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If you are a die-hard cricket fan looking for a streaming service that is all about your favorite international sport, Willow TV is likely to catch your eye. As the official broadcaster of several cricket boards – including The International Cricket Council (ICC), Indian Premier League (IPL), and England Cricket Board – Willow TV is a powerhouse for cricket streaming.
Does Willow TV have what it takes to bowl you over or does your need for great cricket streaming still leave you in a sticky wicket? Let’s take a look at everything that Willow TV has to offer.
The short answer here is that you can watch cricket and lots of it. Before we get into the longer answer, we should take a look at how the service itself works. Willow TV is a 24/7 live streaming cricket channel that also offers the ability to stream on-demand matches and highlight and replay videos.
Willow TV is available through most cable and satellite providers, often as a part of a sports package or South Asian add-on. Alternatively, you can subscribe to Willow TV as a standalone service through their website. This is the current list of providers through which you can get access to Willow TV. For the most up-to-date list, check Willow TV’s list of providers.
Wilow TV has broadcast rights for several cricket boards including all of the following:
There is one important caveat for this list. If you subscribe to Willow TV through Sling TV or directly through their website, you will not have access to ICC or IPL matches, because Willow TV’s broadcast rights for these matches do not allow for digital broadcast.
Along with cricket matches, subscriptions directly through Willow TV’s website also include a subscription to Gaana+, an Indian music streaming service that offers ad-free music with unlimited downloads. If you subscribe to Willow TV through a different provider, you will not get this additional perk.
Along with being available as a channel on several TV providers, Willow TV is available as an app on most devices, with the only notable exceptions being certain video game consoles (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch).
Here’s a list of the current devices you can use to stream Willow TV.
If you sign up for Willow TV directly on the service’s website, it will cost $9.99 per month or $60 per year, depending on which subscription option you choose. As mentioned previously, this price also includes a subscription to the Indian music streaming service, Gaana+.
If you subscribe to Willow TV through your cable, satellite, or streaming provider, the cost will depend on the provider and which package you purchase. In most cases, getting Willow TV as part of a package through another provider is more expensive than through Willow TV’s website, but this difference is offset by the fact that these packages typically include additional channels and (in the case of cable and satellite providers) the ICC and IPL matches that you won’t get if you subscribe through Willow TV’s website or through streaming providers.
Willow TV’s annual plan is the best Willow TV deal around right now. It costs $60 per year (the equivalent of $5 per month), which translates to savings of 50% over the monthly price.
Signing up for Willow TV on the service’s official website will also net you a subscription to the music streaming service Gaana+, which would otherwise cost you $3.99 per month or $39.96 per year. If you intended to subscribe to Gaana+ anyway, this offers a substantial added value.
These are the only deals we are currently aware of for Willow TV, but we’re always keeping an eye out for more.
Willow TV does not offer any free trials, although some of their highlight and replay videos are available for free through their website. In most cases, the cheapest way for you to try out Willow TV is to subscribe to their service for a single month for $9.99 — though you may want to check out the deals your pay-TV provider offers, in case they’re even cheaper.
Like most streaming services, Willow TV has no contract. You can cancel at any time. Of course, this only covers Willow TV’s role in the deal — if you subscribe to Willow TV through a cable or satellite provider, you will still be subject to whatever contracts that provider requires. Although Willow TV does not have contracts, do keep in mind — especially with their annual subscription — that you won’t receive a refund if you cancel your subscription early.
If you subscribe to Willow TV through a cable, satellite, or another streaming provider, you will need to cancel through that service. If you subscribe through the Willow TV website, you can cancel by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking them to cancel your account. There is currently not a way to cancel through their website.
To find all of our best content about Willow TV, just type Willow TV into our search bar at the top of the page. Willow TV is unique in their devotion to streaming all things cricket, but if you are looking for services that cater to other sports fans, we suggest you check out MLB.TV, fuboTV, and ESPN+.