Media reports in the last couple of days suggested that Jio and Star India have not been able to hash out a deal this year to give the subscribers of the country’s biggest telecom operator free access to IPL 2020. However, Appandphones can now confirm that the two companies have come to an agreement that will allow subscribers of select Jio mobile plans to watch IPL 2020 for free. Moreover, all but one JioFiber plan will give users the same free IPL 2020 streaming. An official announcement of the matter can be expected soon. For anyone not subscribed to Disney+ Hotstar or not having free access, the IPL 2020 streaming will be limited to just 5 minutes.

Jio plans with free IPL 2020 live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

According to industry sources, Jio plans priced at Rs 401 and Rs 2,599 will provide users with access to free IPL 2020 streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. Both plans already provide users with access to the streaming service but there was no confirmation on whether this free access will extend to IPL 2020 as well.

The Rs 401 Jio plan provides users with up to 90GB data, with 3GB data per day for 28 days and an extra 6GB on top of the daily limit. It also gives free calling within Jio network and 1,000 calling minutes to other networks, 100 SMSes per day, and complimentary access to premium Jio apps like Jio Cinema, Jio TV, Jio Saavn, JioNews, and others.

The Rs 2,599 annual Jio plan comes with 2GB data per day for 365 days and an additional 10GB over and above the daily limit, totalling 740GB in all over the 12-month period. Along with that, it gives a complimentary one-year subscription to Disney+ Hotstar, free calling within Jio network, 12,000 calling minutes to other networks, 100 SMSes per day, free access to Jio apps like Jio Cinema, Jio TV, Jio Saavn, JioNews and others.

JioFiber plans with free IPL 2020 live streaming

In addition to the mobile plans, JioFiber plans priced Rs 849 and above come with free IPL 2020 streaming thanks to the complimentary annual subscription to Disney+ Hotstar VIP content that the plans offer. The data benefits of the Jio broadband plans range from 800GB to 15,000GB, depending on the plan price.

Disney+ Hotstar subscription prices

For those who want to stream IPL 2020 online, Disney+ Hotstar offers two plans — Premium and VIP. Disney+ Hotstar Premium price is Rs 1,499 for the whole year but users can also choose to subscribe to it on a monthly basis at Rs 299 per month. The Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan, on the other hand, costs just Rs 399 for the entire year. Both plans give users access to 7 multiplex blockbuster movies, Disney+ original content, live sports (IPL, Premier League, Formula 1, etc), Hotstar Specials, and latest episodes of Indian TV shows. However, the Premium plan also includes ad-free access to the latest US movies and shows, such as Game of Thrones, Watchmen, etc; VIP plan does not offer this.

With inputs from Mukesh Kumar Singh