Indian summers are probably the worst months that one can face. However, it’s these summer months that bring in abuzz of excitement. IPL started in the year 2007 and brings cricketers from all over the world to promote cricket in India. People from all over the country and world wait for these months to see their favourite players and teams get on the field and do what they do best. IPL 2018 or the eleventh season of this league took off recently. Everyone has their favourite team, have you picked yours for this season yet?
But are you one of those IPL fans who are not able to access live matches on your television? It might be because you are working late, travelling or the only one who watches IPL in the house. Well, if you can’t take advantage of your latest smart TV, there are other ways to watch every match of IPL 2018. Keep reading to know how.
Hotstar has the official television rights for this IPL 2018 and will allow users to live stream matches on the app. However, watching your team play comes at a price. If you haven’t subscribed to this app, then you are only allowed to stream the first 10 minutes of the live match for free, after which you are asked to subscribe. But, worry not! The Hotstar All Sports Pack is available for as less as Rs. 299. This pack will give you a yearly access to all IPL matches, Football Premier League, Formula 1, Tennis and Kabaddi matches. Not just your smartphone, you can even live stream the matches on your latest laptop or PC.
You have to admit that ever since Reliance launched Jio, our lives have become fairly easier. If you are a Jio user and are looking for an affordable way to continue with your cricket fever, then you don’t have to look further. Jio brought super-affordable 4G data packs giving us the freedom to browse our heart’s content. The company has brought an exciting offer for this IPL season. All you have to do is, download both Hotstar and JioTV apps to enjoy free live streaming of every single match.
Airtel TV is offering similar benefits to its users like the JioTV App. If you are an Airtel user, then you can live stream all the IPL matches without any extra cost. You need to install both Hotstar and Airtel TV apps on your Android or iOS device. Once downloaded, tap on IPL content on the Airtel TV app to be directed to watch the live match on Hotstar without extra costs. So Airtel users, Jio is not the only one with all the benefits we guess.
Star Sports TV App
If you are an IPL fan, then you already know that the official broadcasters for IPL 2018 are the Star Sports network. Just like all the Apps mentioned above, even the Star Sports TV App will allow you to live stream all matches without any costs. Not just cricket, the app will allow you to watch various sports like Tennis, Badminton, Football, Hockey, Formula 1 and Kabaddi. The only disadvantage of this app is that it uses a ton lot of data and requires Wi-Fi or 3G/4G networks. However, the app also allows users to check score updates on 2G networks.
Pulse Innovations is here with the official IPL 2018 app. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices. The app is ad-free and allows users to watch all the live action that is happening on the field. IPL 2018 app offers live scores, highlights, commentary, results, match reports and live photostream. Additionally, the highlight of this app is that it allows users to buy match tickets directly from the app.
For the last ten years of IPL, Sony had the official television rights for IPL. But with IPL 2018, Sony no longer holds that place. However, you can always use the Sony LIV app to watch the live score and live streaming for every IPL match. You do not need to be a subscriber to use this app. Nevertheless, the app does require 3G/4G or Wi-Fi connection as it will not work on 2G networks.
So what are you waiting for? Your TV is not the only source for you to enjoy watching IPL 2018. You can benefit from live streaming and get all the live scores and updates right on your smartphone or laptop. Who needs a TV when you can use your smartphone with a large display or your laptop? Pick your favourite from the list and sit back and enjoy the cricket fever.