Hotstar is an Indian digital and mobile entertainment platform launched in 6 February 2015 by Star India. It is owned by Novi Digital Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Star India. It provides streaming media and video-on-demand services and is available on web, Android, iOS, FireTV, and Apple TV platforms. The beta version of the website went live in January 2015 and Star India officially launched Hotstar in February 2015. Primarily intended to serve as a mobile application that would support streaming of the 2015 Cricket World Cup with some entertainment content, it had 1 million downloads within six days of its launch and doubled that number in ten days. Gradually, Hotstar expanded its offerings, and as of 2018, the platform hosts over 100,000 hours of content, in over 17 languages.