Streaming Sports in Australia - Live and On Demand
For decades, sport streaming in Australia has been limited to free-to-air TV and Fox Sports. These days, however, if you want to watch live sports there are a wide range of streaming services available like Kayo, Telstra Live Pass, Optus Sport, BeIN Sports, NBA League Pass… the list is ever-growing. Sports streaming has quite literally never been easier. To make more sense of it all we are going to present the best live streaming options available now in Australia, all in one place.
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Sports streaming in Australia
There has never been more choice when it comes to sports streaming in Australia than right now. It has become the easiest, most cost-effective way to watch our favourite events, games and competitions instantly on a range of devices – doing away with the need for cable installations and set-ups.
Well-established, dedicated sports channels like Fox Sports, ESPN and BeIN Sports are now available to stream alongside newer arrivals such as Kayo Sports, DAZN and Sports Flick, giving us a high quality, comprehensive choice of both domestic and international live sports streaming. On top of that, many of these providers offer free trials so that you can road-test their services for a limited period before committing to a subscription.
Watching everything from national sports like AFL and NRL to more internationally established competitions like Premier League Football and Formula 1 has never been easier. The biggest sporting events on the planet are available to watch Live, or at a more convenient time On Demand, meaning you don’t have to miss a minute of your favourite sport again.
But, it’s not just the bigger, more recognised sports you get access to. You can also stream Boxing, Football, Golf, Baseball and much, much more.
Another great advantage when it comes to most sports streaming providers is that most offer cancel at anytime contracts, meaning that you pay for the events that you want to watch, when you want. For those who love their sport all year round, there is also money-saving long-term plans.
Sports streaming is also a great way for several members of a household to enjoy watching multiple sports at the same time. Want to watch the Supercars whilst someone else wants to watch NFL or the NBA, no problem, there are options for live streaming on multiple static and mobile devices.
Stream the best live sports
The sports season never really ends. There is a constant ebb and flow of live games streaming across tons of sport dedicated channels, 24 hours a day. Everything from the Baggy Green Caps playing international cricket in the summer to the 26 players battling it out for the State of Origin in winter.
However, real sports fans want to stream much more. Boxing, NHL, NBL Basketball, International Cycling, Super League, World Surf League, it’s all available at the touch of a button. You can easily access these sports and more on your TV or mobile device with a live streaming subscription.
Here are some of the most popular live sports streaming in Australia now, whether you love to watch sports like NBA and NFL, or beloved national competitions like the Big Bash League and AFL.
The NRL is the biggest domestic Rugby League competition on the planet and features the best players to match. The season runs from March to October, and you can get access to every game live across the season. The NRL streams fixtures on several platforms both in Australia and for those travelling abroad such as Foxtel, Kayo Sports and the Watch NRL app.
The ultimate national game if there ever was one, the AFL features teams from all over Australia. Every game from the AFL Premiership can be streamed live or on demand via Fox, Kayo Sports, Seven Network (12 games per month regular season) and the Watch AFL app for those travelling overseas.
The pinnacle of motorsport on four wheels is F1, putting some of the best drivers and manufacturers on the planet head-to-head over 23 turbo-charged rounds. Streams of every race across the season from March through to December are exclusive to Foxtel and Kayo.
Australian domestic soccer is now made up of 12 teams with the addition of Macarthur FC. The A-League runs from December to June and features a total of 24 rounds before the finals. Live streams of every game from every round are broadcast on Foxtel Now and Kayo, which can be viewed with free trials. One game per week is broadcast on ABC, with live streams available on iView.
The Repco Supercars Series is a national treasure for local motorsports fans, heading to every corner of the country, as well as New Zealand for 12 exciting rounds. Streams of every practice session, SuperSprint and Race are broadcast live on Fox Sports and Kayo, with selected races also available to stream via Seven Network’s 7Plus.
The National Basketball Association is the world’s most celebrated basketball competition. You can access selected NBA streams live or on demand right across the regular season, playoffs and finals with Foxtel Now and Kayo, who both offer free trials. Streams of 2-3 regular-season games also go out on SBS Viceland. If you want to access every single game across the NBA season, you may want to check the NBA League Pass.
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Sports to stream live this week
This table is the best way do find out what sports are streaming this week and where. So, if you’re looking for a particular event, time or provider, it’s all covered right here in this easy to use table.
|Sport||Event||Date / Time||Watch On||mm/dd/yy|
|Tennis||Kitzbuhel Open Day 3||28/07/2021 19:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 19:00|
|Tennis||Kitzbuhel Open Day 4||29/07/2021 19:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 19:00|
|Tennis||Kitzbuhel Open Day 5||30/07/2021 19:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 19:00|
|Tennis||Kitzbuhel Open Day 6||31/07/2021 19:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 19:00|
|NRL||Roosters vs Eels||29/07/2021 19:50||Kayo,Foxtel||07/29/2021 19:50|
|NRL||Tigers v Warriors||30/07/2021 18:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 18:00|
|F1||Hungary GP Practice 1||30/07/2021 19:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 19:00|
|AFL||St Kilda vs Carlton||30/07/2021 19:50||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 19:50|
|F1||Hungary GP Practice 2||30/07/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 23:00|
|NRL||Broncos vs Cowboys||30/07/2021 20:05||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 20:05|
|AFL||Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows||31/07/2021 12:20||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 12:20|
|AFL||North Melbourne vs Geelong Cats||31/07/2021 13:15||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 13:15|
|NRL||Dragons vs Rabbitohs||31/07/2021 15:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 15:00|
|AFL||Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne||31/07/2021 15:10||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 15:10|
|AFL||Collingwood vs West Coast Eagles||31/07/2021 16:15||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 16:15|
|NRL||Knights vs Raiders||31/07/2021 17:30||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 17:30|
|NRL||Storm vs Panthers||31/07/2021 19:35||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 19:35|
|AFL||Essendon vs Sydney Swans||31/07/2021 19:40||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 19:40|
|F1||Hungary GP Practice 3||31/07/2021 19:45||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 19:45|
|F1||Hungary GP Qualifying||31/07/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 23:00|
|UFC||Fight Night - Hall vs Strickland||01/08/2021 11:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/01/2021 11:00|
|AFL||Hawthorn vs Brisbane Lions||01/08/2021 14:10||Kayo,Foxtel||08/01/2021 14:10|
|NRL||Bulldogs vs Titans||01/08/2021 14:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/01/2021 14:00|
|AFL||GWS Giants vs Port Adelaide||01/08/2021 15:10||Kayo,Foxtel||08/01/2021 15:10|
|NRL||Sharks vs Sea Eagles||01/08/2021 16:05||Kayo,Foxtel||08/01/2021 16:05|
|AFL||Fremantle vs Richmond||01/08/2021 17:10||Kayo,Foxtel||08/01/2021 17:10|
|F1||Hungary GP Race||01/08/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/01/2021 23:00|
|F1||Hungary GP Race Replay 1||02/08/2021 06:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/02/2021 06:00|
|F1||Hungary GP Race Replay 2||02/08/2021 12:30||Kayo,Foxtel||08/02/2021 12:30|
|Cricket||England v India 1st Test Day 1||04/08/2021 20:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/04/2021 20:00|
|Cricket||England v India 1st Test Day 2||05/08/2021 20:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/05/2021 20:00|
|Cricket||England v India 1st Test Day 3||06/08/2021 20:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/06/2021 20:00|
|Cricket||England v India 1st Test Day 4||07/08/2021 20:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/07/2021 20:00|
|Cricket||England v India 1st Test Day 5||08/08/2021 20:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/08/2021 20:00|
|Golf||Barracuda Championship 1st Round||06/08/2021 05:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/06/2021 05:00|
|Golf||Barracuda Championship 2nd Round||07/08/2021 05:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/07/2021 05:00|
|Golf||Barracuda Championship 3rd Round||08/08/2021 12:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/08/2021 05:00|
|Golf||Barracuda Championship Final Round||09/08/2021 12:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/09/2021 12:00|
|UFC||UFC 265 - Lewis v Gane||08/08/2021 12:00||kayo-mainevent||08/08/2021 12:00|
|MotoGP||Styrian GP Race||08/08/2021 22:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/08/2021 22:00|
|Football||Carabao Cup - Derby v Salford||11/08/2021 04:45||Kayo,Foxtel||08/11/2021 04:45|
|Football||La Liga - Valencia v Getafe||14/08/2021 05:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/14/2021 05:00|
|MotoGP||Austrian GP Race||15/08/2021 22:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/15/2021 22:00|
|MotoGP||Great Britain GP Race||29/08/2021 22:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/29/2021 22:00|
|F1||Belgium GP Race||29/08/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/29/2021 23:00|
|F1||Netherlands GP Race||05/09/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||09/05/2021 23:00|
|Supercars||Perth SuperNight Day 2||11/09/2021 10:00||Kayo,Foxtel||09/11/2021 10:00|
|Supercars||Perth SuperNight Day 2||12/09/2021 10:00||Kayo,Foxtel||09/12/2021 10:00|
|MotoGP||Aragon GP Race||12/09/2021 22:00||Kayo,Foxtel||09/12/2021 22:00|
|F1||Italy GP Race||12/09/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||09/12/2021 23:00|
|MotoGP||San Marino GP Race||19/09/2021 22:00||Kayo,Foxtel||09/19/2021 22:00|
|Supercars||Bathurst 1000||10/10/2021 09:00||Kayo,Foxtel||10/10/2021 09:00|
|Supercars||Auckland SuperSprint Day 1||06/11/2021 11:00||Kayo,Foxtel||11/06/2021 11:00|
|Supercars||Auckland SuperSprint Day 2||07/11/2021 11:00||Kayo,Foxtel||11/07/2021 11:00|
Free trials for sport streaming
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Free trials for streaming sport
These days you can take advantage of a wide range of free trials from multiple streaming providers. This is also the case for sport, with the likes of Kayo, Foxtel Now and Stan Sport all offering free trials on a wide range of static and mobile devices. This means that if a particular event is coming up and you don’t have an existing subscription, you can check it all out with Foxtel Now or Kayo Free Trial.
Most free trials are available to new and returning customers. Providers that do not give free trials offer an element of discount over a longer period, apart from Optus and DAZN. Even though there is no free trial available with Telstra, for example, they do offer alternative discounts and reduced costs over a 12 months contract.
Best streaming providers for sport
Here you can compare Australian sport streaming services. Several provide a free trial to watch premium sports, whilst others offer incentives for a longer subscription. All of these quality services give you access to multiple channels. Find out how you can take advantage of their latest offers and get instant access to their unrivalled content.
Kayo Sports is a leader in sports streaming in Australia, and offers a key point of difference to many of its competitors – you pay for sports, and nothing else. Kayo Sports offers all 14 channels available with Fox Sports, which amounts to over 50 live sports events and competitions. Channels include Fox Footy, Fox League, Fox Cricket, ESPN Australia and beIN sports, so you never have to miss the best games.
The provider also offers a 14 day free trial to check out their service before choosing your subscription. Once your free trial is over simply choose between two Kayo streaming plans. The Basic Package, at $25 per month, allows you to watch sports on two screens simultaneously, whilst a Premium Package gives you three screens for $35 per month. Both packages let you watch channels from Fox Sports, ESPN and beIN Sports.
Foxtel Now streaming service offers all the same benefits that come with Foxtel, but without the need for an installation or set up. It even comes with a Foxtel 10 day free trial. The service lets you tune in to everything that’s available on the regular Foxtel platform, but instead of watching via cable or a satellite dish, you can live stream content online using their app. After your free trial is over you can add the sports pack for $24 per month.
With the Foxtel Now Sports pack you can watch sports on all Fox Sports channels as well as ESPN and BeIN. That means that as well as AFL and NRL you can stream sports events like PGA Golf, BBL cricket, Formula 1, Supercars, Premier League replays and more. All content on Foxtel Now is available to watch in High Definition.
Kayo from Telstra
Kayo from Telstra charge as little as $15 per month for the Basic Package (live streaming on up to two devices) – giving you access to all of Kayo’s 50+ sports live for a fraction of the cost. A Premium Kayo Telstra offer is also available for $25 per month, allowing you to watch on up to three devices if you require it. All you need is an existing Telstra account. Kayo from Telstra is also the best option for former AFL and NRL live pass users, with all games included in both Basic and Premium plans.
To take advantage of the Kayo Sports from Telstra streaming service, you’ll need to sign up to Kayo Sports via your Telstra account and select the plan should you be eligible. It should be noted that Kayo from Telstra comes as part of a 12-month contract for both basic and premium plans, but the potential saving of $120 over a year is a big pull for all-round sports fans. The offer includes access to 14 live sports channels.
Foxtel Now from Telstra
The Foxtel Now from Telstra service offers an alternative way to access Foxtel’s sports channels live. With Foxtel Now from Telstra, you get all the same benefits as Foxtel Now whilst saving a few dollars in the process.
The streaming service gives you access to all the premium live sports from around the globe that are synonymous with Foxtel’s cable offering. You’ll be able to watch live sports on all 8 Fox Sports channels, as well as a further five channels provided by ESPN Australia and BeIN Sports. Foxtel Now from Telstra is available to anyone with an eligible Telstra mobile or broadband plan.
DAZN is the home of world boxing. For only $2.99 per month, DAZN offers access to live and on demand boxing fights featuring the likes of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk and many more.
Although DAZN doesn’t come with a free trial, the small monthly fee alone is easily worth the price due to the level of boxing on offer. DAZN content is available watch on a huge range of devices, from Smart TVs and mobile phones to tablets and games consoles.
Sports Flick is one of Australia’s newest subscription services, showing a wide range of well-known sports from lesser-known governing bodies. You can watch live soccer from the Women’s Champions League or South America, as well as Aussie Baseball and MMA TV Shows.
Picking a Sports Flick offer is easy. The only choice you need to make is whether you want to pay monthly or annually. With an annual option, you can save the equivalent of two months over a 12 month period ($99.99). The monthly, cancel any time option is available for $14.99.
Optus is one of the biggest telecommunications services in the country, so it’s no surprise that they’ve opted to take the plunge into the world of sports streaming. You can get access to all their sports via the Optus Sport App for a low monthly cost – which is well and truly worth it for fans of soccer at just $14.99 per month. Optus does not offer a free trial.
Optus Sport is home to some of the biggest competitions in world soccer. It’s the place to go if you want to watch English Premier League games and UEFA Champions League matches, as well as international tournaments like the FIFA World Cup. With eight dedicated 24/7 football channels, Optus Sport is heaven for football fanatics who love to stream live or on demand games. However, if you’re after multiple sports, it may not be the best streaming option.
How to watch sport
Watching sport has never been easier thanks to live streaming. But which streaming providers show the sports you want to watch?
Here we’ve put together a useful video that goes into more detail about the best sports on offer today – and how you can watch them.
Compatible streaming devices
Getting the right compatible device and mobile network data plan is a smart way to get the most out of your streaming service. There are also a wide range of mobile devices compatible to use with apps, but a good quality connection is also essential if you want to watch premium sports in HD quality. Always check if your static or mobile device is compatible with a particular provider before subscribing.
Sports live streams can use up plenty of data, especially when you’re out and about, so make sure you have access to a cost effective, unlimited data plan from your mobile provider when using apps. Always check with your mobile provider to see if you have an eligible data plan for streaming. If not, compare these latest deals below.
Internet suited for sports streaming
Telstra’s latest NBN plans are a great way to stream your sport without worrying about data usage. A 500GB Data ($75/mth) plan will give you speeds of up to 25Mbps, whilst the more complete Premium Internet + Unlimited Data (from $90/mth) plan provides speeds up to 100Mbps.
New and switching customers signing up for the Telstra Broadband service today can also make big savings when signing up online, as the standard $99 connection fee is waived. Once you’ve signed up you can tailor your plan by choosing the option that works for the picture quality you desire.
Many of the most popular sports events are shown at unsociable hours for Australians. However, sports streaming has really helped change the way we enjoy replays thanks to On Demand, watch when you want options. If an event or game is broadcast in the early hours, you can wake up and watch everything as if it were live!
If you’re a little pressed from time but would like to catch up on small, condensed versions of a game or event, then Kayo Minis are made for you. They are shortened highlights featuring key moments – so you jump straight into the heart of the action.
Best channels for sport
Each sports streaming service comes with a number of specialist live channels that are unique to the platform. Here we look at some of the best for Pay TV sports, and events and competitions you can view on them.
Fox Sports 506
Motorsports fans hold Fox Sports 506 close to their hearts. It’s the home of everything from Formula 1 and MotoGP to Supercars and Superbikes. The channel is available as part of a Foxtel Now or Kayo subscription, which both come with a free trial.
AFL is one the country’s national games and Fox Footy is its dedicated 24 hour channel. Streams of every game from every round are shown live and on demand on the channel via Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports.
ESPN Australia is home to some of the biggest sports in the US like NBA, NFL, IndyCar, NHL and more. There are also loads of great sports documentaries and post-game shows. ESPN also provide coverage of FA Cup football from England. There are two channels available to watch in Australia today via Foxtel and Kayo.
If premium European sports rank high on your weekend’s entertainment then beIN Sport is the place for you. The service streams a total of three different channels via Foxtel and Kayo. So, if you’re a fan of Six Nations rugby, Spanish La Liga or European boxing, beIN is the channel for you.
Stream Australian sports when overseas
Due to rights agreements, most providers won’t allow you to use their streaming services when you’re outside of Australia. The easiest way to stream your favourite live sports from overseas is to find sport-specific passes such as the Watch AFL Pass and Watch NRL Pass, which enable you to catch every minute of every game, including the Grand Finals (excludes New Zealand and The Pacific Islands).
You can purchase a weekly, monthly, or annual subscription to the Watch AFL Pass services. The same thing is offered for NRL fans with the Watch NRL service, while the Cricket Australia website lets you live stream a number of international matches played in Australia from numerous countries around the globe.
This smart option for fans of both codes means you get unlimited access to Australian broadcasts online with your pass. All plans can be paid on a weekly or month to month basis. These apps are available to use with a wide range of mobile and static devices. A monthly or weekly subscription can be cancelled at any time.
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