The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is kick off on March 31st, with cricket enthusiasts having the option to watch live matches from their homes on TV or via online streaming. However, this year, live streaming rights on OTT are not with Hotstar. Instead, Reliance Jio will host the live streaming of IPL 2023 on Jio Cinema.
Additionally, Viacom 18 has secured the rights to live stream the matches in India for this season by paying INR 20,500 crore to the BCCI. So, cricket lovers can enjoy the matches live online or through TV broadcasts in different languages for an immersive experience, all from the comfort of their homes.
Let’s take a look at where you can watch PL 2023 online and on TV.
Where to watch IPL 2023 matches online
Viacom 18 has secured digital rights while Disney Star retains TV rights for IPL 2023, which is available in 12 different languages on the Star Sports Network. Jio Cinema has announced a game-changing move by offering live-streaming of all 410 matches for free, in 4K resolution and with multiple camera angles.
Users can enjoy additional features such as score and pitch heat maps. The matches will be available in 12 languages, including English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, and Bhojpuri, across all telecom operators without the need for an OTT subscription. Furthermore, Jio Cinema is also providing a multicam feature free of charge this season.
Can you stream the IPL for free?
Reliance-owned OTT platform JioCinema is showing every game in the 2023 IPL season for free, but you can only connect to this service if you’re based in India. That is unless you’re equipped with a VPN.
The only way to access global streaming platforms from abroad is with a VPN. With a streaming-friendly service, you can easily watch the IPL for free on JioCinema in just a few simple steps:
- Sign up for a streaming-friendly VPN
- Download the app to your device of choice (the best VPNs have apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, and more)
- Open up the app and connect to a server in India
- Visit JioCinema(Opens in a new tab)
- Watch the IPL for free on JioCinema
When, Where, and How fans can watch the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) all around the world
- In Bangladesh, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Gazi TV
- In Caribbean, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)
- In New Zealand, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Sky Sport
- In South Africa, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on SuperSport
- In Australia, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Fox Sports
- In Canada, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Willow TV
- In Pakistan, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Yupp TV
- In United Kingdom, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Sky Sports Cricket
- In Middle East, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Times Internet
- In United States, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Willow TV
- In Afghanistan, fans can watch IPL 2023 live on Ariana Television Network