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Watch English Football League (EFL) Championship live online in Australia

The 2021/22 English Football League season is here. This is how to watch the big matches on TV or live stream them online.

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The EFL Championship is the second tier of professional football in England. It may not be as highbrow as the Premier League, but it still showcases brilliant players from all over the world and some of the sport's most beloved teams. There's plenty of excitement for football fans to discover in the EFL.

One of the most-watched secondary leagues in the world, the Championship also happens to be the wealthiest non-top-flight football division worldwide. It also features what's known as the richest game in football, the Championship playoff final, which determines the final team promoted to the Premier League.

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How to live stream EFL Championship matches in Australia

Aussie football fans can keep up with the EFL Championship via beIN SPORTS. There are multiple ways to subscribe to this sports broadcaster, either via pay TV or streaming services. Here's how you can live stream the EFL Championship in Australia or watch it on TV.

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Live stream the Championship via Kayo Sports

Content from beIN SPORTS is included on Kayo Sports, the streaming platform that offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world. You can tune in live or catch up on demand with the service's generous library of content. The Kayo One package costs $25 a month and allows viewing on only 1 screen at a time. A Basic subscription costs $27.50 a month and lets you watch on 2 screens at the same time. Or, you can get a Premium subscription priced at $35 a month which supports 3 simultaneous streams.

Besides a user-friendly interface, Kayo Sports also comes with a range of special features. SplitView enables you to watch up to four channels on the same screen. Interactive Stats lets you explore a world of statistics. No Spoilers keeps the score hidden when you're running late. You can jump right to the action that matters in selected matches with Key Moments or enjoy a Kayo Mini, which is a condensed version of a match which delivers all the highlights in less than 20 minutes.

Check out our detailed Kayo Sports review for more details on how the service works. New Kayo Sports subscribers get a 14-day free trial, so you can explore the platform no strings attached. You can cancel your subscription anytime – there are no contracts involved. Kayo Sports is available on PCs, Macs, smartphones/tablets; or you can watch on TV via Android TV, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Telstra TV, ChromeCast and select smart TVs.


EFL Championship fans can keep up with the competition online with beIN SPORTS CONNECT. The streaming platform lets users access all three beIN SPORTS channels for $19.99 a month or $179.99 a year. You can tune in via computers and mobile devices. New customers get a two-week free trial to test it all out.

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Watch EFL Championship matches with Foxtel iQ

All three beIN SPORTS channels are included in the Foxtel iQ Sport pack. If you're already a subscriber, you can watch on TV or stream matches to your laptop or mobile device with the Foxtel Go app. The app is free for all Foxtel subscribers.

If you don't have pay TV yet but you're keen on getting Foxtel iQ, the Sport pack costs $25 a month and buys you access to all sports channels, including beIN SPORTS. This is on top of the base cost for Foxtel Plus, which is $49 a month, meaning you are looking at a minimum total of $74 a month. You'll get to enjoy the iQ4 box, which enables you to watch content in 4K and record live TV. When looking to save some cash, Foxtel IQ deals are always available. You might be able to score a discount or save on installation costs.

Live stream EFL Championship matches with Foxtel Now

Alternatively, beIN SPORTS is available with Foxtel Now. The platform comes with no lock-in contracts and lets you watch Foxtel channels live or catch up with content on demand. Subscriptions start at $25 a month for the Essentials pack, which comes with a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels. On top of this, you'll need to pay an extra $29 a month to be able to add Sport to your subscription and stream EFL Championship games. There is no additional cost for HD.

Foxtel Now is compatible with PCs/Macs and smartphones/tablets. Fans can also watch on the big screen via ChromeCast/AirPlay, the Foxtel Now Box, Sony Android TVs, PS4 consoles and Telstra TV. If you're a new user, you can test-drive the platform thanks to a 10-day free trial.

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Watch EFL Championship matches with Fetch TV

beIN SPORTS is also accessible on Fetch TV as a special interest channel pack, which includes all three channels for $19.99 a month. The total price will depend on whether you get your Fetch box through a broadband provider or buy it outright.

How does the EFL work?

The 2021/22 EFL Championship is the 18th season of the competition under its current title and the 30th season under its current league division format. The top 2 teams in the EFL Championship earn automatic promotion to the Premier League, while the next 4 qualify for the Championship playoffs. The winner of that playoff also earns a spot in the Premier League.

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