How to stream the English Premier League online

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Catch all the back-of-the-net action live, anywhere in Australia.

Whether you call it soccer or football, one thing's for certain; the English Premier League isn't the easiest thing to watch here in Australia. SBS broadcasts just a single match each week, forcing Aussies to stay up to the wee hours of Sunday morning to catch it live. The rest of the week's matches get no air time at all and are relegated to highlight clips and belated results on the nightly news. For fans of the beautiful game, it's hardly an ideal situation.

Fortunately, there is a better solution: Optus Sport. Featuring 24/7 coverage of the English Premier League along with live and on-demand streams of every single match, Optus Sport is everything an EPL fan could want bundled into a simple, portable package.

What is Optus Sport?

Previously available only to Optus customers but now open to all Aussies, Optus Sport is a subscription streaming service covering every facet of the English Premier League. By signing up, you'll get access to every match of the season, streamed live or on-demand to a variety of mobile and non-mobile devices. Beyond the regular EPL season, a range of international competitions are also available, including the Confederations Cup and the AFF Suzuki Cup.

How do I sign up for Optus Sport and what does it get me?

There are a few different ways to sign up to Optus Sport. Existing Optus customers may already have access to it, as Optus bundles a premium subscription to the service in with many of its plans. If you're not an Optus customer, or your Optus plan doesn't come with a free Optus Sport membership, you can sign up to the service separately for $14.99/month.

With Optus Sport, you'll have access to all the latest league news, results, fixtures, and statistics anytime and anywhere via the Optus Sports website or mobile app. All 380 matches of the current season are available to stream live, with 290 games per season watchable on-demand for all those times you're too tired to stay up past midnight.

For additional insight into the league, Optus Sport includes a dedicated 24/7 EPL stream covering everything from pre- and post-match analyses to interviews with former Premier League players. Hosted by a team of Premier League experts, this non-stop coverage offers valuable insight for even the most seasoned EPL fans.

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How much does Optus Sport cost?

Assuming it's not bundled in for free with your Optus plan, an Optus Sport subscription will set you back $14.99/month. Existing Optus customers can add the subscription onto their current plan by contacting Optus, while non-Optus customers can purchase the subscription directly through the Optus Sport app.

Both new and existing Optus customers can also add Yes TV by Fetch to their Optus Sport subscription for an extra $5 a month. The Yes TV package includes a Fetch Mini set-top box capable of watching Optus Sport on your TV, along with a basic Fetch subscription.

What devices are compatible with Optus Sport?

With Optus Sport, it doesn’t matter whether you're at home or on the go; most modern, Internet-capable devices will happily stream the EPL wherever you are.

For computer users, the Optus Sport website provides access to all things EPL. To watch live matches and other video, you'll need a Windows or Mac device running one of the following compatible browsers: Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari 9 on OS X 10.10 or 10.11.

Keeping up-to-date with EPL coverage on the go requires the Optus Sport mobile app. The Android version of the app supports all Android phones and tablets running Android 4.4 or higher, while the iOS version is compatible with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or higher.

To watch the EPL on your TV, you have a few different options. If you've got a fourth-generation Apple TV, you can simply download the Optus Sport app and go from there. For older-model Apple TVs, your only option is streaming from another Apple device through Apple AirPlay. Similarly, Google Chromecast owners can cast the Optus Sport app from their Android device.

If you've signed up for Yes TV by Fetch, you can also download the Optus Sport app to your Fetch set-top box and stream the EPL to your TV through that. Fetch devices purchased through other Internet providers are not supported, however.

Each Optus Sport subscription supports up to four devices per account. Standard subscribers are limited to streaming on one device at a time, with Yes TV by Fetch subscribers able to stream to their Fetch set-top box plus one other device simultaneously.

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How much data does Optus Sport use?

All EPL content streamed through Optus Sport on an Optus mobile, home broadband, or mobile broadband connection is unmetered, meaning it won't count against your monthly data limit. If you're not an Optus mobile or broadband customer on the other hand, streaming through Optus Sport will take a toll on your download cap.

As a general guide, streaming EPL matches through a computer uses a maximum of 1.6GB per hour, while streaming on a mobile device uses a maximum of 900MB per hour.

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