IPL 2021 Live Streaming – Free with Vodafone Idea Packs: The news will be welcomed by Indian Premier League (IPL) fans. Vodafone-Idea (now Vi) has launched six new prepaid and postpaid recharge plans to offer seamless Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 experience in the coming season set to begin on April 9.
Vodafone has a long history with IPL – for the first 5 years of the league the leading telecom brand for the central sponsor of the league and last year associated with the tournament as Co-Presenting partner with Star Sports. Now the telecom operator will bring Live Streaming of IPL 2021 for its subscribers for free. The operator has announced four new prepaid plans starting at Rs 401 which goes up to Rs 801. The key highlight of these recharge plans is the free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription offering.
IPL 2021 – Vodafone ties up with Disney+ Hotstar to Live Stream IPL for free for its subscribers: Vi has announced a strategic partnership with the Disney+ Hotstar to launch these new recharge packs with one-year of free VIP membership. Vodafone-Idea confirmed that streaming under this plan is limited to HD resolution at 720p and not full HD+ as it works on the premium plan. The operator clarified that the Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership offers access to Unlimited Live Sports, Hotstar Specials & Star serials before the release. It has also announced to provide access to new Indian movies and Disney+ movies, Hollywood movies as well as Kids content.
IPL 2021 – How Vi Subscribers can enjoy the LIVE Streaming of IPL 2021?
1) Rs 401 recharge plan offers unlimited calls, 100GB of 4G data and 16GB additional data for validity of 28days. The daily consumption limit is capped at 3GB.
2) Rs 601 prepaid plan: Under the Rs 601 prepaid plan, Vi offers a total of 200GB 4GB data with daily consumption limit capped at 3GB. Additionally, the plan offers 32GB data. The plan comes with a validity of 56 days.
3) Rs 501 prepaid planThe Rs 501 prepaid plan offers 75GB of 4GB data and no limit on data consumption but there’s no unlimited free calls here. The plan comes with a validity of 56 days.
4) Rs 801 prepaid planThe Rs 801 prepaid plan comes with 84 days validity and offers 300GB 4G data with an additional 48GB data. The daily consumption limit is capped at 3GB.
IPL 2020 – Vodafone India became the Co-Presenting Partner: The telco had acquired the co-sponsorship rights of the live broadcast of T-20 premier league which will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE and telecast on the Star Sports network. The sponsorship tie-up was done last year as Vodafone Idea Limited’s rebranded itself under a unified brand – Vi.
For IPL 2021, Vi is yet to get into any sponsorship agreement with Star Sports Network but they have tied up with Disney+ Hotstar to serve LIVE Streaming of IPL 2021 for free to its subscribers. Notably, the streaming platform has revealed that under this scheme it will not offer ad-free experience, nor will it provide access to the Disney+ originals or the HBO content.