Watch Hotstar in USA Or Anywhere For Free – Latest Guide


In this post, we will guide on how to watch Hotstar TV of India in the USA or Anywhere in the world for free.

If you access Hotstar outside of India, you will get the following error(s).

  • Playback URL not available. Please try later. [HWEB_404]
  • This content is currently not available in your region.

This is because Hotstar is made available for only Indian viewers and due to licensing issues, anyone outside of India would not be able to access their service.

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How To Watch Hotstar In USA Without VPN?

In this post, I will guide you on how to watch Hotstar outside of India using a SmartDNS service. In a nutshell, you will need to;

  1. Register for a SmartDNS account.
  2. Activate your IP address with SmartDNS
  3. Change your SmartDNS account region to India
  4. Configure your device to use SmartDNS
  5. SmartDNS Configuration Status
  6. Access Hotstar.

Complicated? Seriously, No! Just follow the guide below.

Register for Smart DNS

There are many VPN and Smart DNS services have been blocked and with our testing, SmartDNS Proxy seems to be working well with Hotstar. First of all, you will need to register for an account with them.

Activate your IP address with Smart DNS

Once you’ve registered, you will need to activate your IP address with the Smart DNS Proxy Website. Once you’ve activated, there will be a green checkmark.

register IP with SmartDNS proxy

Change your SmartDNS account region to India

Go to your Account’s region configuration, scroll down till you see Channel Group B. Now, choose India from the drop-down list and click on Update.

Change SmartDNS region to India

Configure your device to use SmartDNS Servers

To set up Smart DNS Proxy on your device(s), go to their setup page, choose your system, and follow the on-screen instructions.

SmartDNS Proxy setup

SmartDNS Configuration Status

Once you’ve added the DNS servers into your device, go to your Smart DNS Proxy Configuration Status Page and you will see all checkmarks are now green and Channel Group B is set to India.

SmartDNS Configuration Status

Access Hotstar

That’s it! You can now access Hotstar and stream your favourite live game or programmes. If you’re on a mobile device, please ensure that you use the web browser to access Hotstar and not via their app.

This is because their app requires location services to be enabled which will reveal your actual location. The Smart DNS service cannot fake your GPS locations.

If you need help, please get in touch with our support team.


Whilst Hotstar is being aggressive on VPN service providers, they are still easy on Smart DNS proxy service providers. I am sure if they have been working hard enough like Netflix, they’ll be able to block Smart DNS services too. For now, we can all still enjoy accessing Hotstar outside of India. Why do you access Hotstar? Is there any specific programme that is not made available in your country?

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