How to watch IPL 2020 in USA

After a phenomenal season of IPL last year, IPL 2020 edition is all set to start on 19th September 2020. BCCI hasn’t announced full schedule of 2020 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) yet but it is expected to span across 53 days starting from September 19th. If you are wondering how to watch IPL 2020 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 2020.  In USA, these are the providers with legal streaming and broadcasting rights:

  • Hotstar USA

    Hotstar USA owns the streaming rights for IPL 2020 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 including India’s tour of Australia 2021. 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

    Willow TV DOES NOT own TV broadcast rights for IPL 2020 in USA. Until 2019, they used to have the streaming rights for IPL but not this year 2020. They however have a good list of upcoming cricket though including India’s tour of Australia. 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

    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.

  • Star Sports using VPN

    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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