World Cup season is upon us. 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales this time around. The season will start on 30th May and the finals are going to be on 14th July. In between, a total of 48 matches to determine the world cricket champion! Excited? You can watch along at home, or no matter where you are. All you need is an iPhone app. Here’s how to watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Streaming on iPhone and iPad
Hotstar is probably the best place to watch the ICC World Cup matches. The app will show all matches to the app user, for free. The live stream will be available in the following countries: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh, United States of America, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
If you’re in one of the listed countries, you don’t have to do a lot. Just download the app, sign up for an account. If you want, you can pay for Hotstar VIP, but you don’t have to. Then just open the app when the match starts. Alternatively, you can also stream the matches from Hotstar’s website.
If you’re not in one of the supported countries, you can still watch the live streams from Hotstar. All you really need is a fast enough VPN service such as Private Internet Access. The 3-year subscription of the award-winning VPN solution Private Internet Access is available for a massive 77% discount on our Deals Hub. Activate the VPN and select one of the supported locations like India as a proxy. But the iOS app doesn’t allow you to use a VPN service, so you can live stream from Hotstar on your computer.
2. OSN Play
OSN Play is the live streaming service for the OSN network. The app is available in more than a dozen countries in the Middle East and South Africa. Countries like Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Palestine, and Western Sahara are covered in OSN Play.
Download: OSN Play
3. Sky Go
If you’re in the United Kingdom and you want to watch the World Cup live on your smartphone, Sky Go is the app that you should install.
Download: Sky Go
If you’re in the south or central America region, all you need is ESPN app and access to ESPN services. If you’re into sports, you already subscribe to ESPN in one form or the other. Before the season starts, just make sure that the app is downloaded, set up and that you have access to the World Cup live streams.
In fact, ESPN’s list of supported territories is huge. Even if you’re not able to use the ESPN app in your territory, there might be a country-specific ESPN app for you (like ESPN Brazil,
5. Foxtel Now
For cricket fans down under, all you really need is the Foxtel Now app. Once downloaded you can even watch it on your TV using Chromecast or AirPlay.
Download: Foxtel Now
6. PTV Sports
Live PTV Sports is a very simple streaming app for the PTV Sports channel. It is the premier sports channel in Pakistan. And if you’re in the region, you should download the Live PTV Sports app for live streaming the matches.
Download: Live PTV Sports
7. Sky Go NZ
If you’re in New Zealand, you can use your local Sky Go account to live stream the matches. You’ll need to download the separate Sky Go NZ app though.
Download: Sky Go NZ
SuperSport is a specialized sports streaming application for the sub-Saharan region. You can use the app to watch sports like Football, Cricket, Rugby, Golf, Tennis, Motorsport and more. The app features simple and modern design making it easy to navigate. The app though isn’t supported in the entire African continent. According to the app’s guidelines “Live streaming is available to DStv Premium, Compact and Compact Plus subscribers using their Connect IDs, within Sub-Saharan Africa and surrounding areas only.”
Download: Super Sport
9. Willow TV
ESPN does quite a lot of stuff. If you want an app that’s all about cricket, check out Willow TV. It’s the official broadcaster of Cricket matches in US and Canada. The app gives you everything you need to know about cricket matches. It makes it easy to follow the updates, scores and to watch the matches live. If you’re already subscribed to Willow TV, you can just log into the app with your service provider ID and start watching. The following providers are supported: Dish, Spectrum, Optimum, and FIOS TV.
If you don’t have cable, you can buy a standalone subscription to Willow TV for $9.99/month.
Download: Willow TV
Wavo is a standalone streaming service from OSN. If you’re in the Middle East or South Africa, you should take a look at Wavo. The app features a better, modern design and you don’t need a subscription to a TV service to watch media on it. The subscription costs only $2.99 per month and gives you access to movies, TV shows, and live sports. Wavo has official streaming rights to ICC World Cup so you can expect to catch up on all 48 matches using the mobile app.
Bonus: Follow Along Using Google
If you don’t want to stream the entire match but you want constant updates of the score (for example, if you’re a work when there’s a match going on), just use Google or Siri. You don’t need to download a specialized app. Just google for World cup match scores or the teams that are currently playing. Google will itself give you a beautiful visual breakdown of the scores and details based on the batsman, bowlers, and the wickets.
Your Favorite Method?
Are you a cricket fanatic? Do you watch every match of the World Cup no matter if your country is playing or not?
Which apps or services do you use to watch Cricket online? Share your finds with us in the comments below.