Have you ever tried to stream any content on Hotstar? If so, you may have come across an issue where the app does not open while connected to NordVPN. The good news is there is a fix that does not require changing any codes.
NordVPN is a popular choice for customers who want to keep their browsing history private. Although the service provides a strong level of security, it also hinders users from engaging with content on Hotstar and other third-party apps.
“NordVPN completely blocks all apps and sites, forcing you to see ads when you use them,” a Hotstar representative said in an email. “We’re always looking for ways to improve the viewing experience for our customers, and this workaround helps a lot.”
Here’s how to open Hotstar when connected to NordVPN.
Step One: Open a New Session
Every time you connect to a new VPN, you will have to ask the app to reconnect to the network. To do this, open up the app and tap the gear icon in the upper right corner. From here, you can choose to either manually connect or let the app detect your location and connect automatically. If you choose the latter, you can still manually connect at any time by selecting the gear icon again and entering your VPN credentials.
Once you have connected to the VPN, open up Hotstar and you should see a notice indicating that the app has connected to the VPN. If you do not see the notice, you can click the notification in the upper right corner to access the VPN connection settings.
Step Two: Configure VPN For Hotstar
From here, you can toggle the VPN settings for Hotstar and other third-party apps from the OpenVPN platform. You can choose between strict and permissive encryption settings and select whether to allow VPN traffic through encryption when connecting to a public Wi-Fi network.
If you decide to accept the default settings, you can click the gear icon in the upper right corner to exit the configuration screen. However, if you wish to change the encryption settings for Hotstar, you can click the gear icon again and change the settings as desired.
Step Three: Log Out Of Your Account
When you log out of your account, you will have to log back in after you close the app or click the disconnect button to exit the VPN connection. You can also choose to disconnect from the VPN at any time by selecting the disconnect button in the upper right corner. Before you do this, ensure that your internet connection is not blocked or throttled by the VPN. You can also choose whether or not to auto-reconnect the VPN when you log back in. If you wish to keep multiple NordVPN accounts connected at the same time, you can set up separate configurations for each account.
NordVPN has developed a free version that allows users to try out the app and establish whether or not it is suitable for their needs. If you find that the free version does not provide the features you are looking for, you can upgrade to the premium version via the in-app purchase option.
The VPN service also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can rest assured that you are covered if you decide that the service does not live up to your expectations.