You can watch cricket live without cable with one of these streaming services: Sling TV, ESPN+, or Willow TV.  In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch Cricket On Sling TV

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Sling TV was launched in 2015 as the first internet TV service for cord-cutters. It offers an “a la carte” experience, where users can purchase base channel packages and purchase “extras” for an additional monthly fee. The service boasts over 2.2 million subscribers.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling has two major packages, and they both cost $25 – the Orange package was recently increased in price, from $20. Sling Blue and Orange both have different channels.

For example, Sling Orange includes ESPN, while Sling Blue includes Fox Sports channels. If you’re a cricket fan, you’ll likely want to get Sling Orange. The main ESPN channel shows cricket matches occasionally, and you can also use your ESPN login to access special, behind the scenes content on ESPNcricinfo. Learn more here.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels


Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels


Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels


Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

Sling TV Channels

Sling TV is currently the only “skinny bundle” internet TV streaming service that offers Willow TV, which is the best channel for cricket coverage. You won’t be able to get this channel from any other competitor, such as fuboTV, DirecTV Now, Philo, or any other service.

If you are looking to get Willow TV, as well as quite a few other channels, either Sling package is a solid choice. You can get Willow TV on Sling TV with either package, with the “International Sports” package, which costs $5/month.

The International Sports package comes with Willow TV, as well as 9 other channels including Zee Cinemalu, TV5Monde Info, Globo, MBC and more.

You’ll have coverage of cricket, as well as quite a few other types of sports, should you choose this option. If you’re interested in live American TV and sports as well as cricket this is the right choice for you. Learn more here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV is available on a huge variety of different streaming platforms, including mobile devices, laptops, and home entertainment streaming systems. You can watch Sling TV on the following platforms, no matter what package you choose:

  • Android and iOS tablets and phones
  • Google Chrome
  • Windows 10
  • Apple TV
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • Chromecast
  • Android TV
  • AirTV Player
  • Select Samsung and LG Smart TVs
  • Xbox One gaming consoles

Learn more here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

If you subscribe to Sling Orange, you will only be able to stream your channels on 1 device at a time. The same is true if you add the International Sports Package. You’ll only be able to stream Willow TV on one device at a time.

If you choose Sling Blue, you will be able to watch Willow TV and your other channels on up to 3 devices at once. This makes Sling Blue a somewhat better choice for larger families or households. Learn more here.

Sling TV DVR

By default, Sling TV does not come with any kind of DVR, so if you want to record cricket matches you will have to pay an extra $5/month for DVR service with 50 hours of storage. Learn more here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV has a lot of on-demand content, which is included for no extra fee in your subscription, and supplied by the cable networks that are part of your package. You can watch recently-aired episodes and events, movies and more. Learn more here.

Watch Cricket on ESPN Plus

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When news broke that ESPN was releasing their very own standalone streaming service, many Americans were excited. But ESPN Plus, ESPN’s foray into internet streaming, disappointed most Americans because it had very limited coverage of American sports.

ESPN+ Pricing and Packages

ESPN+ costs $4.99/month, and it’s good for people who are interested in international sports. It regularly shows rugby and cricket competitions from around the world. There is also some coverage of international soccer leagues like the EFL and UEFA Nations Cup.

As far as cricket goes, ESPN Plus provides coverage of New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Ireland, so there is not nearly as much coverage as there is using a service like Willow TV, which is dedicated only to cricket. Learn more here.

7-Day Free Trial
$4.99/ month

NHL and MLB games

Exclusive distributor of UFC PPV events.

ESPN+ Originals

3 simultaneous streams


ESPN+ Supported Devices

Like Sling TV and Willow TV, ESPN+ is available on all modern streaming platforms, including iOS and Android, Apple TV, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Roku, and Chromecast. learn more here.

ESPN+ Simultaneous Streams

With ESPN+, you can stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously, which ties it with Sling Blue and beats Sling Orange. Learn more here.


ESPN+ currently does not have any kind of DVR, so you won’t be able to record any shows and watch them later using this service, which is a bit disappointing. Learn more here.

ESPN+ On-Demand Library

You get access to a lot of ESPN content with ESPN+, including original 30 For 30 documentaries, and replays of sporting events, and a number of other ESPN shows. Learn more here.

Free 7-day Trial

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How to Watch Cricket on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch cricket on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Sling TV, ESPN+, or Willow TV. Just download the app for the service you’re using on the Amazon App Store, sign in, and enjoy all of the action.

How to Watch Cricket on Roku

You can watch cricket on Roku with one of these streaming services: Sling TV, ESPN+, or Willow TV. All you have to do is download the proper channel from the Roku Channel Store, install it, and sign in. Then, you’ll be all set.

How to Watch Cricket on Apple TV

You can watch cricket on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Sling TV, ESPN+, or Willow TV. Head to the App Store to download the app for your preferred service, sign in, and you’re done.

Watch Cricket on Willow TV

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Source: Willow TV

If you’re only interested in Willow TV, and you don’t want to bother subscribing to Sling TV, you can subscribe to Willow TV directly through their website. Doing so will cost you $9.99/month, putting it at about the same price as the Sling TV Willow package if you pay monthly.

You can also sign into the website free of charge if you have a cable subscription that includes Willow TV from a provider like Time Warner Cable or Comcast.

You’ll get live cricket matches from Willow HD, as well as replays and highlights from recent matches, and all of the other live coverage that Willow TV offers. You’ll get pretty good platform coverage, too. Willow TV has an app available for:

  • iOS and Android
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Amazon Fire TV and Stick
  • Xbox One
  • Chromecast
  • Android TV

Interestingly, you can also subscribe to Willow TV through Sling TV, and enjoy a significant discount for doing so. You don’t need a Sling Blue or Sling Orange subscription to do so. You can sign up for just Willow TV and Willow TV Extra on Sling, and you’ll pay $5/month, or $3.75/month if you prepay for 12 months.

Eric Liston is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast based in Ohio, specializing in internet security, cord-cutting, and more.