With cricket returning back after a tough break due to the ongoing Pandemic, the fans wouldn’t want to miss any live action from the ground now. If you are a cricket enthusiast or a sports fan in general, and looking for a great and reliable live streaming platform to enjoy all the live matches, then Star Sports live is tailor-made for this job.
Star Sports formerly known as ESPN Star Sports, is the main sports channel group in India. You will find live streaming of every sport whether it be cricket, football, Formula 1, and whatnot on Star Sports. However, it is only available in India, Canada, the USA, UK, Indonesia, and Singapore. So, you might want to use a VPN to access the live streams, if you live elsewhere.
Now, let’s have a look at how one can watch Star Sports live streaming without any issues.
Star Sports Channels List
Before we dive into the live streaming process, first take a look at all the channels of Star Sports, which stream different sports, and sometimes the same one, but in different languages.
- Star Sports 1
- Star Sports 2
- Star Sports Select 1
- Star Sports Select 2
- Star Sports First
- Star Sports 1 Hindi
- Star Sports 1 Tamil
- Star Sports 1 Telugu
- Star Sports 1 Kannada
- Star Sports 1 Bangla
- Star Sports 1 Marathi
How to Watch Star Sports Live Streaming
Watching live cricket streaming on Star Sports is very easy which most people can do and afford as well. What you need to do basically, is get a subscription to Disney+ Hotstar. Now, there are three subscription packages available for the users, depending upon their preference.
- VIP Package: 399 INR/Year
- Premium Package 1: 1499 INR/Year
- Premium Package 2: 299 INR/Month
If you are a free user, then you won’t be enjoying the real benefits of the Hotstar app.
The VIP Package will reward you with unlimited live sports, and that includes live cricket streaming as well. Apart from that you will have other benefits like you can watch new Indian Movies and serials etc.
Same with the Premium Package as well, but it has some more perks as compared to the VIP one. Firstly, you can stream on two different screens. Secondly, it will be an advertisement less experience and you will also be enjoying English shows and Disney+ originals if you would like.
How to Watch Star Sports Live Streaming Outside India
As we mentioned above, the live cricket streaming or streaming of any other sports on Star Sports is only available in India and a handful of other countries. Having said that, you can use a VPN if you live somewhere else. All you would have to do is, subscribe to the VPN and select India as your primary location, and you will be good to go.
Star Sports Live Streaming Events
After knowing how you can watch Star Sports Live Streaming, let’s take a look at all the sports events that Star Sports has covered or will be covering in the future.
Cricket if the most followed and loved sport in India. Star Sports has the official agreement to stream all the upcoming ICC events till 2023.
The T20 World Cup, the 50 overs World Cup, the test Championship, will all be streamed live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla, and Star Sports 1 Marathi.
The biggest club tournament of Cricket, The Indian Premier League, commonly known as IPL, will be live-streamed on the same channels as the ICC events, with the addition of two more channels, including Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD.
All the International Cricket in India till 2023 will be live-streamed on Star Sports 1 English, Star Sports 1 HD English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Tamil, and Star Sports 1 Kannada.
Same channels will be used for streaming the Asia Cup, but it will also be streamed on Star Sports 1 Bangla.
International Cricket in Bangladesh and South Africa, Ranji Trophy, and the Caribbean Premier League will all be live-streamed on Star Sports. So, you don’t have to look anywhere else.
Football is the second most followed sport in India, after Cricket. The Football events that Star Sports will live stream include Indian National Football Team matches, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA World Cup Qualification, AFC Asian Cup Qualification, AFC Asian Cup, and the fan-favorite, English Premier League.
Hockey tournaments that will be live-streamed on Star Sports include, Hockey India League, Hockey World League, Hockey Men’s and Women’s World Cup, Asia Cup, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, and last but not least, the Champions Trophy.
Tennis is also one of the more popular sports, and it will have the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open live-streamed on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 2.
Formula One will be live-streamed on all the channels of Star Sports except Star Sports 1 English.
Badminton World Federation and Premier Badminton League, till 2025, will be live-streamed on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 1, respectively.
Pro Kabaddi Tournament will be streamed live on most of the Star Sports channels.
The ONE Championship event will be available for the viewers to watch live, only on Star Sports Select 2.
Ready For Live-Action
Star Sports is a great platform that will benefit you in the long term if you are planning to get the Hotstar subscription. There are many other streaming platforms, but Hotstar outshines them all and is ideal for cricket and sports fans.
You might want to get the subscription soon, as the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is just around the corner.