Hotstar Kids Mode Debuts, Filters Age-Appropriate Content

Hotstar has introduced a new “Kids” button on its website, which filters age-appropriate content, gaining parental control for the first time in India’s leading streaming service. (This is not available at the time of writing, on any Hotstar application.) Unlike the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar has never had an age restriction feature, nor has it shown any interest in building a dedicated app , As with YouTube Kids and Voot Kids. Although the yellow logo indicates that the Disney-owned streaming service is working on the “Hotstar Kids” app. Gadgets 360 has reached out to Hotstar for comment.

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Hotstar will be reunited as Disney + Hotstar – with a family-friendly Disney + set to enter India in March – last year as part of Star India’s $ 71.3 billion acquisition of Fox’s film and TV assets As for, this is the perfect time for anyone to start a child-friendly section. Titles such as the classic The Lion King and Aladdin to Pixar are available on hit Disney titles such as the Disney Story Trilogy and Finding Nemo on Disney’s Hotstar. Inspired by the strength of the Disney Back catalog, the launch of Disney + will no doubt create more children’s content for Hotstar. But there is no sight of any origin yet.

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Children’s entertainment is a huge market globally, particularly India, where the first video to hit a billion views on YouTube – still a locally leading platform, as it is completely independent – is a nursery rhyme compilation Was. The video comes from Chuchu TV, which has claimed it wants to be the “next Disney”, and has seen nearly 40 million subscribers and over 23 billion views on creating content for children up to the age of seven.

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