After an intense ICC T20 World cup, VIVO IPL 2016 is coming to viewers TV screen from 9th April 2016 till 29th May 2016. Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Super giants will be facing each other in the play-off match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Fans are excited to watch the fresh two teams “Gujrat Lions” and “Rising Pune Supergiants” in IPL, who have replaced Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.
However, this guide will tell you how to watch IPL online outside India by using a VPN. It will enable you to watch IPL 2016 live matches and highlights, without spending hard earned cash on broadcasting channel subscriptions.
Watch IPL online on Hotstar from Outside India
Live streaming of IPL 2016 will be limited to certain web services only including Hotstar. However, the viewership of Hotstar is only available in India. . This means that large number of fans located outside India won’t be able to stream Indian Premier League on Hotstar due to geo-restriction.. If you do try to access Hotstar from outside India, you will see following message:
Yet, there is good news for cricket lovers! You can get rid of this message and access hotstar by using a VPN. A VPN masks your IP address with an Indian server. This tricks Hotstar to think that you are accessing the service from India.
As a result you enjoy full dose of entertainment by watching IPL 2016 live on Hotstar. Even more, you can watch highlights of your favorite cricket matches on Hotstar. Based on user reviews, here are some of the best VPNs for IPL 2016:
|Country||Respective Broadcasters||Unblock with a VPN|
|India||Star Sports & Hotstar (FREE)||PureVPN($4.16/month)|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports||IPVanish ($4.87/month)|
|Australia||Cricket Gateway||ExpressVPN (8.32/month)|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports|
Watch IPL online on HotStar App
Once you have unblocked Hotstar using a VPN, you can enjoy IPL on multiple devices. Hotstar offers state-of-the-art mobile entertainment application for Android and iOS devices, specifically designed to cater the needs of cricket lovers. From live cricket matches to highlights, all can be accessed from HotStar Mobile App.
However, Hotstar mobile app is not available to download from Play Store and iTunes, of every region. This means you will need a VPN, to change your location to India. This will give you access to Indian Play Store and iTunes, so you can enjoy restriction-free download of Hotstar Mobile App.
Just use any of the listed VPNs to download the Hotstar mobile app. And enjoy the live action from IPL 2016 on Hotstar Mobile App.
Watch IPL online on Star Sports From Outside India
You can also watch IPL live on Star Sports. Star sports is one of the top-sports channel with famous cricket commentators including Sanjay Manjrekar, Ravi Shastri, Wasim Akram, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Shane Warne, Alan Wilkins, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Ian Chappell, Geoffrey Boycott, Harsha Bhogle.
However, like hotstar there is geo-restriction on viewership of IPL, on Star sports. This means user can’t watch IPL on Star sports from outside India. This puts the fans to wander about how to watch Indian Premier League with their favorite commentators. Yet VPN is the most affordable and suitable solution to bypass geo-restriction on Star sSports and watch IPL 2016 on their PC, Laptop, Smart TV and other devices.
IPL 2016 Live Table
Following table provide you complete information about the progress of each team in the Indian Premier League 2016, including matches, wins, lose and individual points.
After ICC T20, fans around the world are anxiously waiting to watch MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle, R. Ashwin, Yuvraj, Warner, and Dhawan in the upcoming VIVO IPL 2016.
Yet, majority of the users outside India will end up in paying for expensive broadcasting channel subscriptions. But, the smart ones will use VPN to bypass geo-restrictions on Hotstar and watch IPL 2016 online from anywhere.