Hotstar ( is a streaming and online TV site and one of India’s largest streaming sites.

As of December 2023, has 174.8 million monthly views (283.7 million Dec 2022), according to Similar Web. The Wayback Machine estimates that was founded on December 26, 1996.

Is Safe?

I analyzed for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked on Sucuri, and the scan failed. Results: Sucuri scan for the site Sucuri results

Whenever the scan fails, Sucuri automatically lists the site as a medium security risk.

Sucuri wasn’t able to complete its scan for malware but it was able to detect some other minor issues listed below:

HTTPS mixed content found. Your HTTPS website is referring to an HTTP resource: on

I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on, and it is clean. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for the site

I also checked on VirusTotal, and it is clean. Results: VirusTotal scan for the site VirusTotal results

In conclusion, Sucuri wasn’t able to scan the site for malware; however, no security vendors blacklisted the site. Moreover, no security vendors on VirusTotal have flagged the domain as malicious. Though Sucuri lists it as a medium security risk. OVERALL GRADE: Relatively Safe.

Links and Profiles



1. SimilarWeb –

2. Wayback Machine –

(Last Updated: 2/19/2024)