ICC Cricket World Cup on Apple Devices

How to Watch Cricket World Cup on Apple Devices

The striking sound of ‘leather on willow’ fading into loud cheers, the sweet smell of newly mowed grass, the extreme episodes of excitement and euphoria; The ICC World Cup 2019 has started off with a bang with two of the world’s elite-playing cricket teams battling it out in the field to be crowned as the best ODI team on earth. The host England won against the Proteas by a whopping 104 runs with 10.1 overs still left.to play, giving the tournament just the perfect start.  

Expect a roller coaster ride full of twists and turns in the coming days. Fans must clear out their schedules and get their streaming services & devices in order to watch every nail-biting moment without any interruption. Considering the large number of Apple users who often find it hard to find the right applications for their devices like iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV; we have compiled a list of the best iOS apps, TVOS tips, and Mac workarounds, along with a user guide for each device to help you watch Cricket World Cup 2019 on all Apple devices.

Best iOS Apps to Watch Cricket World Cup 2019 on all Apple devices

While there are a number of apps that may serve your purpose but the five most recommended ones are listed down below.

All of the apps listed above are available on iTunes and compatible with iPhone (5S onwards), iPad (mini & Pro), iPod Touch, running iOS version 8 or later, as well as Mac and Apple TV.  


Hotstar is probably the best free available option right now. With just a click, Hotstar enables you to live stream any World Cup match live online. However, the service is only available in the following countries: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Canada, United States of America, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.


For the people in South or Central America, ESPN is the primary source of sports entertainment. If you already have subscribed to the service in any form, just download the iOS app and start using it. However, if you are living in regions where ESPN is not available, connect to PureVPN and choose any region in Latin American such as Brazil, Venezuela, or Argentina.

Foxtel Now

Foxtel currently offers two services. The free one is Foxtel Go and the paid one is Foxtel Go which lets you stream on-demand movies, TV shows and sports channels in HD quality without any lagging. The iOS app is very easy to use however, is only available in Australia.

Channel 9

Channel 9 is one of the most famous sports streaming channels in Australia. The signup process is simple and free, and it takes just a few minutes t get done with it. If you live outside Australia and want to enjoy HD sports, your go-to option will be channel 9. However, Channel 9 is only available in Australia. To watch Cricket World Cup on Channel 9 from outside Australia, connect to PureVPN on your Apple device and set your location to Australia. Once connected, you can watch your favorite matches on Channel 9.


SonyLiv is a very popular Indian sports channel. Its service is offered not just in India, but in its neighboring countries as well, such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sirilanka. Strangely, SonyLiv is broadcasting live matches in all countries except India, due to Indian broadcast rights owned by Hotstar for Cricket World Cup 2019.

If you want to stream Cricket World Cup 2019 on SonyLiv, just connect to PureVPN on your Apple device and change your location to any country where SonyLiv is broadcasting live matches, such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sirilanka. After that, visit SonyLiv website and start streaming.

Disclaimer – Apps are Geo-Restricted

The bad part is that all of these apps are available to access from specific countries/regions only. The good part is that you can use a premium VPN such as PureVPN to get past all regional limitations and access these services from anywhere in the world. PureVPN has a global server base and is your best bet to enjoy a seamless streaming experience without any limitations using any of these iOS applications.

How to Watch CWC 2019 on iPhone & iPad 

You can watch ICC Cricket World Cup Live online on any of your Apple devices. See the setup guides below for different Apple devices and earn how to setup up PureVPN for streaming on your device. Learn more about what is a VPN and how it works – there is so much more you can do online with a VPN.

CWC 2019 on iPhone & iPad for Free

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN
  2. Download and install the app on your iPhone or iPad
  3. Connect to a central American or South American country’s server like Brazil or Costa Rica
  4. Download the ESPN app from iTunes if not downloaded already
  5. Start streaming

PureVPN has 81 well-optimized servers in South America and 12 in Central America to give optimum uptime.

Watch CWC 2019 on Apple TV for Free

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN install the app on the Apple device of your choice
  2. Go to ‘stream’ mode and connect to an Australian server
  3. Download the Channel 9 app from iTunes if not downloaded already
  4. Start streaming

Watch CWC 2019 on Mac, iMac, and MacBook for Free

  • Subscribe to PureVPN install the app
  • Go to ‘stream’ mode and choose a server in Pakistan or Afghanistan from the country’s list
  • Download the SonyLiv app from iTunes if not downloaded already
  • Start streaming

How to setup PureVPN – Manual Configuration

If you are a tech-savvy user, and if you have had your experience with setting up a VPN on your iPhone or Mac before too, these setup instructions are for you. However, if you are not so accustomed with setting up a VPN, skip this step and move on to the next section where instructions are simpler.

  • Go to settings > General > VPN > Add VPN Configuration
  • Tap PPTP and insert the following information in the fields
    • Insert in the description “PureVPN PPTP”.
    • Insert server address
      • Channel 9: au-pe1.pointtoserver.com
      • SonyLiv Cricket: af-avf-ikev.ptoserver.com
    • Insert PureVPN Username & Password.
  • Tap Save
  • Hit the VPN toggle button to connect

Bilal Khalid likes to channel his positivity to make the internet a safe place for humans. He spends his leisure time following his favorite sports and TV shows, loves tech, and tweets @bilalistein.

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