How to watch IPL 2020 online for free without Disney Plus Hotstar subscription

Disney Plus Hotstar holds the exclusive digital rights to IPL 2020.

By Focalmart Team

The 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) has begun. If you’re wondering how you can watch IPL 2020 online without Disney Plus Hotstar subscription, we’re here to answer just that. The IPL 2020, as you may know, is being played in UAE in isolation – meaning there will be no spectators or fans on the stands. IPL can only be watched live through Star Sports network or its online streaming service Disney Plus Hotstar. The latter holds the exclusive digital rights of IPL 2020, but it comes with a paywall that restricts the content to only paying subscribers in India. However, there is a workaround to watch IPL 2020 online free if you don’t have a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription yet. Here’s how you can live-stream IPL matches without a Hotstar subscription.

IPL 2020 on Disney Plus Hotstar

Disney Plus Hotstar is the sole streaming platform for IPL 2020 matches. However, access is limited to only paid subscribers. You need to have either Disney Plus Hotstar VIP or Disney Plus Hotstar Premium subscription to live stream the matches. For anyone not subscribed to Disney Plus Hotstar, the online IPL 2020 live streaming will be limited to just 5 minutes.

DISNEY PLUS HOTSTAR PLANSPRICEVALIDITY
Disney Plus Hotstar VIPRs 399365 days
Disney Plus Hotstar Premium (monthly payment)Rs 29930 days
Disney Plus Hotstar Premium (annual payment)Rs 1,499365 days


The Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription price is Rs 399 for the entire year, while the ‘Premium’ plan costs Rs 1,499 for a year (but users can also choose to subscribe to it on a monthly basis at Rs 299 per month as well). Both plans include live coverage of sports such as IPL, Premier League, Formula 1, etc, along with 7 multiplex blockbuster movies, Disney Plus original content, Hotstar Specials, and latest episodes of Indian TV shows. The Premium plan also includes access to all Disney titles in the original language and shows from HBO and Showtime.

How to watch IPL 2020 online without Disney Plus Hotstar subscription

Unlike last year, Jio subscribers will not be able to watch IPL matches online free via the Jio TV app. The deal renewal between IPL online streaming partner Hotstar and Jio could not be reached for the tournament’s 2020 edition. The deal is supposedly off now. Until something changes, these are the only options for you to watch IPL 2020 online without Disney Plus Hotstar subscription:

  • Jio and Airtel recharge
  • JioFiber
  • Jio Postpaid Plus
  • Tata Sky

1. Jio and Airtel recharge plans (prices starting Rs 401 each)

Jio and Airtel both offer a bunch of prepaid recharges that come with Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription for free. The recharges, which start for as low as Rs 401, are bundled with a yearly Hotstar subscription worth Rs 399 for IPL matches, as well as, other benefits such as free voice calling, data, and SMSes.

Jio Disney Plus Hotstar recharge plans

Jio offers Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription to its subscribers with Rs 401 and Rs 2,599 all-in-one recharges, which include voice calling, data, and other benefits, and a bunch of add-on recharges starting at Rs 612. Even though the recharges have the validities of their own, the benefits of Disney Plus Hotstar subscription will last for a year.

JIO RECHARGE PLAN PRICEBENEFITS OF JIO PLAN
Jio Rs 401 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription28 days validity3GB data/ day + 6GB additional dataFree voice calling100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 598 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription56-day validity112GB dataFree voice calling100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 2,599 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription365 days validity2GB data/ day + 10GB additional dataFree voice calling100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 612 Add-On Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscriptionUp to 72GB data6,000 minutes non-Jio callsLasts until the validity of the primary pack
Jio Rs 1,004 Add-On Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription120 days validity200GB data
Jio Rs 1,206 Add-On Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription180 days validity240GB data
Jio Rs 1,208 Add-On Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription240 days validity240GB data


Airtel Disney Plus Hotstar recharge plans

Airtel plans with Disney Plus Hotstar access are much more diverse than Jio’s. The telco offers free voice call, data, SMSes, and complimentary access to other services such as Live TV, with recharges priced at Rs 401, Rs 448, Rs 499, Rs 599, and Rs 2,698 denominations. Here are the details of the Airtel recharge plans with Disney Plus Hotstar subscriptions.

AIRTEL RECHARGE PLAN PRICEBENEFITS OF THE AIRTEL PLAN
Airtel Rs 401 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription28 days validity3GB data/ day
Airtel Rs 448 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription28 days validity3GB data/ dayUnlimited voice calling100 SMSes per day
Airtel Rs 499 Recharge Plan*Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription28 days validity3GB data/ dayUnlimited voice calling100 SMSes per day
Airtel Rs 599 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription56 days validity2GB data/ dayUnlimited voice calling100 SMSes per day
Airtel Rs 2,698 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription365 days validity2GB data/ dayUnlimited voice calling100 SMSes per day

How to activate Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription after Jio and Airtel plans:

  • After the top-up, go to Disney Plus Hotstar website or app and login with your Jio/ Airtel mobile number to activate the subscription.
  • You can use this number to log in on multiple devices such as smart TVs, laptops, or tablets to watch IPL 2020 match live-stream online. That said, you’ll only be able to watch IPL 2020 online via Hotstar on just one screen at a time.

2. JioFiber plans with Disney Plus Hotstar subscription (prices start Rs 999)

JioFiber, the broadband service of Mukesh Ambani-promoted telco Jio, also offers Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription bundled with its recharges. JioFiber plans, starting at Rs 999, come with access to the Hotstar’s paid content, including IPL matches. Here are the details:

JIOFIBER RECHARGE PLAN PRICEBENEFITS OF JIOFIBER PLAN
JioFiber Rs 999 Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP + 10 other OTT apps150Mbps speedUnlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 1,499 Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps300Mbps speedUnlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 2,499 Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps500Mbps speedUnlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 3,999 Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps1Gbps speedUnlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 8,499 Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps1Gbps speedUnlimited voice calling

3. Jio Postpaid Plus (prices starting Rs 399)

Jio Postpaid Plus is the new tier of postpaid plans for mobile users in India. The plans have been priced starting at Rs 399 and are bundled with Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, and Prime Videos subscriptions for free along with voice and data benefits. The Jio Postpaid Plus plans will be available in India starting September 24th in Jio stores and through home delivery. Both postpaid and prepaid users can switch to Jio Postpaid Plus with their existing numbers. Check out the plans:

JIO POSTPAID PLUS PLANSBENEFITS
Rs 39975GB dataUnlimited voice calls and SMEs200GB data rolloverDisney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Rs 599100GB dataUnlimited voice calls and SMEs200GB data rollover1 additional SIM card with Family PlanDisney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Rs 799150GB dataUnlimited voice calls and SMEs200GB data rollover2 additional SIM card with Family PlanDisney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Rs 899200GB dataUnlimited voice calls and SMEs500GB data rollover3 additional SIM card with Family PlanDisney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Rs 1,499300GB dataUnlimited voice calls and SMEs500GB data rolloverUnlimited voice calls and data benefits in UAE and USADisney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps

4. Tata Sky subscriptions to watch IPL 2020 live-stream online

Tata Sky customers can watch IPL 2020 online without a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription. The direct-to-home service has an app where you can watch all the subscribed channels. So if you’ve subscribed to Star Sports on your Tata Sky DTH connection, you can watch it live online on your smartphone as well.

Download Tata Sky app for iOS and Android.

How to watch IPL 2020 online without Disney Plus Hotstar subscription

So these are all the ways you can watch IPL 2020 online without a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription in India. In case, the deal between Jio and Hotstar is finalized and JioTV lets you live-stream IPL 2020 matches for free, we’ll update this article. So keep watching the space.

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