Hotstar is one of the most popular streaming platforms in India, offering a wide range of content from movies and shows to sports and news. However, if you are not satisfied with the service or want to switch to another platform, you might want to delete your Hotstar account and unsubscribe from its plans. In this blog post, we will show you how to do that in a few simple steps.
Before you delete your Hotstar account, you should know that this action is irreversible and will remove all your personal data, preferences, watch history, downloads, and recommendations from the platform. You will also lose access to any premium or VIP content that you have subscribed to. Therefore, make sure that you really want to delete your account and have backed up any important data before proceeding.
How to Delete Hotstar Account?
First, before deleting your account, you need to make sure that you are not a premium member of the Hotstar Application.
In case you are a premium member, then you will first have to unsubscribe from Hotstar Premium, after which you can delete the account.
To delete your Hotstar account, follow these steps:
1. Open the Hotstar app on your device or visit the website on your browser.
2. Tap on the profile icon on the top right corner of the screen and select “My Account”.
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Delete Account”.
4. You will be asked to enter your password to confirm your identity. Enter your password and click on “Delete Account” again.
5. You will see a message saying that your account has been deleted successfully and you will be logged out of the platform.
If you have subscribed to any Hotstar plans, deleting your account will not cancel your subscription automatically. You will need to cancel your subscription separately depending on the mode of payment you have used. Here are some ways to cancel your Hotstar subscription:
– If you have subscribed through Google Play Store or Apple App Store, you will need to cancel your subscription through the respective store settings.
– If you have subscribed through Hotstar’s website using a credit card, debit card, net banking, or UPI, you can cancel your subscription by visiting the “My Account” page on the website and clicking on “Cancel Subscription”.
Once you cancel your subscription, you will still be able to access the premium or VIP content until the end of your current billing cycle. After that, you will not be charged any further and your access will be revoked.
How to delete Hotstar account via Email
1. Log in to the email account that you have registered with Hotstar. You don’t need to send the email with the registered account. You can send it from any email account that you own, but you must be extra careful to mention details of the Hotstar registered account (could be an email or a mobile number) in the email that you send. On the contrary, if you decide to send the email with the registered account rather than a random email id, then the entire process will go on smoothly.
2. You will need to compose an email and make it out to email@example.com.
3. You can keep the Subject as “REQUEST FOR ACCOUNT DELETION” or “HOTSTAR ACCOUNT DELETION.”
4. In the body section of the email, write about why you want to delete your account and request for deletion. I have given a sample template below.
Sample email Template
Hi Hotstar Team
I am a registered user of Hotstar with the name Kelvin U and the email id linked with this account is mine . I no longer need this account at the moment due to personal reasons and request you to delete my account from your database and also would like to stop receiving communication/advertisement mails.
Hope you understand my concern and will do the needful as soon as possible. To ask any further information regarding my query, you can contact me on my email id or phone number (mention your phone number and email-id here).
Note: This process might take a bit of time as the Hotstar team will have to verify your details. If your concern is valid and your account is genuine, then your account will be deleted by them, and you will simultaneously receive communication regarding the same from the backend team.
How to delete Hotstar account permanently
Once you have send out an email to the support team requesting account deletion, the deletion will be permanent. You will no longer be able to access the account with your old credentials, as it will be deleted permanently. To be able to use Hotstar again, you will have to create a new account.
How to delete Hotstar account with phone number
If you have created an account in Hotstar using your phone number and have not registered any email id, what you can do is send out an email to the Hotstar support team, requesting for account deletion. You can send out this email from any email account that you own, but make sure to mention your phone number within the email content.
If you have any other question related around Hotstar account or your subscription you can refer to their Official Website, they have tried to answer most of the commonly asked questions by their customers. I hope your query is in here too!
Thanks for reading!