Not everyone has a Hotstar subscription, so a smart TV user may wonder that how to watch IPL matches on Hotstar for free or how to watch IPL 2021 online?.

Some people are also looking to score Hotstar VIP free membership to watch IPL online.

Star Sports and Hotstar have the exclusive rights to broadcast IPL across different platforms.

IPL players

To watch IPL matches online for free, you can try these ways and watch the IPL tournament with ease.

Method 1: Free Hotstar on Airtel, Vodafone/Vi and JIO: How to Watch Hotstar for Free

Jio, Vi, and Airtel bundle many goodies with their plans to make them a good deal. As the IPL fever is catching on, the SIM has started to sweeten the pot with Free Hotstar VIP membership. 

You can now enjoy the free Hotstar membership on the Airtel plan of Rs. 488, which is valid for 28 days, on top of the 3 GB data/day and unlimited calls, SMS. The validity period is more than enough to cover the entire IPL tournament.

Airtel also has a plan of Rs. 599 plan with Free Hotstar Membership, which offers a validity of 56 days, along with 2GB data/day. Unlimited STD calls to any network and SMS are offered across all the unlimited fans, so you wouldn’t need to worry about that. 


Plans Data / per day Validity Free Hotstar VIP
Rs. 488 3GB 28 days 1 year
Rs. 599 2GB 56 days 1 year

Watch Free Hotstar on Jio mobile SIM, you can recharge with the following plans to get free Hotstar Disney+ VIP subcription.


Plans Data / per day Validity Free Hotstar VIP
Rs. 401 3GB 28 days 1 year
Rs. 598 2GB 56 days 1 year
Rs. 777 1.5GB 84 days 1 year


VI Plans

Plans Data / per day Validity Free Hotstar VIP
Rs. 401 3GB 28 days 1 year
Rs. 501 (No Calling) 75GB(Total data) 56 days 1 year
Rs. 601 3GB+32GB Bonus 56 days 1 year


Method 2: Watch Start Sports online on PC, Smartphones using DTH plan

You may not have a DTH installed at your place, but it can still be used to watch it online. Major DTH operators in India such as Tata Sky, DishTV offer LIVE TV for smart devices. 

Watch Star Sports for Free online using the anywhere apps offered by both.

Things you need:
1. Stable Internet connection

2. Smart devices (Android or iOS), such as phones, tablets, or TVs. 

3. Access to your friend, family, or colleague’s DTH user ID

Install the anywhere apps of the DTH provider and enter the OTP as received on their phone. 

You will be logged into the app, and now you can watch IPL for Free online. 

Method 3: Using Flipkart Supercoins

Get free Hotstar Disney+ membership using Flipkart Supercoins. Head to the Supercoin Zone, and avail the free Hotstar premium membership for a year.

Hotstar with Flipart Supercoins

With 399 Supercoins, you can get Free Hotstar VIP which will enable you to watch IPL online for free.

When you go one step further and accumulate 1499 coins, then avail the yearly membership of Hotstar premium for free.

Method 4: Jio Fiber Plans with Hotstar

Jio Fiber broadband users can avail themselves of the benefits of OTTS on their Rs. 999 and above plans. Along with free Hotstar Premium, you get OTT services like Amazon Prime, Alt Balaji, Zee5, Jio Cinema, and many more services that are being added frequently. 

Jio packs with Free HotstarYou can upgrade your fiber plan through the Jio App. After changing the plan, you can watch IPL for free using Hotstar on TV, Smartphones, and computers.