After postponement from Apr to Sept, IPL is going to held from 19 Sept in UAE. Initially, it seemed that IPL 2020 would be canceled due to the COVID19 outbreak. However, BCCI managed to host this tournament outside India this year. This is the second time when the UAE is going to host the IPL. Earlier IPL 2014 season was hosted due to general elections in India. Now, most of the IPL fans want to know where they can watch IPL live. In India, there are many options like Hotstar, Jio TV, Start sports to watch IPL. However, there is a limited option available to watch IPL matches live in the USA, Canada and UK.
In this post, I am going to share each detail and available option to live stream the IPL 2020 matches.
Watch IPL 2020 live in the USA
Hotstar is the official streaming partner for the IPL 2020 in the USA and Canada. In IPL 2019, Hotstar US did not have the broadcasting rights of the IPL. However, this year Hotstar is the only streaming service where you can watch IPL live matches.
You will need to subscribe to Hotstar to watch IPL cricket matches. Hotstar has also revised its subscription plans. Hotstar was charging $99.99 a year when it did not have the IPL streaming rights in the USA. But here is good news for you. Hotstar annual subscription plan is costing only $49.99 and you can watch all IPL matches hassle-free.
In addition to price revision, you can also avail of the Hotstar IPL offer 2020 to get a $5 discount in Hotstar US subscription and a Tropocart gift card. You will need to use Hotstar coupon code CRICBUZ to avail of this offer. Apart from watching Cricket matches, you will have access to biggest library of Indian cinema, Live TV channels, web series and TV programmes in regional languages. With a single subscription, you can watch IPL matches on two screens simultaneously.
It means you can live stream the IPL on your mobile and your family members can watch their favorite TV shows at the same time. Below is the IPL 2020 schedule as per USA timing for your convenience.
Hotstar IPL schedule as per USA timing
As you can see, Hotstar US subscribers can watch IPL live matches at 7 AM. The league stage will end on 03 Nov. Thereafter, eliminator and final matches will be played from 04 Nov to 10 Nov.
Is willow Channel streaming IPL 2020
Most of the IPL fans are searching whether the willow channel is going to broadcast IPL 2020 or not. In the last season of the Indian Premier League, Willow channel was the official streaming partner in the USA. But this time Hotstar has the rights of IPL broadcasting. However, Willow is still going to live stream IPL matches 2020 due to the agreement between Hotstar and Willow TV.
Let me clarify that the subscribers of willow channel on Sling TV, Dish, Xfinity, Google fiber, Optimum and other streaming services would not be able to watch IPL on willow TV. The willow channel can not live stream IPL matches on third party streaming services.
IPL Live on Yupp TV
As we know, Yupp TV has a bundle offer where subscribers can subscribe to Hotstar with a YuppTV subscription. However, it is very costlier when compared with Hotstar pricing. YuppTV bundle with Hotstar costs $99.99 a year while the Hotstar annual plan costs only $44.99 when purchase with Hotstar IPL offers. It is more than 60% less than the YuppTV pricing.
If you have already subscribed Yupp TV bundle with Hotstar, you do not need to purchase an additional subscription to watch IPL live matches. In case, you are planning to subscribe for a streaming service exclusively for watch IPL season, I will recommend you to purchase Hotstar annual subscription due to its content library and affordable pricing.