India vs England series 2021 is all set to begin from February 5th, Friday. It’ll be the first international cricket tournament in the country since the pandemic. India will be playing four test matches, five T20Is, and three ODIs against England. India vs England live series can be watched exclusively on Star Sports network and its digital partner Disney Plus Hotstar. Both are paid services, which means you’ll have to subscribe to Star network platforms to stream England tour of India 2021 on your choice of device — TV, Android mobile phone, iPhone, and Windows/ macOS laptops and PCs. If you’re wondering how to watch India vs England live for free without Disney+ Hotstar VIP/ Premium subscription, here’s how to go about it.
Based on Jio’s five-year deal with Star network back in 2018, all televised India-cricket matches including India vs England 2021 series will be livestreamed on JioTV for free.
Where can I watch India vs England?
India vs England test, T20, and ODI series 2021 will livestream on Disney+ Hotstar whose subscription is worth Rs 399 for the VIP pack and Rs 299/ Rs 1,299 for the Premium pack. If you’re an Airtel and Jio customer, you can cut that Disney+ Hotstar VIP yearly subscription price with select postpaid and prepaid recharge packs. You can avail free the subscription to the OTT platform, which includes access to seven multiplex blockbusters, Exclusive Hotstar Specials, dubbed Disney+ Shows, movies, and more, and latest episodes of Indian TV shows, in addition to watching live sports such as India vs England and IPL on any device.
You can also watch the England tour of India on Star Sports Channels, which are priced starting at Rs 22.42 per month.
How to watch India vs England series for free
Jio users can watch India vs England series 2021 for free on JioTV. The telco has signed a five-year deal with Star back in 2018 for all televised India-cricket matches including India vs England 2021 series on its live TV app.
How to watch India vs England 2021 online for free 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 India vs England 2021 series live-stream online. That said, you’ll only be able to watch the matches 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 the England tour of India. 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 India vs England livestream online
Tata Sky customers can watch India vs England series 2021 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 India vs England series 2021 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 India vs England series online for free on mobile, laptop, or smart TV.
India vs England 2021 on Disney Plus Hotstar
Disney Plus Hotstar is the sole streaming platform for India vs England 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 tream the matches. For anyone not subscribed to Disney Plus Hotstar, online India vs England 2021 livestreaming 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.
India vs England schedule
|IND VS ENG 2021||DATE||TIME (IST)|
|1st Test||February 5th-9th||09:30 am|
|2nd Test||February 13th-17th||09:30 am|
|3rd Test||February 24th-28th||02:30 pm (D/N)|
|4th Test||March 04th-08th||09:30 am|
|1st T20I||March 12th||07:00 pm|
|2nd T20I||March 14th||07:00 pm|
|3rd T20I||March 16th||07:00 pm|
|4th T20I||March 18th||07:00 pm|
|5th T20I||March 20th||07:00 pm|
|1st ODI||March 23rd||01:30 pm|
|2nd ODI||March 26th||01:30 pm|
|3rd ODI||March 28th||01:30 pm|