Where to watch IPL 2021 Live on TV

Indian Premier League is not only the most wonderful franchise based T20 competition but also the mostly watched domestic competition in the planet. It has got crores of followers across the globe and the number is not less than 5 million in case of North American region. So many immigrant Indian-Americans or Indian-Canadians watch this tournament fixtures on regular occasion from their respective current addresses. This content will reveal all about where to and how to watch Indian Premier League matches live in United States and Canada.

Which Channels to Follow to Enjoy IPL Matches Live on US TV?

IPL Live on TVIPL has different TV and Online Streaming broadcasting rights in United States. The television right of this most popular domestic cricket competition within US territory, is owned by popular cricket specialty network Willow TV. The network which televises cricket 24 hours a day and all the 7 days in a week, broadcasts all the Indian Premier League matches live in USA through Willow Cricket and Willow Xtra. Willow TV also airs the games live in Canada. The Canadian watchers can catch the live actions through Willow Canada. However, despite having the TV broadcasting right, Willow doesn’t own online streaming right of this competition. Thus viewers who don’t have cable or satellite TV subscription, can’t enjoy the IPL actions live through Willow’s online streaming platform Willow Premium.

Where Can I Find Willow TV?

Willow network is available through various cable as well as satellite TV providers in United States of America. However, television viewers in US, who don’t know yet, Willow TV network available is available through which sources should read the following part of this content.

  • Dish Network (Satellite TV): Willow Channel SD/HD Auto on Ch-712, HD version on Ch-9997. Willow Xtra on Ch-772.
  • Optimum TV (Cable TV): Available via Optimum TV Hindi and Sports pack. Viewers can find on Ch-1171.
  • Verizon FiOS (Cable TV): Available via Sports Pass. Channel Number 806.
  • Altice One (Cable TV): Represented by Channel Number 239 and 1171.
  • Spectrum (Cable TV): Available via Spectrum TV Gold package.
  • Xfinity (Cable TV): Viewers can also find the channels through Cable TV providers Xfinity.
  • Sling TV (IPTV): Although Willow TV is available through Sling’s Hindi, Urdu, Bangla, Tamil or Telugu packages, viewers can’t watch IPL via Sling due to the streaming right restrictions.
  • Google Fiber (IPTV): Accessible through Sports and Premium packages. Press Ch-244 to turn on Willow.
  • Prism TV (IPTV): SD version is represented by Channel Number 668 meanwhile HD version is on Ch-1668.

How Can I Stream Indian Premier League Matches Live Via Online Streaming in USA?

As we have already mentioned that, IPL has different TV and online broadcasting rights in America, let’s discuss about this in details. Star India company doesn’t only own the TV and online broadcasting right within India but also has the online streaming broadcasting right in US and Canada. Hotstar India launched their branch in these two countries back in 2017. Thus the viewers in these alluded countries can catch the IPL actions live through Hotstar US and Hotstar Canada. The fans will be happy to know that the popular platform will broadcast all the matches live and they don’t need to look for anything else.

The US based followers can purchase the service both as monthly and yearly package. The monthly package has a subscription fee of 9.99 US Dollar. While the yearly package currently costs only 49.99 USD although it used to have a subscription fee of 99.99 USD! However, the fans have to pay additional taxes for both the packages as well. If you are to watch the matches from Canada, then you will the service rather cheaply. Because the service demands 9.99 Canadian Dollar per month along with additional taxes (Note: 1 USD is equal to 1.3 CAD). Users can also enjoy the 12 months long annual service by paying 49.99 CAD only. I must mention once again, all the Hotstar service packages in both the countries demand additional taxes to be paid by the subscribers.

Chart of IPL Matches Online Streaming Platforms in North America:

Country Online Streaming Platforms Number of Available Matches Monthly Subscription Fee Annual Subscription Fee
United States of America Hotstar US All the Matches Live Throughout the Campaign 9.99 USD + Taxes 9.99 CAD + Taxes
Canada Hotstar Canada All the Matches Live Throughout the Campaign 49.99 USD (Previously 99.99 USD) + Taxes 49.99 CAD (Previously 79.99 CAD) + Taxes

When to Catch the IPL Actions Live in America?

The upcoming edition of Indian Premier League will take place during April and May of 2021. It will be the 14th edition in the competition history. Generally an IPL season consists of 60 matches including 56 matches from the double round robin stage. The lengthy initial stage is followed by an eliminator in between the 2 qualifiers and the final. In the double round robin stage, two games are scheduled to be played on Saturdays and Sundays (one day-night game and one night game) while the other days of the week feature one game only. On the contrary, the knockout stage often features one game a day and those fixtures start during the late evening.

Round or Match Date Game Type Match Start Time (India) Match Start Time (USA) Broadcasting Options In USA Broadcasting Options In Canada
Double Round Robin Early April to Mid May (Yet To Be Determined) Day-Night Game (Saturdays and Sundays) 3:30 PM IST (Afternoon) 5 AM ET (Dawn) Willow TV, Willow Xtra, Hotstar US Willow Canada, Hotstar Canada
Night Game (Every Game Day) 7:30 PM IST (Evening) 9 AM ET (Morning) Willow TV, Willow Xtra, Hotstar US Willow Canada, Hotstar Canada
Qualifier 1 Late May (Yet To Be Determined) Night Game 7:30 PM IST (Evening) 9 AM ET (Morning) Willow TV, Willow Xtra, Hotstar US Willow Canada, Hotstar Canada
Eliminator Late May (Yet To Be Determined) Night Game 7:30 PM IST (Evening) 9 AM ET (Morning) Willow TV, Willow Xtra, Hotstar US Willow Canada, Hotstar Canada
Qualifier 2 Late May (Yet To Be Determined) Night Game 7:30 PM IST (Evening) 9 AM ET (Morning) Willow TV, Willow Xtra, Hotstar US Willow Canada, Hotstar Canada
Final Late May (Yet To Be Determined) Night Game 7:30 PM IST (Evening) 9 AM ET (Morning) Willow TV, Willow Xtra, Hotstar US Willow Canada, Hotstar Canada

 

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