Optus is kicking goals and whacking sixes with its exclusive sports streaming service.
Sports coverage has changed a lot in recent years. 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, not just in the free-to-air market but through Netflix-like sports streaming services, too. Optus is one of the biggest Aussie companies to throw its hat into this ring, partnering with both the English Premier League and Cricket Australia to offer exclusive coverage of both games online through Optus Sport.
Available only to Optus customers, Optus Sport combines live and on-demand streams of the latest EPL and cricket matches with dedicated 24/7 programming featuring news, interviews and exclusive insights from experts of both sports. At a fraction of the cost of a Foxtel subscription, Optus Sport is a strong contender in the sports coverage game.
How much does Optus Sport cost?
Since Optus Sport is only available for Optus customers, how much it costs depends on which telco you're currently with.
If you're not currently an Optus customer, your cheapest option is to sign up for one of the telco's SIM Only plans and bundle an Optus Sport subscription in with it. SIM Only plans start at $30 a month for 1.5GB of data and unlimited talk and text on a 12-month contract. An extra $15 a month will get you an Optus Sport subscription, bringing the total up to $45 a month. If you don't want to commit to a full year with Optus, the same plan on a month-to-month contract will cost you $35 a month plus $15 for the Optus Sport subscription bringing the cost for the total package up to $50 a month.
Existing Optus customers can add an Optus Sport subscription to their plan for $15 a month, provided they are on one of the following plans:
- A post-paid mobile plan of $30 or more a month
- A post-paid mobile broadband plan of $30 or more a month
- Any home broadband plan
As a bonus, if your current Optus plan costs you more than $85 a month, you can sign up to Optus Sport for free.
What does Optus Sport get me?
English Premier League
With live streams of all 380 matches of the current EPL season, 290 of which you can go back and watch on-demand as often as you like, Optus Sport has plenty to offer EPL fans. Whether you're at home or on-the-go, you'll have access to all the latest news, live streams and full-match replays on a wide range of mobile and non-mobile devices.
For even more insight into the league, you can stream a dedicated 24/7 EPL channel hosted by a team of Premier League experts anytime.
Find out more about EPL on Optus Sport in our guide to streaming the English Premier League online.
Download the Optus Sport app from iTunes Store
The Optus Sport app gets you closer to the action than ever before. Catch every game of the Premier League season live, plus Test match cricket, BBL matches and exclusive extended cricket highlights.View details
Since the Aussie cricket season only runs for four months of the year, it's important to get the most out of each and every over. Optus Sport makes this easy. During the 2016-2017 cricket season, Optus Sport hosted a 24/7 cricket channel breaking down every ball, every catch and every run.
Combined with exclusive interviews and replays of classic matches from cricket history, this channel was the ideal companion to the 2016-2017 season. When the next season kicks off this summer, Optus Sport will be the go-to destination for Aussie cricket fans looking to live and breathe their favourite sport.
Find out more about cricket coverage on Optus Sport in our guide to streaming cricket online.