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Star TV in the UK | How to watch Star Sports & Star Plus

Watching Star TV channels in the UK | Indian Life Abroad

If you’ve been in the UK for a while, you might be missing all of your favourite shows from home. What’s happening with Mishti and Abir in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke? Will you be throwing a viewing party for the almighty Chennai Super Kings vs the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Star Sports? Or settling into Sunday watching Koffee with Karan?

When you watch Star TV in the UK you can stay connected to the TV shows, movies and sports you love.

Star TV channels

The Star channel family includes something for everyone. You can get Star Plus in the UK for all the latest reality shows, sitcoms and edge-of-your-seat family dramas. From the recently concluded Kadhala Kadhala and Chandra Nandini – the hit Hindi-language dramatisation of the life of Chandragupta Maurya – to the final series of Naamkarann.

Or you can watch Star Sports in the UK for ten specialised channels covering everything sports fans could want – whether that’s test cricket or Kabaddi. Star Sports have declared themselves dedicated to building a platform for India as a multi-sports powerhouse.

Star Gold is the home of Bollywood blockbusters – both premieres and classics. Tune in for newcomers Luka Chuppi and Why Cheat India, or older favourites like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and the Golmaal films. There’s also Star Bharat, a Hindi entertainment channel where you’ll find Kya Haal, Mr. Paanchal? and beloved movies like Om Shanti Om. Whatever your taste, or mood, you’ll find something to curl up with here.

Where to watch Star TV in the UK

Sky TV offers over 40 Asian TV channels as part of its Sky Entertainment package (from £22 a month) which includes Star Sports, Star Gold and Star Plus. The best news? You don’t pay extra for these Star TV channels, which is the case with some other providers.

With Virgin Media, you could upgrade from a regular subscription with an Asian Mela package, which includes Star Gold, Star Plus and Star Bharat, and even more Asian TV channels for an additional £12 per month.

Hotstar TV – a new, diverse streaming service

First developed as a streaming service for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Hotstar exploded as a platform and now offers a wide variety of content from many Star TV channels. Available in the UK for £59.99 a year or £11.99 a month, a Hotstar subscription includes Star Plus, Star Bharat, Star Vijay, Asianet, Star Maa, Star Suvarna and Star Jalsha, alongside live Star Sports streaming in the UK – perfect for big sports events like the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup!

With the launch of Hotstar Specials – Star’s latest venture – a new generation of stories from India will hit millions of screens with powerful content. The first will be Roar of the Lion, a Hotstar special based on the Chennai Super Kings’ return to the IPL after serving a two-year ban for alleged spot-fixing.

The new Hotstar Specials format will allow for a greater variety of Indian stories on a grander scale. Makers will be showcasing never-before-seen stories for a diverse audience – each show will be available to watch on Hotstar in seven languages: Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

You can sign up to Hotstar TV on your computer for the easiest, most accessible way to get hold of Star’s thousands of hours of content. The best part? You’ll be able to take your favourite shows with you wherever you go!


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