It's our most favourite time of the year. IPL time. The time when we take a walk down the street to the nearest electronic store and stand outside like a bunch of monkeys ogling at the TVs on display.
But the weather is too hot to do that now and we have an acquired taste in apps for such ogling business. Not that our love for TV has gone, but apps are far better in giving us live updates even if we ain’t ogling outside an electronic store.
So here are the 5 best apps for streaming and getting live updates of IPL matches.
Best app so far with features that every cricket fan will enjoy to the fullest. Not only will you get ball-to-ball updates with commentary, but you can also track and revisit previous matches. Track match stats, player stats and records. Follow your favourite player’s profile and get their entire cricket information. You can even get a quick access from the widget screen.
Why sit and stare at numbers when you can get the live broadcast right on your phone. The Hotstar TV app will live stream the game on your phone even while you’re travelling around. Best part, its for free. You can pay ₹190 per month for premium membership that will give you access to exclusive movies and TV shows but priority of April - IPL. Don’t show it to your wife or else she’ll find out that you can stream TV serials as well.
3) Official IPL 2017 app
If you’re a sucker for exclusive coverage of the IPL without being bombarded with ads, the official one is your calling. It will give you ball-by-ball scores and commentary with video highlights, along with other features. There is also live photostream with news and exclusive interviews.
4) ESPNcricinfo Cricket
A dedicated team of cricket enthusiasts bringing you live updates and better content on cricket. Along with similar features from the apps mentioned above, you can even watch and listen to the latest ESPNcricinfo video and audio podcasts.
The app gives you a lot of flexibility to choose and bookmark the things you are interested in and even save match days right onto your calendar for reminders. Now that takes some dedication!
5) IPL Live Score
This app has a low bandwidth usage, ensuring that you don’t get a second’s delay for your cricket update. Get cricket's finest video scorecard, fastest score & ball-by-ball updates. You can even track player and team rankings. Now you can send spoilers to your friends with slow internet connection. Win. Win.