IPL 2021 is back more than four months after it was suspended because of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. From India, it's moved to the UAE, where eight teams compete for the title, as millions tune in to watch IPL live streaming.
The Indian Premier League is not only one of the world's most popular T20 competitions, but it's also a big revenue generator. Its contribution to India's GDP cannot be undermined. A large part of this is due to its viewership and support from Indian audiences. The tournament is widely watched; almost half of the television viewers in the country watched IPL 2020. This year is likely to be no different.
It gets bigger
With the top dollar being invested into cricket's most extravagant tournament, the IPL is growing bigger with every edition. This popularity is largely due to the inclusivity of the games, as best players from domestic and international cricket take to the field. The eight teams pitted against each other are connected with different corners of the country -- Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Rajasthan, and Punjab -- and every franchise has its own fan following. The tournament has redefined sports entertainment with games scheduled during the prime-time hours of 7 pm and 11 pm and fans tuning in from across the country. Today, watching IPL live has become a custom.
IPL 2021, a must-watch
The second leg of IPL 2021 stands nicely poised, with Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals leading the points table. The Virat Kohli-led RCB cannot be ruled out this season, and Mumbai Indians are always ready to spring a surprise. Rohit Sharma's squad was crowned champions for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020), and there is a chance for supporters of Mumbai Indians to see their team winning a hattrick.
Catch the action live
You might not be able to throng stadiums yet, but live streaming ensures that you don't miss out on the action.
Despite rampant vaccination drives, the threat of re-infection looms large. The tournament has moved to the UAE, where limited spectators are allowed. Meanwhile, fans in India can watch the IPL safely from the comfort of their homes. With IPL live streaming available on the Airtel Xstream Box, you can don't have to worry about any disruptions. In fact, with 4K picture quality and Dolby surround sound, the Airtel Xstream Box promises an immersive experience. IPL 2021 is only going to get more exciting from here on, so don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy live streaming like never before.
Watch IPL 2021 live in 4K
Watching movies and sports in 4K is quite an exhilarating experience because the picture quality remains crystal clear no matter the size of your screen. While Full HD video might pixelate on larger screens, 4K videos face no such problem. Airtel Xstream Box provides you with 4K videos, which means you longer need to compromise on quality while you watch IPL 2021. Moreover, with IPL live streaming available on both TV and OTT platforms, you are free to choose between either based on your convenience.
Dolby Surround sound makes it all better
Not just video quality, but audio matters too when watching a live match. Be it the hard hit for a maximum or that nick to the slips, every sound adds to the excitement of the game. That's not all. For a complete experience, the highly informative and entertaining commentary is a must. A fulfilling audio experience is a bonus for IPL enthusiasts, and this is possible with Dolby Surround sound. The Airtel Xstream Box can provide you access to DTH channels with Dolby Surround sound to create a stadium-like feel during IPL live streaming.
Watch IPL 2021 on TV and OTT
Even if you don't have a smart Android TV, you can still stream movies, web series, and sporting events from OTT platforms. This can be done using the Airtel Xstream Box that practically converts your regular TV into a smart Android TV.
You can now watch IPL 2021 live on both DTH channels as well as OTT platforms. In fact, with the Airtel Xstream Box, you can seamlessly toggle between DTH and OTT, giving you more control over your viewing experience. For example, if you have been streaming live IPL 2021 on the Airtel Xstream app through your mobile device, you can easily switch over to Airtel Xstream on your TV and continue where you left. Or you could even switch to watching the match on one of the many DTH channels available through your Airtel Xstream Box without missing a single run.
With a 4K video and Dolby Surround sound, IPL 2021 will be as exciting, if not more than the previous editions. Airtel Xstream Box is guaranteed to keep the diehard fan in you at the edge of your seat.
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