Indian Premier League 2018 begins, and there are three big options for users who want to livestream the IPL 2018 matches cricket matches on their mobile phones, smart televisions, etc. There’s Hotstar’s app, which can be accessed on mobiles, tablets, smart televisions, Amazon Fire TV Stick. Reliance Jio’s JioTV app and the Airtel TV app will also let users livestream IPL cricket matches for free..
Reliance Jio has announced its Cricket Season Pack, keeping in mind the IPL 2018 fans. The special offer gives users 102GB of data just for watching live matches on mobile and also stream LIVE match for 51 days. IPL is scheduled to take place from April 7 to May 27 in India, during which 60 cricket matches will take place. Hotstar also has a special pack of Rs 299 that will let users livestream sports matches and this includes access to livestreaming other sports events on Hotstar as well such as kabbadi, tennis, etc. Meanwhile, Airtel will allow IPL cricket match enthusiasts to livestream cricket matches on Airtel TV app for free thanks to its partnership with Hotstar.
Reliance Jio Cricket Season Pack at Rs 251 for IPL cricket match livestreaming
The Jio Cricket Season Pack will offer a total of 102GB data for Rs 251 for 51 days. IPL cricket matches can be viewed on the JioTV app for free. Jio has also partnered with Hotstar for the access to the IPL cricket matches. Users will be able to stream live matches for free on the JioTV app and this pack can be used specially for watching cricket on the Jio network.
“Jio is introducing a Cricket Season Pack that will allow cricket lovers to get access to their favourite live matches on mobile and stream almost every LIVE match throughout the duration of 51 days (Available at 251 only, offering 102 GB Data),” Jio said in a press statement.
Of course Jio users will be able to watch the IPL live cricket matches on Jio TV app even if they do not get this Rs 251 pack. However, the pack comes with a bonus of 102GB data for 51 days, over and above the regular recharge pack and thus can be used by those who wish to stream cricket on their mobile phones. Users will have to be on the Jio network to watch the cricket matches live on JioTV app.
Airtel TV app for free IPL cricket match livestreaming
Apart from JioTV, IPL matches can also be viewed on the Airtel TV app for free. The telecom company has announced a new version of its video streaming app, which is available for Android and iOS platforms. Both Airtel prepaid and postpaid users will get unlimited free access to streaming of all LIVE matches and highlights of the upcoming IPL 2018 via Hotstar. The new version of Airtel TV app has a dedicated cricket section that provides curated content experience.
Hotstar All Sports Pack at Rs 299 for IPL cricket match livestreaming
Hotstar, which is part of the Star network, has the digital streaming rights for IPL cricket matches in India. It has partnered with Airtel and Jio to allow them to show live feeds of the cricket matches on their networks as well.
However, Hotstar also has a new special pack of Rs 299 called the “All Sports Pack” which will let users stream all sports matches live, including IPL 2018. The user will be prompted to sign up for Hotstar’s “All Sports Pack” within ten minutes of streaming of streaming of an IPL match live. Apart from Vivo IPL, the pack offers access to Asia Cup, Pro Kabaddi League, Premier League, Formula One and all Grand Slams as well. However, Australian Open is not part of the list of Grand Slams. Also Hotstar will not have a delayed free feed for IPL this time, and instead will show all IPL cricket matches live on the app. But the live matches are for paid subscribers.