How to Watch IPL 2020 Online in India, US, UK, Australia and Other Countries
The Best IPL 2020 Live Streaming Links
Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is all set to start on September 19 with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on their nemesis, Chennai Super Kings. Other than these two teams, we have Royal Challengers Bangalore, SunRisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Delhi Capitals. The excitement to watch IPL 2020 matches is quite high across the globe since the tournament was pushed due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and will now be held in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi) instead of India.
And thanks (but no thanks) to the pandemic, cricket fans won’t be able to enjoy watching IPL live in the stadium but not to worry. Like every year, TechPP will help you out with a guide to watch IPL 2020 online for free or at least without breaking a bank depending upon your location.
Dream11 IPL 2020 Live Streaming Guide
While IPL 2020 was pushed by around 6 months and shifted out of the country, few other things like broadcasters and live-streaming partners have not changed much. 60 cricket matches of IPL 2020 will be broadcasted and live-streamed across 120 countries around the globe.
Star Sports continue to be the exclusive broadcaster for IPL matches in India, and they will be telecasting IPL 2020 matches live in English and eight different regional languages as well including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Bangla.
Sky Sports is the official broadcaster in the UK while SuperSport will be telecasting IPL cricket matches in South Africa. BeIN Sports will be the home for IPL 2020 in Middle East & North Africa. And finally, Fox Sports will broadcast IPL in Australia and New Zealand. Interestingly, there won’t be any TV broadcast of IPL 2020 in Pakistan.
As for IPL cricket live streaming, Hotstar holds the rights for the biggest cricketing nation while others like Willow TV, Yupp TV, Sky cricket will cater to countries across the globe. More on that later in this article.
IPL Live Streaming Online 2020: How to watch IPL online in India
Like we mentioned earlier, Hotstar holds the exclusive rights to live stream IPL 2020 matches in India like they have been doing for more than half a decade. Last year, the Disney owned streaming platform had shattered its own record by fetching 300 million viewers and recording 18.6 million concurrent viewers at one point during the IPL 2019 final between MI and CSK.
Annual membership for Disney+ Hotstar Premium costs just Rs 1499 ($20) which is a great value for money. If someone finds it expensive, one can simply opt for a monthly plan instead of just Rs 299 ($4). Another option is to get Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription which includes cricket live streaming at just Rs 399 per year ($5.4). Desktop and Laptop users (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) can watch the IPL 2019 live stream on Hotstar.com. Some broadband providers like Jio Fiber also provide a free yearly subscription to Hotstar. Also, Hotstar is the best place to watch IPL 2020 highlights as well in case you miss out watching the matches live.
How to Watch IPL 2020 Live online on Mobile in India
India has by far the craziest cricket fans in the world and it’s no different when it comes to IPL cricket. This being a BCCI run tournament, there are multiple ways to get IPL cricket live streams in India. Let’s take a look.
1. Watch IPL 2020 on Hotstar
2. IPL Live streaming for free on Reliance JioTV
Reliance Jio, in partnership with Disney+ Hotstar will allow select prepaid, JioFiber customers to stream IPL 2020 free of cost according to a new report. Reliance Jio has introduced two new plans under the Jio ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan’ offer. The prepaid plans priced at Rs 499 and Rs 777. Both the plans come with Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription for a year. For Rs 499 plan, users will get 84GB (1.5GB per day) for 56 days.
3. Watch IPL 2020 for Free on Airtel TV
For Airtel users, they can find a new plan for Rs 401 under the data section. Users will get 30 GB of data for 28 days. Moreover, they will get an annual subscription of Disney+Hotstar VIP.
To be clear, unlike previous years, not all Reliance Jio and Airtel subscribers will be able to watch IPL 2020 online for free. Instead, users need to opt for some specific plans which come with Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription in order to livestream IPL 2020.
4. DishTV Anywhere
If you are a DishTV DTH subscriber, you can go to DishTVAnywhere website where you will be able to live stream IPL 2020 matches for free through Star Sports. You will need to login with your registered mobile number.
5. Tata Sky Mobile
Much like DishTV, Tata Sky DTH subscribers can use the Tata Sky mobile app to watch IPL 2020 online after logging in with their registered mobile number. (Update: Looks like Tata Sky is forcing users to have a Hotstar subscription to watch Star Sports channels via Tata Sky app)
How to Watch IPL 2020 Live stream in Australia
Like the last two years, Fox Sports holds the rights for IPL 2020 in Australia. On TV, every match can be viewed on Fox Cricket, which is exclusively available on Foxtel.
If you are looking to live stream IPL 2020 in Australia, you can use the Fox GO app which comes for free if you are a Foxtel subscriber or subscribe to Yupp TV who will be live streaming IPL 2020 in 10 countries including Australia and New Zealand. The subscription is priced at AUD 24.99 for the whole of Dream 11 IPL 2020. As you can see, that’s quite pricey in comparison to Hotstar in India. While Hotstar is geo-blocked, one can try using a VPN to access. More on that later in this article.
How to Watch IPL 2020 Online in the US and Canada
Unlike previous years, Willow TV hasn’t managed to get the rights to live-stream Indian Premier League 2020 in the United States. Disney+ Hotstar USA will hold exclusive rights this year. People will be able to download the Hotstar app on Android or iOS and watch the IPL 2020 live.
Of course, the website Hotstar.com will also be live streaming IPL in the US and Canada regions. Disney+ Hotstar subscription starts at $19.99 a month or $49.99 a year. As a promotion, Hotstar is giving away their annual package for $44.99 if you use COUPON code CMP32060. Hotstar USA also holds the rights for the upcoming tour of India to Australia later this year. Of course, the deal isn’t as sweet as it is in India, but one can try using a VPN to access it. More on that later in this article.
How to Watch IPL 2020 Live Stream in the UK
As mentioned earlier, Sky Sports is the official partner for both TV broadcast and Livestreaming of IPL 2020 cricket in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Viewers will be able to watch all 60 matches exclusively live on Sky Sports.
Now TV daily and monthly passes are available for £9.99 and £33.99 respectively and give access to the channel. Legal streaming access can be found via SkyGo – Sky’s online viewing platform – and its mobile app. Disney+ Hotstar app will also be live-streaming the cricket matches in the UK.
How to Live stream IPL 2020 in South Africa and Middle East
South Africa has had an important role to be played in IPL history. In addition to several players being associated with various teams in IPL, the country even hosted the IPL 2 in 2009. SuperSport is the official broadcaster of IPL 2019 in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. If you are an existing subscriber of SuperSport, you can catch the IPL 13 live stream here. You need to have a valid DStv package though.
In the Middle East, IPL fans will need to subscribe to Yupp TV to watch IPL 2020 online. Or use beIN connect which charges $18 a month to subscribe. The countries include UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.
IPL live telecast 2020: How to watch IPL online in Malaysia, Singapore, Continental Europe, South America
YuppTV has been granted the exclusive rights to live stream IPL 2020 in Malaysia, Singapore, Continental Europe and South America. Monthly access for YuppTV costs MYR 9.99 in Malaysia, SGD 29.99 in Singapore and EUR 11.99 in Continental Europe. Cricket lovers in South America can watch IPL live online by paying a monthly charge of $9.99 on YuppTV.
IPL live telecast 2020: How to watch IPL online in Pakistan
Interestingly, cricket fans in Pakistan will continue to miss out on watching IPL live since the telecast has been banned in the country. Fans can resort to using a VPN to watch IPL live.
How to Use VPN to Watch IPL 2020 Online
As we have seen so far, it costs close to nothing when it comes to the subscription to watch IPL 2020 on Hotstar in India when compared with other countries like the US, UK, Canada or Australia. Considering the cheap pricing for Hotstar VIP in India (~$5.4 per year), users can sign up for reliable premium VPN services like ExpressVPN or Windscribe or NordVPN or CyberGhost and save on the subscription costs. If you are watching only a few matches, you can even check out some Free VPN services from this list but not many have a server in India available for free.
How can I watch IPL 2020 for free?
After this article went live, a few people were asking if they can watch IPL 2020 live online for free. Well, that depends on the definition and context of ‘free’. For example, in India, Hotstar VIP is provided for free as part of certain prepaid plans on Airtel and Reliance Jio, and also with some broadband plans like Jio Fiber. Similarly, if you are already subscribed to Tata Sky or DishTV DTH, you can watch the IPL cricket matches on phone for ‘free’.
But if you are looking for an absolute way to watch IPL 2020 live streams for free, then I’m afraid there isn’t any legal way to do so. Yes, there are some possibly illegal stuff like ThopTV and CricHD, but many of them are ridden with malware and adware crap, and not to mention the lack of reliability. Hence not recommended at all. Just for few bucks, you can get quality live streams for IPL 2020. So why bother?