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.

Fox Sports Review

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.

In this Review

What can I watch on Fox Sports?

Fox Sports now has specialist channels covering the best of European sport and, of course, dedicated channels for the sporting codes that make up the fabric of Australian life — the AFL, NRL and cricket. Fox Sports’ dedicated AFL, NRL 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, too. 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

SportEventDate / Time Watch Onmm/dd/yy
IPLHyderbad v Bangalore14/04/2021 23:55Kayo,Foxtel04/14/2021 23:55
AFLSt Kilda vs Richmond15/04/2021 19:20Kayo,Foxtel04/15/2021 19:20
NRLBroncos vs Panthers15/04/2021 19:50Kayo,Foxtel04/15/2021 19:50
IPLRajasthan v Delhi15/04/2021 23:55Kayo,Foxtel04/15/2021 23:55
NRLKnights vs Sharks16/04/2021 18:00Kayo,Foxtel04/16/2021 18:00
MotoGPPortugal GP Practice16/04/2021 18:00Kayo,Foxtel04/16/2021 18:00
Formula 1Imola GP Practice16/04/2021 19:00Kayo,Foxtel04/16/2021 19:00
AFLWest Coast Eagles vs Collingwood16/04/2021 20:10Kayo,Foxtel04/16/2021 20:10
IPLPunjab v Chennai16/04/2021 23:55Kayo,Foxtel04/16/2021 23:55
SupercarsTasmania SuperSprint Day 117/04/2021 09:20Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 09:20
NRLSea Eagles vs Titans17/04/2021 15:00Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 15:00
AFLSydney Swans vs GWS Giants17/04/2021 16:35Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 16:35
AFLWestern Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns17/04/2021 16:35Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 16:35
NRLRabbitohs vs Tigers17/04/2021 17:30Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 17:30
MotoGPPortugal GP Qualifying17/04/2021 18:00Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 18:00
AFLBrisbane Lions vs Essendon17/04/2021 19:25Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 19:25
AFLCarlton vs Port Adelaide17/04/2021 19:25Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 19:25
NRLRaiders vs Eels17/04/2021 19:35Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 19:35
Formula 1Imola GP Qualifying17/04/2021 23:00Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 23:00
IPLMumbai v Hyderabad17/04/2021 23:55Kayo,Foxtel04/17/2021 23:55
SupercarsTasmania SuperSprint Day 218/04/2021 10:45Kayo,Foxtel04/18/2021 10:45
AFLAdelaide Crows vs Fremantle18/04/2021 13:35Kayo,Foxtel04/18/2021 13:35
NRLDragons vs Warriors18/04/2021 14:00Kayo,Foxtel04/18/2021 14:00
AFLHawthorn vs Melbourne18/04/2021 15:20Kayo,Foxtel04/18/2021 15:20
NRLCowboys vs Bulldogs18/04/2021 16:05Kayo,Foxtel04/18/2021 16:05
AFLGeelong Cats vs North Melbourne18/04/2021 16:40Kayo,Foxtel04/18/2021 16:40
MotoGPPortugal GP Race18/04/2021 23:00Kayo,Foxtel04/18/2021 23:00
Formula 1Imola GP Race18/04/2021 23:00Kayo,Foxtel04/18/2021 23:00
IPLDelhi v Punjab18/04/2021 23:55Kayo,Foxtel04/18/2021 23:55
Formula 1Imola GP Race (Replay)19/04/2021 17:30Kayo,Foxtel04/19/2021 17:30
MotoGPPortugal GP Race (Replay)19/04/2021 17:30Kayo,Foxtel04/19/2021 17:30
Formula 1Imola GP Race (Replay)19/04/2021 19:30Kayo,Foxtel04/19/2021 19:30
IPLChennai v Rajasthan19/04/2021 23:55Kayo,Foxtel04/19/2021 23:35
IPLKolkata v Mumbai20/04/2021 23:55Kayo,Foxtel04/20/2021 23:55

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

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What about Sporting News?

There’s so much happening in the wide world of sports that it can be hard to keep up with the latest news — unless, that is, you tune in to the dedicated Fox Sports News channel that’s 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 up-to-the-minute news, live scores, and video, featuring dedicated pages for every flavour 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’s the perfect companion to the on-air action, and if you want to take it all in while you’re on the couch in front of the screen, there’s a free app available for iOS and Android that puts all that detailed coverage into the palm of your hand.

Fox Sports Plans and Pricing

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 as well, to give Aussie viewers premiere access to top-class HBO content – at the same time it is released in the US! If you’re all about sports – and sports alone – then we recommend Kayo Sports. Check out our review!

Fox Sports Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Sports HD Bundle
  • iQ4 box & install fees waived
  • Sports HD Bundle
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Foxtel Plus & Sports HD
  • 50+ sports on 12 live HD channels
  • $59/mth
$59/mth
Min Cost - $708 on a 12 month direct debit plan with iQ4. New customers only.

Sport + Drama + Netflix
  • Save $19/mth. Offer ends 20/04/2021
  • No set-up costs
  • Sport + Drama + Netflix
  • 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
  • $69/mth
$69/mth
Min Cost - $828 on direct debit over 12 months

Last audited 09 April 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’re 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, just in time for the commencement 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 NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $15/mth
$15/mth
Min Cost - $15/month for first 12 mths, $25/month afterwards

Basic Plan for Telstra Live Pass customers
  • Redeem by 31/5. Telstra Live Pass customers only.
  • Basic Plan for Telstra Live Pass customers
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 3 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $5/mth
$5/mth
Min Cost - $5/month for first 12 mths, $25/month afterwards

Basic
  • New Customers: 14 Day Trial
  • Basic
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • SD or HD, stream on two devices
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $25/mth
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Premium
  • New Customers: 14 Day Trial
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • SD or HD, stream on three devices
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $35/mth
$35/mth
$0 for two-week free trial, $35 for Premium subscription; no lock-in contracts.

Last audited 09 April 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
  • 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
  • $54/mth
$54/mth
Min Cost - $54 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 09 April 2021

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.

Watch AFL and Watch NRL plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Weekly Subscription
  • Weekly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch Toyota AFL Premiership from 2017-2021 seasons, including the Finals
  • Access to FOX FOOTY channel for AFL news & entertainment
  • $20/7 days
$20/7 days
Min Cost - $20 over 7 days

Monthly Subscription
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch Toyota AFL Premiership from 2017-2021 seasons, including the Finals
  • Access to FOX FOOTY channel for AFL news & entertainment
  • $39/mth
$39/mth
Min Cost - $39 over 1 month

12-Month Subscription
  • 12-Month Subscription
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Watch Toyota AFL Premiership from 2017-2021 seasons, including the Finals
  • Access to FOX FOOTY channel for AFL news & entertainment
  • $199/365 days
$199/365 days
Min Cost - $199 over 12 months

12-Month Subscription
  • 12-Month Subscription
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Watch NRL Telstra Premiership from 2018-2021 seasons, including the Finals
  • Access to FOX League channel for NRL news & entertainment
  • $199/365 days
$199/365 days
Min Cost - $199 over 12 months

Monthly Subscription
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch NRL Telstra Premiership from 2018-2021 seasons, including the Finals
  • Access to FOX League channel for NRL news & entertainment
  • $39/mth
$39/mth
Min Cost - $39 over 1 month

Weekly Subscription
  • Weekly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch NRL Telstra Premiership from 2018-2021 seasons, including the Finals
  • Access to FOX League channel for NRL news & entertainment
  • $20/7 days
$20/7 days
Min Cost - $20 over 7 days

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!

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 (it works best with Google Chrome). Shows you have in progress are remembered for later, even where you’re up to in the middle of an episode in case you have to take a break, and there’s full watch list 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 without messing around with apps.

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 Smart 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 (live via your antenna and catch-up) 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!

Compatible Devices and Apps

As the leader of the pack when it comes to sports broadcasting in Australia, Fox Sports have also got the jump on their competitors when it comes to available devices. If it’s got a screen, there’s a fair chance it’s compatible with Fox Sports. For a full list of compatible devices, check out the table below.

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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 Summary: Sign me up!

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 (and that’s before we get to all the ads!), 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 — here, 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.

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

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