Telstra Netball Live App vs Free to Air Streaming TV Review 2018


Netball Live

With Suncorp Super Netball recently added to the netball calendar, there’s never been a better time to be a fan of the sport. Alongside the Fast5 Netball World Series, which kicks off on October 27, and the recently concluded Constellation Cup, there is now high quality netball to watch all year round. Thankfully, Telstra’s Netball Live App offers an alternative to the shared broadcasting between 9Gem and Telstra TV, ensuring you won’t miss a minute of the action.

Telstra Netball Live App vs Free to Air Streaming TV Review 2018

Telstra’s Netball Live Streaming App gives netball fans a more flexible way to watch their favourite sport than ever before. Not only does the App give subscribers access to every Suncorp Super Netball game, but the Fast5 Netball World Series and Constellation Cup will be available to stream live too. With streaming available on iOS and Android devices and free of charge for existing Telstra customers, there’s never been a better way to watch the netball.

The Netball Live App offers a great point of difference to free-to-air broadcaster Channel Nine. Though Nine and Gem broadcast the entirety of the Constellation Cup and will also air the Netball Fast5 World Series on Gem, it will only televise two Super Netball free to air broadcasts each round, making it difficult to follow the season in its entirety. The other two games are shown exclusively live on Telstra TV, meaning to catch every game you’d have to switch between the two options.

How to use the Netball Live App

To access the Netball Live App, first head to Google Play or the App Store to download it. Once you do that you’ll be able to access the latest netball news, as well as player and team stats. To get access to live games and full match replays, open the Netball Live Pass. If you’re a Telstra customer, this will be readily available to you, while non customers will have to purchase a subscription.

Eligible Mobile Devices

The Netball 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 Netball Live App is free to download, but immediate access to all the My Live Pass has to offer depends on whether or not you’re a Telstra customer. For those who have an existing Telstra contract or at least $30 recharge credit with them, the Live Pass will be free to access. On top of that, customers who watch the netball using the Telstra network can stream data-free.

For netball fans who currently don’t belong to Telstra, there is a fee to use the Live Pass, though it comes in very cheap. To gain access for an entire 12 months will cost just $29.99, while a monthly pass is $12.99. For those only wishing to get a single week of action, a Weekly Pass costs just $2.99.

What else does the Live App offer?

What sets apart the Netball Live App most noticeably from free-to-air broadcasts is that it offers the ability to stream every single game of the Suncorp Super Netball, as well as the Netball Fast5 World Series and the Constellation Cup. In addition, it also gives users access to all the latest in Australian netball news and fixtures.

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Fast5 Netball World Series Preview

The Netball Fast5 World Series sees some of the world’s best players compete in a two-day, fast-paced version of the game. Matches run for just 24 minutes instead of the regular 60 minutes, enabling a number of games to be played within a single day. Since the format started back in 2009, just two teams have won the tournament; New Zealand six times and England twice.

Australia have finished runner-up three times and third twice, and will head into the 2018 edition with high hopes. They have opted for a young side, with half of the selected team under 24 years of age after a number of players put their hand up throughout the course of the Suncorp Super Netball earlier this year. As always, New Zealand and England are likely to be the biggest threats to Australia’s quest for a maiden Fast5 Netball World Series title.