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IPL 2021 watch online: today’s match live streaming for Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea users, live telecast channels, numbers

IPL 2021 is all set to kick off in the country starting April 9th. The most popular cricketing event will go on for two months, ending on May 30th. A total of 60 T20 matches will be played by eight teams throughout the tournament. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the tournament will be a closed-door event with matches being played across six venues including Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai.

Also read: IPL 2021 live telecast channel list: find where to watch IPL 2021 in India, channel numbers and more

With no spectators allowed, the only option is to livestream IPL or watch it on TV. IPL live streaming will be available exclusively on Disney Plus Hotstar with subscriptions starting as low as Rs 299. TV users can watch IPL 2021 live on TV via Star Sports channels. If you want to catch all the action live, here’s how to watch IPL 2021 online and on DTH.

Today’s IPL match details: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

DC vs MI: 13 T20 of Vivo IPL 2021

DC vs MI: 13th T20 of Vivo IPL 2021

Today, on April 26th, the 21st T20 match will be played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. While KKR will be looking to break their losing streak, PBKS come into the game having beaten defending champions Mumbai Indians in their last game.

The Punjab Kings have won two of their five matches so far in the tournament and are currently fifth on the points table. On the other hand, KKR has lost four matches out of the five it played and is currently at the bottom of the list. Both these teams will be gunning for the victory at this crucial stage of IPL 2021.

IPL 2021 live streaming for Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) users

DIsney+ Hotstar is the official streaming partner of Vivo IPL 2021

Disney+ Hotstar is the official streaming partner of Vivo IPL 2021

Star network is the official broadcaster of the tournament in India, and as such the event can be livestreamed on Disney+ Hotstar apart from Star network TV channels. Below are all the plans offering a Disney+ Hotstar subscription from leading telcos.

Airtel prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription

Airtel has several plans offering a Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription to users. The telco is offering data, voice calling, and SMS benefits with these plans as well. Find below all Airtel prepaid plans offering the benefit.

Airtel Recharge PlanBenefits
Airtel Rs 401 Recharge Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
28 days of validity
3GB data/ day
Airtel Rs 448 Recharge Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
28 days of validity
3GB data/ day
Unlimited voice calling
100 SMSes per day
Airtel Rs 499 Recharge Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
28 days of validity
3GB data/ day
Unlimited voice calling
100 SMSes per day
Airtel Rs 599 Recharge Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
56 days of validity
2GB data/ day
Unlimited voice calling
100 SMSes per day
Airtel Rs 2,698 Recharge Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
365 days of validity
2GB data/ day
Unlimited voice calling
100 SMSes per day

Airtel postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription

Airtel has a host of postpaid plans on offer for its subscribers. While postpaid plans start from Rs 399, the Disney+ Hotstar benefit is only available with Rs 499 and above postpaid plans. Additionally, these plans also offer the annual subscription of Amazon Prime benefit.

Airtel postpaid planBenefits
Airtel Rs 499 postpaid plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
75GB data
Unlimited calls
100 SMS/day
Amazon Prime annual subscription
Airtel Rs 749 postpaid plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
125GB data
Unlimited calls
100 SMS/day
Amazon Prime annual subscription
2 free family add-ons
Airtel Rs 999 postpaid plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
150GB data
Unlimited calls
100 SMS/day
Amazon Prime annual subscription
4 free family add-ons
Airtel Rs 1,599 postpaid plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
500GB data
Unlimited calls
100 SMS/day
200 ISD mins
Amazon Prime annual subscription
1 free family add-ons

Airtel Xstream Fiber broadband plans with Disney Plus Hotstar VIP offer

Airtel also offers Wi-Fi broadband under its Xstream Fiber branding. The ISP offers annual Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership with several of its Xstream Fiber broadband plans. Below are all Airtel Xstream Fiber plans offering Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription.

Airtel Xstream planBenefits
Airtel Rs 999 Xstream Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
Unlimited data at 200Mbps
3.3TB high-speed data
Unlimited voice calls
Airtel Rs 1,499 Xstream Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
Unlimited data at 300Mbps
3.3TB high-speed data
Unlimited voice calls
Airtel Rs 3,999 Xstream Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
Unlimited data at 1Gbps
3.3TB high-speed data
Unlimited voice calls

Jio prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription

Jio was one of the first telcos to offer Disney+ Hotstar free subscriptions with its plans. Below are all prepaid plans offering the OTT benefit to users.

Jio Recharge PlanBenefits
Jio Rs 401 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
28 days of validity
3GB data/ day + 6GB additional data
Free voice calling
100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 598 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
56 days of validity
2GB data/day
Free voice calling
100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 777 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
84 days of validity
1.5GB data/day + 5GB
Free voice calling
100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 2,599 Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
365 days of validity
2GB data/ day + 10GB additional data
Free voice calling
100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 499 Add-on Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
1.5GB data/day
56 days of validity
Jio Rs 612 Add-On Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
Up to 72GB data
Lasts until the validity of the primary pack
Jio Rs 1,004 Add-On Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
120 days of validity
200GB data
Jio Rs 1,206 Add-On Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
180 days of validity
240GB data
Jio Rs 1,208 Add-On Recharge PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
240 days of validity
240GB data

Jio postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription

The Mukesh Ambani-led telco launched its much-awaited premium postpaid plans called Jio Postpaid Plus. Jio Postpaid Plus plans of Rs 399 and above come with a free Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, and Prime Videos subscription. Take a look at all Jio postpaid plans offering the OTT benefit.

Jio Postpaid Plus PlanBenefits
Jio Rs 399 Postpaid Plus Plan
75GB data
Unlimited voice calls and SMSes
200GB data rollover
Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Jio Rs 599 Postpaid Plus Plan
100GB data
Unlimited voice calls and SMSes
200GB data rollover
1 additional SIM card with Family Plan
Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Jio Rs 799 Postpaid Plus Plan
150GB data
Unlimited voice calls and SMSes
200GB data rollover
2 additional SIM card with Family Plan
Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Jio Rs 999 Postpaid Plus Plan
200GB data
Unlimited voice calls and SMSes
500GB data rollover
3 additional SIM card with Family Plan
Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps
Jio Rs 1,499 Postpaid Plus Plan
300GB data
Unlimited voice calls and SMSes
500GB data rollover
Unlimited voice calls and data benefits in UAE and USA
Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Netflix, Prime Videos subscription, Jio apps

Jio Fiber broadband plans with Disney Plus Hotstar VIP offer

Just like Airtel, Jio also offers Fiber broadband service to its users. Jio Fiber users on Rs 999 and above plans get complimentary access to up to 15 OTT services including Disney Plus Hotstar. Below are the details of all Jio Fiber plans offering OTT benefit.

Jio Fiber PlanBenefits
JioFiber Rs 999 PlanDisney Plus Hotstar VIP + 13 other OTT apps
150Mbps speed
Unlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 1,499 Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 14 other OTT apps
300Mbps speed
Unlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 2,499 Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 14 other OTT apps
500Mbps speed
Unlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 3,999 Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 14 other OTT apps
1Gbps speed
Unlimited voice calling
JioFiber Rs 8,499 Plan
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP and 14 other OTT apps
1Gbps speed
Unlimited voice calling

Vi prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription

Vi, formerly Vodafone India, recently started offering Disney+ Hotstar membership with its prepaid and postpaid plans. Let’s take a look at all plans by Vi offering the OTT benefit.

Vi prepaid recharge planBenefits
Vi Rs 401 recharge planDisney Plus Hotstar VIP
3GB/day data
Unlimited voice calling
100 SMS/day
28 days validity
Binge all night
Weekend data rollover
Vi Rs 501 recharge planDisney Plus Hotstar VIP
75GB data
Lasts until the validity of the primary pack
Vi Rs 601 recharge planDisney Plus Hotstar VIP
3GB/day data
Unlimited voice calling
100 SMS/day
56 days validity
Binge all night
Weekend data rollover
Vi Rs 801 recharge planDisney Plus Hotstar VIP
3GB/day data
Unlimited voice calling
100 SMS/day
84 days validity
Binge all night
Weekend data rollover

Vi postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription

Apart from its prepaid plans, Vi also announced bundled Disney+ Hotstar subscription with several of its postpaid offerings. These plans offer one year of VIP subscription to users. Here are all Vi Postpaid Plans offering free Disney+ Hotstar VIP memebership.

Vi postpaid planBenefits
Vi Rs 499 postpaid planDisney+ Hotstar VIP
75GB data
200GB data rollover
unlimited voice calling
100 SMS/day
Amazon Prime annual subscription
Vi Rs 699 postpaid planDisney+ Hotstar VIP
unlimited data
unlimited voice calling
100 SMS/day
Amazon Prime annual subscription
Vi Rs 1,099 postpaid plan
Disney+ Hotstar VIP
unlimited data
unlimited voice calling
100 SMS/day
Amazon Prime annual subscription
Free access to International & Domestic airport lounges
Seven days International roaming pack worth Rs 2,999, once a year

IPL 2021 live telecast channels

Star Sports will be broadcasting the IPL 2021

Star Sports will be broadcasting the IPL 2021

The IPL 2021 will be broadcasted live through Star India’s sports channel catalogue. Here are the channels which will telecast the tournament. Some of these channels will broadcast only opening matches and opening weekend matches.

  1. Star Sports 1
  2. Star Sports 1 HD
  3. Star Sports 2 (select opening matches)
  4. Star Sports 2 HD (select opening matches)
  5. Star Sports 1 Hindi
  6. Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
  7. Star Sports  Select 1
  8. Star Sports Select HD 1
  9. Star Gold (select opening matches)
  10. Star Gold HD (select opening matches)
  11. Star Sports 1 Telugu
  12. Star Sports 1 Tamil
  13. Star Sports 1 Kannada
  14. Star Sports 1 Bangla (select opening matches)
  15. Jalsha Movies (select opening matches)
  16. Asianet Plus (select opening matches)
  17. Vijay Super SD (on Sundays)
  18. Star Maa Movies SD (on Sundays)
  19. Star Maa Movies HD (on Sundays)
  20. Star Suvarna SD (on Sundays)
  21. Star Suvarna HD (on Sundays)
  22. Star Pravah SD (on Sundays)
  23. Star Pravah HD (on Sundays)

IPL 2021 Star Sports Channel Numbers on DTH networks

Popular DTH service providers in the country including Tata Sky, Dish TV, d2H, and Airtel Digital TV offer Star Sports channels to their users. If you are subscribed to any of these DTH operators, below is the list of channels and their channel numbers on the DTH service.

Star Sports channel numbers on Tata Sky

Tata Sky is the leading DTH provider in the country and as such offers every single channel that will broadcast the Vivo IPL 2021. Moreover, the DTH service provider offers both SD and HD channels to its users. Find the channels and their respective channel numbers on Tata Sky below.

Star Network channelTata Sky channel number
Star Sports 1455
Star Sports 1 HD454
Star Sports 1 Hindi460
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD459
Star Sports Select 1464
Star Sports Select HD 1463
Star Sports 1 Telugu1421
Star Sports Tamil 11516
Star Sports 1 Kannada1638
Star Sports 2457
Star Sports 2 HD456
Star Gold310
Star Gold HD308
Star Sports 1 Bangla1323
Jalsha Movies1320
Asianet Plus1812
Vijay Super1549
Star Maa Movies SD1430
Star Maa Movies HD1429
Star Suvarna1617
Star Suvarna HD1616
Star Pravah1210
Star Pravah HD1209

Star Sports channel numbers on Dish TV

Out of 16 channels that will telecast the upcoming IPL 2021 event, Dish TV has 13 on offer for its users. Find the channels available on Dish TV and their respective channel numbers below.

Star Network channelDish TV channel number
Star Sports 1603
Star Sports 1 HD602
Star Sports 1 Hindi607
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi606
Star Sports Select 1646
Star Sports Select HD 1645
Star Sports 2605
Star Sports 2 HDNA
Star Gold353
Star Gold HD352
Star Sports 1 BanglaNA
Jalsha Movies1431
Asianet Plus703/0
Star Pravah1206
Star Pravah HD1205

Star Sports channel numbers on Videocon d2H

Videocon d2H is another DTH operator that’s offering all channels for IPL 2021 except for the Star Sports 1 Bangla. You can find the list of channels on d2H below.

Star Network channelVideocon d2h channel number
Star Sports 1401
Star Sports 1 HD923
Star Sports 1 Hindi407
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD925
Star Sports Select 1429
Star Sports Select HD 1929
Star Sports 1 Tamil521
Star Sports 1 Telugu750
Star Sports 1 Kannada689
Star Sports 2403
Star Sports 2 HD924
Star Gold205
Star Gold HD916
Star Sports 1 BanglaNA
Jalsha Movies806
Asianet Plus609
Vijay Super548
Star Maa Movies708
Star Maa Movies HD969
Star Suvarna654
Star Suvarna HD996
Star Pravah753
Star Pravah HD972

Star Sports channel numbers on Airtel Digital TV DTH

Not only does Airtel offer a free Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan with its prepaid, postpaid, and broadband plans, but it also offers all Star Network channels through its Airtel Digital TV DTH service. Find the Star Sports channel numbers on Airtel Digital TV DTH below.

Star Network channelAirtel Digital TV channel number
Star Sports 1277
Star Sports 1 HD278
Star Sports 1 Hindi281
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD282
Star Sports Select 1283
Star Sports Select HD 1300
Star Sports 1 Telugu928
Star Sports 1 Kannada974
Star Sports Tamil 1803
Star Sports 2279
Star Sports 2 HD280
Star Gold205
Star Gold HD206
Star Sports 1 Bangla738
Jalsha Movies719
Asianet Plus835
Vijay Super772
Star Suvarna959
Star Suvarna HD960
Star Pravah520
Star Pravah HD521

IPL 2021 Star Sports Channel Numbers on cable operator networks

A large population of India still have not switched to direct-to-home satellite TV services and rely on more conventional cable operators. Among the multitude of cable operators in India, Siti, Hathway, Den, and NXT Digital are among the most popular ones. Below are the Vivo IPL 2021 channel numbers on these cable operator networks.

Star Sports channel numbers on Siti cable

Siti cable is among the most popular cable operators in the country. Barring a few channels including Star Sports 1 and 2HD, Star Sports 1 Bangla and Star Sports 1 Kannada, the cable operator has all channels on offer.

Star Network channelSiti channel number
Star Sports 1181
Star Sports 1 HDNA
Star Sports 1 Hindi190
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD743
Star Sports Select 1184
Star Sports Select HD 1739
Star Sports 1 Telugu186
Star Sports 1 KannadaNA
Star Sports Tamil 1189
Star Sports 2182
Star Sports 2 HDNA
Star Gold233
Star Gold HD720
Star Sports 1 BanglaNA
Jalsha Movies513
Asianet Plus150
Vijay Super105
Star Maa Movies22
Star Maa Movies HD779
Star Suvarna138
Star Pravah529
Star Pravah HD726

Star Sports channel numbers on Hathway cable

Hathway cable is another multi-system operator or MSO, which offers cable services in the country. The operator doesn’t have some regional Star channels, but offers the main ones including Star Sports 1, Star Sports Hindi, and Star Sports 2, among others.

Star Network channelHathway channel number
Star Sports 1166
Star Sports 1 HD167
Star Sports 1 Hindi164
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD165
Star Sports Select 1160
Star Sports Select HD 1NA
Star Sports 1 TeluguNA
Star Sports 1 KannadaNA
Star Sports Tamil 1NA
Star Sports 2168
Star Sports 2 HD169
Star Gold100
Star Gold HD344
Star Sports 1 BanglaNA
Jalsha MoviesNA
Asianet Plus763
Vijay SuperNA
Star Maa Movies725
Star Maa Movies HDNA
Star Suvarna606
Star Suvarna HDNA
Star Pravah500
Star Pravah HDNA

Star Sports channel numbers on Den cable

Den cable is another popular cable operator in India but it misses out on most Star network channels that will broadcast the Vivo IPL 2021. Den users can catch the upcoming tournament on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Gold, Jalsha Movies, and Asianet Plus.

Star Network channelDen channel number
Star Sports 1402
Star Sports 1 HDNA
Star Sports 1 HindiNA
Star Sports 1 Hindi HDNA
Star Sports Select 1NA
Star Sports Select HD 1NA
Star Sports 1 TeluguNA
Star Sports 1 KannadaNA
Star Sports Tamil 1NA
Star Sports 2403
Star Sports 2 HDNA
Star Gold161
Star Gold HDNA
Star Sports 1 BanglaNA
Jalsha Movies561
Asianet Plus611
Vijay SuperNA
Star Maa MoviesNA
Star Maa Movies HDNA
Star SuvarnaNA
Star Suvarna HDNA
Star Pravah801
Star Pravah HDNA

Star Sports channel numbers on NXT Digital cable

Lastly, the NXT Digital cable offers only Star Gold, Star Gold HD, Jalsha Movies, and Asianet Plus to its users. Find their channel numbers below.

Star Network channelNXT Digital channel number
Star Sports 1NA
Star Sports 1 HDNA
Star Sports 1 HindiNA
Star Sports 1 Hindi HDNA
Star Sports Select 1NA
Star Sports Select HD 1NA
Star Sports 1 TeluguNA
Star Sports 1 KannadaNA
Star Sports Tamil 1NA
Star Sports 2NA
Star Sports 2 HDNA
Star Gold196
Star Gold HD195
Star Sports 1 BanglaNA
Jalsha Movies361
Asianet Plus631
Vijay Super540
Star Maa MoviesNA
Star Maa Movies HDNA
Star Suvarna481
Star Suvarna HD480
Star Pravah239
Star Pravah HD238
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