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How To Watch the 2022 IPL Mega Auction and Season Online

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The Indian Premier League is every cricket fan’s most-awaited cricket event of the year. It’s a prestigious cricket tournament that no one should miss and this year, it’s something that everyone is talking about. The VIVO IPL 2022 is going to be an interesting season with 2 new teams added into the mix.

Lucknow and Ahmedabad are officially the two new teams of the IPL. The IPL being a ten-team affair is something that cricket fans are looking forward to seeing because it has been a decade since this last happened. This is why the 2022 season is something that fans won’t dare miss to watch live and place their bets on an IPL win app in India.

Now, what do we know so far about the upcoming IPL and how can you watch it online? We’ve got all the details you need so keep on reading!

IPL 2022 Schedule and Streaming

Before every IPL season is the Mega Auction where we see all IPL teams purchase players from the open pool. This year is, of course, going to be different with the new retention rules and the two new teams completing their lineups.

While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hasn’t officially announced when the Mega Auction will be, there are already reports that it will be held on the second week of February. There are reports that it will take place on February 12 and 13 and a BCCI official has confirmed that it will be around this time.

Talking to Inside Report, the BCCI spoke about this and said, “[The] IPL Auctions will be in February 2nd Week. Bengaluru was the preferred venue but the final call will be taken after assessing the situation in the next 7-10 days. We will inform all the franchises accordingly.”

While the dates aren’t confirmed yet, we know that Star Sports Network in India will be streaming everything IPL until this year. The Star Sports Network owns channels like Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla.

Online Subscriptions

However, if you want to make sure that you are streaming the matches live and uninterrupted, the Mega Auction can be streamed online in Disney+ Hotstar. To be able to do this, you will need to have Disney+ Hotstar VIP access which costs INR 399 a year. You can also avail of Disney+ Hotstar Premium for INR 1499 a year.

The Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription can be purchased directly on the site with payment options like credit or debit card and Netbanking. Other ways to get a subscription are through mobile networks like Jio and Airtel Prepaid Plans. Here are more details on the Disney+ Hotstar subscriptions that you can get:

  • No Subscription – Only select movies, TV shows, live news channels, and limited live cricket streaming with ads.
  • Premium Subscription (INR 299 per month or INR 1499 per year) – Access up to 4 devices with no ads on the latest regional and Hollywood movies, the latest Star Network TV shows, Live sports including the IPL, Formula 1, and all international and domestic cricket matches, and Disney+ content in English and other regional languages.
  • Mobile Subscription (INR 499/year) – 1 mobile device access only with the same Premium benefits
  • Super Subscription (INR 899/year) – 2 Devices with all Premium benefits

As mentioned, you can also avail of a Disney+ Hotstar subscription through Jio, Airtel, and Vi mobile and broadband plans. Just check what mobile plans you can get from these providers that allow you to have access to Disney+ Hotstar for a limited number of days.

If you’re outside India and are in the United States and Canada, the official broadcaster of the IPL is Willow TV. It is available to download as an app for laptops, mobile devices, and Smart TVs. However, know that the Mega Auction can only be streamed via Hotstar which will be shared by Hulu and ESPN+.

People in America and Canada can also stream the Auction through their mobile device with YuppTV. This also requires a subscription that you can get monthly for $9.99, half-yearly for $54.99, and yearly for $99.99. 

Meanwhile, cricket fans in the UK can watch the IPL via Sky Sports, Sky Go, and Sling TV. Australian fans can watch the matches and the auction via Fox Sports, which owns the broadcasting rights in the country. Aside from Fox Sports Australia, Kayo Sports and Foxtel are also going to stream the Auction live.