If you are a football fan, the Indian Super League needs no introduction. The ISL is to football what IPL is to cricket. The professional football league is the highest level in Indian football system for the sport. Considering football has a massive following in the country, you might be wondering how to watch ISL in India.
The good news is that it’s fairly simple to stream the tournament live in India and if you are a Flipkart, Airtel, and Jio user, you can watch it for free. ISL 2020-2021 is currently underway and will continue till March 2021. In case you’re a football fan and wish to follow the league, here’s a guide to ISL, how to watch ISL in India, and more.
How to watch ISL in India?
The ISL 2020-2021 season, which kicked off on November 20th, is currently underway in Goa and will go on till March 2021. The tournament is being held behind closed doors across three venues due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the event is being broadcasted to 82 global locations through live TV and digital streaming platforms.
In case you are wondering how to watch ISL in India, the official broadcasting partner of the league is Star Sports Network and it is broadcasted live on STAR Sports 2, Sports HD (in English), Star Sports Hindi (in Hindi).
Additionally, users can live stream the matches on Disney+ Hotstar or Jio TV app. To watch on Disney+ Hotstar, users need to subscribe to VIP or Premium membership.
Disney+ Hotstar free subscription offers
In case you are planning to catch up on ISL 2020 – 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar, you need to be on a VIP or Premium plan. The former retails at Rs 399 annually, whereas the Premium plan starts at Rs 299 per month and goes up to Rs 1,499 for the yearly subscription. In case you are an Airtel, Jio, Flipkart or MobiKwik user, you can avail the below offers.
- Free Disney+ Hotstar VIP for one year with Airtel recharges
- Free Disney+ Hotstar VIP for one year with Jio recharge
- Free Disney+ Hotstar Premium for one year with Flipkart Super Coins
Airtel packs with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription
Airtel is offering free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription with a number of prepaid and postpaid plans. Prepaid users can recharge with Rs 401, Rs 448, Rs 499, Rs 599 and Rs 2,698 prepaid plans to get the free subscription. For postpaid users, Airtel is offering the annual Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership with its Rs 499, Rs 749, Rs 999 and Rs 1,599 plans.
Jio packs with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription
The leading telecom operator in India, Jio has multiple prepaid plans offering annual VIP subscription of Disney+ Hotstar. The telco offers the free subscription with Rs 401, Rs 499, Rs 598, Rs 777, and Rs 2,599 prepaid plans. Additionally, Rs 612, Rs 1,004, Rs 1,206, and Rs 1,208 data add-on packs also offer the same benefits.
The company also launched five Jio Postpaid Plus plans in India – Rs 399, Rs 599, Rs 799, Rs 999 and Rs 1,499. All of these plans also come with complimentary Disney+ Hotstar annual VIP subscription.
Free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription: Flipkart Super Coins offer
Flipkart is offering free Disney+ Hotstar Premium membership for 12 months in exchange for 999 Super Coins. Users can earn two Super Coins on every Rs 100 spent on Flipkart or its partner websites. The Flipkart Plus users get four Super Coins for every Rs 100 spent.
What is ISL?
The Indian Super League or as it’s popularly known, ISL is a professional football league that was founded on October 21st, 2013. The first season of the tournament started in October 2014 with a total of eight teams and matched were played daily for the duration of three months from October to December.
It was during the 2017-2018 season that the league expanded to 10 teams in total and increased the tournament duration to five months. It was during the same season that the league earned recognition from Asian Football Confederation. Today, ISL teams can qualify for the top Asian club tournaments – AFC Champions League and AFC Cup.
Just like IPL, ISL also follows ownership model where the teams are owned by the prominent business owner and celebrities in the country. Some popular names include Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, Salman Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, and Sourav Ganguly Among others.