Despite the ongoing pandemic, the 14th edition of IPL is happening this year, and cricket fans are looking forward to it. It is happening in India starting April 9, 2021. You can watch IPL 2021 matches live on TV via Star Sports and Star Sports HD channels. But what if you don’t have access to a satellite TV service or want to watch it on the go? You can watch live IPL 2021 matches directly on your computer, smartphone, tablet, and smart TV.
Hotstar (now called Disney+ Hotstar) has digital rights to broadcast IPL 2021 matches in India, Europe, and the Americas. You can use the app to watch the entire IPL season on your smartphone, tablet, and smart TV. You can even watch IPL using your computer or laptop.
Use These Apps To Watch Live IPL 2021 Matches
You can use Disney+ Hotstar, Jio TV, DishTV Anywhere, and Tata Sky to watch IPL 2021 matches. If you wish to use the Disney+ Hotstar app, you have to pay ₹399 (for the Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan) and access it for the whole year. It also gives you access to Disney+ and Hotstar original content. Disney+ Hotstar is also offering one month of additional access (13 months of total access) when you buy the VIP annual subscription plan during the weekend of September 19, 2002.
Don’t want to pay for a Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan? You can effectively get it for free if you buy certain recharge Airtel, Reliance Jio, or JioFiber plans that come with complimentary access to Disney+ Hotstar. There’s one more way to get a Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan without shelling out money: Flipkart SuperCoins. You should check your Flipkart account to see if you have accumulated at least 399 SuperCoins to get yourself the Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan.
These Reliance Jio recharge plans come with Disney+ Hotstar VIP access for one year:
- ₹401: 28 days validity, 90GB data
- ₹598: 56 days validity, 112GB data
- ₹777: 84 days validity, 131GB data
- ₹2,599: 1 year validity, 740GB data
The following Reliance JioFiber broadband recharge plans come bundled with Disney+ Hotstar VIP access for one year:
- Gold ₹999: 30 days validity, 150MB/s speed
- Diamond ₹1,499: 30 days validity, 300MB/s speed
- Diamond+ ₹2,499: 30 days validity, 500MB/s speed
- Platinum ₹3,999: 30 days validity, 1GB/s speed
- Titanium ₹8,499: 30 days validity, 1GB/s speed
These are the Airtel recharge plans that come with Disney+ Hotstar VIP access for 1 year:
- ₹448 – 28 days validity, 3GB/day data
- ₹499 – 28 days validity, 3GB/day data (only for new Airtel customers)
- ₹599 – 84 days validity, 1.5GB/day data
- ₹2,698 – 1 year validity, 2GB/day data
How To Watch IPL 2021 Matches Live On Mobile and Tablets
You can watch IPL 2021 matches on your smartphone or tablet via the Disney+ Hotstar app. Here’s how you can install the app:
Step 1: Open App Store (on iPhone or iPad) or Play Store (on Android smartphone or tablet).
Step 2: Search for the Disney+ Hotstar app and install it.
Step 3: Now open the app, log into your Hotstar account, and start watching IPL matches.
If you have purchased a recharge plan from Airtel, Jio, or JioFiber that comes with complimentary access to Disney+ Hotstar, you need to do the following:
Install the Airtel app, log in with your credentials using your mobile number and OTP, and then redeem the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription plan by signing into your Disney+ Hotstar account from there.
Reliance Jio & Reliance JioFiber
You need to install the Disney+ Hotstar app and sign in to the app using the same mobile number on which the eligible recharge or data add-on plan was purchased.
Alternatively, you can also open the Jio TV app, log into the app using your mobile number and OTP, and search for the Star Sports channel. Once you click on it, you’ll be redirected to the Disney+ Hotstar app.
DishTV Anywhere & Tata Sky
If you are already paying for DishTV or Tata Sky, and you want to watch IPL 2021 matches on the go using your smartphone or tablet, you can use DishTV Anywhere or Tata Sky apps to watch IPL. Please note that in order to watch IPL matches, you need to be subscribed to Star Sports channels on your Dish TV or Tata Sky accounts. Now, do the following:
Step 1: Download the DishTV Anywhere or Tata Sky apps from App Store (iPhone) or Play Store (Android smartphone or tablet).
Step 2: Open the app and log in using your credentials.
Step 3: Find Star Sports or Star Sports HD channels and start watching IPL 2021 matches.
How To Watch IPL 2021 Matches Live On Smart TV
You should have the Disney+ Hotstar app installed on your smart TV. Here’s how you can install it.
Step 1: Open Play Store (Android TV), App Store (Apple TV), Content Store (LG), or Apps section on your Samsung smart TV.
Step 2: Search for Disney+ Hotstar and click on install.
Step 3: Find the Disney+ Hotstar app and open it.
Step 4: Log into your account or create one if you don’t have it already. Now, you can watch IPL 2021 matches live.
Watch IPL 2021 Matches Live On Computer or Laptop
If you have a Disney+ Hotstar VIP or Disney+ Hotstar Premium plan, you can watch IPL 2021 matches live using your PC or laptop via any web browser. We recommend Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Navigate to https://www.hotstar.com/in on your web browser
Step 2: Log into your Disney+ Hotstar account.
Step 3: Find the ongoing IPL match and click on it to start watching.