IPL 2022 has begun and millions of users around the country tune in daily to watch their favourite teams battle each other in a 20 over showdown. Traditionally, IPL was watched by users on their televisions with subscriptions from a D2H service but with the recent shift of broadcasting patterns and users' preference for viewing content on their smartphones, a significant portion of viewers log in with their mobile devices. That being said, Reliance Jio has partnered with Disney+ Hotstar to launch Jio cricket plans that offer free subscriptions to Disney+ Hotstar.
It is important to note that while all the plans mentioned above come with different data allowance and validity, all of them offer a one-year Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription worth Rs. 499 for free. This plan allows users to access movies, live sports and TV shows on the Disney+ Hotstar app for free. However, the number of devices that can be logged in with this pack remains limited to one and the max video quality offered to subscribers is 720p along with a stereo audio quality.
Now, there are two plans that offer Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscriptions. They are priced at Rs. 1499 and Rs. 4199 respectively and offer 2GB of data and 3GB of data for 84 and 365 days respectively. The Premium Disney+ Hotstar membership with these packs allows users to watch content on TV or a laptop, does not show ads, a total of four devices that can log in and maximum video quality of 2160p along with Dolby 5.1 audio.