For the IPL fans, we have prepared this guide and in this article, we will show you how you can watch Live IPL T20 on Firestick or any other Amazon Fire TV devices.
After months of delays and the schedule being pushed further and further following the current situation, the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League has made its return. It’s taking place between the third week of September and the second week of November, as confirmed by the schedule.
The matches are being played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, which is the second time for IPL to be hosted on international grounds.
Even after IPL going overseas this season, the T20 matches are commenced behind closed doors following the UAE government protocols.
Also, the 8 PM primetime matches will begin at 7:30 PM instead, cutting off 30 minutes in the process. Furthermore, the IPL 2020 final will be played on a weekday for the first time ever.
How To Watch IPL T20 on Firestick (2020)
The Indian Premier League is one of the most-watched professional T20 cricket leagues worldwide, many of you definitely are hyped for it.
Now that it’s impossible for the fans to visit the stadium and cheer up for their favorite teams, catching up with the television broadcast is the only viable option.
However, you don’t necessarily have to pay for a cable channel to watch IPL anymore. Instead, you can stream the IPL T20 matches via online streaming services, at a fraction of the cost of cable or satellite pay-TV connection.
A vast majority of cord-cutters in India and several other countries use a Fire TV device for online content consumption, which is why we have prepared this guide to watch IPL T20 on Firestick.
Watch IPL T20 on Firestick in India
Star India is the current broadcaster of the Indian Premier League in India. In 2018, the company spent a large sum of money to get a five-year deal with BCCI. They basically acquired broadcasting and streaming rights for all domestic cricket matches, including the IPL.
Then again, Star India went through a merger with The Walt Disney Company, which also resulted in a significant overhaul of Star India’s flagship OTT streaming service, Hotstar.
Fortunately, the new Disney+ Hotstar service has retained the streaming rights for the IPL T20 matches until the five-year deal with BCCI comes to an end.
You can download the official Hotstar app on your Firestick from the Amazon Appstore. In India, you can either pay for the Disney+ Hotstar VIP (₹399/year) or Disney+ Hotstar Premium (₹299/month, ₹1499/year) to watch the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League.
The only major differences between both of the subscription plans are the availability of the latest American movies and TV shows, as well as English dubs for the Disney+ content. You can watch IPL matches live in 1080p Full HD quality.
Read our guide to learn more about the Hotstar app on firestick.
Watch IPL on Firestick in the United States & Canada
Willow is an American pay-TV channel dedicated to broadcast overseas cricket events only. It has broadcasting rights to national and international cricket matches of Australia, South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh, England, Sri Lanka, etc.
It also has acquired the rights to air the major ICC cricket events, as well as the Australian Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, and Indian Premier League on the WILLOW TV channel.
Willow also has a subscription-based streaming service, which lets cord-cutters stream live and on-demand cricket matches from the WILLOW TV channel.
Although the network holds both broadcasting and streaming rights for most of its acquired cricket content in the United States, the Indian Premier League is an exception.
Willow has at least retained TV Everywhere rights to the IPL 2020. If you still have a cable or satellite TV connection with the channel included in the plan, you can log in to the WILLOW app on Firestick with your TV provider credentials and stream live IPL T20 matches. Unfortunately, You won’t be able to watch IPL with the $9.99 Willow Monthly subscription.
However, you can tune in to the WILLOW TV channel live on Sling, which is one of the most affordable OTT live TV streaming in the United States.
You can either pay for the monthly standalone $10 World Sports plan or the add the $5 WILLOW Cricket Mini to your $30 base Sling plan to watch IPL 2020 matches live on the channel.
You can download the Sling app on your Firestick and log in with your Sling subscription, which you can get from sling.com.
Alternatively, American IPL fans can also watch the 2020 season of IPL on Hotstar as well. It is the most versatile streaming solution among the options above, but also the most expensive in the bunch.
The annual Hotstar subscription in the United States costs $49.99. Hotstar is also accessible in Canada, with the annual plan priced at $49.99 (CAD).
Watch IPL on Firestick in the United Kingdom
Since the Sky Go app isn’t available for Fire TV devices, you won’t be able to watch the IPL 2020 directly on your Firestick. However, we have a workaround to that issue in a separate guide, which you can check out here. Note that you will be required an active Sky TV subscription for it.
Once again, Hotstar has the streaming rights for IPL T20 matches in the United Kingdom. If you live in the UK, the monthly Hotstar subscription will cost you £11.99, whereas the yearly subscription will cost you £59.99. Go to hotstar.com/gb to grab your Hotstar subscription.
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This guide has all the information cricket fans need to watch IPL T20 on Firestick. We have discussed streaming services that offer Indian Premier League coverage in four different countries, including India, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
These services are also available for Fire TV (Gen 3), Fire TV Cube (Gen 1, Gen 2), and current-gen Fire TV Edition Smart TVs and soundbars.