How to Watch IPL 2021 For Free: Get Hotstar VIP Free With This

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Last updated on April 12th, 2021 at 04:05 pm

After the long delay due to these unprecedented times, cricket lovers have been excitedly gearing up for the long-awaited inception of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tonight. Since the IPL will the held in the UAE this year, millions of fans will follow the tournament on Star Sports or the online streaming service offered by the same – Disney Plus Hotstar, which possesses the exclusive digital rights to IPL 2021. However, there’s a way with which you can watch IPL for free.

In case you do not possess a subscription for Disney Plus Hotstar, don’t worry. There are certain reliable alternate methods of live streaming IPL matches even without a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription. In our all-new guide here, we will show you how to watch IPL 2021 online by acquiring a Hotstar VIP subscription for free! 

How to Watch IPL 2020 For Free: Get Hotstar VIP Free With This

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Watching IPL 2021 on Disney Plus Hotstar

As of now, Disney Plus Hotstar is the only digital streaming platform offering live streams for the IPL 2021 tournament. As we already mentioned, you need to pay up to access this stream. Failing that, you will only be able to access the stream for five minutes. Given below are the details of the subscription plans offered by Disney Plus Hotstar.

Disney Plus Hotstar plans Price Validity
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP Rs. 399 1 year
Disney Plus Hotstar Premium (payment per month) Rs. 299 30 days
Disney Plus Hotstar Premium (yearly payment) Rs. 1,499 1 year

Both the Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and Premium plans will provide you with live broadcasts of sports like the IPL, Formula 1, and Premier League. You will also gain access to seven multiplex blockbuster films, Disney Plus Hotstar Specials and original content, and new episodes from Indian television shows. If you choose the premium plan, you will also get to watch Disney movies in their original language, and shows from Showtime and HBO as well.

 

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How can one Watch the IPL 2021 Online for Free?

The deal between Disney Plus Hotstar and Jio could not be renewed. Therefore, Jio customers will be unable to access the IPL online for free on the Jio TV app this year. As of now, these are the only options for you to follow the IPL for free online without paying for a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription:

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  • Recharge plans for Airtel and Jio
  • JioFiber
  • Tata Sky

Recharge Plans for Airtel and Jio

Both Airtel and Jio list a number of prepaid recharge plans that will give you a Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription free of cost. You can purchase these plans starting with a price of Rs. 401. They will provide you with an annual Hotstar subscription for IPL matches, which is worth Rs. 399. Apart from that, you will also gain some cool bonuses like free data, messaging, and voice calling.

Disney Plus Hotstar Recharge Plans from Jio

How to Watch IPL 2020 For Free: Get Hotstar VIP Free With This

Jio customers can access a Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription with Rs. 401 and Rs. 2,599  all-in-one recharge plans. These come with additional bonuses like data, voice calling, and many add-on recharges beginning at Rs. 612. The recharge plans themselves will be valid for different periods, but your Disney Plus Hotstar subscription will be valid for an entire year.

Given below are the recharge plans presently offered by Jio, and the benefits you will receive from them.

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Price of the Jio Recharge plan Benefits offered by the Jio plan
Rs. 401 recharge plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 100 messages per day
  • 28 days of validity
  • 3 GB data per day, and an additional 6 GB of data
  • Free voice calling
Rs. 598 recharge plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 100 messages per day
  • 112 GB data
  • 56 days validity
  • Free voice calling
Rs. 2,599 recharge plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 365 days of validity
  • 2 GB data per day, and an additional 10 GB of data
  • Free voice calling
  • 100 messages per day
Rs. 612 add-on recharge plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 6,000 minutes of non-Jio calls
  • Up to 72 GB data
  • Will apply as long as the primary pack is valid
Rs. 1,004 add-on recharge plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • Validity of 120 days
  • 200 GB data
Rs. 1,206 add-on recharge plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • Validity of 180 days
  • 240 GB data
Rs. 1,208 add-on recharge plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • Validity of 240 days
  • 240 GB data

Disney Plus Hotstar Recharge plans from Airtel

How to Watch IPL 2020 For Free: Get Hotstar VIP Free With This

Compared to Jio, Airtel offers a much more diverse roster of plans with Disney Plus Hotstar subscriptions included. You will gain access to free data, messages, voice calling, and additional services like Live TV. Airtel’s recharge plans are priced at Rs. 401, Rs. 448, Rs. 499, Rs. 599, and Rs. 2,698 denominations.

Given below are the recharge plans presently offered by Airtel, and the benefits you will receive from them.

Price of Airtel’s Recharge plan Benefits offered by Airtel’s plan
Airtel Rs. 401 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 28 days of validity
  • 3 GB data per day
Airtel Rs. 448 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 28 days of validity
  • 3 GB data per day
  • Unlimited voice calls
  • 100 messages per day
Airtel Rs. 499 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 28 days validity
  • 3 GB data per day
  • Unlimited voice calls
  • 100 messages per day
Airtel Rs. 599 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 56 days of validity
  • 2 GB data per day
  • Unlimited voice calls
  • 100 messages per day
Airtel Rs. 2,968 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 365 days of validity
  • 2 GB data per day
  • Unlimited voice calls
  • 100 messages per day

You can activate your Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription after purchasing your respective Jio and/or Airtel plans pretty easily. Simply visit the Disney Plus Hotstar website or app, and log in using your Airtel or Jio number. Your subscription will be activated instantly. You can also log into many devices like your laptop, tablet, or smart TV to the live stream of IPL 2021 online. However, keep in mind that you can only stream IPL 2021 online from Hotstar on only one screen at a time.

Disney Plus Hotstar Recharge Plans offered by JioFiber

You can obtain a Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription as a part of the recharge plans of JioFiber, the broadband facility offered by telco Jio. These plans begin at Rs. 999, and offer you paid content that is featured on Hotstar, such as IPL matches. Given below are the details of the aforementioned plans:

Price of the JioFibre recharge plan Benefits offered by the JioFibre plan
JioFiber Rs. 999 Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 10  more OTT apps
  • 150 Mbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calls
JioFiber Rs. 1,499 Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 more OTT apps
  • 300 Mbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calls
JioFiber Rs. 2,499 Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 more OTT apps
  • 500 Mbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calls
JioFiber Rs. 3,499 Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 more OTT apps
  • 1 Gbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calls
JioFiber Rs. 8,499 Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 more OTT apps
  • 1 Gbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calls

How to Watch IPL 2021 Live Online via Tata Sky Subscriptions

Tata Sky is a direct-to-home service that offers you the opportunity to follow IPL 2021 online, even if you do not have a Disney Plus subscription. It possesses an app that allows you to watch all the channels you have subscribed to on your Tata Sky DTH connection on your smartphone as well.

That is it for now. Stay tuned, because we will definitely update this guide of Jio and Disney+ manage to finalize their deal, and/or JioTV allows its subscribers to live-stream and watch this year’s IPL matches free of cost.

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