Wednesday, February 17, 2021

How To Change Hotstar Video Quality Settings

Hotstar is a video streaming platform similar to Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video. On Hotstar, you can watch live sports, TV shows, movies, and much more. Hotstar is most popular in India where users can watch high-quality videos in 8 regional languages.

If you're a Premium subscriber, you can enjoy watching Hollywood & Bollywood movies and TV channels. You can also watch the latest American TV shows, blockbuster movies in 9 languages, Premier league, and more.

It can be accessed through a web login from your favorite web browser. If you're a smartphone user, you can get Hotstar for Android and iOS.

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Hotstar is available in the US, Canada, and India. Users from these countries can subscribe to Premium services. However, you can't change the membership from one country to another. If you're from the US and are subscribed to Hotstar membership, your account cannot be used in Canada. You can only use the Hotstar USA login.

As per your Internet speed, the video quality in Hotstar app changes from time to time. Hotstar will automatically observe your data speed and serves you the matching video quality. If you feel that the streaming quality is very low, you can change the video quality settings.

Once you change the video quality, the full video will be played in the required quality. You have to change the required quality for each video you watch. The auto video quality will be the permanent setting in Hotstar.

hotstar video quality


  • Hotstar app with an active account (Premium or basic account).
  • Android phone (Version 4.03 and above).
  • iPhone (Version 9 and above).

How To Change Hotstar Video Quality on Mobile

  • Launch the Hotstar app on your mobile.
  • Log in to your account if not done already. (You can log in with your phone number after OTP verification).
  • Browse a free or premium video and tap the Play button.
  • Tap on the video playing screen.

hotstar video settings

  • Tap the Settings (Gear icon) option.
  • Choose Video Quality which will appear at the bottom of the screen.

video quality settings hotstar
  • Select your required video quality from the available options on the next slide.

change video quality

Here, the low quality could be 144p or 180p; the medium quality can be 360p; high quality could be 720p or 1080p. You can choose the best video quality as per your data bandwidth.

How To Change Hotstar Video Quality on Web Version

Hotstar doesn't offer a PC version application. However, you can run the Android app on Bluestacks virtual platform to change the video quality. For web login users, you can follow the below guide:

  • Sign in to your account.
  • Play your favorite video.
  • Move the mouse cursor on the video playing screen.
  • Click the Settings (Gear icon) at the bottom right side.

settings video quality

  • Choose High/Medium/Low quality as per your wish from the below options.

hotstar hd video

If you have a good Internet connection on your PC, watching videos in HD quality could be the best choice.


You can change the Hotstar streaming quality on a Live video. In some videos, you won't be able to change the 360p class to 720p or 1080p. This could be due to the nature of the uploaded video quality.