Reliance Jio has announced its Jio Disney+ Hotstar offer just days after teasing it on social media and MyJio app. The telecom operating is giving a one-year subscription of Disney+ Hotstar VIP to all prepaid users who recharge their accounts with Rs. 401 plan, Rs. 2,599 plan, Rs. 612 data voucher, or Rs. 1208 data voucher. Notably, the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription on its own cost Rs. 399 right now, so essentially, you are getting it for free on any of these plans as the free subscription is offered over the usual plan-specific benefits.
It is important to note that the subscription to Disney+ Hotstar will only be valid until the user keeps the validity of Jio number active with a base plan. If the user fails to keep the validity active continuously for a year, the subscription will stop working.
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 programs, live sports, live news, and Hindi-dubbed catalog 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.
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.