Fourteenth edition of IPL is all set to start on 9th April 2021. IPL 2021 is expected to span across 52 days starting from April 9th and the Final being scheduled on 30th May 2021. If you are wondering how to watch IPL 2021 in USA, read this post. The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has announced a list of official broadcasters and online streaming websites to watch IPL 2021. In USA, these are the providers with legal streaming and broadcasting rights:
Hotstar USA owns the streaming rights for IPL 2021 in USA. Hotstar has recently started to focus on increasing US subscribers base and acquired rights to all major cricketing tournaments to be streamed in USA. Their subscription plans start from $49.99/ year. It includes all STAR channels, Star Original content along with sports content (including kabaddi, hockey etc). Their app is currently available on Apple TV, chromecast, Roku, iOS and Android devices. As a promotion, Hotstar is giving away their annual package for $44.99 if you use COUPON code CMP9596. Their streaming quality is quite good since they already operate at a high scale in India. During IPL 2018 and World Cup 2019, they hit concurrent 9.5 million & 22 million concurrent streams without any issues.
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Willow TV DOES NOT own TV broadcast rights for IPL 2021 in USA. However, if are subscribed to Willow TV already, you can email them and they share a Hotstar subscription with you to watch. I haven’t tried it myself but several users have reported this works. They also have a good list of upcoming cricket though including India’s tour of England, Pakistan’s tour of South Africa and more. You can sign up on their website for a $10 per month subscription with no long term contracts or lock downs. You can either stream the matches on their website or any of their Apps available on multiple phone (iOS, Android) and TV platforms (SmartTV, Roku, XBox etc). Their streaming quality is quite good and reliable.
Sling TV DOES NOT have streaming rights for IPL this year. Sling TV broadcasts Willow TV channel and since Willow doesn’t have the rights, Sling TV will not be able to broadcast IPL 2020 matches.
IPL will be telecast live in India on Hotstar India edition. Hotstar India is region locked and stream won’t be available for people living in USA. One of the workaround is to use a VPN service for as cheap as $3 – $4 per month and stream them live. You could use any of the popular VPN services like NordVPN, Express VPN, Pure VPN etc.
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