How to watch IPL 2017 free live online? The Indian Premier League has just begun. Cricket fans from all over the globe are following the T20 cricket action. In India, Hotstar has exclusive broadcasting rights. If you are an IPL fan living in USA, UAE, UK, Australia, Canada, Pakistan, however, Hotstar is geoblocked. In this guide, I will show you how to unblock Hotstar outside India using VPN. Thus, you’ll be able to stream IPL 2017 free live online anywhere in the world.
How to Watch IPL 2017 Free Live Online?
IPL 2017 Streaming Channels
How to Watch IPL 2017 on Hotstar outside India
For those who are not familiar with the Hotstar geo-location error, it reads something like this:
“Content Unavailable. The content currently unavailable in your region.”
It can be quite disappointing if such a message pops up on your screen especially when you were all set for your IPL 10 cricket match.. The error message might be appearing because you are trying to access Hotstar outside India without a VPN. In order to live stream IPL 2017 for free in USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Pakistan, or elsewhere overseas, follow the steps below.
- First, you need to sign up with a VPN provider which has VPN servers in India.
- Set up VPN on your Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC by downloading and installing the VPN app.
- Once done, connect to an Indian VPN server. This will allow you to get an Indian IP address.
- All what’s left to do is go to the Hotstar website or launch to the Hotstar app and watch any video you want.
- The same process unblocks other Indian streaming channels like StarSports, Voot, SonyLiv outside India.
ExpressVPN is a VPN provider with fast Indian VPN servers. Give them a try if you wish to unblock Hotstar outside India. I’ve also tested the following VPN providers to watch Hotstar in UK, Canada, USA, or Australia.
Hotstar Compatible Devices
You can watch the IPL 2017 on Hotstar on these devices:
- Apple TV
How to Download Hotstar App on iOS or Apple TV outside India
To get the Hotstar app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV in USA, UK, Canada, Australia or elsewhere abroad, you need to create an Indian Apple ID. Follow these instructions.
- On your PC (or Mac), log out of your iTunes account.
- At the bottom of the ‘store’ change your region to India by choosing the Indian flag.
- Go find any free app.
- Click ‘Get’.
- It will then ask you to create an account and will now offer the ‘no card’ option, you’ll create a new user name and password for this ‘new account’.
- Enter an Indian address. You can create one at fakenamegenerator.
- From your Apple TV or iOS device, log out of your iTunes account from within your settings.
- Login with your newly created Apple ID.
- You can now download Hotstar app on Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad, outside India.
How to Download Hotstar App on Android outside India?
If you own an Android Smartphone or Tablet, you need to change your Google Play Store region to India in order to download the Hotstar app. I’ve already published a guide that shows you how to change Google Play Store region to India.
How to Stream IPL 2017 Free Live Online – Wrap Up
Although there’s a 5-minute delay imposed on Hotstar’s IPL streams, it’s still way better than watching IPL 2017 via illegal or pirated streams which bombard you with ads and buffering all the time. All you need is a reliable VPN service like ExpressVPN.