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Jio launches new prepaid plans with subscription to entire Disney+ Hotstar library
NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio Tuesday launched five new prepaid plans that will offer complimentary a subscription to the entire content library of Disney+ Hotstar.

The revision is largely on the back of Disney+ Hotstar revising its plan and offerings in the Indian market.

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea that also have content deals with Disney+ Hotstar are yet to report any changes in their pricing.

Disney+ Hotstar had introduced new plans and subscription model in July this year that will reportedly come into effect September 1, 2021.

The new Hotstar plans are billed annually and are priced at Rs 499, Rs 899, and Rs 1,499.

These new plans essentially enable all Disney+ Hostar subscribers to access the complete content library.

Earlier, subscribers without a premium subscription could not stream Disney+ originals, TV shows & movies from Disney, National Geographic, among other content.

To date, Jio has been bundling Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription with its plans that included access to live sports, Hotstar specials, movies & TV shows, and dubbed content in three Indian languages.

In contrast, Jio’s new plans will offer all the above benefits on Disney+ Hotstar in addition to a new library of international content in the English language, including Disney+ originals, TV shows from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, HBO, FX, Showtime, and others.

Plan type 1 month 2 month 3 month Annual Data add-on
MRP 499 666 888 2599 549
Data (GB/day) 3 2 2 2 1.5
Free voice & SMS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Validity (days) 28 56 84 365 56

The plans are priced at Rs 499, Rs 666, Rs 888, and Rs 2,599 offer validity of 28 days, 56 days, 84 days, and 365 days, respectively. While the Rs 499 plan provides 3GB data/day, the other three plans offer 2GB data/day.

‘Jio Exclusive’ smartphones imply locked with Jio sim and Jio bundled apps in partnerships with device manufacturers. These smartphones would come with a price support from Jio, along with no cost EMI (up to 6 months) and additional benefits worth Rs 7000-10000.

Meanwhile, the Rs 549 plan can be purchased as a data add-on for availing of 1.5GB of data per day.

All new prepaid plans come with unlimited voice and SMS benefits, barring the Rs 549 prepaid plan.

The new Jio prepaid plans will be available for recharge from September 1, 2021.

All Jio customers on active Disney+ Hotstar plans will continue to enjoy the existing benefits until their current subscription expires.

The telecom market leader in April this year had launched prepaid Jio Cricket Plans in partnership with Disney+ Hotstar ahead of IPL 2021 season, priced at Rs 401, Rs 598, Rs 777, and Rs 2599, along with a Jio Cricket app for its JioPhone users.