Hotstar Named in Most Entertaining Apps of 2017 by Google Play


In a significant development, Hotstar has found a prominent place under the Most Entertaining Apps of 2017 inside the Google Play. Interestingly, Hotstar is the first Indian app to cross 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

The live streaming app has already received multiple industry accolades such as Apple TV’s App of the Year. Moreover, the app has been featured on every list of India’s most downloaded apps. The main highlight of the Hotstar app is its ability to impressively balance the crucial challenges involved in traffic from millions of daily users. Moreover, the developers are working hard to provide a world-class user experience.

According to Hotstar, the product team has given special emphasis on the creation of a personalized viewing experience. The purpose is to enable users to smartly navigate through hundreds of thousands of hours of media content.

Nowadays, live sports is trending all over the world. The Hotstar app has made big investments in a bid to provide users with a sports experience they deserve. It includes offering a detailed analysis of each game with the ability for the users to easily track and re-live the matches anytime with millions of other users.

The success of Hotstar is attributed to innovations in content based on feedback provided by the users. Moreover, the developers are making huge efforts to keep the app lightweight without compromising of the performance.

Google Play’s Best of 2017 includes some of the best and popular mobile apps across various categories such as productivity, gaming, fitness, and entertainment. The Google Play is one of the largest app ecosystems in the world. There are over three million apps inside the Play Store. Hence, the contest is intense as each category is hotly contested with apps from the world’s best technology developers.

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In addition to Hotstar, the popular Android mobile apps such as PicsArt Animator, Coloring Book for Me & Mandala, Gaana Music, and Hooked also bagged the Most Entertaining Apps of 2017 award.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at