How to watch IPL 2021: live-streaming apps for Free, paid apps options, TV channels where it will telecast live, start time and expected schedule.
IPL 2021 will take place this year in April and May. This year’s IPL will feature 8 regular teams who will contest in the group stage and the top 4 teams will qualify for the playoffs.
Like every season, this year’s IPL will also be quite interesting as many teams are quite balanced in all three departments. The additional home venue advantage will also be in play in the 14th season of IPL as the tournament is returning to India.
Here, we will provide detailed information on how you can watch IPL 2021 live streaming online for free and paid, apps and TV channels which will telecast (air) IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 Schedule & Start Time
The complete schedule for IPL 2021 is awaited early among the fans. This is due to the fact that the tournament will take place in India again and fans will be able to attend matches in stadiums.
IPL 2021 is likely to start in mid-April, most likely from 16 April 2021. The tournament generally lasts for 7 weeks. So, we can assume that the final will take place on 6 June 2021.
The start time for matches is expected to be from 7:30 PM IST with toss at 7 PM IST. The afternoon matches will start from 3:30 PM IST and toss will take place at 3 PM IST.
Also Check: IPL 2021 Teams & Squad | List of players
IPL 2021 Live Streaming Online(Free & Paid)
Here are various ways that you can live stream IPL 2021 online:
Paid: Disney+ Hotstar App – Hotstar is Star Network’s official app which airs IPL every year for the past 7 years. The same app is official online streaming app for IPL 2021 also. You can subscribe to Hotstar VIP plan for Rs 399 per year.
The additional benefit with Disney+ Hotstar app is that you can also stream live IPL on your smart TV, which is something the other apps does not allow you to do. You can also access other cricket matches that take place in India with this plan for next one year.
Free: Airtel Xtream App(Only for Airtel Customers) – While not announced as of now, Airtel provides free live streaming of IPL to all its customers(with some special recharge) via Airtel Xtream app. The same is likely to be the case this year also.
You can watch live IPL 2021 only on mobile or tablet through this app. Although, currently Airtel is offering Rs 599 plan with 56 days validity and 2 GB per day data, which gives Hotstar VIP subscription for free for one year. This will make online streaming available for smart TV also.
Free: Jio TV App(Only for Jio Customers) – Jio TV app streams many TV channels for free including Star Sports Network which will airs IPL 2021 in India. Again, you can only stream channels on mobile or tablet devices only.
|Disney+ Hotstar||Rs 399 per year||Mobile/Tablet/TV|
|Jio TV||Free for Jio Customers||Mobile/Tablet|
|Airtel TV||Free for Airtel Customers(Special Recharge)||Mobile/Tablet|
IPL 2021 Live Telecast & TV Channels
IPL 2021 will once again telecast on Star Sports Network- Star Sports 1, local language versions of Sports 1 and Star Sports Select 1. Some matches will also air on Star Gold. The price list for all these channels is as below:
|Star Sports 1||Rs 19|
|Star Sports 1 Hindi||Rs 19|
|Star Sports 1 Bangla||Rs 19|
|Star Sports 1 Tamil||Rs 19|
|Star Sports 1 Telugu||Rs 19|
|Star Sports 1 Marathi||Rs 19|