Live stream 2023 IPL matches online

Updated: January 31, 2023

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How to live stream IPL 2023 online

You can securely live stream the IPL online with a VPN in just a few simple steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best cricket streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Where to watch IPL 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 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: 10 USD/month or 100 USD/year

Watch every minute of every game for the 2023 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.

Sky Sports

Price: 22 GBP/month and up

Sky Sports has secured broadcast rights in the UK for the IPL for the 2023 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.

Yupp TV

Price: New customers can get a 14-day free trial. After that, it’s 10 USD/month, 60 USD/six months, 100 USD/year

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

Price: Free

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

Price: Free

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.

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)

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.

Read more about troubleshooting streaming speed issues.

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.

ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and your content provider’s Terms of Use for more details.

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