Watching cricket on the go used to be something of a dream for cricket lovers but now that is the defacto standard. The penetration of high-speed internet and the availability of cheap high-quality smartphones have allowed this live streaming industry to thrive. Which is the best app for live cricket? What should you download if you love cricket?
Let us try and answer that for you.
Which is the best app for live cricket?
We think there are two real choices when you have to follow the most amount of high-quality cricket. The first is Hotstar and the other is Sony Liv.
Hotstar is a massive app that was taken over by Disney and is now called Disney+Hotstar. It holds the rights to stream all of India's matches at home as well as the IPL. That is massive and ensures some very high-quality content. The trick here is that Hotstar has access to India's matches played at home only and not necessarily for matches played abroad.
Sony Liv has played a very smart game in trying to compete even without holding the most lucrative streaming rights. It has managed to strike deals that ensure it will stream all of the matches played in South Africa, Pakistan, and Australia. That means access to BBL, PSL, Mzansi Super League, Indian tours, other international matches, and more.
There is no shortage of streaming options on either app and it will come down to your personal preference. We think you should have both because the quality of cricket is too good to miss on either one. However, the fact that Hotstar comes with Disney's content as well makes it just that slightly bit better than Sony Liv.
Which is the best app for live cricket? There are not enough faults with any user interface to be a major drawback and so personal preference is all that is going to decide this.