How to watch IPL for free on Disney Plus Hotstar?

IPL is back in action, starting September 19 in UAE. In such a bad year, finally cricket is coming back and fans can't keep up with excitement. Here all you need to do in order to watch your favourite teams and matches of IPL 2020 for free in Airtel, Jio and other network providers.

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Where to watch IPL for free?


Disney+ Hotstar is the digital sponsor of Dream11 IPL 2020. You need to have an membership of either Disney + Hotstar VIP or Premium to watch IPL matches for free. Earlier Jio users who could watch cricket matches for free also have to subscribe to Hotstar membership this year. You can watch IPL match free for first 5 minutes after which it would ask you to buy VIP or premium plan.

VIP plan offers one screen (1 device) at a time while Premium offers 2 screens (2 devices) at a time simultaneously.

Disney + Hotstar VIP (price Rs399/year) is preferred because it is cheap and highly competitive among other OTT platforms.

Following are some perks of having VIP membership :
1. Access to 7 Multiplex Movies
2. Unlimited live sports including IPL live streaming
3. Hotstar Specials
4. Watch Star shows before TV
5. Dubbed Disney Plus Movies
6. New Bollywood Releases

How to Get Disney+ Membership?

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Credits: Hotstar


You can buy Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership for Rs 399 and Disney+ Premium membership for Rs 1499. Alternatively you can get hotstar membership for free using below mentioned methods:-

1. Using Special Prepaid Plans: Hotstar has partnered with Jio and Airtel for cheap recharge plans offering 1 year Disney Hotstar Membership for free. 

Jio Plans- Prepaid users of Jio can get their  free access to Hotstar by recharging with the following plans-

  • Rs 401- It provides 90 GB data for 28 days with 100 SMS/day, Jio Apps and unlimited calling .
  • Rs 499- It provides 84 GB data(1.5 GB/day) for 56 days with 100 SMS/day, Jio Apps and unlimited calling.
  • Rs 598- It provides 112 GB data(2 GB/day) for 56 days with 100 SMS/day, Jio Apps and unlimited calling.
  • Rs 777- It provides 131 GB data(1.5 GB/day) for 84 days with 100 SMS/day, Jio Apps and unlimited calling.
  • Rs 2599 Annual Plan- It provides 740 GB data(2 GB/day) for 365 days with 100 SMS/day, Jio Apps and unlimited calling.


Airtel Plans- Prepaid users of Airtel can get their access to Hotstar by recharging with the following plans-

  • Rs 401- It provides 30 GB data add-on for 28 days.
  • Rs 448- It provides 84 GB(3 GB/day) for 28 days with truly unlimited voice calling, Airtel Xstream Premium Access, Wynk Music, Rs 150 off on FASTag, online courses of Shaw Academy (1 year) and  free caller tunes.
  • Rs 599- It provides 112 GB(2 GB/day) for 56 days with truly unlimited voice calling, Airtel Xstream Premium Access, Wynk Music, Rs 150 off on FASTag, online courses of Shaw Academy (1 year) and  free caller tunes.
  • Rs 2698 Annual Plan- It provides 730 GB(2 GB/day) for 365 days with truly unlimited voice calling, Airtel Xstream Premium Access, Wynk Music, Rs 150 off on FASTag, online courses of Shaw Academy (1 year) and  free caller tunes.

2. Using Flipkart: You can also get Hotstar membership for free using Flipkart platform. I have explained the whole procedure in my earlier post.

Flipkart Offer



3. Subscribe to Jio Fiber Plans: Jio Fiber Broadband plans startting from Rs 999/month offers free subscription to Hotstar VIP along with other OTT services including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Voot, Zee5, AltBalaji, Hoichoi, Shemaroome, Lionsgate Play, Sunnxt, Jio Saavn, and Jio Cinema. 

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4. Use my referral link and get 1 month extra: If you are not willing to try these methods, you can also buy VIP plan at Rs 399/year. Get 1 month extra on your Disney + Hotstar Subscription purchase to watch latest blockbuster movies, TV shows, live sports(including IPL 2020) and more using my referral link:


Hotstar Referral Code


5. Using ThopTV: ThopTV can be the app for you if want to watch free TV channels, web shows, and other content for free. However, it has merits and demerits.

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All of these methods are genuine and fully tested. Following these methods, you can watch Dream11 IPL 2020 with your friends, live chat, and enjoy using interactive features in Hotstar App. You can tell me in the comments section below if any problem occurs.

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Ankur Panthri

I choose to learn from mistakes of life.

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