COVID-19 has changed a lot of things and one them is the ability or drawback, whatever way you see it, to watch latest movie releases on OTT platforms. The biggest beneficiary of this in India is Disney+Hotstar. They’ve released few new movies since the pandemic happened and enjoyed great success in terms of viewership.
Usually Disney+Hotstar releases movies at 7:30 PM IST, but Xiaomi has figured out a way to release the same movies 2 hours earlier for their Mi TV users.
So, if Disney+Hotstar is releasing a movie at 7:30 PM, Mi TV users will able to watch the same movie at 5:30 PM. And most importantly, the offer is only applicable on Multiplex movies.
There are certain conditions in place like, a Hotstar premium subscription and other thing is the movies will be shown in PatchWall UI. To watch the Multiplex movies you will be directed to PatchWall UI which is Xiaomi’s own Customized TV interface.
PatchWall UI is one of the most popular Smart TV interface. Initially, Xiaomi was completely dependent on PatchWall UI to run MI TV but than it shifted towards Google OS.
However, everyone should keep in mind that PatchWall UI is an exclusive features only available for Mi TV users. The upcoming Mi TV stick is also expected to not have PatchWall UI.