The top 20 clubs in English Football have come together for the 28th edition of the English Premier League, the world’s most prestigious domestic soccer tournament. Fielding some of the sport’s biggest stars, it is once again lighting up this year’s football calendar.
Liverpool are the favourites to win their first-ever EPL title, but there are several strong teams looking to prevent their path to glory. Fortunately, you won’t have to miss a minute of the action when watching at home or streaming the matches live using the options in this Premier League TV guide.
English Premier League 2020 TV Preview
The English Premier League is currently the most watched soccer championship in the world, and is broadcast live to TV audiences across six continents. From August 2019 to May 2020 all teams play each other both home and away (a total of 380 games) in a standard round-robin league system. The team that has the most points at the end of the season wins the EPL Trophy and becomes English Champions. Each season three sides are ultimately promoted from or relegated to England’s second tier, the EFL Championship. This year’s new arrivals are Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United.
Along with the winners of the EPL, the clubs in second, third and fourth place qualify for the UEFA Champions League, which was won last season by current EPL high flyers, Liverpool. Unlike many other football leagues around the world, the EPL is renowned for the quality that runs throughout each side in the competition, meaning the majority of games remain very competitive and of a high standard, with lots of major upsets along the way.
As well as the EPL, Premier League teams also contest two other major trophies across a season. From January to March all sides enter the FA Cup, a competition that is one of the oldest in football, and a highly sought after piece of silverware for players, fans and managers alike. As well as that there is the EFL (English Football League) Cup which takes place from August through to March and features 92 teams from England’s top four professional leagues, including the EFL Championship, League One and League Two.
How to Watch the EPL Live in Australia
There is no EPL free to air provider in Australia, but Optus has signed a deal that covers three seasons, from 2019 to 2022, to show 380 games a year, that’s every single EPL match across their network of channels. Here’s a list of options available to Australians interested in watching the EPL on Optus.
** EPL Set To Restart **
The Premier League has announced that EPL games will get underway again from June 17th, 2020. The first rounds will be initially played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak to keep fans, players and staff are safe. Once the opening fixtures are finalised, they will available in the table below.
Stream the EPL Live to a Mobile Phone (Optus Mobile app)
To get started and stream Optus Sport live on your mobile device is very simple, but there are a few things you’ll want to consider before downloading the app. First of all, you may want to check whether or not you already have free access to Optus Sport as part of your current mobile phone plan. Optus Sport is available with a variety of mobile contracts whether you’re looking for a postpaid option or a longer contract with a new phone.
Postpaid plans, along with long-term plans in excess of 12 months, at a cost of $49 per month or over, will land you Optus Sport as part of the deal. Please note that if you have purchased a new phone alongside your phone plan and are making repayments monthly, this is not be considered to be part of your Optus contract and will not therefore count towards Optus Sport. If you’re not an Optus customer, the platform is available on a monthly cancel at any time contract for $14.99.
Simply download the Optus Sport app from either Apple Store or Google Play, create a login and user name then enter your payment details to start streaming Premier League football instantly. The app is compatible with a wide range of modern iOS (versions 8.0 and above) and Android (versions 5.0 and above) mobiles and tablets.
Watch the EPL Live Online (Optus Internet)
There are two options when considering watching Optus Sport, either free as part of a prepaid or postpaid mobile plan, or with a $14.99 monthly subscription. Once you have established your access to Optus Sport, you can just simply enter your login details on the Optus Sport home page using any compatible browser (Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari 9 on OS X 10.10 or 10.11) and start to access Optus Sport’s vast range of EPL content.
The Optus Sport streaming home page can be accessed on a variety of streaming devices and laptops including PCs, Macs, Amazon Fire, Xbox One, Smartphones and Tablets (both iOS and Android). Each subscription can be watched on up to four different devices, but only one can be used at any given time. Optus Sport also gives you Apple Airplay and Chromecast options for direct to TV streaming.
Watch EPL On-Demand Replays
Recognising that Premier League kick off times come at inconvenient times for Aussie soccer fans, Optus Sport has created a comprehensive range of replay options so that EPL fans stay up to date with all the action around the clock. No matter how much time you have available, you will find a replay that works for you with Optus Sport’s on demand game options.
First of all, there is the full match replay, the whole 90 minutes from every game available instantly after the live broadcast. What’s more, up to 280 of these replays stay online throughout the season, meaning you can go back and visit those great games as and when you please. In addition to that, there are two shorter highlights options, one of which is up to three minutes long showing goals, chances and saves, the other a 30 second mini clip showing only goals.
Watch EPL TV Shows and Programming
Under this deal, football fans in Australia will also be able to watch a range of EPL shows including Premier League Today, Goal Rush, the Friday Highlights Show and the Midweek Review. There is also a number of interviews with some of the League’s most popular former players such as Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Glen Johnson as part of Gary Neville’s Soccerbox, arriving daily direct from the UK.
If you’re an older fan of the game you may also like to take a look at the Mini Classic series, which looks at some of the most talked about games in EPL over the past 30 years. Featuring teams like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, and stars such as Christiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres and Thierry Henry, it’s a great way to get caught up with the history of the Premier League.
EPL 2020 LIVE TV Fixtures (Sydney Time)
|June 17th, 2020||Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth||LIVE: TBC||Optus|
|June 17th, 2020||Burnley vs Sheffield United||LIVE: TBC||Optus|
|June 17th, 2020||Leicester City vs Crystal Palace||LIVE: TBC||Optus|
|June 17th, 2020||Norwich City vs Brighton & Hove Albion||LIVE: TBC||Optus|
|June 17th, 2020||Southampton vs Manchester City||LIVE: TBC||Optus|
|June 17th, 2020||Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton||LIVE: TBC||Optus|
|June 17th, 2020||Chelsea vs Watford||LIVE: TBC||Optus|
|June 17th, 2020||Liverpool vs Aston Villa||LIVE: TBC||Optus|
*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. As per broadcasting agreement, there is no Premier League free to air provider in Australia.
The ‘World Game’ Live – Free Trial
If you’re a resident of Australia you may also wish to consider Kayo Sports which is currently offering a 14 day free trial. Kayo doesn’t have rights to the EPL, but it does have extensive Live coverage of some of the best domestic and international soccer. Kayo’s soccer coverage includes every match of the Hyundai A League, as well as the most comprehensive live coverage of both Serie A and La Liga, as well as the EFL Cup and FA Cup. Utilising the Kayo Sports trial you can also stream the Matildas’ World Cup qualifiers live from start to finish.
Sign up to Kayo’s FREE 14 day trial offer
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the German Bundesliga, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
Kayo vs Optus Live Soccer Comparison
Stream beIN’s live coverage of the EFL Cup, La Liga, FA Cup, Ligue 1, Serie A and EFL Championship on Kayo Sports
|League||Kayo Sports||Optus Sports|
|EPL Live matches||No||Yes|
|Ligue 1 Live matches||Yes||No|
|Serie A Live matches||Yes||No|
|UEFA Champions League Live matches||No||Yes|
|Hyundai A League Live matches||Yes||No|
|Carabao Cup Live matches||Yes||No|
|La Liga Live matches||Yes||No|
|FA Cup Live matches||Yes||No|
|EFL Championship Live matches||Yes||No|