How to watch the WNBL live and free in Australia

Australia’s WNBL is one of the world’s highest quality women’s basketball leagues. Here’s how to watch in Australia.

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The 2020 WNBL is a condensed competition due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. All games are being hosted in a North Queensland hub, with venues in Townsville, Cairns and Mackay. The 6-week season features 56 regular-season games followed by 4 finals clashes.

When is the WNBL?

The 2020 season tipped off on Wednesday 11 November. The grand final is scheduled for Sunday 20 December.

How to watch the WNBL in Australia

All 60 games are available to watch live across Australia. Fox Sports is broadcasting four live games a week. These games on Kayo Sports and Foxtel are being shown at 7pm AEDT Thursday, 5pm AEDT Saturday, 1pm AEDT Sunday and 3pm AEDT Sunday.

Over on the ABC, meanwhile, you can watch the 5pm AEDT Saturday and 3pm AEDT Sunday games on either its primary channel or ABC iview.

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Watch WNBL on ABC

If two games a week on free-to-air is fine for you, ABC might suffice. You can watch games each weekend on either its primary channel or ABC iview. If you want access to a variety of sports all in HD and a wide range of special features, you might want to consider a subscription service.

Stream WNBL on Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world, including the WNBL, NBL and NBA.

You can get a Basic subscription for $25 a month, which lets you watch on two devices at the same time. Or you can opt for a Premium subscription, which supports three simultaneous streams for $35 a month. Either way, new users get a 14-day free trial, which is quick and easy to access.

The multi-sport streaming platform lets you watch content live or on demand, comes with a user-friendly interface and boasts special features that will likely appeal to sports enthusiasts. You can watch up to four videos at once on the same screen with SplitView or use the No Spoiler setting to hide scores when you're running late.

Interactive Stats lets you explore an impressive range of statistics, Key Moments enables you to go right to the action that matters in selected games and Kayo Minis deliver all the highlights from important matchups in less than 20 minutes. Read more about the service in our comprehensive Kayo Sports review.

The platform is available via the web on desktop computers and laptops, or you can download the app on your iOS or Android smartphone/tablet. Kayo Sports is also compatible with Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV and Chromecast.

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How to watch WNBL on Foxtel

To watch the WNBL with Foxtel iQ you will need the Sports HD channel pack, generally priced at $25 a month, on top of the base Entertainment pack at $49 a month. Subscribers get access to all of Foxtel's sports channels, as well as the iQ4, the telco's most advanced set-top box.

You can use it to record live TV or enjoy content in 4K. Not to worry, though, Foxtel iQ deals are always available, so you can save on fees or installation costs. WNBL games are available to watch on TV or you can stream them to your laptop or mobile device using Foxtel GO. The app is free for all Foxtel subscribers.

You can also tune in for WNBL games with Foxtel Now, as long as you have the Sport channel pack, priced at $29 a month. However, this is a Premium channel pack, so you need to already be subscribed to Essentials to be able to add Sport to your subscription. Essentials costs $25 a month and offers a variety of Pop and Lifestyle channels. New subscribers get a 10-day free trial, then it will cost $54 a month ongoing.

Foxtel Now is compatible with Sony Android TV, Telstra TV, PS4, Chromecast, Airplay and the Foxtel Now box. Users can watch on mobile devices with the Foxtel GO app – simply download it to your tablet or smartphone and log in with your Foxtel Now credentials. The service is available on web browsers via Foxtel GO as well.

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Who will win the WNBL?

At the time of writing, Southside Flyers led the WNBL standings with an 9-2 record. Next best are the Canberra Capitals (8-3) and Melbourne Boomers (8-3).

The Flyers boast a match-up nightmare in the form of Opals superstar Liz Cambage, who is near unstoppable near the basket. But we think the terrific team culture of the two-time defending champion Capitals will prevail to complete the three-peat.

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