Rs 2,599 for one year to avail the offer. The prepaid plan provides you with 2GB daily data, along with 10GB extra data for the entire validity of 365 days. The total data credit is 740GB over and above unlimited Jio calls and 1,000 off-net minutes. When the prepaid plan expires after 365 days, you can choose any plan of your choice but the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription offer will not be applicable to you anymore.

There are add-ons as well that provide you with the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription if you already have a long-term plan but are running short on data. You can buy 12 data add-on vouchers of Rs 51 (worth Rs 612 total) to add 72GB data, as well as 6,000 off-net minutes, over and above your existing plan. What you get complimentary is one-year of Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription at once. There are other add-ons as well, worth Rs 1,004, Rs 1,206, and Rs 1,208 with respective validities of 120 days, 180 days, and 240 days. They provide you with 200GB, 240GB, and 240GB in respective order.

Now, what if you already have a Disney+ Hotstar subscription? You can recharge with any of the eligible plans to add to your existing subscription and extend it for one year. The best option for you will be the add-ons, in case you already have a subscription and just want more data for streaming.

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