Star World is gone, here’s how you can still watch classic shows online

Star World is gone, here’s how you can still watch classic shows online

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On March 15, 2023, after more than 31 years on the air, the English general entertainment channel Star World closed its doors. The channel, which was called Star Plus until 2000, was once a favorite of those growing up in India in the 1990s and early 2000s, and hosted many of India’s most popular shows. ‘era. While you could shed a tear for the channel’s closure, it had sadly lost viewership and relevance in recent years, thanks to the phenomenal rise of streaming – especially among viewers of English-language content. Disney Star ultimately made the decision to shut down the linear channel in 2023.

While some may have loved the convenience of simply turning on your TV and cable box, switching to the channel, and watching whatever was on without having to think or choose, it’s hard to deny the convenience and flexibility offered by streaming. Luckily, much of Star World’s content is still available to watch online through streaming platforms; Disney+ Hotstar notably has a Star World channel where it curates and maintains classic shows that air on the linear TV channel.


Star World has already hosted some of the most popular shows of their time, and thankfully many of these shows are still available to watch online, on popular streaming platforms. We’ve put together a list of classic Star World TV shows you can still watch today and where you can find them – read on for our list.

breaking Bad

The critically acclaimed AMC show Breaking Bad first aired in India officially on Star World in 2013, near the end of its five-season run. The show was followed by a sequel feature El Camino, as well as the popular spin-off Better Call Saul. Currently, fans of the Breaking Bad universe can watch all seasons of both shows, as well as the movie, on Netflix.

modern family

One of the few sitcoms from the previous decade that managed to remain at least somewhat relevant with the changing times, Modern Family has managed to retain its fan base even today. The show, spanning an extended family with unique relationships and cultural perspectives, offers all 11 seasons to watch on Disney+ Hotstar.


The classic spy thriller Homeland ran for eight seasons from 2011 to 2020 and aired on Star World during that time. While Claire Danes led the series throughout its run, portraying CIA officer Carrie Matheson, the show also featured strong supporting performances from Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody and Mandy Patinkin. as Saul Berenson. You can watch all seasons of Homeland on Disney+ Hotstar.

The Walking Dead

Another popular show from AMC, The Walking Dead has gained some popularity for its unique take on the zombie genre. The show began with a focus on survival in the face of a zombie apocalypse, but eventually evolved to show the social and political aspects of its post-apocalyptic world. You can watch all 11 seasons of The Walking Dead on Netflix, although some episodes from the latest season have yet to be released on the platform at the time of writing.

Coffee with Karan

The long-running celebrity talk show hosted by filmmaker and television personality Karan Johar, Koffee With Karan was among Star World’s most popular original shows. The first six seasons of the show aired on Star World, with the most recent seventh season eventually transitioning to digital-only on Disney+ Hotstar in 2022. This was perhaps the biggest sign that Star World was on. about to disappear. Luckily for fans of the series, all seven seasons of Koffee With Karan are available on Disney+ Hotstar.

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