IPL is back and the cricket fever is at its all-time high. Hotstar, which has exclusive digital telecast rights for IPL 2018, has added an array of exciting features including ball-by-ball predictor game, emojis, multi-cam feed and more in its cricket live streaming feed.
However, Hotstar has done away with the free package that allowed users to watch 5 minutes delayed feed. The new “all sports subscription” plan now costs a reasonable Rs. 299 annually.
This new Hotstar’s all-sports subscription plan will not only let watch IPL 2018 but will give you access live feeds of the prominent Football, Tennis, Cricket, Formula 1, Kabaddi, Badminton events.
Although Hotstar has introduced sports plan just before IPL 2018, there is a way you can still watch IPL 2018 live stream on Hotstar for free on your smartphone.
Note: The method mentioned below will not work when you try to watch Hotstar live streaming on desktop PC or Laptop.
How to Watch IPL 2018 Live Streaming for Free On Hotstar
- First of all, you need to have a working Reliance Jio or Airtel connection on your device.
- Now, download Hotstar app on your phone from Google Play Store or Apple app store.
- Next, download Jio TV or Airtel TV on your smartphone depending on your network.
- Now, Go to JioTV or Airtel TV and tap on the live match feed.
- Relax, JioTV or Airtel TV will redirect you to Hotstar app and it will start cricket match streaming on your smartphone.
Apart from IPL 2018, you will also be able to watch live streaming of following sporting events:
Cricket matches live steaming available on Hotstar
- All International Cricket Council (ICC) matches
- VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) matches
- New Zealand Cricket Board organised matches
- Bangladesh Cricket Board organised matches
- Asian Cricket Council (ACC) matches (till 2023)
- Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) matches
- Karnataka Premier League (KPL) matches
Tennis matches live streaming avialable on Hotstar
- French Open
- the US Open
Football League matches live streaming avialable on Hotstar
- English Premiere League
- Indian Super League
Other Sporting event live stream on Hotstar
- All Formula One races
- Badminton World Championship
- Pro Kabaddi