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Well, one thing's for sure, Hotstar has come a long way from it's initial 720p minuscule library offering. It has a pretty decent collection now I'd say. At 999/- for a full year, it's definitely good enough. 

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Hotstar's got incorrect aspect ratios on many of their premium movies though.

Here's an example. Notice how a big portion of the frame gets cut on either side on Hotstar. It bothers me quite a bit and makes almost the entire premium catalogue of movies pretty much worthless to me.

 

Hotstar:

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Youtube:

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Anyone using Flixify it costs the same as netflix and have all the latest movies from their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/flixify.to/



It seems to be an invite only system.
There are couple of threads on reddit about the service.


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Anyone using Flixify it costs the same as netflix and have all the latest movies from their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/flixify.to/



It seems to be an invite only system.
There are couple of threads on reddit about the service.


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Guys, do any of your mobile devices stream Prime in HD? How do you know if it's switched to full HD? 

 

From what I understand, Netflix and Amazon Prime video both require devices which support Widevine L1 DRM. Unfortunately, my ancient Oneplus One fails in this test as it's L3 Widevine. However, my brother has an A8+ which supports L1 certification, yet his device can't stream Amazon Prime videos in Full HD. Netflix works in Full HD on his phone. 

 

Can anyone of you with higher end mobile phone confirm this?

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4 hours ago, Ethan_Hunt said:

Guys, do any of your mobile devices stream Prime in HD? How do you know if it's switched to full HD? 

 

From what I understand, Netflix and Amazon Prime video both require devices which support Widevine L1 DRM. Unfortunately, my ancient Oneplus One fails in this test as it's L3 Widevine. However, my brother has an A8+ which supports L1 certification, yet his device can't stream Amazon Prime videos in Full HD. Netflix works in Full HD on his phone. 

 

Can anyone of you with higher end mobile phone confirm this?

HD works on my S7. Can confirm. None of oneplus phones even 5t support HD videos in netflix, prime. 

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10 minutes ago, CarbonCore said:

Does hotstar show ads in live sports events? The only thing I miss since cutting cords is live F1 and football stuff and I don't wanna miss out on world cup action.

It shows ipl live. Just checked and its showing gran prix qualifiers and football matches too. 

You should try the free trial to confirm. 

 

Hotstar is pretty awesome btw. Lots of great shows and movies. 

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18 minutes ago, CarbonCore said:

Does hotstar show ads in live sports events? The only thing I miss since cutting cords is live F1 and football stuff and I don't wanna miss out on world cup action.

No ads in f1 but its limited to 720p. Just watched the Qualify for Spain GP.

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Great, 720p is fine as long as its ad free and live. 300rs per year is peanuts compared to sport packages on cable network. Its amazing how much they rip you off by charging stupid prices per month and then show exuberant amount of ads on top of it. 

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5 hours ago, adity said:

HD works on my S7. Can confirm. None of oneplus phones even 5t support HD videos in netflix, prime. 

 

Thanks! How do you know it's switched to HD? Does it show the HD logo lit up with 1080p like the PS4 and PC UI? 

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1 hour ago, CarbonCore said:

Great, 720p is fine as long as its ad free and live. 300rs per year is peanuts compared to sport packages on cable network. Its amazing how much they rip you off by charging stupid prices per month and then show exuberant amount of ads on top of it. 

Double check before purchasing sports pack. There were lot of comments on the live page about people not able to watch f1 even though sports pack mentions F1 is included. 

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6 hours ago, Ethan_Hunt said:

 

Thanks! How do you know it's switched to HD? Does it show the HD logo lit up with 1080p like the PS4 and PC UI? 

Yup it does. And I also have the option to download in HD. So there's that. 

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8 hours ago, CarbonCore said:

Great, 720p is fine as long as its ad free and live. 300rs per year is peanuts compared to sport packages on cable network. Its amazing how much they rip you off by charging stupid prices per month and then show exuberant amount of ads on top of it. 

I find hotstar very poor in its live streaming during weekend big Ipl matches have seen issues in there streaming not just matches anything on hotstar starts buffering they should plan to implement 1080p streaming on Android TV as well 

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