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Like all entertainment right now, the world of televised sports has changed a lot in recent years. Sports streaming services are popping up everywhere, and it can be tricky to keep track of where your favorite sporting events are streaming each year.
To help you sift through much of this information, we’ve put together something of a guide to sports streaming services in Australia, what they offer and how many subscriptions will set you back.
Here we are!
What are the best free sports streaming sites in Australia?
Before we dig into the costs, let’s take a look at the free sports streaming services you should take advantage of first – because who doesn’t love a freebie?
All of your standard free-to-air TV networks now have a respective streaming service, and each of them has some kind of sports offering.
- SBS on demand: Stream international cycling tournaments, football (FIFA World Cup), motor sports, basketball, gymnastics and more.
- 10 Play: Home to some football tournaments (A-League for example), Bellator MMA, NBL and some Formula 1 races.
- 9 Now: Where you can find specific tennis tournaments, NRL (like State of Origin) and Rugby.
- 7 More: Stream the AFL, Cricket, Select Motorsports, NFL and Olympics here.
Now, moving on to classic sports streaming services, there is also free content available for you here.
- Kayo Gifts: Select AFL, Baseball, Motorsports, Netball and Surf events are available to stream for free here.
Although Kayo is a paid service, you can sign up for Kayo Freebies by downloading the Kayo app and creating an account. Games and shows will be available for free; they should not require credit card details or any other payment information at the point of check-in. Sign up and start watching.
- Red Bull Television: If you like adventure sports, you can watch live streams of events like the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup or the Red Bull Batalla here.
The best Australian sports streaming services, generally
However, if you’re a huge sports fan and want access to all live and on-demand games, you’ll probably need more than just a free account. In that case, here are the best Australian sports streaming services, what they stream and how much they cost.
- Kayo: This is where you can watch NBA, AFL, Formula 1, MotoGP and more. You can sign up for a 14-day free trial, after which you have the choice of a One, Basic or Premium subscription ranging from from $25 per month at $35 per month.
- Stan Sports: Joining the Stan streaming service in 2021, Stan Sports hosts UEFA football tournaments, Grand Slam tennis, Super Rugby and the Professional Fighters League. You can add Sport to your existing Stan subscription (ranging from $10 to $19 per month) for a $10 extra per month. If you are unsure, you can register for a 30 day free trial first.
- Sports Optis: This streaming service is the home of the Premier League, Women’s Super League and other international football matches. You may be able to switch to a free subscription with some Optus plans, but if not, you’re considering $14.99 per month or an annual pass for $139.
- Fox Sports: Yes, Foxtel is still there. Adding a Sports package to your base membership (which is $25 per month) will get you access to Fox League, Footy Play, ESPN, beIN, and Fox Cricket. New customers can avail a 10-day free trial of Foxtel Now, with the sports package included. After this stage, the Sport package will cost you one Additional $29 per month in addition to the basic cost.
- DAZN: This is your one stop shop for boxing content. Register for $13.99 per month and you’ll have access to everything from documentaries and series to classic fights and exclusive matches.
Why do people use a VPN to stream live sports?
Being in Australia may mean that certain sporting events or programs are not easily accessible here. An example is the F1 TV app. Although this streaming service is coming to Australia soon, it was never offered here, leading fans to use a VPN connection to register for access to the United States.
If you are looking for a specific streaming service that is not yet available in Australia, using a VPN may be the best option for you.
Upcoming Sporting Events
Prepare your calendar and organize your sports streaming services because there are quite a few exciting events coming up. Get your eyeballs ready for the sports fans below.