The tenth edition of Indian premier league is about to commence and so are your searches to find the best alternative for watching your favorite team live matches. The schedule for IPL 2017 is such that there are possibilities that many of us will be either returning from office or heading towards office in case of the night shift. The schedule of the 4pm match is such that you must find some alternative for watching the live streaming as there are 100% chances of you missing the Television broadcast.
Broadcasting partner: In India, Vivo IPL 2017 official broadcaster rights are given to Sony pictures network and live streaming rights are given to Hotstar app. Viewers in India can watch the match live on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Max, Sony Max HD.
Commentary for the live streaming of IPL 2017 matches can be heard in different languages in India that are English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu.
For different countries, there are different broadcasters for the IPL 2017. The list is as follows:
Full list of IPL broadcasting TV and digital streaming channels in various countries (Read as Territory and Broadcaster)
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives & their respective territories, Commonwealth & possessions – Sony Pictures Network (SPN) – Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, Sony Max, Sony Max HD
The USA & its territories & possessions – ESPN and Willow TV
South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa – SuperSport
The UK, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Island & the European territories & possessions only – Sky Sports
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen only – OSN Rights
Caribbean – Flow TV and Sportsmax
New Zealand – Sky NZ
Singapore – Singtel, Starhub, Eleven sports (OTT)
Malaysia – Astro
Hong Kong – Now TV
Afghanistan – Lemar TV
Bangladesh – Bong BD
European territory – Talk Radio
Live streaming of IPL 2017:
Hotstar has the bragging rights for the live streaming of all the matches that are scheduled in IPL 2017. In India, people can watch the live streaming of Indian premier league through the Hotstar application right at their mobile or through the website of Hotstar. So now anyone can watch the live action of IPL 2017 anywhere and at any time.
Viewers from all other places from any place of the world can visit cricketgateway.com for the live streaming of all IPL 2017 matches.
Alternative for Hotstar:
Hotstar major demerit is if you are not its premium member then there is a delay of 5 mins in live streaming of IPL matches and it buffers a lot in the slow network. So I have found out a perfect alternative for live streaming of IPL matches right through your mobile. Smartcric application for android is an answer for the alternate of Hotstar application. Smartcric not only provides viewer the real-time streaming of IPL matches but also there are three options of choosing the type of resolution you want to see the match i.e. low, medium and high depending on the speed of your network. Smartcric is not available at play store and can be installed using the apk file of the application.
Pros of Smartcric application:
- zero buffering with no ads in between matches.
- three type of resolution to choose from.
- real-time streaming of matches
- application file requires small space.
Link for Smartcric application: https://apkpure.com/smartcric/com.maksolution.mobile.playstore.smartcric