IPL 2021 will feature eight teams, with the first match set to take place between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It will begin on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. IST. According to the official IPL 2021 schedule, 11 doubleheaders will be played, with six teams playing three afternoon matches and two teams playing two afternoon matches. Continue reading to know how to watch IPL 2021 free.
Watch IPL for Free on Hotstar
All those who want to watch IPL for free can do so using the below methods:
- Jio recharge packs
- Airtel recharge packs
- Vi recharge packs
- Jio Postpaid Plus
- Tata Sky
- Flipkart SuperCoins
Except for Tata Sky, you’ll be able to get a free Disney Plus Hotstar subscription bundled with these recharge packs mentioned above. With this subscription, you can watch IPL online on any device you want, including Android phones, iPhones, Windows laptops/PCs, and Mac computers. So this means that the users don’t have to pay extra for the subscription charge to watch IPL on Hotstar.
The VIP plan of Disney+ Hotstar costs Rs 399 and includes live sports like the IPL, Hotstar Specials, Disney+ Shows/ movies/ Kids material (dubbed), and the most recent episodes of Indian TV shows. A Disney+ Hotstar Premium plan is also available, which costs Rs 299 per month or Rs 1,499 per year.
The BCCI has renewed its agreement with Disney+ Hotstar to broadcast the IPL 2021 live in India. To get Livestream access to the upcoming IPL season, select either Disney+ Hotstar VIP for Rs. 399 per year or Disney+ Hotstar Premium for Rs. 1,499 per year (Rs. 299 per month). To match the higher subscription pricing, the latter provides a list of extra benefits over the former. Users who pay with their credit cards will get a Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription for Rs. 365.
YuppTV has secured digital media rights to the 2021 Indian Premier League in Australia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, Bhutan, Maldives, Central Asia, Continental Europe, Central and South America, and Southeast Asia (except Malaysia, Singapore). Vivo IPL has returned to India after being relocated to the UAE in 2020 due to a nationwide lockdown. From April 9 to May 30, 2021, YuppTV will broadcast all of the action from the Vivo IPL 2021. Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Kolkata are among the cities hosting the gathering.
1 Disney + Hotstar
Disney + Hotstar (Premium)
Disney+ Hotstar is available with two subscription options. There is the Disney+ Hotstar VIP pack which costs Rs 399 per year while the Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription is priced at Rs 1,499 per year.
The Disney+ Hotstar VIP pack includes Live sports including the IPL 2021 cricket streaming as well as the Premier League football and Formula 1, as well as Multiplex blockbusters, Disney+ content dubbed in Hindi, Indian TV shows and Hotstar Specials.
Disney + Hotstar (VIP Pack)
The higher-spec Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription includes all that the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription offers, plus Disney+ Original shows as well as American TV shows and movies. The Disney+ Hotstar service is available on the web as well as apps for a variety of platforms including Android, iOS, iPadOS, Android TV and Apple TV.
2. Airtel (Ticket to Cricket)
If you are an Airtel prepaid user, there is the Airtel prepaid recharge pack for Rs 599 that bundles 2GB data per day, has 56 days validity, offers unlimited voice calls and bundles the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. You also have the option of the Rs 448 plan with the 28 days validity. This pack bundles3GB data per day, with unlimited calls and the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. If you are looking for an even longer-term recharge option, you may want to opt for the Rs 2,698 recharge option—this has 365 days validity with 2GB data per day, unlimited calls and the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. All plans also include the Airtel Xstream video streaming app subscription.
Reliance Jio Cricket Pack
If you are a Reliance Jio prepaid user, there are multiple prepaid recharge options that you can pick and get the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription bundled. The Jio Cricket Pack Rs 401 recharge offers 28 data validity, with unlimited voice calls and 3GB data per day. If you want a longer duration recharge with similar Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription bundles, you choices include the Rs 598 plan (56 days validity, 112GB data and unlimited calls), the Rs 777 recharge (84 days validity, 131GB data and unlimited voice calls) and the Rs 2599 pack (365 days validity, 740GB data in total and unlimited calls). There is also the Rs 499 Jio Cricket Pack recharge option that offers 56 days validity with a total of 84GB data bundled—that works out to 1.5GB data per day. But this does not bundle any voice calls.
Reliance JioFiber Unlimited Plans
The recently updated Reliance JioFiber home broadband plans also bundle subscriptions to video streaming platfoms, as part of the subscription. The new broadband plans start at Es 399 per month, but the streaming app subscription bundles start with the Rs 999 plan, also called the JioFiber Gold plan. The Jio Fiber Gold plan for 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) and the JioFiber Platinum plan for Rs 3,999 (1Gbps speed) all bundle the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription, along with Sony Liv, Jio Cinema, Voot and Zee5 to name a few.
4 Vodafone ties up with Disney+ Hotstar to Live Stream IPL for free for its subscribers: Vi has announced a strategic partnership with the Disney+ Hotstar to launch these new recharge packs with one-year of free VIP membership. Vodafone-Idea confirmed that streaming under this plan is limited to HD resolution at 720p and not full HD+ as it works on the premium plan. The operator clarified that the Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership offers access to Unlimited Live Sports, Hotstar Specials & Star serials before the release. It has also announced to provide access to new Indian movies and Disney+ movies, Hollywood movies as well as Kids content.