Unfortunately, the Indian Premier League is once again missing the noise and support of their home crowd.
Due to all the Covid-19 situation, the fans are not allowed to enter the stadium to cheer for their teams.
Rather, all the fans, and millions of them, are now watching the tournament live either on their mobile devices, tablets, laptops, PCs, or televisions.
Cricket is the most followed and watched sport in India and nothing can stop the fans especially from watching their favorite T20 tournament.
Well, that is not just the case in India but the Indian Premier League is watched by a massive number of fans across the world. There is no denying the popularity of the league.
So, in order to watch the live streaming, you need some platforms and those include both websites and apps. Some of them are free whereas some will require a subscription or membership.
First of all, you can watch the live matches directly on your televisions. However, if you do not fancy that, then there are some IPL cricket live streaming apps that will work just fine for you.
That being said, in this article, we will be looking at the four best applications that are live streaming the cash-rich T20 league and will continue doing so till the end of the season.
1. Disney+ Hotstar
So, to begin with, we obviously have the biggest streaming platform in India, the Disney+ Hotstar. It has got both website and a mobile app. Therefore, you can download the app if you want to watch the live-action on mobile. Talking about the content apart from sports, then there are exclusive shows, movies, news content, and much more that a user can enjoy.
A great advantage of this platform is that it doesn’t cost much. All you will be paying is Rs 399/year for its VIP subscription. As for the Premium one, it’ll cost you 1499/year. However, the latter will allow you to stream on two screens with an ad-free experience alongside the latest Star TV content.
Moreover, Jio Reliance, Vodafone, and Airtel offer free VIP subscriptions to the Disney+ Hotstar in their recharge plans. All of them come with other benefits as well.
You can check out more details from their website to know more about the packages. Besides, you can get the details from their retail stores as well.
Second, on the list is the platform called SmartCric. It is also a website cum app and offers live streaming for absolutely free. Not only the broadcast of the Indian Premier League, but Pakistan vs Zimbabwe is also going on. Moreover, its video quality is excellent as well.
Once you open the stream, you will get three video quality options that include low, medium, and high. High is the HD quality but it needs a good connection to run without any lag. Whereas, low and medium will run smoothly even if you have an average connection speed.
The URL of the official website is smartcric dot com. Once you visit it, you will see all the ongoing live match streaming options on the homepage.
Simply click on the Indian premier League tab and it will then ask you the video quality. After you choose that, the live streaming will start running and you can enjoy it without paying a penny.
Moreover, as mentioned earlier, it also has an Android app. On the homepage of the site, you can easily locate a Download .APK tab at the bottom of the page.
Simply click on it to download the app. It’ll download in a jiffy as well since it has a size of just 2.28 MB.
TouchCric is similar to the Smartcric website. It is also totally free and live streams all the ongoing cricket matches. Currently, it is live streaming the Indian Premier League, Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka. Likewise SmartCric, it also has three video qualities including low, medium, and high.
You can visit the official website with this link touchcric.com. Afterward, you’ll have all the live matches in front of you that can be streamed currently.
Just click on the Indian Premier League tab, select the quality and watch the nail-biting fixtures. As simple as that. Another thing to mention is that these websites can be accessed all around the world.
So, fans living in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Pakistan, or anywhere else can also visit this website for their comfort.
Lastly, it also has its own APK app. You will see the download option at the bottom of the website. The size of the app is a mere 0.90 MB so it will be downloaded in a blink of an eye.
When it comes to quality live streaming of every sport, then CricHD is the platform to go for. It covers Cricket, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Racing, and much more. There are dozens of channels and all of them stream without any lag, obviously, if your connection is above average. Moreover, it is available all around the world and you can easily access it.
Either you can visit their website, I.E., crichd.com, or else, you can download their app. Once you visit the site, at the top right corner you’ll see an Android App tab. Simply click on that to install the app. However, you will be again needing an emulator to download the app on a PC or laptop.
Here are all the channels that it offers.
- BT Sports (All Channels)
- Sky Sports (All Channels)
- PTV Sports
- OSN Sports
- Sony Six
- Sony ESPN
- Star Sports 1, 2 and 3
- Ten Sports 1, 2 and 3
- Willow HD
- Geo Super
- TSN (1 to 5)
- Premier Sports
- Sport TV (1 to 5)
- Fox Sports (1 HD, 2 HD)
- Euro Sport (1 and 2)
- ESPN (USA and 2)
- WWE Network
- Sky Box Office
- NFL Network
- BOX Nation
- Sky Calcio HD
- Sky Sport (1 to 3)
- Sports Net (All Channels)
- beIN Sports
- At the Races
- Racing UK
The live streaming coverage of cricket is gaining a lot of interest and demand in the last 5 years due to the increase of usage of smartphones all over the globe.
Fans from India and around the globe have the option to start enjoying IPL live coverage in HD quality along with friends and family.