Indian Premier League (IPL), being one of the most popular cricket tournaments, has viewers from all around the globe- at least those who closely follow cricket. For the layman, Indian Premier League is a cricketing tournament held in the Indian subcontinent, wherein select international players play in teams sans nationality, based on sponsors’ bids. For those who wish to watch the matches but don’t find the proper website or streaming services where you can watch it hassle-free, worry not. We’ve listed a few streaming services and websites country-wise, where you can subscribe and happily enjoy watching the game.
IPL 2018 live stream in India
For Indian viewers who wish to watch the matches online from their smartphones, they can do so by installing Hotstar app, since Hotstar owns the broadcasting rights of IPL 2018. You need to be a Hotstar subscriber in order to watch the matches, as this year’s IPL isn’t available for free. You can either choose the Hotstar Premium monthly subscription pack starting at Rs. 199 per month or the all-sports pack for Rs. 299 per year. In our opinion, the all-sports pack should suffice the cricket fans since Hotstar owns the rights to broadcast all the domestic games of the Indian sports teams if you wish to watch only sports and nothing else.
You can also watch IPL for free if you are an Airtel or Jio subscriber. Airtel subscribers can watch the IPL 2018 by simply downloading the Airtel TV app on your smartphone or table and register with your phone number. While Jio subscribers can watch the IPL through the Jio TV app on their smartphones or tablets, it can only be availed by the Jio prime subscribers.
IPL 2018 live stream in Australia
Aussie viewers can watch the IPL 2018 live online by subscribing to Foxtel at a price of AUD 39 per month. You can also avail a two-week free trail if you wish to check out the service before you purchase the subscription. You can also watch it through YuppTV, with monthly packages starting price of USD 24.99 per month.
IPL 2018 live stream in USA and Canada
Hotstar has the broadcasting rights of IPL 2018 in USA and Canada also. You’ll need to pay a subscription fee of USD 9.99 per month to stream from Hotstar. Well, if you are planning to use your Indian Hotstar account to stream IPL in USA or Canada, you’re out of luck since Hotstar subscriptions are region specific.
IPL 2018 live stream in UK and Ireland
You can watch the 2018 IPL in England by paying GBP 20 per month only if you purchase a two-month subscription to avail a Sky Sports Now TV subscription.
IPL 2018 live stream in Southeast Asia, South America and rest of Europe.
YuppTV owns the broadcasting rights of IPL 2018 in Singapore, Malaysia, other Southeast Asian countries, South America and Europe. The prices of the packages vary by region and can be found on the YuppTV’s page. To check the monthly package price in your region, click here.
IPL 2018 live stream in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
SuperSport is the official online broadcaster of IPL 2018 in both the regions. Viewers who are TV subscribers can watch the IPL tournament online.
IPL 2018 live stream in Pakistan
GEO Super is the broadcaster for IPL 2018 in Pakistan and viewers can watch the stream online from this link.
IPL 2018 live stream in Bangladesh
IPL 2018 is officially streamed online by Channel 9 who owns the broadcasting rights of the tournament.
IPL 2018 live stream in New Zealand
IPL 2018 can be watched online at Sky Sports by paying a subscription fee of NZD 25 per month, who is officially broadcasting the game online.
IPL 2018 live stream in Caribbean
The Caribbean Islanders can watch the IPL 2018 live online via Flow Sports. The list of Caribbean Islands where the IPL is streamed through Flow Sports is Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos.
IPL 2018 live stream in Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
MENA regionals can watch the IPL matches live online by paying a subscription of USD 18 per month to beIN Connect. The countries that come under the MENA region are Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Ethiopia and Sudan.
In other countries, such as Afghanistan, where there’s no official broadcaster for IPL 2018, one can try watching it using a VPN service and subscribing to any of the streaming services mentioned above. But there’s a great chance for it to not work at all. You can also check the full list of IPL 2018 broadcasters for both TV and online on the official IPL website.