Jio users are taking to the web with complaints about Twitch being blocked by the telecom operator. The subscribers of Reliance Jio and Jio fibre have been reporting the issue. Users report that this arbitrary blockage began to round the same time as IPL 2020 cricket tournament began. Few Twitch members are reportedly streaming IPL matches, and these streams claim to possess had over 1.5 lakh viewers. This year, Hotstar has bagged the ‘exclusive digital streaming’ rights for all the cricket matches in IPL and users believe that Jio is obstructing Twitch to stop users from watching these pirated streams.
The complaints on blocking of twitch stream have been taken by the Jio users to Reddit and India BroadBand Forum. This issue seems to be prevalent for Hathway Fiber subscribers also. Users claim that streams pack up within the evening, typically around the time when the IPL 2020 match is close to starting. we’ve contacted Jio regarding the character of this blockage and can update this copy once we hear back.
Twitch may be a live streaming platform and it’s known well within the gaming community for live game streaming. However, few members were streaming IPL 2020 matches also, and these streams are attracting massive views. One such stream is reported to possess gotten 1.5 lakh viewers. Users claim that Jio could also be blocking Twitch thanks to these live streams as IPL matches streaming rights are exclusive to Disney+ Hotstar.
To watch IPL 2020 on Disney+ Hotstar, people need to subscribe to the company’s annual VIP subscription at the smallest amount that costs about Rs. 399. Many plans have also been included for the airtel and jio users as they can stream the IPL matches live for free with their prepaid plan.
Even after these many options, subscribers are using Twitch to observe IPL matches for free of charge. The matter has not been updated by Jio yet.