Hotstar App Download for iOS, iPhone, iPad and Apple MacBook (Version 5.16)

Hotstar Go Solo App for iOS, iPhone, iPad, MacBook: Every now and then, we want to watch a Sports match or a missed TV opera on our mobile phones and laptops. Smartphones are the best way to do this as we all know. In smartphones, many users use Android OS and many users use Apple products like iPhone, iPad and MacBooks. In our last post, we discussed how to install Hotstar app on Android mobiles by downloading the APK file. But for iOS, there are no APK files. So, want to watch your favourite TV shows and sports matches on your Apple Products through Hotstar? This guide will help you download Hotstar for iPhone, iPad, MacBook and show you how to use it.

Hotstar App download for iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Apple iOS devices, ChromeCast etc.
Learn How to download Hotstar for iPhone, iPad and MacBook in this simple tutorial.

Apple products have a wide range of variations with at least 2-3 products releasing in the market every year. Some of the most notable and widely sold products are Apple iPhone, iPad, MacBook and iMac. Out of all, users prefer to watch Hotstar mostly on their iPhone and iPad because they can take these devices anywhere. So, in this guide we will learn all the ways to download Hotstar App for free on iPhone.

ChromeCast is also another widely used Google Product that is connected to Hotstar app to view TV Shows and movies from Mobile to directly on TV. Apple TV is also one of the products that we can connect to Hotstar with ChromeCast.

Hotstar App Stats from iTunes:

File Name Hotstar
Version 5.16
Last Updated 14 August, 2017
Size 77 MB
Developer Novi Digital
Download on iTunes
Rating 12+

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later

Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and MacBook.

Compatible with Apple TV: Yes

What’s New in Hotstar 5.16?

  • More Languages support
  • Bug fixes
  • Fast streaming
  • Hotstar Premium expanded features

Hotstar app free download for iPhone

Hotstar for iPhone: iPhone is the most used mobile in United States and the usage is growing rapidly in India also. Many Indian users are using iPhones irrelative of their heavy pricing and this is making all Indian Apps to design theirs for iOS also. All the apps on iPhone must be downloaded from their iTunes store for security purposes. See, how to download Hotstar from iTunes below. This method is valid to only certain iPhones as running Hotstar will need a little bit of RAM and a working Wi-Fi port. If you own any of the below iPhones, download the app instantly.

  • Apple iPhone 4
  • Apple iPhone 4s
  • Apple iPhone 5
  • Apple iPhone 5s
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus


Apple iPhone 7 Plus is the last released iPhone with 2GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants. If you own any of the above iPhones, your mobile will work perfectly for downloading Hotstar for free on iPhone.

Step 1: Go to Appstore in your iPhone, and sign in with your Apple ID. If you don’t have one, click on ‘Sign Up’ and go with the process. Most of the Apple IDs are generated when you purchase an iPhone. Just enter your email and password to sign in.

Step 2: In the search bar, type ‘Hotstar’ and hit search/enter button. Open the first app from the results i.e., ‘Hotstar by Novi Digital‘.

Step 3: Hotstar is free to use for iPhones and to download just hit install. In a few seconds, Hotstar will be installed on your iPhone.

How to watch Hotstar TV shows/Sports matches in iPhone?

Open the Hotstar App and Go to ‘Sports’ to watch LIVE sports matches. To watch a TV show, navigate to TV shows and select your language. See all the TV shows in your language. Open any TV show and press play to watch it online. Hotstar premium with many more features is available for Rs.200/- from the iTunes store.

You can also watch English Movies, TV Series from Hotstar.

See more: Hotstar LIVE Sports & Cricket | Hotstar LIVE TV Shows & Channels

Hotstar App download for iPad, MacBook

Both iPad and MacBook have the same capabilities when it comes to software and design. So, it’s an added benefit that we can use any software on both the devices without much configuration. There are two methods that we can download Hotstar on iPad and MacBooks. One method is by downloading the app from iTunes. We already learned this method in the above ‘Hotstar app for iPhone’ process. Another method is by using an Android emulator software to run Hotstar on MacOS and Hotstar for MacBook Air.

Note: If the below Android Emulator process doesn’t work for iPad, that means there is no other way to use Hotstar on iPad other than downloading officially from iTunes.

Downloading Hotstar for MacBook/iPad with BlueStacks

Hotstar iTunes preview
Hotstar iTunes preview – Download Hotstar on iOS from iTunes by clicking the ‘Install’ Button

BlueStacks is an Android emulator software that allows users to download and use Android apps on their computers. Many Windows users use this software to install apps and play games. Today, we will use it to Install Hotstar on iPad and MacBoook for free.

Step 1: Go to, and go to the download section. Click on ‘Download for Mac’ and a .dmg file of BlueStacks will be automatically downloaded to your Mac. Install it by clicking on the downloaded app.

Step 2: Open BlueStacks and sign in with your existing Gmail account. After signing in, open the search bar and search for ‘Hotstar’. Many apps with Hotstar download links will be available. Click on ‘Hotstar app’ from Google PlayStore. Click on install and accept permissions.

Step 3: After downloading Hotstar on Mac, open the app and check if it’s working once. If it’s not working, try to download another version of the app.

Step 4 (Alternative): If you do not have a Gmail account, you can still install Hotstar for iPad/MacBook with a APK file. APK files are android extensions just like Apple has DMG files. Download Hotstar APK to your MacBook.

Step 5: After downloading Hotstar APK for iPhone, iPad and MacBook, open BlueStacks, navigate to File explorer and click on Hotstar APK to install it on BlueStacks.

Hotstar app on Google PlayStore
Search for Hotstar on Google Play Store and Click on ‘Hotstar-live TV movies cricket’ app to install.

Hotstar has the same interface and same products on both Android and iOS platforms. So, you can use any version of the app on your device with the above tutorials. As Apple is tight on it’s security, these above methods are the only working methods and are recommended by us for their safety.

Alternatively, if you own a Windows PC by any chance, there are more interesting and easy ways to use Hotstar for Windows PC/Laptop. Hotstar is free for both Windows and iOS. Hotstar Premium is available for both the parties for Rs. 200/- per month. To get Hotstar Premium, you should buy a monthly subscription and the fee will be cut every month.