How to watch 2021/22 NBL season live and online

Catch every game from the high-flying Australian basketball league live from anywhere in the world.

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SUMMARY: You have a range of options for tuning into the NBL, including limited free-to-air TV coverage through Channel 10, plus Foxtel and Kayo Sports. You can try Kayo Sports and all of its features for no cost using this 14-day free trial for new users.

The 2021/22 NBL season is upon us, with Melbourne United the team to beat, coming off a dominant season that saw them lift the trophy in style. Runners up Perth made their fifth straight grand final, with the West Australian team having won 3 titles in that time.

There is a new team involved in the Tasmania JackJumpers, taking the number of competing clubs to 10. There is also a new broadcast arrangement and we have all the details you need right here.

NBL 2021/22 fixtures schedule

The new season gets underway on Friday 3 December. There are 21 rounds of matches, with the final round starting on 24 April 2022 ahead of the finals series. Here's the complete list of fixtures:


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How to watch the 2021/22 NBL season

There has been a change to the broadcast of NBL matches, with ESPN the principal broadcast partner. ESPN will show every game live and that means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports and Fetch TV are all options for watching games. There is also limited coverage this year on Channel 10, replacing SBS. Let's break it down.

Watch NBL games free with Channel 10

Under the new agreement, Channel 10 will show 2 live matches per week on Sunday afternoons. They will be shown on secondary channel 10peach along with 10play. So if you are happy with limited free coverage to finish up your weekend, without being able to choose the teams involved, this could suit you.

Stream NBL games with Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports will also have those Sunday games for no cost on Kayo Freebies. If you want access to every game live and on demand, you need a Kayo subscription. They start at $25/month and that gives you access to 2 screens at once. There is also a Premium subscription for $10 more per month and an additional screen.

If you are yet to try Kayo, firstly you can take advantage of its 14-day free trial for new users.

Kayo has more than 50 sports for you to choose from, with content from ESPN included in the mix. Hence, you can stream NBL games on Kayo Sports with minimal hassle, plus an average of seven games live per week during the NBA regular season and every game of the NBA finals. In other words, there's plenty of content for basketball fans to stream.

Besides the generous content library, Kayo Sports boasts special features that are built with sports streaming in mind. You can watch up to four videos on the same screen with SplitView, explore a fascinating world of statistics with Interactive Stats or hide scores when you're running late with the No Spoilers setting.

Read more about everything the service offers in our in-depth Kayo Sports review. The online platform is available via web on PCs/Macs or you can download the app and watch on the go. Kayo Sports is also compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.


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Watch NBL games with Foxtel

ESPN is included in Foxtel iQ subscriptions with the Sports HD channel pack, so you can watch on TV or stream games with the Foxtel GO app. The app is free for all Foxtel subscribers. You can also stream with the WatchESPN app, free for Foxtel users with the Sports HD pack.

The Sports HD channel pack from Foxtel costs $25/month, which you need on top of the base Foxtel Plus pack ($49/month), a minimum total of $74/month. Foxtel iQ deals are regularly available, so you can save on fees and score discounts when bundling multiple channel packs.

Basketball fans can also stream ESPN with Foxtel Now. The channel is included in the Sport pack, priced at $29/month. This is a premium offering, so you need to subscribe to Essentials as well to add Sport to your subscription. Essentials costs $25/month and offers a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels.

Foxtel Now is compatible with PCs and Macs or you can download the app to your smartphone/tablet. You can also watch on TV via Sony Android TVs, Chromecast/Airplay, PS4, Telstra TV and the Foxtel Now box. New subscribers get a 10-day free trial.


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Watch NBL games with Fetch TV

ESPN is available on Fetch TV as part of the Vibe channel pack. The pack costs only $6/month. Note: the total price of your subscription will vary based on whether you got your Fetch box through a broadband provider or bought it outright.

Stream NBL games with NBL TV

Australian basketball fans can also watch all the NBL they want, live and untethered from the living room couch, no TV required. Every steal, every assist, every dunk; with NBL TV, you'll never have to miss another shot.

NBL 2021/22 Team Lists

Here are the current rosters for all nine teams taking part in the 2021/22 season of the National Basketball League:

How do the NBL playoffs work?

The top 4 teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the semi-finals. Under the current system, first plays fourth and second faces third in a best-of-three format.

The winners of the semi-finals then meet in the grand final, held over 5 games if required. The team with the best record in the regular season gets home court advantage in the playoffs.

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