Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Friday night in the IPL in a clash between two of the title favourites.
The Titans have picked up this year where they left off in 2022, with the defending champions currently on top of the points table after winning six of their first nine matches.
A shock defeat against Delhi Capitals last time out, by five runs, has derailed them slightly, but they are still in great shape to qualify for the playoffs.
They can take another step towards that against RR. The Royals are currently fourth, but have played a game less than their rivals, and victory could see them leap back to the summit.
They are also coming off a loss, having been beaten by Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday, but they will be slightly favoured to win this one and complete a double for the season over the Titans to back up their three-wicket win on April 16.
Here The Sporting News gives you all the details of how to watch this match live and for free.
Where to watch RR vs GT live for free
The IPL has a new digital home!
Disney+Hotstar will not be streaming the IPL matches live this year, unlike in previous seasons. Instead, Viacom 18 secured the rights to live stream the matches in India by paying INR 20,500 crore to the BCCI.
Hence, Jio Cinema will be streaming the IPL matches live in India for all users, and not just Jio subscribers.
Users of all telecom providers can access the Jio Cinema app for free and enjoy the matches without any extra charge.
Here’s a step-by-step of how to download it on your Android mobile:
- To access Jio Cinema on your Android mobile phone, begin by opening the Google Play Store and searching for “Jio Cinema” in the search bar.
- After locating the app, download and install it on your device.
- Once the app is downloaded, open it and select the “TATA IPL” tab located at the bottom.
- Click on the ‘Watch’ button on the banner to start the live stream.
Here’s a step-by-step of how to download it on your iPhone:
- To access Jio Cinema on your iOS device, go to the App Store and search for “Jio Cinema.”
- After locating the app, install it on your device. Once the app is installed, open it and tap on the “TATA IPL” option located at the bottom.
- Click on the ‘Watch’ button on the banner to start the live stream.
How to watch IPL 2023 free on a laptop, desktop
Jio Cinema does not have any dedicated app or software for laptops or desktops.
Therefore you just need to visit Jio Cinema’s official website on a laptop or desktop where all the matches will be available for live streaming, free of charge.
If prompted, enter your mobile number to receive an OTP. Again, you do not need to be a Jio user to receive the OTP.
How to watch IPL 2023 free on a smart TV
Want to enjoy IPL on a larger screen?
Cricket fans can download Jio Cinema on their smart TVs as well.
To download the JioCinema app, you will need an Android TV or a smart TV with Tizen OS 2.4 or above (for Samsung TVs), Fire TV with OS6 or above, or webOS (LG TVs). Follow these steps to download and install the app:
- Open the app marketplace on your smart TV, such as the Play Store if you have an Android TV.
- Search for “Jio Cinema” within the app.
- If the app is available, download and install it.
- Open the Jio Cinema app and enjoy the match live!
How to watch IPL 2023 free on your television
Star Sports has acquired the broadcasting rights for the 2023 IPL season and will be airing this year’s tournaments on its channels.
Although most matches will be broadcasted on its paid channels, the company has announced that it will broadcast 12 matches on its free-to-air Star Utsav Movies channel.
IPL 2023 full schedule
|Dates||Home Team||Away Team||Venue||Time (IST)|
|31/3/2023||Gujarat Titans||Chennai Super Kings||Ahmedabad||7:30pm|
|1/4/2023||Punjab||Kolkata Knight Riders||Mohali||3:30pm|
|1/4/2023||Lucknow Super Giants||Delhi Capitals||Lucknow||7:30pm|
|2/4/2023||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rajasthan Royals||Hyderabad||3:30pm|
|2/4/2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai Indians||Bengaluru||7:30pm|
|3/4/2023||Chennai Super Kings||Lucknow Super Giants||Chennai||7:30pm|
|4/4/2023||Delhi Capitals||Gujarat Titans||Delhi||7:30pm|
|5/4/2023||Rajasthan Royals||Punjab Kings||Guwahati||7:30pm|
|6/4/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata||7:30pm|
|7/4/2023||Lucknow Super Giants||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Lucknow||7:30pm|
|8/4/2023||Rajasthan Royals||Delhi Capitals||Guwahati||3:30pm|
|8/4/2023||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai||7:30pm|
|9/4/2023||Gujarat Titans||Kolkata Knight Riders||Ahmedabad||3:30pm|
|9/4/2023||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Punjab Kings||Hyderabad||7:30pm|
|10/4/2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Lucknow Super Giants||Bengaluru||7:30pm|
|11/4/2023||Delhi Capitals||Mumbai Indians||Delhi||7:30pm|
|12/4/2023||Chennai Super Kings||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai||7:30pm|
|13/4/2023||Punjab Kings||Gujarat Titans||Mohali||7:30pm|
|14/4/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kolkata||7:30pm|
|15/4/2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Delhi Capitals||Bengaluru||3:30pm|
|15/4/2023||Lucknow Super Giants||Punjab Kings||Lucknow||7:30pm|
|16/4/2023||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai||3:30pm|
|16/4/2023||Gujarat Titans||Rajasthan Royals||Gujarat||7:30pm|
|17/4/2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai Super Kings||Bengaluru||7:30pm|
|18/4/2023||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mumbai Indians||Hyderabad||7:30pm|
|19/4/2023||Rajasthan Royals||Lucknow Super Giants||Jaipur||7:30pm|
|20/4/2023||Punjab Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mohali||3:30pm|
|20/4/2023||Delhi Capitals||Kolkata Knight Riders||Delhi||7:30pm|
|21/4/2023||Chennai Super Kings||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Chennai||7:30pm|
|22/4/2023||Lucknow Super Giants||Gujarat Titans||Lucknow||3:30pm|
|22/4/2023||Mumbai Indians||Punjab Kings||Mumbai||7:30pm|
|23/4/2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rajasthan Royals||Bengaluru||3:30pm|
|23/4/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||7:30pm|
|24/4/2023||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Delhi Capitals||Hyderabad||7:30pm|
|25/4/2023||Gujarat Titans||Mumbai Indians||Ahmedabad||7:30pm|
|26/4/2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders||Bengaluru||7:30pm|
|27/4/2023||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai Super Kings||Jaipur||7:30pm|
|28/4/2023||Punjab Kings||Lucknow Super Giants||Mohali||7:30pm|
|29/4/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Gujarat Titans||Kolkata||3:30pm|
|29/4/2023||Delhi Capitals||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Delhi||7:30pm|
|30/4/2023||Chennai Super Kings||Punjab Kings||Chennai||3:30pm|
|30/4/2023||Mumbai Indians||Rajasthan Royals||Mumbai||7:30pm|
|1/5/2023||Lucknow Super Giants||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Lucknow||7:30pm|
|2/5/2023||Gujarat Titans||Delhi Capitals||Ahmedabad||7:30pm|
|3/5/2023||Punjab Kings||Mumbai Indians||Mohali||7:30pm|
|4/5/2023||Lucknow Super Giants||Chennai Super Kings||Lucknow||3:30pm|
|4/5/2023||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kolkata Knight Riders||Hyderabad||7:30pm|
|5/5/2023||Rajasthan Royals||Gujarat Titans||Jaipur||7:30pm|
|6/5/2023||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians||Chennai||3:30pm|
|6/5/2023||Delhi Capitals||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Delhi||7:30pm|
|7/5/2023||Gujarat Titans||Lucknow Super Giants||Ahmedabad||3:30pm|
|7/5/2023||Rajasthan Royals||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Jaipur||7:30pm|
|8/5/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Punjab Kings||Kolkata||7:30pm|
|9/5/2023||Mumbai Indians||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai||7:30pm|
|10/5/2023||Chennai Super Kings||Delhi Capitals||Chennai||7:30pm|
|11/5/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata||7:30pm|
|12/5/2023||Mumbai Indians||Gujarat Titans||Mumbai||7:30pm|
|13/5/2023||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Lucknow Super Giants||Hyderabad||3:30pm|
|13/5/2023||Delhi Capitals||Punjab Kings||Delhi||7:30pm|
|14/5/2023||Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Jaipur||3:30pm|
|14/5/2023||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai||7:30pm|
|15/5/2023||Gujarat Titans||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Ahmedabad||7:30pm|
|16/5/2023||Lucknow Super Giants||Mumbai Indians||Lucknow||7:30pm|
|17/5/2023||Punjab Kings||Delhi Capitals||Dharamshala||7:30pm|
|18/5/2023||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Hyderabad||7:30pm|
|19/5/2023||Punjab Kings||Rajasthan Royals||Dharamshala||7:30pm|
|20/5/2023||Delhi Capitals||Chennai Super Kings||Delhi||3:30pm|
|20/5/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Lucknow Super Giants||Kolkata||7:30pm|
|21/5/2023||Mumbai Indians||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mumbai||3:30pm|
|21/5/2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Gujarat Titans||Bengaluru||7:30pm|