The biggest T20 league is back and back with great expectations. IPL 2023 is set to start on March 31 and fans can’t wait anymore to be part of the Cricket carnival. However, this year fans’ viewing experience is going to be different. The live streaming channel of IPL 2023 has been changed in India. Fans are asking, can I watch IPL on Hotstar? So, here we are giving you details about IPL 2023 streaming platform and also know, on which app IPL can be watched live this year.
Can I Watch IPL on Hotstar?
No, you can’t watch IPL 2023 on Hotstar. Till 2022, Disney Star was holding both broadcasting and digital rights of the Indian Premier League. Viewers were able to watch the TV telecast on Star Sports channels while live streaming of the league was available on the Disney+Hotstar app. But, in the IPL media rights Auction in 2022, Disney Star could only acquire TV broadcasting rights, and the digital rights were snatched by Viacom18 for 20,500 crore. So, this year Disney+Hotstar can’t stream IPL matches online.
IPL 2023 Live Streaming Channel in India
So, if Disney+Hotstar won’t stream IPL then on which app IPL 2023 is available to watch? The answer of the query is the Jio Cinema app. The mentioned app is owned by Viacom18, a Reliance-backed media company. For the first time in IPL history, the matches can be watched online for Free.
Disney+hotstar has a subscription-based revenue model. Customers had to pay a subscription fee to watch IPL matches on Hotstar. But, IPL 2023 live streaming channel Jio Cinema will work on an advertising-based revenue model. The Jio Cinema app won’t charge any money from users and is going to generate revenue by showing ads to viewers during the matches. To show a 10-second brand ad, Jio Cinema is charging 10-15 lakh from the brands.
Jio Cinema is about to provide the next-level viewing experience. The app is proving some unique features to users like; watching the game from any camera angle, rewinding, 4K resolution. Also, in India, the commentary of IPL matches on this new streaming channel will be available in 12 different languages including Marathi, Gujarati and Bhojpuri.
IPL 2023 streaming app Jio Cinema can be downloaded on mobile, tablets and smart TV from Google Play Store (Android devices) and App Store (iOS devices). Cricket freaks who want to watch IPL on desktop devices can do it via the Jio Cinema website.
IPL 2023 Live TV Telecast Channel
As Star Disney has the broadcasting rights, the live telecast of IPL 2023 matches is available to watch on Star Sports channels. The commentary on Star Sports will be available in 8 different languages. It’s worth noting that both Jio Cinema and Star Sports will have their respective commentators for different languages.