How to watch Indian Super League (ISL) online anywhere
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The Indian Super League (ISL) is the biggest football league in India but if you’re trying to watch outside India then you’ll be sorely disappointed.
In this guide we’ll teach you how you can watch the Indian Super League online anywhere in the world and all you’ll need to do it is get yourself an app called a VPN and follow our 4 simple steps below.
So if you want to watch the Indian Super League football anywhere in the world, what are you waiting for? Read on to find out more.
How to watch Indian Super League online anywhere
The Indian Super League is shown live online on Indian network Hot Star.
If you try to visit the Hot Star website to watch the ISL then instead of being able to see the matches you’ll be blocked with a message that looks something like this:
The reason you’re blocked is clear, you’re not in India and Hot Star is intended to be viewed in India.
How can you watch the ISL then
To watch the Indian Super League on Hot Star outside India you’ll need to get yourself a small app called a VPN.
A VPN is an app for Android, Apple, Windows and Mac devices that allows you to protect your online privacy.
One of the features is it allows you to change your online location and appear as if you’re in India.
The result is, you can unblock Hot Star.
How to watch ISL on a mobile device
If you want to watch the Indian Super League on a mobile device such as a phone or tablet then you’ll need to get an app from either the Google Play or Apple App store.
First you’ll need to sign up for a VPN provider, just follow the instructions below.
- Visit the VPN provider IPVanish and sign-up. (There’s a 7-day money back guarantee so it’s risk-free)
- Visit your app store, search for IPVanish and download and install the app.
- Login when required.
- Select India and press Connect.
It takes under 30 seconds for the app to connect.
Once you’ve connected you can launch the Hot Star app and watch any of the Indian Super League football matches live or highlights.
Need the Hot Star app?
If you’re already outside India then you’ll need to download the Hot Star app.
For Android if you try and visit the Google Play store and install outside India it will block you.
You’ll need to use an APK Downloader to download the Hot Star app outside India. You can get it by clicking here.
If you’re an Apple iPhone or iPad user you’ll need to read this guide on how to download Apple apps outside your country.
How to watch ISL on a Laptop or Desktop
If you want to watch the Indian Super League on a Laptop, Desktop or any other kind of traditional computer then it’s even easier than using a mobile device.
Just follow the four simple steps below.
- Visit the IPVanish VPN provider and sign-up. You can do that by clicking here.
- Download their software for your Windows or Mac computer from the Apps area of their website.
- Install the software, run it and login when required.
- Select India and press Connect.
It will take approximately 15 – 30 seconds for the IPVanish software to connect.
Once it’s connected all you need to do is visit the Hot Star website.
You can now stream any of the Indian Super League games. If you’ve previously tried to access the website then you may need to clear your internet history and cookies. Alternatively open your web browser in InPrivate or Incognito mode.
What about alternative VPN services
There are plenty of other VPN services out there but not all are suitable for watching Indian Super League on Hot Star because they don’t offer VPN servers in India.
There are however a few other providers who are suitable and do offer Indian VPN servers.
We recommend IPVanish because in our tests we found them to be the fastest provider. If you want to check out what else is out there then the three providers below are also suitable:
They work exactly the same as IPVanish, all you need to do is choose one, sign up and then download the correct app for your device.
Don’t forget, you can watch Indian Super League online anywhere in the world with a VPN, you can get one by clicking the link below and following the instructions earlier in this guide.