How to Watch or Stream IndyCar Races Live in Australia

The 2021 IndyCar Series will feature a face very familiar to Australian sports fans in the shape of Scott McLaughlin. The three-time Supercars champ will race in the States this year and make a push for one of the biggest prizes in Motorsport, the IndyCar title. Find out how to watch and stream races here.

IndyCar Series 2021 TV Preview

The IndyCar Series provides some of the fastest motorsports racing on the planet, with drivers competing on ovals and street circuits as well as more standard race tracks. The Series is also home to one of motor racing’s most recognised events, the Indianapolis 500.

There’s plenty of well-known drivers taking part in the championship this year. They include New Zealand’s Scott McLaughlin, who dominated the Supercars Series in Australia for three years before making a switch this season. He will be joined by former F1 driver Romain Grojean, who many of us last saw escaping a ball of flames in the 2020 Bahrain GP. 

With such a strong field of drivers, the 2021 IndyCar season promises to be one of the most closely contested in recent memory. Every minute of every race will be broadcast Live in Australia, whether you enjoy watching on your TV at home or with a mobile device. All viewing options are listed below. 

Watch IndyCar 2021 Live Online

All 17 featured weekends on the IndyCar calendar will be broadcast in Australia on Fox Sports, which is available to watch on the Kayo Sports streaming service, as well as Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and online with Foxtel Now.

Foxtel Now can be renewed month-to-month, requires no set-up fees and allows fans to watch F1 online and live with compatible internet connected devices. Eligible platforms include PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices, as well as Telstra TV, Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more.

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Stream IndyCar Series for Free

One of the best options for streaming IndyCar is Kayo Sports, which currently have a 14 day free trial. With Kayo you can races libe using eligible mobile devices, and by enabling SplitView you can watch up to four events at the same time, so you can enjoy the wide range of sport found in the Kayo TV guide.

Devices available to Kayo users include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.

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IndyCar TV Guide

There will be a total of 17 races across the IndyCar season. Here we have listed the next few races so that you can plan in advance when to watch them live. There are no IndyCar races on free-to-air in Australia.

Event Date Time Channel
Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road)Sunday 16th MayLIVE: 4.30amFoxtel / Kayo
Indianapolis 500Monday 31st MayLIVE: TBCFoxtel / Kayo

Must-See TV for fans of IndyCar

The IndyCar season is set to be explosive this year. Once races are over, we have suggested some other premium sports to get your teeth into.

Formula 1 (Foxtel / Kayo)

The 2021 Formula One season is now underway and this year already looks like a straight fight between Red Bull and Mercedes. With these two teams competing for both Constructors and drivers championships, is it going to be explosive on the track. Read more.

V8 Supercars (Foxtel /Kayo)

The Repco Supercars Championship 2021 is now underway with a new champion guaranteed come the end of the season. There will be a total of 12 races across the year, with the final stop coming at Surfers Paradise in December. Read more.

MotoGP (Foxtel / Kayo)

The MotoGP World Championship travels five continents and draws a global television audience in the tens of millions, with every MotoGP Grand Prix live or on demand in Australia. Read more.

Best devices for watching IndyCar Series

Apple TV

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. 

Google Chromecast

A hugely popular low-cost streaming solution, Google’s Chromecast got a make-over in 2020, 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.

Telstra TV

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. 

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