New Delhi: Reliance Jio has removed all but two of its bundled streaming plans that come with the Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription. Of the multiple bundled Disney+ Hotstar plans that Jio offered to its users at various prices, only two remain.
This was first spotted by TelecomTalk and the list of plans that have been removed so far includes Rs 499, Rs 601, Rs 799, Rs 1,099, Rs 333, Rs 419, Rs 583, Rs 783 plan and Rs 1,199 plan, all of which can no longer be recharged on the platform. However, users who have already recharged one of these plans will likely be able to use it until the expiration date.
The Rs 1,499 plan and the Rs 4,199 plan are still there and will come with Disney+ Hotstar subscription. However, it remains unclear whether these plans will also be around for long. The two plans also offer a bundled Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription and not the “Mobile” subscription, which limits users to 720p resolution and only one mobile device.
While the Rs 1,499 plan comes with 2GB of daily data for 84 days, the Rs 4,199 plan comes with 3GB of daily data for 365 days. Both plans also offer unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day.
Why did Disney+ Hotstar packs drop?
Jio was the only telecom player to offer Disney+ Hotstar subscription packs, and while the company has not officially revealed the reason for ending support for these packs, it seems that the reason may be that Disney+ Hotstar no longer has the rights to stream the next IPL season, the rights it has now acquired Viacom18. The latter is part of Reliance Industries Limited through TV18.
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However, Disney+ Hotstar will still be telecasting the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup and it looks like those looking to buy a new recharge plan with Disney+ Hotstar benefits will now have to choose between the only two remaining Jio plans that offer these benefits.