The hotly anticipated 2018/19 season of the A-League kicks off on October 19, and fans of almost every team have reason to be optimistic. This season’s coverage promises to be more comprehensive than ever, with Telstra securing the A League live mobile rights in the off-season and launching their My Football Live App, which will offer an alternative to the coverage from free-to-air broadcaster Channel 10 and subscription network Fox Sports.
Telstra A-League Live Streaming vs Free to Air TV
The addition of Telstra’s My Football Live App to the list of broadcasting options this season will give A-League enthusiasts a more flexible way to tune into all the biggest games. From the first day of the season, each and every A-League TV fixture will be available to stream live to iOS and Android devices. Customers of Telstra will be able to watch these games free of charge and data-free, offering fans a more mobile way to watch their team without having to pay.
The benefit of this is that, unlike A League free to air broadcaster Network Ten, which has rights to just a solitary game each weekend, every minute of the action will be available to watch. On top of that, it will all be available ad-free. For those who would still prefer to have access to every game on their big screen TV, Foxtel from Telstra offers a number of deals which can be bundled with other Telstra products, and will provide you with access to every game of the season live and in HD through Fox Sports.
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How to use the Telstra Live App
To use the My Football Live App, simply head to the App Store or Google Play and download it. From there, you’ll have access to all the latest in Australian soccer news. If you’re a Telstra customer, you’ll be able to immediately access the My Football Live Pass within the app from October 19, and start watching the best players in the country strut their stuff. If you aren’t a customer with Telstra, you’ll need to purchase a My Football Live Pass, the details of which are outlined below, before you can access the games.
Eligible Mobile Devices
The My Football Live App is compatible with iOS and Android devices, and is not compatible with Windows. It can be downloaded to your eligible mobile or tablet either through the App Store or through Google Play.
Live App Pricing options
The app itself is free to download, but access to the My Football Live Pass, which allows you to stream A-League games live, is dependant on whether or not you’re a Telstra customer. All Telstra customers, provided they are on a plan or have at least $30 recharge credit, are able to access the My Football Live Pass free of charge. Not only that, but Telstra customers who watch games using the Telstra network will be able to stream data-free.
A-League fans who aren’t Telstra customers will need to pay to watch the games. This can be purchased as either a weekly subscription, monthly subscription, or annual subscription. The annual pass runs for a full 12 months and will cost $99.99, while a monthly pass is just $16.99. In contrast, if you only need access to a single week of football action, a weekly pass is available for just $4.99.
What else does the Live App offer?
The most attractive benefit of the My Football Live App is obviously the ability to stream all A-League matches live to your mobile or tablet. There are, however, numerous other benefits, including all the latest in Australian football news, fixturing, and mobile streaming of key Socceroos matches, FFA Cup games, Westfield W-League games and Westfield Matilda games.
A-League 2018/19 Preview
After a stunning conclusion to the 2017/18 finals series, numerous sides will head into this season looking for revenge. Sydney FC were the best team all of last season but failed to advance to the Final after being defeated by the eventual A-League Grand Final champs Melbourne Victory in the Semi-Final; this season, they’ll be out to atone for that loss, and will head in as favourites. The two Melbourne sides shape up as Sydney’s major threats, with Victory looking to become the first team to win five Championships and City still on the hunt for their inaugural title.
The Newcastle Jets will be desperate to bounce back after a heartbreaking Grand Final loss, which came on the back of a Video Assistant Referee controversy, and also seem likely to feature in the latter stages of the season. Perth Glory and the Western Sydney Wanderers, both of whom missed the Finals last season, are expected to make big inroads, and if all goes well could easily be hanging around at the business end, while Adelaide United and the Brisbane Roar will also see themselves as finals threats.