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How to Watch IPL 2018 Live Streaming Outside India

The 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) starts this weekend on 7th April, 2018. Eight Teams will be battling it out for the coveted title.

This edition serves to be ever more exciting with the return of the two most successful teams i.e. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after their 2-year suspension for spot-fixing. Mumbai Indians will defend their title.


This guide explain how to watch IPL online outside India by using a VPN. This will help you watch IPL 2018 Live matches and highlights.

Watch IPL online on Hotstar from Outside India

Live streaming of IPL 2018 will be limited to certain web services 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 try to access Hotstar from outside India, you will see following message:

Watch IPL 2016 Online Outside India

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 2018 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 2018:

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 2018 on Hotstar Mobile App.

Watch IPL online on Star Sports From Outside India

You can also watch IPL live on Star Sports. It is one of the most popular sports channel with famous cricket commentators in the box including Harsha Bhogle, Simon Doull, Sanjay Manjrekar, Michael Vaughan, Greame Smith, Sunil Gavaskar, Brett Lee, Kevin Pietersen, and other great names.


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 2018 on their PC, Laptop, Smart TV and other devices.

Team Participating in IPL 2018

Following are the teams participating in the IPL 2018 event which will be starting from 7th April, 2018:

  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Delhi Daredevils
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad

Final Words

After a return of two top teams i.e. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royal, the event has become ever more interesting. Mumbai Indians will be aiming to defend the title against 7 other giants.

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 2018 online from anywhere.

Published at Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:52:45 +0000