4 Best Live Sports Streaming Apps In Australia

Update on

While streaming live sports events is still a relatively new concept in Australia, the country’s population’s appetite for live sport means there are already several significant players in this space and an option to watch just about whatever sport takes your fancy online.

Australia is a sports-mad country, and there is never a question of whether “the big game” will be broadcast live, no matter what the sport is.

However, it isn’t always easy to tell which broadcaster has secured the rights and will be showing it because the rights to various sports and even specific games within those sports have been split up between various pay-TV services and free-to-air channels in the country.

One of the clearest examples of this is how some betting apps in Australia do not yet offer live streaming features for the sports they cover, but Unibet and Bet365 are two international apps with live streaming options covering Aussie sports including horse racing.

It is important to note that the complex nature of Australian sports broadcast rights means deals are constantly being renegotiated and are likely to change at a moment’s notice, so be sure to do your research before committing to any specific option.


Foxtel Now

Foxtel now

Foxtel is the dominant pay-TV service in Australia, and the company saw the potential of live streaming in 2013 when they launched Foxtel Now, known as Foxtel play, when it first came out. Foxtel Now offers subscriptions to more than 60 live TV channels and over 1 000 video-on-demand titles, including most of their pay-TV sports offering.

Features

  • HD streaming
  • Chromecast support
  • Multiple devices supported, including Telstra TV streaming box, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android
  • 10-day free trial
  • Huge range of sport available

Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports was launched in 2018 and marketed itself as the one-stop shop for live sports streaming in Australia. It burst onto the market by offering streaming access to sports and channels previously only available on Foxtel, such as ESPN, beIN Sports, and Racing.com. Clearly inspired by Netflix, if you have any experience with live streaming applications, you will have no trouble using the Kayo Sports app.

Features

  • HD streaming
  • Broadcast rights to over 50 sports
  • SplitView, which allows users to watch up to four channels at once
  • 14-day free trial
  • Much cheaper than Foxtel

Optus Sport

Optus Sport

For association football fans, there is no better live streaming option than Optus Sport. Its programming is 24/7 soccer and features access to all matches in the English Premier League, Fifa competitions like the World Cup, and Uefa tournaments such as the Champions League.

You have the option of streaming games live or watching the replay on demand because the timing of most European football is a bit awkward for Australian viewers to watch live. The app was previously only available to Optus customers, but it is now open to all for a fee.

Features

  • HD streaming
  • All the football you could ever want
  • Subscription is completely free if you have an Optus postpaid mobile plan
  • No data costs if you are an Optus mobile customer.

Fetch TV

Fetch TV

Fetch TV is a relatively new entry into the broadcasting market in Australia, which has benefits and drawbacks. On the plus side, as it markets itself as something of a Foxtel for the digital age, you can access many of the same channels and services for a lower price.

For example, instead of needing to pay a hefty subscription fee to gain access to everything, ala Foxtel, with Fetch TV, you can select and pay for just the channel packages that interest you, such as the Vibe Pack that includes all of its sports offerings. However, the clear drawback is that, as a new entrant, it cannot offer as much as the giants like Foxtel.

Features

  • HD streaming
  • Cheaper premium channel packs
  • Subscription add-ons to other services such as Optus Sport
  • Ability to record live TV

Pin It on Pinterest