How to watch IPL 2020 online free: 6 ways to stream IPL matches without Disney Plus Hotstar subscription

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

Watch IPL 2020 online for free on mobile, laptop, and smart TVs.

Looking for ways to watch IPL online for free without Disney Plus Hotstar subscription? This article may offer you some help. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season has already begun, and the venue, as you may know, is UAE, with no spectators. This means that cricketing fans in India can either watch live IPL 2020 matches online or on TV. Star Sports network and its online streaming service Disney Plus Hotstar hold the exclusive rights to broadcast IPL 2020 live in India. Both are paid services. You can subscribe to Star Sports channels 1 or 2, which are priced at Rs 22.42 per month, to watch IPL 2020 on TV or buy Disney Plus Hotstar subscription worth Rs 399/ Rs 1,499 to watch IPL 2020 online on mobile phones, laptops, or smart TVs. The latter can be availed for free even if you don’t have a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription. Here are 6 ways how you can watch IPL online for free without a Hotstar subscription.

Also Read: Disney Plus Hotstar Plans India 2020: Premium vs VIP, Price, Validity, more

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 Cricket packs
  • Airtel (Ticket to cricket)
  • JioFiber
  • Jio Postpaid Plus
  • Tata Sky
  • Flipkart SuperCoins

1. Jio Cricket plans (prices start at Rs 401)

Jio offers Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription to its subscribers with Rs 401, Rs 598, 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 PRICE BENEFITS OF JIO PLAN
Jio Rs 401 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 28 days of validity
  • 3GB data/ day + 6GB additional data
  • Free voice calling
  • 100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 598 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 56 days of validity
  • 112GB data
  • Free voice calling
  • 100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 2,599 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 365 days of validity
  • 2GB data/ day + 10GB additional data
  • Free voice calling
  • 100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 612 Add-On Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • Up to 72GB data
  • 6,000 minutes non-Jio calls
  • Lasts until the validity of the primary pack
Jio Rs 1,004 Add-On Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 120 days of validity
  • 200GB data
Jio Rs 1,206 Add-On Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 180 days of validity
  • 240GB data
Jio Rs 1,208 Add-On Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 240 days of validity
  • 240GB data

2. Airtel Time to Cricket plans (prices start at Rs 401)  

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 Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 28 days of validity
  • 3GB data/ day
Airtel Rs 448 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 28 days of validity
  • 3GB data/ day
  • Unlimited voice calling
  • 100 SMSes per day
Airtel Rs 499 Recharge Plan*
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 28 days of validity
  • 3GB data/ day
  • Unlimited voice calling
  • 100 SMSes per day
Airtel Rs 599 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 56 days of validity
  • 2GB data/ day
  • Unlimited voice calling
  • 100 SMSes per day
Airtel Rs 2,698 Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 365 days of validity
  • 2GB data/ day
  • Unlimited voice calling
  • 100 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.

3. JioFiber plans with Disney Plus Hotstar subscription (prices start at 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 apps
  • 150Mbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 1,499 Plan 
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps
  • 300Mbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 2,499 Plan 
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps
  • 500Mbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 3,999 Plan 
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps
  • 1Gbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 8,499 Plan 
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps
  • 1Gbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling

4. Jio Postpaid Plus (prices start at 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 Plus Hotstar VIP, Netflix, and Prime Videos subscriptions for free along with voice and data benefits. Both postpaid and prepaid users can switch to Jio Postpaid Plus with their existing numbers. Check out the plans:

JIO POSTPAID PLUS PLANSBENEFITS
Rs 399
  • 75GB data
  • Unlimited voice calls and SMEs
  • 200GB data rollover
  • Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Rs 599
  • 100GB data
  • Unlimited voice calls and SMEs
  • 200GB data rollover
  • 1 additional SIM card with Family Plan
  • Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Rs 799
  • 150GB data
  • Unlimited voice calls and SMEs
  • 200GB data rollover
  • 2 additional SIM card with Family Plan
  • Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Rs 899
  • 200GB data
  • Unlimited voice calls and SMEs
  • 500GB data rollover
  • 3 additional SIM card with Family Plan
  • Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Rs 1,499
  • 300GB data
  • Unlimited voice calls and SMEs
  • 500GB data rollover
  • Unlimited voice calls and data benefits in UAE and USA
  • Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps

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

Tata Sky customers can watch IPL 2020 online without 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.

6. Flipkart SuperCoins

If you’ve accumulated enough Flipkart SuperCoins, you can redeem them for Disney Plus Hotstar subscription to watch IPL 2020 online for free. The SuperCoins, for those unaware, is a reward-based system that Flipkart offers every time you shop from its platform. You earn two SuperCoins (max 100 per order) for every Rs 100 spent on Flipkart. One SuperCoin is worth Re 1. So if you’ve 399 SuperCoins, you can avail Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription worth Rs 399 for free. Similarly, 1,499 SuperCoins can be redeemed for Disney Plus Hotstar Premium subscription.

How to avail Disney Plus Hotstar subscription with Flipkart SuperCoins

  • Login with your ID on Flipkart and go to SuperCoin Zone. The option will be in your profile section.
  • You’ll see the SuperCoins on your account on the following screen. If you have 399 or 1,499 SuperCoins, click/ tap on ‘View All’ beside the ‘Stay Entertained’ section.
  • Now, click/ tap on Disney Plus Hotstar subscription to redeem SuperCoins
  • Once the process is complete you’ll be able to watch IPL 2020 online for free on mobile, laptop, or smart TV.

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

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 finalised and JioTV lets you live-stream IPL 2020 matches for free, we’ll update this article. So keep watching the space.