Fox Sports Review – Everything you need to know


Summary

Our Verdict

Fox Sports


Fox Sports delivers high quality live coverage of a vast range of codes; for those who love their sports

 
Overall 91%
Content
Usability
Value

Review was updated on 12th March, 2021

For the past two decades, Fox Sports has showcased the best live sporting action from Australia and all around the globe. The skill and expertise that Fox Sports has accumulated makes them one of the most acclaimed sporting networks on the planet.

What’s In this Review

What is Fox Sports?

When it comes to sport in Australia, there’s no bigger name than Fox Sports. While Fox Sports was, for a long time, out of reach of some Aussie sports fans, recent changes have made it far more affordable and accessible than ever before. By signing up to Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports, and BeIN Sports, you can get access to top quality sport on a month-by-month basis.

You can start instantly streaming all the Fox Sports channels within minutes of signing up to those streaming providers, and the cost of the Base pack plus Sports is low considering how much top-quality content you can access.

Fox Sports – The Pros and Cons

The Good

  • Home of Australia’s major sporting codes including AFL, NRL, and cricket
  • Subscription includes great Foxtel Now entertainment content

The Gotchas

  • Foxtel’s sports pack is only available when bundled on top of other channel packs, which can be quite costly

What can I watch on Fox Sports?

Fox Sports now has specialist channels, covering the best of European sport, and dedicated channels for the sporting codes that make up the fabric of Australian life — the AFL, NRL and cricket. Fox Sports’ dedicated football and cricket channels are a fan’s dream — with every single match covered live and direct, cutting down on ads to maximise the excitement.

Technology has made it easier than ever to get connected with all that Fox Sports has to offer. While anyone with a home Foxtel connection can add the Fox Sports pack to their subscription and get instant access to all channels, there are many for whom a hardware-installed Foxtel subscription just isn’t possible. That’s where the convenience of Foxtel Now comes in — every Fox Sports channel is bundled up in the Foxtel Now Premium Sports pack.

Sports to Stream Live This Week

SportCompetitionEventDate / TimeWatch Onmm/dd/yy
NBANBANets vs Knicks01/12/2021 11:30Kayo,Foxtel12/01/2021 11:30
NBANBASuns vs Warriors01/12/2021 14:00Kayo,Foxtel12/01/2021 14:00
NBANBACeltics vs 76rs02/12/2021 11:30Kayo,Foxtel12/02/2021 11:30
FootballEPLWatford vs Chelsea02/12/2021 13:00Kayo,Foxtel12/02/2021 13:00
FootballEPLEverton vs Liverpool02/12/2021 22:00Kayo,Foxtel12/02/2021 22:00
F1The F1 ShowSaudi Arabia03/12/2021 05:00Kayo,Foxtel12/03/2021 05:00
GolfPGA GolfHero World Challenge Round 103/12/2021 05:30Kayo,Foxtel12/03/2021 05:30
FootballEPLManchester Utd vs Arsenal03/12/2021 07:15Kayo,Foxtel12/03/2021 07:15
NFLNFLNew Orleans Saints vs Dallas Cowboys03/12/2021 12:15Kayo,Foxtel12/03/2021 12:15
GolfPGA GolfHero World Challenge Round 204/12/2021 05:30Kayo,Foxtel12/04/2021 05:30
NBANBAHawks vs 76ers04/12/2021 11:45Kayo,Foxtel12/04/2021 11:45
NBANBALakers vs Clippers04/12/2021 14:00Kayo,Foxtel12/04/2021 14:00
FootballLa LigaSevilla v Villarreal04/12/2021 23:00Kayo,Foxtel12/04/2021 23:00
FootballLa LigaBarcelona v Real Betis05/12/2021 02:00Kayo,Foxtel12/05/2021 02:00
FootballBundesligaDortmund v Bayern05/12/2021 04:20Kayo,Foxtel12/05/2021 04:20
GolfPGA GolfHero World Challenge Round 305/12/2021 05:30Kayo,Foxtel12/05/2021 05:30
FootballLa LigaSociedad v Real Madrid05/12/2021 06:55Kayo,Foxtel12/05/2021 06:55
FootballLigue 1Lens v PSG05/12/2021 06:55Kayo,Foxtel12/05/2021 06:55
SupercarsBathurst 1000Race05/12/2021 09:00Kayo,Foxtel12/05/2021 09:00
BoxingLightweight ContestDevin Haney vs. Joseph Diaz Jr.05/12/2021 12:00dazn12/05/2021 12:00
CricketBBLSixers vs Stars05/12/2021 19:15Kayo,Foxtel12/05/2021 19:15
NFLNFLCincinnati Bengals vs LA Chargers06/12/2021 05:00Kayo,Foxtel12/06/2021 05:00
NFLNFLHouston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts06/12/2021 05:00Kayo,Foxtel12/06/2021 05:00
GolfPGA GolfHero World Challenge Final Round06/12/2021 05:30Kayo,Foxtel12/06/2021 05:30
FootballSerie AJuventus v Genoa06/12/2021 06:35Kayo,Foxtel12/06/2021 06:35
F1The NotebookSaudi Arabia Race06/12/2021 07:30Kayo,Foxtel12/06/2021 07:30
NFLNFLPittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens06/12/2021 08:25Kayo,Foxtel12/06/2021 08:25
CricketBBLThunder vs Heat06/12/2021 19:15Kayo,Foxtel12/06/2021 19:15
NFLNFLBuffalo Bills vs New England Patriots07/12/2021 12:15Kayo,Foxtel12/07/2021 12:15
CricketBBLRenegades vs Strikers07/12/2021 19:15Kayo,Foxtel12/07/2021 19:15
CricketThe AshesAustralia vs England Day 108/12/2021 11:00Kayo,Foxtel12/08/2021 11:00
CricketBBLHurricanes vs Sixers08/12/2021 18:35Kayo,Foxtel12/08/2021 18:35
CricketBBLScorchers vs Heat08/12/2021 21:35Kayo,Foxtel12/08/2021 21:35
CricketThe AshesAustralia vs England Day 209/12/2021 11:00Kayo,Foxtel12/09/2021 11:00
CricketBBLStrikers vs Renegades09/12/2021 19:15Kayo,Foxtel12/09/2021 19:15
CricketThe AshesAustralia vs England Day 310/12/2021 11:00Kayo,Foxtel12/10/2021 11:00
BoxingHeavyweight ContestPaul Gallen vs Josh Aloiai10/12/2021 12:00kayo-mainevent12/10/2021 12:00
CricketThe AshesAustralia vs England Day 411/12/2021 11:00Kayo,Foxtel12/11/2021 11:00
BoxingHeavyweight ContestParker vs Chisora12/12/2021 02:30dazn12/12/2021 02:30
CricketThe AshesAustralia vs England Day 512/12/2021 11:00Kayo,Foxtel12/12/2021 11:00
UFCLightweight ContestCharles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier12/12/2021 14:00kayo-mainevent12/12/2021 14:00
NFLNFLKansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos06/12/2021 12:15Kayo,Foxtel12/15/2021 12:15

Times are LIVE and in AEST unless stated otherwise. Times are also subject to change.

Free trials for sport streaming

What about sporting news?

There is so much happening in the wide world of sports that it can be hard to keep up with the latest news — unless you tune in to the dedicated Fox Sports News channel that is part of the base channel package. There you’ll be able to keep up to date with the latest, 24 hours a day. For even more detail and analysis though, you can get the stories behind all the competitions in the Fox Sports TV guide on the dedicated web site, which gives you the latest news, live scores, and video, featuring dedicated pages for every style of sport.

There’s the fixtures for upcoming games and their on-air schedules, dedicated sport-specific podcasts, highlights, funny moments, facts and figures and more. It is the perfect companion to the on-air action, and there’s a free app available for iOS and Android that puts all that detailed coverage into the palm of your hand.

How much does Fox Sports cost?

Improvements in technology, and a change in policy at Foxtel, has driven down not just the cost of Fox Sports for Aussie viewers, but the commitment required to sign up. By signing up through Foxtel Now, you’ll get Fox Sports for a modest $54 monthly fee. For around $99 you can get yourself the Foxtel Now set-top box, which will make browsing and viewing quicker and easier, though you can stream on a wide range of other devices. If you’re not sure if it’s the service for you, there’s a ten-day free trial which will let you try out Fox Sports’ channels without paying a cent.

Don’t forget that the trial doesn’t just include Fox Sports – it gives you access to the entire Foxtel Now package. This includes great TV series, movies and documentaries. Foxtel Now has recently partnered with HBO for another extended term to give Aussie viewers premiere access to top-class HBO content. If you’re strictly all about sports then we recommend Kayo Sports. Check out our review.

Fox Sports Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Sports HD Bundle
  • $10/mth off for 12 mths. Offer ends 31/12/2021.
  • No set up costs.
  • Sports HD Bundle
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Foxtel Plus & Sports HD
  • 50+ sports on 12 live HD channels
  • For the first 12 months $64/mth
For the first 12 months $64/mth
$74/mth thereafter
Min Cost - $768 on a 12 month direct debit plan with iQ4. New customers only.

Sports + Drama + Netflix Bundle
  • $10/mth off for 12 mths. Offer ends 31/12/2021.
  • No set up costs.
  • Sports + Drama + Netflix Bundle
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Enjoy 50+ channels of Entertainment, Drama, Lifestyle, Docos, Reality & more
  • With over 50 sports live across 12 dedicated 24/7 sport channels
  • For the first 12 months $64/mth
For the first 12 months $64/mth
$74/mth thereafter
Min Cost - $768 on direct debit, based on Sports HD with iQ4. New customers only. Residential customers and standard install only.

Last audited 10th of November 2021

Fox Sports with Kayo

Being a dedicated sports streaming service, Kayo has got the sporting codes of all the major sporting events so there’s no missing out on all the big games and matches. They are also focused on certain sporting codes rather than channels, although streaming of linear channels like that of Fox Sports is available as well. Streaming with Kayo is easy and with many options. You can take advantage of their 14-day free trial offer, and watch the remainder of the AFL and NRL 2021 seasons.

Kayo is also available from Telstra, although you have to be a Telstra postpaid customer in order to add the service to your account. Currently, subscribing to Kayo through Telstra can give you monthly discounts for a year ($20/mth off for Live Pass customers and $10/mth off for standard Telstra customers).

Kayo Sports Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Basic
  • Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 mths
  • Basic
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • Watch live Ashes, BBL, NBA + more
  • $15/mth
$15/mth
Min Cost - $15/month for first 12 mths, $25/month afterwards

Basic
  • Free 14 day trial
  • Basic
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • SD or HD, stream on two devices
  • Watch live Ashes, BBL, NBA + more
  • $25/mth
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Premium
  • Free 14 day trial
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • SD or HD, stream on three devices
  • Watch live Ashes, BBL, NBA + more
  • $35/mth
$35/mth
$35 after 14 days free trial; for Premium subscription; no lock-in contracts.

Last audited 25th of November 2021

Fox Sports with Telstra and Foxtel Now

If you happen to have an active Telstra subscription, you can opt to simply add Foxtel Now to your account to make paying your bills even more convenient. Getting Foxtel Now from Telstra pretty much delivers the exact same thing as Foxtel Now from Foxtel does, and also comes with a 10-day free trial offer as well.

Fox Sports Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Essentials + Sports pack
  • Save $25 per month for 3 months. New and reactivating customers only. Offer ends 31 January 2022.
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials + Sports pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream AFL and NRL on Fox Sports
  • + Formula 1, NBA, Baseball, V8 Supercars & much more
  • For the first 3 months $29/mth
For the first 3 months $29/mth
$54/mth thereafter
Min Cost - $29 over 1 month

Sports HD + Foxtel Plus
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • Professional installation, iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Sports HD + Foxtel Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus & sports channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $50/mth
$50/mth
Min Cost - $50. $74/mth after 12 mths.

Last audited 20th of September 2021

Watch AFL and Watch NRL plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Monthly Subscription
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, including the Finals Series and Grand Final live and on demand
  • Download all AFL Matches and Fox Footy TV Shows for offline viewing
  • $39/mth
$39/mth
Min Cost - $39 over 1 month

Monthly Subscription
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch the 2021 NRL Premiership season, including the Finals Series and Grand Final, State of Origin Series & more live and on demand
  • Access to NRL Matches and Fox League TV Shows
  • $39/mth
$39/mth
Min Cost - $39 over 1 month

Fox Sports features

With Fox Sports through Foxtel Now, the big difference from traditional pay TV is that you don’t receive the live channels via a cable or satellite dish – everything is streamed directly via the internet. There’s no set top box or cable installation required to view it – all you need to do is sign up online and you’re ready to start viewing immediately.

Fox Sports’ web platform show if you have shows in progress, even where you’re up to in the middle of an episode in case you have to take a break, and there’s full watchlist functionality built in as well. With an easy-to-browse live channel section as well, the Foxtel Now web site is a great way to watch your shows.

If you’d prefer to watch on your TV, though, there are options. Specifically designed for ease of use and picture quality, the dedicated Foxtel Now box is the perfect way to get Foxtel Now onto your big screen TV. Unlike the apps that come installed on some TVs, this box is designed from the ground up to make browsing and streaming Foxtel Now smooth and seamless, with an interface inspired by Foxtel’s acclaimed iQ boxes. This little device also gives you access to everything else you’d want to watch, from free-to-air TV to Stan, Netflix and YouTube. It’s easy to set up – just plug the box in, sign in with your account details and you’re ready to go, with no need to mess around switching inputs and remotes to watch different services.

How’s the Fox Sports user experience?

If there was ever a good reason to make Foxtel’s HD feature a must-have, Fox Sports is it — every single channel is broadcast in full high definition, making sure you don’t miss a single blade of grass or bead of sweat as you watch your favourite sportspeople do battle. Do yourself a favour on this one, if your TV can display HD, sign up and enjoy the feeling of being right there. If it can’t, well we recommend not sampling Fox Sports in HD anywhere else – or you might find yourself upgrading right away!

How to watch Fox Sports

There are several ways to watch and stream Foxtel Now once you’re subscribed, starting with the recently redesigned web interface that gives you fast, super-smooth access to all your live channels and on-demand content right from your web browser on your desktop or laptop computer.

The app is also available for iOS, including Apple TV and Airplay, Android, Smart TVs and Playstation.

Sign up to Kayo’s free 14 day trial offer

Watch the best Live and On Demand action from some of Australia’s most watched sports. Stream Formula 1, MotoGP, NFL, Football, T20 World Cup Cricket and more with Kayo’s 14 day free trial now!

Telstra customers: Get Kayo Sports from $15/mth! Redeem by 31 May 2022.

Click here

How to watch AFL and NRL while overseas

If you’re heading outside of Australia for a business trip or a holiday, you don’t have to miss out of the biggest NRL and AFL games. The Watch AFL app gives you live and on demand access to every AFL Premiership game including the Grand Final on your favourite device.

The Watch NRL app does exactly the same but for Live League. You also get to watch dedicated League shows like The Late Show with Matty Johns and NRL 360 – as they go out live or later on demand.

How to contact Fox Sports

Call 131 999 today if you’re a new customer. This will take you through to Foxtel, as Foxtel has plans that include the Fox Sports channel. The call centre is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for general enquiries.

Fox Sports verdict

If you love your sport, free-to-air TV just isn’t going to scratch that itch. Digging around the channels trying to find the often-delayed coverage of your favourite sport can be frustrating enough, but for many sporting codes, there’s no coverage on free-to-air at all. 

Fox Sports brings it all to you, with no interruptions from other programs. With Fox Sports, sport is the program 24 hours a day in full HD. This is sport presented the way it should be — for the fans, not for the accountants.

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