Hotstar rolls back Disney+ for Indian users in less than 24 hours
Hotstar said it a limited release of the beta version of the Disney+ Hotstar app is currently being tested with a small number of consumers ahead of the official launch on March 29.
Hotstar has rolled back "Disney+ Hotstar" rebranding in less than a day after it was made available to all users in India. According to many users on Twitter, Disney+ content vanished after the company rolled out another update on late Wednesday. With the new update, the "Disney+ Hotstar" logo has reverted to the updated Hotstar logo.
Earlier, Hotstar in a statement clarified the availability of Disney+ content was part of a beta trial with limited number of users. It also pointed out that the official Disney+ India launch on Hotstar is still scheduled for March 29, as announced earlier.
"A limited release of the beta version of the Disney+ Hotstar app is currently being tested with a small number of consumers, in preparation for the full-fledged app launch on 29th March," a Hotstar spokesperson said following the availability of Disney+ content in India.
As said earlier, many users on Twitter have pointed out that "Disney+" content are missing from the Hotstar app, a quick search on the Android version showed series like "The Mandalorian". However, other top Disney+ Originals like "The World According to Jeff Goldblum" were missing after the update. As expected, some users aren't very happy with the move.
@hotstartweets— Sourav Mukherjee (@SouravAecasn) March 12, 2020
Recently I have updated Hotstar app,it is now have the blue icon,I have Hotstar premium subscription but I am not able to find the option to access Disney+.I am using IPhone 6s, running in iOS 13.3.1,Hotstar app version 8.06.Please help.
It is worth noting that Hotstar didn't mention removal of Disney+ content in the changelog for the last update. "We regularly update our app to provide you an awesome video watching experience. To make sure you don't miss a thing, just keep your Updates turned on," says Hotstar's changelog on Google Play Store.