Disney+ Hotstar is an online streaming service owned by Disney that allows users to watch movies, television shows, and original content from various Disney brands. On Tuesday, July 10th, 2019, users in India reported experiencing an outage that interrupted their viewing of a popular cricket match between India and England. Many customers took to social media to express their displeasure at the interruption and accuse Disney of failing to provide a reliable service at a time when the company is facing several setbacks in its Indian market.
It’s unclear what caused Hotstar’s website to go offline, but it seems like it had something to do with Disney losing control of the Hotstar.com domain name. Disney reportedly renewed the domain name on February 17, so it may have been behind the glitch.
DownDetector’s analysis suggests that there was a sudden spike in the volume of complaints surrounding Hotstar on Friday. According to users on social media, the app appeared to not work properly for them on their phones and desktop computers. While DownDetector cannot confirm whether or not there was actually an issue with the app, it is likely that this recent uptick in complaints is related.
Hotstar is a streaming service that caters to a wide audience. It offers a variety of genres and stars to choose from, making it an ideal service for anyone looking for something new to watch.
The hotstar outage is likely to have a negative effect on the company’s overall customer base in India, as many people turned to the service to watch cricket matches during the ongoing tournament between India and Australia.
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