How to watch Indian TV Channels Online in the USA?

by Manshu on May 3, 2013

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In the last few years, there have been vast improvements in the quality, pricing and availability of Indian TV channels in the US.

A lot of these have been made possible with the ability to stream Indian TV channels online, and I feel the online options are the best in terms of price and quality.

Here, I don’t mean the free pirated streams which in addition to being illegal are crappy feeds and ruin your whole experience but rather paid services that are legitimate and provide a good experience.

In this post I’m going to list down some options to watch Indian TV channels online, and discuss some pros and cons of them.      

1. Indian TV Channels from Comcast: A lot of people already have a Comcast cable connection, and if you want to temporary add a few Indian TV channels to that connection, you can get the Comcast South Asia package.

I think this may perhaps be the most unpopular way of watching Indian channels in the US because the options are really very limited, and they aren’t exactly cheap either.

2. YuppTV: YuppTV is a very popular option to watch Indian channels online and on your TV. It is fairly cheap, and some channels are even free to air as well. It has channels in 8 languages, and has a lot of options, but I don’t think it has any channel that shows IPL which is a big demand for a lot of Indian customers. Please correct me if I’m wrong on this, but as far as I can see, they don’t have any option to support that.

 The great thing about Yupp is that YuppTV is compatible with a lot of devices, and has apps on some of the major selling Smart TVs also, so if you have a Samsung Smart TV, you can just download the app on that and start using that without having to buy anything extra.

3.  Dish TV: Till sometime ago you had to get into a 2 year contract and get a dish installed if you needed access to Dish TV. All that has changed now with internet streaming and you neither need a dish nor do you need to get into a contract.

You can just download the Dish TV app on your phone, tablet or PC and start watching Indian channels without the need to buy a separate device.

You can connect your TV to your computer and watch the channels online on your TV as well, or you can buy a Roku device and install the Dish TV app on that.

I think Dish has the highest number of Indian channels of all operators and also has IPL streaming through its Willow cricket channel. The quality is good, and you don’t see any lag at all while connected to the TV using your Roku box, and there is certainly no lag while watching it on Mac or PC.

4. Jadoo TV: Jadoo TV is similar to the Roku device but is quite a bit more expensive than it. You can stream Indian channels on it but I really don’t see a lot of appeal in this option. If someone is using this option, please leave a comment on your experience.

These are some of the popular options that I’m aware of and in these, I feel that the Dish TV option is the best one if you don’t mind the monthly subscription, the next best is YuppTV which is priced much lower but has fewer Indian channels too.

If you know of any other ways to watch Indian channels in the US, please leave a comment and I will update the post. Please don’t leave   links to sites which are streaming content illegally, as I will remove those comments anyway.

Update: Mr. Rajagopalan sent in the following email on this post:

Dear sir,

I am at present in U.S. My daughter got me Yupp T.V. connection.  The service is very bad. If you are lucky you may get 5 min. of continuous streaming.The viewing experience is disastrous

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Sengukoi May 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

One can always watch IPL on youtube if they want to

I personally like to watch award winning international movies and documentaries rather than our monotonous Bollywood drama.
The recent movies I watched include
Secret (2007)
The edge of heaven (2007)
Sherlock homes (2009) all of which I would give 10/10.

My favorite financial documentaries include “Mind Over Money – a NOVA documentary” and The “Trillion Dollar Bet (2000)”. You can look them up on youtube.


harineem May 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Rather than the movie watch the BBC series “Sherlock” . Only 2 seasons, 3rd greatly anticipated.
Kind of agree why would one want to watch Indian TV when you have access to better quality shows in channels like PBS.The old DD shows had lot of quality compared to the garbage shown in the name of reality and soap opera.


Sundeep June 2, 2013 at 6:54 PM

I think there are many good shows on some Indian Channels like NDTV Good Times (unfortunately not offered by Dish). Whether to watch the garbage reality shows or soaps is your own choice.
The news channels dramatize everything but it is good to have these channels and watch them once in a while to keep in touch with what’s happening back home.


Anamika November 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Sundeep, you can watch NDTV Good Times on Dish World. We have Roku and we have DishWorld subscription and most of the time we are hooked on NDTV Good Times.


harris November 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Watch Indian TV Channels Live Online with High Quality at have been using yupptv since 6 months now n totalli love the experience.
its smooth… wid no streaming flaws, or stoppage…
yes.. it does require a min of 2.5 mbps speed for flawless stream.. but c’on.. who dosent hv dat speed now-a-days…
you can watch bollywood & Regional Moive in YuppTV.

the customer supposrt also seems to be working fine..!!!


tom February 20, 2015 at 2:44 PM

I have found this very good


Amit Dhamija March 30, 2015 at 11:52 PM

i found dish TV the best in all for Indian Channels. 10/10


Sunny June 4, 2015 at 5:01 AM

Try MY INDIAN TV its one of the best service I could find ,it has top channels that never freezes/buffer also includes top UK Channels Sky sports 1-5 +some top channels from Pakistan all in one package ,I suggest to give a try it also works on mag250/254 receiver so you can use two devices at a time which most of the other service does not allow ,they have 24/7 live chat support ,I am impressed !Prices are fair enough


Amit Dhamija June 4, 2015 at 11:06 PM

Can you please let us know the web address for this provider so that we can also explore him more.


Sunny June 5, 2015 at 1:40 AM

Yes its ,They offer 48 hours trial to check if it works fine for you ,you can watch it directly on tv using mag box receiver


Sunil July 6, 2015 at 6:33 PM


Roku does not support YuppTV in US. So please dont waste money on Roku. If anyone knows any workaround then please let me know. Wonder if I can carry Roku outside to US and get it activated and then use it in US.


Hadassah Thomas August 20, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Hi Sunil ,

Yupptv provides services on other devices too , please visit there website or call there support to get more information on the other supported by yupptv.


Bala July 30, 2016 at 6:58 AM

Hello sir, YuppTV is back on Roku. I just found it last week and am using it. Streaming is pretty good. I had slingtv for Tamil channels but yupp price is better with more channels so going there now. I am on a free trial right now. So far so good.


John July 21, 2015 at 5:01 AM

There are so many streaming applications in online which allows you to watch Indian TV Channels online, among those i can suggest you the best which is YuppTV with over all 200 plus TV channels in 13 different languages. I have been using this service from the past one year with good support and discount offers. Here are the few discount coupons i would like to share with you guys. Thank you


Hadassah Thomas August 20, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Hi , I have recently moved to US from Kerala . I wanted to watch Indian Channels so was surfing . I found Yupptv which provides Indian channels. Initially i , was not sure about it as IPTV was new to me. I reached there Customer Support . The gentle man who spoke was very attentive and understood my requirements. Not only recommending the right package he has also provided me a trial for week to check on my samsung smart Tv. I liked there service and subscribed immediately after the trial. Now am using is from 3 months ,really happy with there service.

Thank you yupptv for providing me Indian Channels.


Sunny November 15, 2015 at 7:08 PM

Try best service so far after testing many others, Their packages also includes UK channels like sky sports 1-5, bt sports, willow cricket etc very nice bunch of channels. Try out their 2 days trial
Good luck


V. Rajashekara November 16, 2015 at 8:14 AM

I have a Yupp TV for the past one year.
I use ipad with Apple TV to play
Many times, you cannot play the live TV. It gives a message unable to play.
Even for recorded channels, many times, we need to log out and login to play them. In the middle of the show , you may get a message “unable to play” and stops playing.


Sunny February 3, 2016 at 8:56 PM

Myindian tv is one of the best website to watch live Indian channels around the world, I am using this website after Yupp tv, channels are flawless. provides top Indian channels and also for sports lovers including cricket they have willow cricket in HD, sky sports 1-5, star sports etc. Worth trying they also provide trials and have refund policy


Harry August 14, 2016 at 8:10 PM

try Tooli.TV it’s a great IPTV box to watch Indian channels around the world and use a big number of Apps like Kodi, Hulu, Netflix & Youtube.


Harry August 30, 2016 at 5:53 PM is a Full HD 4K Android TvBox supports H264 and H265 streams. It has all major Android Tv applications such as Tooli, TooliExtra, Youtube, Hulu, Netflix, KODI (Pre-configured with the latest video add-ons), Genenesis, Popcorn etc. has streams for all over the world. With over 1800 channels to. You will get Arabic ( including MBC channels in HD, OSN and beIN sports channels), Sport, Persian, Indian, Pakistani, Turkish, Italian, French, German, Russian, African, Latino, Kurdish and many more.


Subash Sarkar February 10, 2017 at 12:55 AM

Watch all indian and south asian channels at one place in jadootv with HD resolution


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John Holly October 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM

These are some great platform to watch Indian TV channels online.
Also, add one more platform to your list i.e. Dumax TV, it is a platform that provides access to watch all Indian channels with full HD picture quality.
Thanks for sharing the information,


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