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Optus Sport app: Price, features and content

Optus is scoring goals with its exclusive sports streaming service.

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Pay TV used to be the only way to watch your favourite teams play live from the comfort of your couch, but now we're seeing far more options. Optus was one of the first Aussie companies to throw its hat into this ring, partnering with the English Premier League (EPL) back in 2018 to offer exclusive coverage online through Optus Sport.

There was enormous interest in who would secure the EPL rights going forward, with Optus's contract set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season. That has been put to bed, however, with Optus extending its deal for a further 5 years in early December. So if you are after Premier League football in the foreseeable future, you need Optus Sport.

What is Optus Sport?

Optus Sport combines live and on-demand streams of the latest EPL matches with dedicated 24/7 programming featuring news, interviews and exclusive insights from football experts. At a fraction of the cost of a Foxtel subscription, Optus Sport is a strong contender in the sports coverage game.

It's also a worthy competitor for Kayo Sports among football fans, although it has recently lost some of its content. That includes the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, which are both now on Stan Sport.

With the Optus Sport app and an Optus Sport subscription, users can enjoy the full Premier League experience at home and on the go, in addition to some extra football coverage. You can watch all the live and on-demand action you can manage on a wide range of devices, from smartphones to the big screen.

What is on Optus Sport?

  • UEFA Nations League
  • Selected international friendlies played in Europe by UEFA teams
  • FA Women's Super League
  • 2020 FIFA Club World Cup

With live streams of all matches of the 2021/22 EPL season, Optus Sport has plenty to offer EPL fans. For even more insight, you can stream a dedicated 24/7 EPL channel hosted by a team of Premier League experts anytime.

One of the most appealing aspects of the Optus coverage is its mini matches. Available in 3-minute (which it calls Quick), 9-minute (Short), 25-minute (Mini), 45-minute (Mega) or 90-minute (Full) packages, there is something to suit all needs. A no spoilers function can also be handy, provided you can stay away from social media.

Optus Sport also offered coverage of UEFA Euro 2020 in addition to streaming European and World Cup qualifiers. It also recently added the 2023 Women's World Cup to its collection, which is being staged in Australia.

Finally, subscribers can also stream classic matches and watch original documentaries.

Does Optus Sport have a free trial?

Optus Sport used to offer a 14-day trial, which is sadly no longer available. Instead, it now offers a free tier of access that includes a limited range of highlights and interviews. Occasionally Optus Sport has offered a Free Seat Match, which is a specifically selected game made available to anyone.

How much does Optus Sport cost?

Optus Sport was originally only available to Optus customers, but it has since opened up subscriptions to any Australian willing to pay the entry fee.

Subscriptions to Optus Sport cost $14.99 a month, payable directly through the Optus Sport app on iTunes or Google Play. Existing Optus customers can choose instead to add an Optus Sport subscription onto their plan for the same $14.99 a month. There is also a discounted annual subscription available for $139.

Alternatively, certain Optus mobile and Internet plans come with an Optus Sport subscription bundled in at no extra cost.

Optus Sport video quality

The video quality on Optus Sport is set to a maximum of 720p, which can seem disappointing to certain consumers, especially with Foxtel offering sports content in 4K quality.

A post from Optus Sport in August 2021 stated "at this stage, Optus Sport does not have any plans to offer 4K, however we are continually assessing our product mix and 4K broadcast is certainly one of the things we regularly discuss".

Optus Sport devices

Optus Sport can be accessed from a wide range of devices. Check out the complete list below:

What other features does Optus Sport offer?

Optus Sport lets you watch content both live and on demand. If you tune in late, you can still join the live stream. Besides football matches, you can access news, highlights, interviews and bonus content like documentaries.

As mentioned the platform also offers Mini Matches in a range of formats. Mini Classics are also available and the same principle applies, but for matches from previous seasons.

It also has Optus Sport Original features, a section dedicated to Fantasy Premier League and more.

On top of football, your subscription also gives you access to a section Optus calls OS Fitness | Trending. This is a part of the site or app dedicated to wellness and fitness.

Meditation and stretching sessions, Yoga for Kids, pilates, Jazz Dance and a Fight Challenge are all there to help you reach your fitness goals.

How does Optus Sport compare?

Optus Sport isn't the only sports streaming service available in Australia. If you're looking to expand your horizons, check out some sports streaming alternatives.

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