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Ballers TV Preview
Ballers is a comedy drama that ran from 2015, culminating in its fifth and final season in 2019. It’s a clever perspective on the other side of major sports, showing how contracts and deals are often more important than trophies and championship rings.
It’s also a glimpse into a highly macho environment where men call the shots! An environment where having a good, persuasive negotiator can land you a ten figure contract, and a ticket to the top of the rich list.
Starring Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji), John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) and Donovan W. Carter (Family Time) the much loved Ballers TV series is available in Australia, and using the information in this guide you can find out how to watch every season and episode.
Where to Watch or Stream Ballers
Ballers airs exclusively on Fox SHOWCASE and is now available on demand. Here in Australia, Fox SHOWCASE can be accessed via either Foxtel or Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch Ballers Season 1-5 online using Foxtel Now, which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app.
Alternatively, you can access Fox SHOWCASE with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream Ballers free using the Foxtel Go app, and one of the devices in the table below. If you couldn’t make it for the live airing of Ballers, you can still catch all episodes as they’re made available for replays. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including BBC First, BINGE, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
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Ballers On Demand TV Schedule
Each season of Ballers aired on Foxtel. There are 47 episodes in total. There is no Ballers free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available on Fox SHOWCASE (Foxtel/Foxtel Now). Here’s the on demand TV schedule for seasons 1-5:
|Season||Episodes||Av. Episode Time||Provider|
|Season 1||10||30 minutes||Foxtel Now|
|Season 2||10||30 minutes||Foxtel Now|
|Season 3||10||30 minutes||Foxtel Now|
|Season 4||9||30 minutes||Foxtel Now|
|Season 5||8||30 minutes||Foxtel Now|
Must See TV for Ballers fans
Ballers consists of 47 episodes and has been a hit with audiences around the world and played out some truly hilarious storylines. Once you have caught up on the latest episodes, we have suggested a few series below that may also take your fancy until the next one arrives.
Flack S2 (Foxtel & Foxtel Now)
Season 2 begins just weeks after that party! The one where Robyn was caught cheating on her partner Sam with her colleague’s boyfriend. And just to make things worse, her sister is getting angry with her new and reckless lifestyle. Robyn decides to make amends and turn her life into something a little more respectable. And then an unexpected bombshell drops. She is pregnant! Watch Flack Season 2 on demand with Foxtel or stream with Foxtel Now.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (Foxtel Now & BINGE)
Larry is a very successful writer who shares his time between New York and Hollywood, touching shoulders with some of the most famous names in show business, and fresh off the back of writing one of America’s most successful sitcoms. The problem is, Larry finds it difficult to keep his thoughts to himself, a trait that more often than not lands him in a whole heap of trouble – with hilarious results! Stream Curb Your Enthusiasm with Foxtel Now and BINGE.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Foxtel Now & BINGE)
British comedian John Oliver made his name as a writer on the Daily Show alongside John Stewart. He now presents his own show which pretty much sits in the same genre, covering political and news topics of the day and presenting them with a bit of comedy timing. The show has won two Emmy Awards and become famous worldwide for tackling current events in the US. Watch Last Week Tonight on demand with Foxtel Now or stream with BINGE.
Devices for watching Ballers
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet-connected devices for which you can stream Ballers whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
For years, Apple TV devices have been an ideal instant streaming solution that does it all. There are two models available – Apple TV HD handles video up to 1080p, while Apple TV 4K adds full support for 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision. Kayo Sports is great on Apple TV, with flawless 4-way Split View.
A hugely popular low-cost streaming solution, Google’s Chromecast got a make-over, and now comes in two very different flavours. The basic Chromecast is still available, but the newer Google TV version (which replaces the Ultra) adds a remote control and an on-screen interface.
Now in its third generation and boasting better performance than ever, Telstra TV is a great choice for those who want to plug in and get streaming with no hassles. It has a friendly user interface and all the apps you need to get streaming, including full support for Kayo and Foxtel.
Foxtel Now Box
Foxtel’s own streaming box is an Android TV device that brings the Foxtel Now experience front and centre in its user interface – making it a natural choice if your preferred way of streaming sports is via the live channels that Foxtel Now offers, with on-demand streaming and live free-to-air channels as well.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This easy alternative comes in three flavours – a budget Lite model, the standard one, and a 4K version. All of them are simple “plug in and go” stick-shaped devices that work similarly to Google’s newest Chromecast, except these use Amazon’s custom user interface and support Alexa voice control.
Nvidia Shield TV
A powerful Android TV streaming device from one of the world’s leading PC graphics companies comes in the form of a small “tube” with connections at either end, along with a slim backlit remote control. It can easily deal with every streaming app under the sun, including Kayo and Foxtel.