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

On: April 6, 2021

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

The IPL 2020 will kick-off with a play-off between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2021 will begin with a play-off between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore

The season opener match of the 15th season of IPL will be played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in Chennai on April 9th. The debut match will be played in Chennai and will kick off at 7.30 pm. Notably, both sides have gone head-to-head 29 times in the history of IPL, with MI claiming 19 wins, while RCB only managed to win 10 times against the defending champions.

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 Plan Benefits
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 plan Benefits
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 plan Benefits
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 Plan Benefits
Jio Rs 401 Recharge Plan Disney 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 Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
56 days of validity
2GB data/day
Free voice calling
100 SMSes per day
Jio Rs 777 Recharge Plan Disney 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 Plan Disney 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 Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
1.5GB data/day
56 days of validity
Jio Rs 612 Add-On Recharge Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
Up to 72GB data
Lasts until the validity of the primary pack
Jio Rs 1,004 Add-On Recharge Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
120 days of validity
200GB data
Jio Rs 1,206 Add-On Recharge Plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP subscription
180 days of validity
240GB data
Jio Rs 1,208 Add-On Recharge Plan Disney 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 Plan Benefits
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 Plan Benefits
JioFiber Rs 999 Plan Disney 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 plan Benefits
Vi Rs 401 recharge plan Disney 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 plan Disney Plus Hotstar VIP
75GB data
Lasts until the validity of the primary pack
Vi Rs 601 recharge plan Disney 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 plan Disney 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 plan Benefits
Vi Rs 499 postpaid plan Disney+ Hotstar VIP
75GB data
200GB data rollover
unlimited voice calling
100 SMS/day
Amazon Prime annual subscription
Vi Rs 699 postpaid plan Disney+ 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 channel Tata Sky channel number
Star Sports 1 455
Star Sports 1 HD 454
Star Sports 1 Hindi 460
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD 459
Star Sports Select 1 464
Star Sports Select HD 1 463
Star Sports 1 Telugu 1421
Star Sports Tamil 1 1516
Star Sports 1 Kannada 1638
Star Sports 2 457
Star Sports 2 HD 456
Star Gold 310
Star Gold HD 308
Star Sports 1 Bangla 1323
Jalsha Movies 1320
Asianet Plus 1812
Vijay Super 1549
Star Maa Movies SD 1430
Star Maa Movies HD 1429
Star Suvarna 1617
Star Suvarna HD 1616
Star Pravah 1210
Star Pravah HD 1209

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 channel Dish TV channel number
Star Sports 1 603
Star Sports 1 HD 602
Star Sports 1 Hindi 607
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi 606
Star Sports Select 1 646
Star Sports Select HD 1 645
Star Sports 2 605
Star Sports 2 HD NA
Star Gold 353
Star Gold HD 352
Star Sports 1 Bangla NA
Jalsha Movies 1431
Asianet Plus 703/0
Star Pravah 1206
Star Pravah HD 1205

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 channel Videocon d2h channel number
Star Sports 1 401
Star Sports 1 HD 923
Star Sports 1 Hindi 407
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD 925
Star Sports Select 1 429
Star Sports Select HD 1 929
Star Sports 1 Tamil 521
Star Sports 1 Telugu 750
Star Sports 1 Kannada 689
Star Sports 2 403
Star Sports 2 HD 924
Star Gold 205
Star Gold HD 916
Star Sports 1 Bangla NA
Jalsha Movies 806
Asianet Plus 609
Vijay Super 548
Star Maa Movies 708
Star Maa Movies HD 969
Star Suvarna 654
Star Suvarna HD 996
Star Pravah 753
Star Pravah HD 972

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 channel Airtel Digital TV channel number
Star Sports 1 277
Star Sports 1 HD 278
Star Sports 1 Hindi 281
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD 282
Star Sports Select 1 283
Star Sports Select HD 1 300
Star Sports 1 Telugu 928
Star Sports 1 Kannada 974
Star Sports Tamil 1 803
Star Sports 2 279
Star Sports 2 HD 280
Star Gold 205
Star Gold HD 206
Star Sports 1 Bangla 738
Jalsha Movies 719
Asianet Plus 835
Vijay Super 772
Star Suvarna 959
Star Suvarna HD 960
Star Pravah 520
Star Pravah HD 521

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 channel Siti channel number
Star Sports 1 181
Star Sports 1 HD NA
Star Sports 1 Hindi 190
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD 743
Star Sports Select 1 184
Star Sports Select HD 1 739
Star Sports 1 Telugu 186
Star Sports 1 Kannada NA
Star Sports Tamil 1 189
Star Sports 2 182
Star Sports 2 HD NA
Star Gold 233
Star Gold HD 720
Star Sports 1 Bangla NA
Jalsha Movies 513
Asianet Plus 150
Vijay Super 105
Star Maa Movies 22
Star Maa Movies HD 779
Star Suvarna 138
Star Pravah 529
Star Pravah HD 726

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 channel Hathway channel number
Star Sports 1 166
Star Sports 1 HD 167
Star Sports 1 Hindi 164
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD 165
Star Sports Select 1 160
Star Sports Select HD 1 NA
Star Sports 1 Telugu NA
Star Sports 1 Kannada NA
Star Sports Tamil 1 NA
Star Sports 2 168
Star Sports 2 HD 169
Star Gold 100
Star Gold HD 344
Star Sports 1 Bangla NA
Jalsha Movies NA
Asianet Plus 763
Vijay Super NA
Star Maa Movies 725
Star Maa Movies HD NA
Star Suvarna 606
Star Suvarna HD NA
Star Pravah 500
Star Pravah HD NA

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 channel Den channel number
Star Sports 1 402
Star Sports 1 HD NA
Star Sports 1 Hindi NA
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD NA
Star Sports Select 1 NA
Star Sports Select HD 1 NA
Star Sports 1 Telugu NA
Star Sports 1 Kannada NA
Star Sports Tamil 1 NA
Star Sports 2 403
Star Sports 2 HD NA
Star Gold 161
Star Gold HD NA
Star Sports 1 Bangla NA
Jalsha Movies 561
Asianet Plus 611
Vijay Super NA
Star Maa Movies NA
Star Maa Movies HD NA
Star Suvarna NA
Star Suvarna HD NA
Star Pravah 801
Star Pravah HD NA

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 channel NXT Digital channel number
Star Sports 1 NA
Star Sports 1 HD NA
Star Sports 1 Hindi NA
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD NA
Star Sports Select 1 NA
Star Sports Select HD 1 NA
Star Sports 1 Telugu NA
Star Sports 1 Kannada NA
Star Sports Tamil 1 NA
Star Sports 2 NA
Star Sports 2 HD NA
Star Gold 196
Star Gold HD 195
Star Sports 1 Bangla NA
Jalsha Movies 361
Asianet Plus 631
Vijay Super 540
Star Maa Movies NA
Star Maa Movies HD NA
Star Suvarna 481
Star Suvarna HD 480
Star Pravah 239
Star Pravah HD 238
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