Cricket is a way of life in India and you don’t have to watch on TV to keep up.
Until recently, the only way to watch cricket in India was on TV. That’s all changing thanks to the rise of streaming. More and more cricket lovers are turning to the Internet to keep up with their favourite teams and players, for good reason. Prices are affordable and you can watch on the go via your smartphone or tablet, which means you don’t have to miss a minute of the action ever again. You can even secretly watch at work if you feel like it.
Given the popularity of the sport, it’s natural for streaming services to make live cricket a selling point. Consequently, there are currently a few ways you can keep up with cricket online, in real time. Here are the most popular streaming services offering live cricket:
The streaming giant offers live streams of multiple sports, including cricket. Fans can stream the IPL live via the service; in fact, the app managed a global record for the maximum numbers of simultaneous viewers for an online event during IPL 2018. Besides, you can also watch coverage of international cricket events, tennis, Formula 1, Premier League and other sports.
A Hotstar All Sports pack, which lets you live stream all the sports action you can handle, costs INR 299/year. Alternatively, you can get a Premium Hotstar subscription for INR 199/month or INR 999/year and gain access to a wide catalogue of TV shows and movies as well. The platform works with PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, Chromecast, Apple TV and Fire TV.
Jio TV and Airtel TV
Jio and Airtel customers can enjoy live cricket streaming on their mobile devices via the Jio TV and Airtel TV apps. All you need to do is download the app from Google Play or the App Store, sign in with your Jio or Airtel information and you’re good to go. Once logged in, you can watch TV channels live and catch up with your favourite shows. Both apps offer free IPL streams, as well as live coverage of other sporting events.
SonyLIV offers a Premium subscription priced at INR 99/month or if you pay in advance: INR 199/6 months or INR 499/12 months. A SonyLIV Premium subscription buys you access to live TV, which means you can enjoy some exciting sporting action on widely-followed Indian sports channels, including coverage of cricket events. Besides, you also get access to a generous catalogue of movies and TV shows.
The platform is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, Android TV, Sony Bravia TVs and Chromecast.