IPL playoffs 2020 are scheduled to begin on November 5th
With the league stage done and dusted, all eyes are now on IPL 2020 playoffs. Four teams — Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad — will square off against each other in the playoffs to book their places in IPL 2020 finale, which is slated for November 11th. The IPL playoffs 2020 schedule includes Mumbai Indians (MI) facing Delhi Capitals (DC) in ‘Qualifier 1’ on November 5th. The winner of the match will go directly to the finals, while the losing team will face the winner of the ‘Eliminator’ in ‘Qualifier II’. The Eliminator will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on November 6th. The second ‘Qualifier’ match of the IPL 2020 playoffs is scheduled for November 8th.
IPL playoffs schedule, teams, matches, and more
|IPL playoffs 2020 matches||Date||Winner goes to||Loser|
|MI vs DC||November 5th||Final||Qualifier II|
|RCB vs SRH||November 6th||Qualifier II||Eliminated|
|Qualifier II||November 8th||Final||Eliminated|
*The IPL 2020 Final is on November 11th
How to watch IPL 2020 playoffs online free
IPL playoffs 2020 matches will be live-streamed exclusively on Star Sports network and Disney Plus Hotstar. 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 a 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 you can watch IPL playoffs 2020 online for free without a Hotstar subscription.
How to watch IPL 2020 online without Disney Plus Hotstar subscription
These are the only options for you to watch IPL 2020 online without Disney Plus Hotstar subscription:
- Jio Cricket packs
- Airtel (Ticket to cricket)
- 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|
|Jio Rs 598 Recharge Plan|
|Jio Rs 2,599 Recharge Plan|
|Jio Rs 612 Add-On Recharge Plan|
|Jio Rs 1,004 Add-On Recharge Plan|
|Jio Rs 1,206 Add-On Recharge Plan|
|Jio Rs 1,208 Add-On Recharge Plan|
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 PRICE||BENEFITS OF THE AIRTEL PLAN|
|Airtel Rs 401 Recharge Plan|
|Airtel Rs 448 Recharge Plan|
|Airtel Rs 499 Recharge Plan*|
|Airtel Rs 599 Recharge Plan|
|Airtel Rs 2,698 Recharge Plan|
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 PRICE||BENEFITS OF JIOFIBER PLAN|
|JioFiber Rs 999 Plan|
|JioFiber Rs 1,499 Plan|
|JioFiber Rs 2,499 Plan|
|JioFiber Rs 3,999 Plan|
|JioFiber Rs 8,499 Plan|
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 PLANS||BENEFITS|
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.
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 PLANS||PRICE||VALIDITY|
|Disney Plus Hotstar VIP||Rs 399||365 days|
|Disney Plus Hotstar Premium (monthly payment)||Rs 299||30 days|
|Disney Plus Hotstar Premium (annual payment)||Rs 1,499||365 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.