The Dream11 IPL tournament is set to kickoff on September 19th and will be streamed exclusively on Disney+/Hotstar. Today we'll show you how you can signup for Hotstar for only Rs299 per month, which is about $6 NZD.
What is Dream 11 IPL?
Dream11 is an Indian fantasy sports platform that allows Indians to play fantasy sports such as cricket, hockey and football. They are sponsoring the IPL tournament.
The games are being held in the United Arab Emirates, namely due to it's lack of coronavirus cases compared with India. The first game of the tournament kicks off with the Chennai Super Kings playing the defending champions, Mumbai Indians.
Other games include Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab on Sunday, with Monday's show stopper being the Royal Challengers Bangalore playing the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
On Tuesday the 22nd September, Rajisthan Royals will play the Chennai Super Kings.
In total there are 10 double headers, with 24 matches being played in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah. Most evening matches start as 6pm UAE time, which is a very inconvenient midnight start here in New Zealand.
How To Watch Dream11 IPL In New Zealand?
Simply follow these instructions and you can watch for as low as $6 per month. Alternatively check out some of the local broadcasters such (no one). So you have not much choice if you want to watch Dream11 IPL in New Zealand.
Step 1: Get an Indian VPN Provider
You need an Indian VPN company for this method to work. All those free VPN providers don't work as they don't have dedicated Indian servers. A virtual Indian server won't work, it needs to be a physical server within India.
From our extensive research PureVPN is one of a handful of companies that have real servers in Guragram, Delhi. You can signup for a plan for as low as $2.88 per month.
Step 2: Download VPN Software
You’ll need to decide how you plan on accessing Hotstar. You could use your smart TV, Apple TV or just a computer web browser.
You’ll need to download the PureVPN Application to your device first, then their app or visit their website.
Login with the details you were provided via email during signup.
Step 3: Connect To Indian Server
You’ll now need to connect through to an Indian based server. If you’re given an option of which city then I’d choose Delhi.
You’ll be advised by the VPN app once your IP has changed and you’re routing your connection via India.
You’ll now be able to go to the Hotstar player website/app and create an account.
Step 4: Create Hotstar Account
All the games are live and on-demand via this platform. You can create an account for free, but you'll need a premium subscription to live stream the Dream 11 games.
Currently a premium account costs Rs 299 which is $6 per month. For a month of cricket, this is a bargain for all cricket fans around the world.
Additionally to this you'll be able to watch live English Premier League, and the Indian Premier League. As well as Formula one, plus the full Hotstar catalogue.
Now you can start enjoying the IPL Dream 11 games live!
Aelwyn is based in the UK and has a masters in security. He’s studied further in the United States while working for companies such as Google and Cisco. He loves rugby and has played professionally too.