IPL is Fun… An action-packed thriller… True adrenaline rush. From ABD’s 360° shots to those big sixes from Gayle’s bat, or the perfect yorker from Bhumrah, it’s been a treat to the eyes of cricket buffs watching these International cricket-stars performing out of the box to win the trophy. IPL is all set to come with its 13th edition.
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic situation, there was big speculation that the tournament might get postponed for this season. But finally, on 2nd August 2020, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly announced that the biggest cricket league in the universe is going to start in UAE under an empty stadium. The craze, the fun, the rush- everything will be the same; the only difference is, this time, IPL will be played behind the closed doors.
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Since the announcement date, people are searching for live streaming platforms rigorously to watch every match live. If you are also wondering how to watch IPL 2020 on mobile phones? Then here is what you need to see. Yes, we have got your back here! Go through this blog and learn all the easy methods to stream the IPL live on your smartphone.
How to watch IPL 2020 for Free on Mobile! (5 Easy Ways)
The first match of the tournament is going to take place between the defending champion Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on 19th September. This will be a rematch of the IPL 2019 final where MI beat CSK and won the trophy. So, it will be really exciting to watch these two teams lock horns and rumble again.
The best part is, we are going to watch Dhoni take charge of the ground almost after one and a half years. Especially after retirement, seeing Dhoni performing again will be a treat for the ‘MSDians’. Definitely, this time, the matches are going to be massive ones.
However, the final match will be played on 10th November. So, you really need a reliable platform to start streaming IPL live from day one. Here we have handpicked 5 easy methods to watch IPL on mobile. So, without much ado, let’s learn the steps of making your choice of best streaming platforms for IPL 2020.
Method 1: Install Disney+ Hotstar
Star Sports has the exclusive rights to broadcast the game officially on their channels. So, a Disney+ Hotstar plan is all you need to watch the game from your phone. Previously Hotstar used to stream IPL for free with five minutes delay from the live game. But from this year, you need to have an additional subscription to watch the game streaming live on your smartphone.
Disney+ Hotstar has two variants of yearly plans from which you can choose. The first one is the Premium plan that costs Rs 1,499 per year, and the second plan is the VIP plan, which costs Rs 399 per year. If you intend only to watch cricket and other sports live on your smartphone, the VIP plan will be enough. Follow the steps below and learn how to stream IPL 2020 live from Hotstar on your smartphone.
Step 1: Firstly, download and install the Disney+ Hotstar app on your phone from Google Playstore or App store
Step 2: Then, choose your Language of Interest; you can choose three or more languages to get content suggestions on that particular language
Step 3: After that, choose the subscription plan you want to buy and tap on the CONTINUE button below
Step 4: Now, you need to enter your mobile number, and you will get an OTP
Step 5: Then, enter the OTP to log in, and you will be redirected to the payment gateway page
Step 6: Follow the simple on-screen instructions and complete the payment.
Step 7: Finally, as you successfully purchase the subscription plan, you are all set to watch IPL 2020 on your phone. Simply, open the application and start live streaming on the match day.
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Method 2: Get JioTV App (Free Method)
If you use a Reliance Jio SIM card then you can watch the IPL 2020 live on the phone for free. Jio offers free access to JioTV, which has most of the Indian entertainment and movie channels along with sports channels. Here is how to watch IPL 2020 live on mobile with JioTV.
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Step 1: At first, download and install the JioTV app and Hotstar app from Google Play Store or App Store.
Step 2: Then, log in to the JioTV app using your Jio account credentials
Step 3: Now, locate the Star Sports channel from the list of sports channels
Step 4: Click on the channel where IPL is streaming, and you will be redirected to the Hotstar app, and the match will be streamed right there.
JioTV comes as a complimentary freebie with all the Jio Plans except for the Rs 98 plan. Jio also has certain voice plans where the complete Disney+ Hotstar subscription comes for free.
Method 3: Watch IPL on Airtel TV
Similar to its counterpart, Airtel also partners with Disney+ Hotstar to offer free live streaming of the IPL 2020 to its users. All you need to do is recharge with a valid plan, and you can start enjoying the whole tournament for free on your smartphone. Follow the steps here if you are using Airtel.
Step 1: Firstly, download and install the Airtel TV app and Hotstar app from Google Play Store or App Store.
Step 2: Then, log in to the Airtel TV app using login credentials
Step 3: After that, find out the Star Sports channel from the list of sports channels
Step 4: Finally, tap on the channel name where IPL is streaming live. You will be redirected to the Hotstar app, and the stream will be available on the match day.
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Method 4: Use DishTV Anywhere
If you have a DishTV DTH subscription plan for your home, you can watch the live stream of the IPL 2020 on mobile for free. All you need to do is visit DishTV anywhere website> login with your registered mobile number and play the Star Sports channel on the match day. DishTV has a dedicated application as well. You can download the app from Google Play Store or App Store and watch the live streaming from there.
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Method 5: Get Tata Sky Mobile
Tata Sky users can also watch IPL 2020 on mobile using the Tata Sky Mobile application. Follow the steps below,
Step 1: Go to Google Play Store or App store
Step 2: Search for Tata Sky mobile app
Step 3: Then download and install the application on your phone
Step 4: Log in with the mobile number registered with Tata Sky
Step 5: After successfully logging in to the app, play the Star Sports channel to watch your favorite IPL team in action on the matchday
Anyway Folks! Now you know how to watch IPL 2020 on mobile. If you face any issue following any of the methods we have mentioned, let us know through the comment box. Tell us which method you are going to use to Livestream IPL 2020 for free on your mobile.
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Update (January 2021)
There are American TV shows which you can watch with the help of the Disney Hotstar as well.
Watch on Reliance JIOTV
The recently added Reliance Jio Fibre is one of the best ways through which you can watch the IPL 2020 on your mobile phone. The process is really easy since you will have to install the same into your mobile and then subscribe in for a pack. The Jio Fibre Gold stands around Rs 999 (150Mbps speed and unlimited data), the JioFiber Diamond plan for Rs 1,499 (300Mbps speed), the JioFiber Diamond+ plan for Rs 2,499 (500Mbps speed). There is another plan called the Jio Fiber Platinum which stands at Rs 3999.
The recent Covid-19 crisis has greatly affected sports events all around the world. Due to the pandemic, there can be no audiences sitting in the stadium. This has duly created a demand for free viewership across all platforms. Same is the case with IPL 2020.
Mumbai Indians won the trophy of IPL 2020. As Jio were the main sponsors related to Mumbai Indians, it affected the methods of viewing the game too.
JioFiber was recently introduced and you can now watch IPL without any additional subscriptions. JioFiber has provided a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar. You can watch IPL on it next year. IPL 2021 is expected to start February next year. For watching it, you just need to download the app. With your present subscription plan, you can watch IPL next year on your mobile.