The 2022 IPL cricket season concludes with the top four teams facing off in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Playoffs to decide the eventual champion. The first qualifier (May 24) and the Eliminator match (May 25) will be played at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens; while the second qualifier (May 27) and the grand final (May 29) take place at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The final will also feature a closing ceremony with performances by Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and composer A.R. Rahman. The best way to securely stream the 2022 IPL Playoffs live online is to get a VPN and use a high-quality, lag-free connection that can stream HD video on a variety of streaming devices. Read on to learn how to stream IPL Playoff matches securely and throttle-free.
How to live stream IPL 2022 online
You can securely live stream the IPL Playoffs online with a VPN in just a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, if you’d like to see the Indian broadcast, connect to a virtual India server.
- Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, like Willow TV, Star Sports India, or Sky Sports, and find the event you want to watch.
- Tune in and enjoy!
Where to watch IPL Playoffs online
Hotstar (now StarSports India and Disney Plus)
Price: 49 INR/month (mobile), 499/year (mobile), 899/year (all devices)
Wherever you are, Hotstar (now Star Sports India and Disney Plus) provides the cheapest way to watch cricket and stream IPL Playoffs games online. StarSports is a TV channel offered within the Disney platform, covering a variety of cricket leagues around the world, in addition to top football leagues like the Premier League and Bundesliga, Formula 1, badminton, tennis, and table tennis. There are currently no free trials available, but it does offer a 48-hour refund policy if you decide to unsubscribe.
Note: You may need an Indian credit/debit card and phone number to subscribe to Hotstar India.
Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.
Price: 7 USD/month or 70 USD/year
Watch every minute of every game for the 2022 IPL season with ESPN+. The over-the-top subscription service is a great choice in the U.S. for access to thousands of live sporting events, in addition to original TV shows, must-watch series, and amazing on-demand content, including the entire ESPN 30 For 30 library and game replays. With ESPN Plus, you can also purchase pay-per-view events for UFC fights, boxing, and more. It has apps for iOS and Android, so you can stream the games on all your devices, at home or on the go. Check the ESPN Plus schedule to make sure you don’t miss the big games.
Sling and Willow TV
Price: 20 USD/month and up
A great way to watch IPL live in the U.S. is Sling TV, which offers an add-on that includes Willow TV and Willow TV Extra (available with the Sling TV “World Sports” add-on for 10 USD/month or 60 USD/year). Be sure to check the fixture schedule to know when to tune in to the IPL cricket. Sling TV is an app-based TV streaming service that allows you to watch live TV and on-demand content over the internet, across your devices. You can even score a three-day free trial with Sling TV via mobile apps!
Note: You may need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to Sling TV.
Price: 22 GBP/month and up
Sky Sports has secured broadcast rights in the UK for the IPL for the 2022 season. However, specialized equipment is required to watch the TV broadcasts. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card. If you already have a Sky subscription, you can stream its content online via Sky Go. With a VPN, you can watch Sky Go even when you’re traveling abroad (You will need to buy the Sky Sports add-on to watch the event live). Sky Sports is one of the UK’s top sports broadcasters, carrying a stable of premium sports leagues including Premier League football, international and domestic cricket, golf, boxing, rugby, and Formula 1. Check the official Sky Sports schedule to know when to tune in. Download the apps for iOS and Android.
Price: New customers can get a 14-day free trial. After that, it’s 10 USD/month, 60 USD/six months, 100 USD/year (including access to IPL 2022 and YuppFlix Movies)
Yupp TV is a popular subscription streaming service for South Asian movies and TV, with a massive content library with thousands of hours of viewing. YuppTV has also secured the rights to stream the IPL for a fifth consecutive year, meaning it’s a fantastic option to watch the games live for viewers in over 90 countries including Australia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, and much of Europe, Central & South America, and Southeast Asia. You can also stream Yupp TV across your iOS and Android devices, in your web browser, or on your smart TV.
Stream via the official IPL app
Get live scores with ball-by-ball commentary, watch match highlights, press conferences, and recap all the action on-the-go via the official IPL app. It also includes access to the fantasy tournament, where you can play against your friends and the community for prizes. The official IPL app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Watch highlights on the official IPL website
Check out the latest highlights as well as news, live scores, and interviews on the Indian Premier League website. It’s also a great resource for the latest league statistics, and there’s even a fantasy cricket league you can sign up for.
IPL schedule 2022
On March 6 the IPL announced its official schedule for the 2022 season, with 70 matches and four playoff games spanning 65 days from March to May. All IPL 2022 games will be played in Mumbai and Pune.
The 2022 season will begin on March 26, 2022, with a match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. The season will comprise daily games—including 12 doubleheaders—concluding on May 22. The top four teams then proceed to the IPL Playoffs, culminating with the championship final on May 29, 2022.
Qualified teams and schedule for the IPL Playoffs 2022
|May 24||Gujarat Titans v Rajasthan Royals, Qualifier 1, Kolkata|
|May 25||Lucknow Super Giants vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore, Eliminator, Kolkata|
|May 27||Qualifier 2, Ahmedabad|
|May 29||Final, Ahmedabad|
Are the IPL Playoffs available on Amazon Prime?
No, you can not watch the 2022 IPL season or Playoffs on Amazon Prime. See above for a list of services where you can stream the action live online.
How do teams choose their players?
Every team’s playing XI on match day can only feature four overseas players. IPL franchises acquire their players through an annual player auction, trading players, and signing players not picked up in the auction.
FAQ for streaming the Indian Premier League (IPL) Playoffs 2022
Can I stream the IPL Playoffs on my computer?
Absolutely! If you’re accessing a streaming service from a web browser, be sure to also install the ExpressVPN extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. The extension has a few features under the hood that can smooth out common streaming issues.
Can I stream IPL Playoffs cricket on my phone or tablet?
Yes. ExpressVPN has apps for every major mobile device, including iOS and Android.
Where can I stream IPL Playoffs games?
Check out the event-specific information at the top of this page, which will always list out the date, time, and our recommended platforms for an optimal streaming experience.
To watch IPL Playoffs cricket, simply follow these steps:
- Get ExpressVPN
- Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch.
- Log in to your preferred streaming service (such as Hotstar or ESPN+)
- Watch the action!
How can I stream the IPL Playoffs 2022 on my TV with a VPN?
In brief, there are five different ways to stream IPL cricket on your TV with ExpressVPN:
- With the native app for an Android TV
- By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
- By mirroring to your TV or streaming device from your computer or mobile device
- By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
For more information on all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your big-screen TV, click below, or just contact a 24/7 Support agent for step-by-step instructions.
I connected to the suggested VPN server location, but I can’t log in to the streaming service!
No worries! Server load changes rapidly (especially when people all over the world are trying to watch certain events), but that’s exactly why ExpressVPN has high-speed servers all over the world. If you’re trying to access a site in the U.S., try connecting to a different server location there.
If you’re trying to connect to a country with one server location, the first step is to check your location settings. If you’re on a mobile device, disconnect from the VPN, turn off location services, then connect to the VPN again. On both Windows and Mac computers, you can turn off Location Services within the Privacy & Security settings menu.
For more help, check out this in-depth article from our Support Center, or you can always talk to a member of our Support Team, available 24/7 by live chat.
I connected to the VPN, but my internet speed is slow
If your internet speed is slow or your streaming seems to lag, there are a few possible reasons:
- The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
- Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
- Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
- Slow internet connection speed at your location
- Your device type and processing power
- Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:
- Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
- Connect to a different VPN server location
- Change your VPN protocol
If you try each of the above and are still experiencing issues with your streaming speed, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team 24/7 and someone will be with you in seconds.
Does ExpressVPN come with an account for streaming sports?
No, you’ll still have to purchase a subscription or create a separate account on your chosen platform. But, ExpressVPN ensures you can stream safely and at top speeds, without having to compromise your security or picture quality, and it works seamlessly with from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds).
If you want to watch your favorite team from anywhere—even while traveling or on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi—ExpressVPN is a great way to enhance your sports streaming experience.