IPL 2021: Best Airtel and Jio recharge packs to watch IPL online for free

Recharge with these Jio and Airtel packs to watch the entire season of IPL 2021 online for free.

Highlights
  • IPL 2021 schedule is out, with the opener on April 9th between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Disney Plus Hostar will be the sole streaming platform for the entire season
  • The Disney Plus Hotstar subscription is available for free with select Airtel and Jio plans

IPL 2021 schedule, venues, dates, and timings have been announced finally. The season is slated to kick off from April 9th with defending champion Mumbai Indians (MI) taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai, India. There will be no in-person attendance in the stadium initially, which means you’ll only be able to watch IPL 2021 live via TV and online streaming services. Star Sports holds the exclusive rights to broadcast the tournament on TV, while the live streaming of IPL 2021 will be available on Disney Plus Hotstar. Both are paid services. However, if you’re an Airtel and Jio customer, you can watch IPL online for free. The telcos are offering special recharges to their customers that come bundled with a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar. Here’s a quick look at the best Airtel and Jio recharge packs that offer a free pass to IPL live-streaming.

Read more: Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans and offers India 2021

Jio recharge packs with free IPL 2021 live-streaming

Jio offers Disney Plus Hotstar subscription with a bunch of recharge packs. These include all-in-one plans that are bundled with free voice calls, unlimited data, and other benefits and add-on data packs. The Jio recharge plans are priced starting at Rs 401. They are bundled with a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar VIP, which is worth Rs 399. While the recharge packs have a validity of their own, the subscription will last for a year. In addition to IPL livestreaming, you can watch Disney+ Hotstar VIP shows and movies, among other things with the subscription. Let’s take a look at the Jio recharge plans:

JIO RECHARGE PLAN PRICEBENEFITS OF JIO PLAN
Rs 401 Jio Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 28 days of validity
  • 3GB data/ day + 6GB additional data
  • Free voice calling
  • 100 SMSes per day
Rs 598 Jio Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 56 days of validity
  • 112GB data
  • Free voice calling
  • 100 SMSes per day
Rs 2,599 Jio Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 365 days of validity
  • 2GB data/ day + 10GB additional data
  • Free voice calling
  • 100 SMSes per day
Rs 499 Jio Add-On Recharge plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 84GB data (1.5GB/ day)
  • 56 days validity
Rs 612 Jio 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
Rs 1,004 Jio Add-On Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 120 days of validity
  • 200GB data
Rs 1,206 Jio Add-On Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 180 days of validity
  • 240GB data
Rs 1,208 Jio Add-On Recharge Plan
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
  • 240 days of validity
  • 240GB data

Airtel recharge packs with free IPL 2021 live-streaming

Live streaming of IPL is available for Airtel customers with Rs 401, Rs 448, Rs 499, Rs 599, and Rs 2,698 recharge plans. Much like Jio, you also get a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar VIP with the Airtel recharge plans. The plans also come with free voice calls, data, SMSes, and other benefits. Take a look:

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 recharge:

  • After the top-up, go to Disney Plus Hotstar website or app and login with your Jio/ Airtel mobile number.
  • You can use this number to log in to multiple devices such as smart TVs, laptops, or tablets to watch IPL 2021 online on one screen at a time.

Jio Postpaid Plus plans with free IPL 2021 live-streaming

All Jio Postpaid Plus plans, starting at Rs 399, come with Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription. They also offer 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 SMSes
  • 200GB data rollover
  • Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Rs 599
  • 100GB data
  • Unlimited voice calls and SMSes
  • 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 SMSes
  • 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 SMSes
  • 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 SMSes
  • 500GB data rollover
  • Unlimited voice calls and data benefits in UAE and USA
  • Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps

Jio Fiber plans with free IPL 2021 live-streaming

Jio broadband users can also live stream IPL for free, with plans starting at Rs 999. The Jio Fiber plans offer a free subscription to Disney Plus Hotstar VIP for a year. The subscription will also be valid if you move back to lower-tier Jio Fiber broadband plan after a month. Here are all Jio Fiber broadband plans that offer Hotstar’s subscription:

Read more: Jio Fiber Plans: List of Jio broadband plans, benefits, and validity in India in 2021

JIOFIBER RECHARGE PLAN PRICEBENEFITS OF JIOFIBER PLAN
Rs 999 JioFiber Plan 
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP + 10 other OTT apps
  • 150Mbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling
Rs 1,499 JioFiber Plan 
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps
  • 300Mbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling
Rs 2,499 JioFiber Plan 
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps
  • 500Mbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling
Rs 3,999 JioFiber Plan 
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps
  • 1Gbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling
Rs 8,499 JioFiber Plan 
  • Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 11 other OTT apps
  • 1Gbps speed
  • Unlimited voice calling


These were some of the workarounds you can use to watch IPL online.