How to watch IPL in Canada: Watch Vivo IPL 2021 Live on Hotstar

( By approaching through the link in this article and using a promo code mentioned later, you will get good discounts for the Hotstar-CA subscription. Continue reading to know more)

In the 2020 edition of Vivo IPL, old records were broken, and new records were made. After such a successful and phenomenal season, the 14th edition of Vivo IPL starts on 9th April 2021.

As usual, fans around the world are eagerly waiting for 8th April. After all, it’s the biggest T20 cricket league in the world. The Indians have fastened their seat belts and are ready to witness the 1st hell of a match between Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. The near about one month time left seems like forever to the Indian fans.

Due to the COVID pandemic, fans won’t be able to go to the stadium and watch their favorite stars in action. Like the previous year, IPL matches were broadcasted on Star Sports network and Disney+ Hotstar.

How to watch IPL in Canada

But what about the fans residing outside India? Many IPL fans live in Canada, and it will be pretty hard to miss the IPL this year. But, What if I tell you that you don’t have to?

You can watch IPL in Canada by using Hotstar, the official digital streaming partner for the Indian Premier League. 

Watch IPL in Canada Using Hotstar

(If you are traveling outside India during the IPL and want to watch IPL, use a VPN service.)

All you have to do to watch IPL in Canada is to subscribe to the best streaming service for India-based sports, Hotstar. Yes, it’s that simple.

Using Hotstar is entirely safe and the best option to watch IPL in Canada. There are other services too that provide IPL live streaming services in Canada. But Hotstar is by far the best and the most affordable option.

Also, by using Hotstar, you get exclusive additional benefits that no other services will provide you. 

Here is how you can subscribe to Hotstar in Canada.

Hotstar Offer available for US Indians also.

How to Subscribe to Hotstar in Canada

To subscribe to Hotstar, follow the steps given below-

  • Visit ‘ca.hotstar.com’ from any browser or click on Subscribe Now Button.
  • Click on Sign In and enter your Email ID required details.
  • Choose Annual subscription and click on ‘Start Subscription.’
  • Enter your Payment details
  • Click on ‘Have a promo code’ (Green color text, located just below the credit card/debit card option)
  • Enter the Hotstar Canada Promo Code :WIN40 and then click on ‘Start Subscription’ and enjoy the unlimited flow of Indian content today. Also, watch out for Vivo IPL 2021 starting 8th April.

Watch IPL in Canada without any problems, subscribe to Hotstar-US today also, don’t forget to use Hotstar Canada Promo Code: WIN40 to get an instant 10% discount and Additional $105 Gifts Voucher!!!

Why choose Hotstar over other options to watch IPL in Canada

  1. The best feature of watching IPL on Hotstar is that no commercial advertisement breaks between the matches. So no more ads after every wicket or over.
  2. Get that Indian feel by listening to the commentary on eight different regional languages. Listen to Siddhu paji’s “cha gaye guru” comment only on Hotstar. 
  3. With the new “watch with your friends” mode, you can watch the matches and interact with your friends worldwide.
  4. The app’s interface is amicable, due to which every user can use this app comfortably.

Additional benefits of subscribing to Hotstar in Canada

This year, it’s going to be better than ever. After the 2020 COVID-19 situation, IPL is back on Indian grounds. And the fun of watching IPL in India is incomparable. Don’t miss out on this redeemed version of IPL this year. 

Subscribe to the best streaming service providers of India, Hotstar, now!!

Some additional benefits are-

  1. Get a 10% Instant Discount with Hotstar Promo Code: WIN40.
  2. You will get a $50 Discover Credit voucher
  3. $20 DST GC, redeemable on orders of $50.
  4. Extra $300 Hotel Gifts Voucher
  5. $20 Rakuten Referral Promo & $10 Amazon GC once you qualified Rakuten referral 0ffer successfully.

As the IPL slogan says, “where talent meets opportunity,” watch the young talents play and make their mark. Subscribe now to get a limited-time offer of a flat 10% off using the promo code: WIN40

Other Interesting features of Hotstar

  • Twenty-five channels are broadcasting different contents.
  • Hotstar will give you high-quality and seamless video streaming.
  • You can watch movies, Hindi TV shows, Telugu TV shows, Tamil shows, and sports content in one subscription.

How to watch IPL for free using Hotstar

(this is only applicable in India. Please skip ahead if you don’t reside in India)

You can watch IPL easily for free on Disney+ Hotstar VIP. Well, not entirely.

All a person needs to do is subscribe to Jio and Airtel as they provide a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar included with various plans for a year. You only need to recharge for the pack to enjoy IPL on the streaming platform for free. 

If you are a Jio or Airtel user, then you should look into these plans. These are super-value offers and are worth your money. 

About Disney+ Hotstar

Star India officially launched the Hotstar application on 11th February 2015

after a year of development and equating with the 2015 Indian Premier League (for which Star had recently acquired the streaming rights)

The ad-supported service with free content available with sign-in, in the beginning, featured a library of over 35k hours of content in 8 regional languages, as well as live streaming coverage of some Star-associated Sports.

“There weren’t many platforms available to Indian consumers offering high-quality, curated content besides, say, YouTube,” said Sanjay Gupta, CEO of Hotstar. He also explained that the service would appeal most prominently to the growing young adult demographic and feature “very targeted” advertising. So estimated that by 2020, the service could account for nearly a quarter of Star’s annual revenue.

There was a sudden growth in the users’ count of Hotstar in 2016. Downloads amounted to 300 million in the play store, and Hotstar officially became the no.1 used streaming service of India. But what led to that growth?? Read ahead to find out.

In May 2018, reports revealed that the service had 75–100 million active users per month. In September, reports showed that the service had begun to restructure its leadership to allow different executives for the ad-supported and premium services.

The answer to the question, “But what led to that growth?” is JIO. Yes, India’s most used broadband service provider, JIO. When JIO announced that they would give a year of unlimited 4G internet to the users, the whole of India went nuts. 

JIO in 2016 truly made India digital. New super-budget-friendly phones were introduced only to use free JIO services. The most benefit from the free data services was streaming services like youtube, Netflix, and especially Hotstar.

Crazy numbers were recorded that year,2016.

By 2019, a mesmerizing number of 150 million users were using the services. Before the 2019 Indian Premier League, Hotstar shifted existing subscribers from its All Annual Sports plan to a brand new beginner plan known as Hotstar VIP.

After receiving the increased funding from Disney (who later bought the owner’s Star’s rights), the Hotstar organization voted to promote and create more authentic content to upload to the app. This was done solely to contend with other streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. 

It incorporates access to sports content (including the IPL, 2019 Cricket World Cup, and English Premier League football), pre-access to Star network shows and serials before their station broadcast, and access to the latest Hotstar Specials banner of content. Chief merchandise officer Varun Narang quoted the advancement as “a value proposition built with the Indian audience at the guts of it.”

Integration with Disney+

The Walt Disney Company gained the Star Network in 2019. Later, in 2020, Hotstar was blended with Disney+ In India and Indonesia and was relaunched on 29th March. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the delay in IPL, the launch was paused till 3rd April.

The service formally launched with a “virtual red carpet premiere” of The Lion King and Disney+ series The Mandalorian, starring Rana Daggubati, Katrina Kaif, Shraddha Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, and Tiger Shroff striving in live interactions.

The Motley Fool explained Hotstar as Disney’s strategy to enter the Indian market.

IPL 2021 Full Schedule

DATE & DAYMATCHTIME (IST)VENUE
April 9, FridayMumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMChennai
April 10, SaturdayChennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMMumbai
April 11, SundaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders7:30 PMChennai
April 12, MondayRajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMMumbai
April 13, TuesdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians7:30 PMChennai
April 14, WednesdaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMChennai
April 15, ThursdayRajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMMumbai
April 16, FridayPunjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings7:30 PMMumbai
April 17, SaturdayMumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7:30 PMChennai
April 18, SundayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders3:30 PMChennai
April 18, SundayDelhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMMumbai
April 19, MondayChennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals7:30 PMMumbai
April 20, TuesdayDelhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians7:30 PMChennai
April 21, WednesdayPunjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad3:30 PMChennai
April 21, WednesdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings7:30 PMMumbai
April 22, ThursdayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals7:30 PMMumbai
April 23, FridayPunjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians7:30 PMChennai
April 24, SaturdayRajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders7:30 PMMumbai
April 25, SundayChennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore3:30 PMMumbai
April 25, SundaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMChennai
April 26, MondayPunjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders7:30 PMAhmedabad
April 27, TuesdayDelhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMAhmedabad
April 28, WednesdayChennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7:30 PMDelhi
April 29, ThursdayMumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals3:30 PMDelhi
April 29, ThursdayDelhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders7:30 PMAhmedabad
April 30, FridayPunjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMAhmedabad
May 1, SaturdayMumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings7:30 PMDelhi
May 2, SundayRajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad3:30 PMDelhi
May 2, SundayPunjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMAhmedabad
May 3, MondayKolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMAhmedabad
May 4, TuesdaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians7.30 PMDelhi
May 5, WednesdayRajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings7.30 PMDelhi
May 6, ThursdayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings7.30 PMAhmedabad
May 7, FridaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings7.30 PMDelhi
May 8, SaturdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals3.30 PMAhmedabad
May 8, SaturdayRajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians7.30 PMDelhi
May 9, SundayChennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings3.30 PMBengaluru
May 9, SundayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7.30 PMKolkata
May 10, MondayMumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders7.30 PMBengaluru
May 11, TuesdayDelhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals7.30 PMKolkata
May 12, WednesdayChennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders7.30 PMBengaluru
May 13, ThursdayMumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings3.30 PMBengaluru
May 13, ThursdaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals7.30 PMKolkata
May 14, FridayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals7.30 PMKolkata
May 15, SaturdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings7.30 PMBengaluru
May 16, SundayRajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore3.30 PMKolkata
May 16, SundayChennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians7.30 PMBengaluru
May 17, MondayDelhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7.30 PMKolkata
May 18, TuesdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals3.30 PMBengaluru
May 19, WednesdaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings3.30 PMBengaluru
May 20, ThursdayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians7.30 PMKolkata
May 21, FridayKolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad3.30 PMBengaluru
May 21, FridayDelhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings7.30 PMKolkata
May 22, SaturdayPunjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals7.30 PMBengaluru
May 23, SundayMumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals3.30 PMKolkata
May 23, SundayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings7.30 PMKolkata
May 25, TuesdayQUALIFIER 17.30 PMAhmedabad
May 26, WednesdayELIMINATOR7.30 PMAhmedabad
May 28, FridayQUALIFIER 27.30 PMAhmedabad
May 30, SundayFINAL7.30 PMAhmedabad

FAQ

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

1. How to watch IPL in Canada?

Subscribe to Hotstar today to watch IPL in Canada. It’s that simple. Don’t forget to use the Hotstar Canada Promo code: WIN40 to get super and extra discounts.

2. Is Hotstar legally available in Canada?

Yes, Hotstar is 100% legit and safe to use in Canada. Visit https://www.hotstar.com/ca to know more. 

3. Can I watch IPl for free in Canada?

NO, you cannot watch IPL for free anywhere. You have to subscribe to a streaming service. So, subscribe to Hotstar cause it is the best available option. 

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