Streaming Sports in Australia

Whether you're mad for MMA or nuts for NRL, there are tailor-made online services fit for any fan.


The Internet isn't just kicking goals and slam dunking online streaming for movies and TV shows. It's also knocking sports streaming for six with many services now offering online streams for your favourite sports.

Australians have always had a passionate love affair with sport. We're also a nation of early adopters, catching new technology in our hands and running with it while the rest of the world catches up. While Foxtel is still the dominant force in sports broadcasting and anti-siphoning laws ensure that free-to-air TV gets its fair share of sporting matches, the Internet is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in how Australians watch their favourite sport.

Depending on the sport you want to watch, there are a generally a few ways to watch your team play online. There's a growing trend towards dedicated apps, which promise not only live broadcasts but conveniently curated highlight reels, plus interview shows, on-demand replays and even multiple camera angles.

Updated December 13th, 2018
Name Product Free trial? Max. video quality Price What's next?
Kayo Sports Premium
Kayo Sports Premium
14 days
HD
$35 p/month
Kayo Sports Basic
Kayo Sports Basic
14 days
HD
$25 p/month
NBA League Pass
NBA League Pass
No
HD
$39.99 p/month
League Pass gives you access to all 1,200+ regular season games, the playoffs, finals and All-Star Weekend.
NFL Game Pass Follow Your Team
NFL Game Pass Follow Your Team
7-day free trial
HD
$179.99/year
Allows viewing of 20 pre-season and regular season matches for a single NFL team, both live and on demand.
NFL Game Pass Season Catch Up
NFL Game Pass Season Catch Up
7-day free trial
HD
$119.99/year
Watch all 256 regular games on-demand, on your favorite device.
NFL Game Pass Season Plus
NFL Game Pass Season Plus
7-day free trial
HD
$274.99/year
WWE Network
WWE Network
1 month
HD
US$9.99/month
Optus Sport Premium
Optus Sport Premium
No
HD
$14.99/month
NRL Live Pass
NRL Live Pass
No
SD
$3.99/week
AFL Live Pass
AFL Live Pass
2 weeks
HD
$16.99/month

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These apps are generally available for mobile and tablets on both iOS and Android platforms, but there are also Smart TV and streaming device apps that let you enjoy a dedicated big screen experience.

Because the Internet is global, there's also the ability to access global sporting competitions, with apps for US sports like the NBA and NFL all readily available, with an annual subscription pass offering access to the games.

We're still a long way away from streaming becoming the dominant way to watch your favourite sporting match, with big money spent on broadcast rights for all the major Australian sports. In many cases, the only way to watch certain sports online is via Foxtel Now, which retransmits the Fox Sports channels through the Internet.

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But there are more sports being made available for digital streaming every year, so even if your sport of choice isn't currently available to stream, expect it to arrive sooner rather than later.

Streaming sports and broadcast rights in Australia


While sports streaming is still in its relative infancy here in Australia, there's still a robust ecosystem of sporting competitions available to stream. Quite often they are available through a mobile provider who has acquired the digital rights in order to provide an incentive for new customers. These mobile providers can offer you access to the sport that won't count against your monthly data allowance.Below we've listed out some of the major Australian and international sports competitions and the broadcasters and distributors that currently hold the rights. For a more in-depth look at which company currently holds the rights to your favourite league, head over to our broadcast rights guide.
Sport Competition Broadcaster and distributors
AFL Australian Football League (AFL) SEVEN Foxtel (Finals Replay)
AFL AFL Brownlow SEVEN
AFL E. J. Whitten Legends Game SEVEN
Badminton Badminton Australia OVO
Baseball Major League Baseball (MLB) ESPN Foxtel
Baseball World Series ESPN Foxtel
Basketball National Basketball League (NBL) Foxtel Nine
Boxing Boxing ESPN Europsport beIN sports Main Event Foxtel
Cricket Test Cricket in Australia SEVEN
Cricket Women's Test Cricket in Australia SEVEN
Cricket One-day Internationals (ODI) in Australia Foxtel
Cricket Twenty20 Internationals in Australia Foxtel
Cricket Test Cricket Overseas (except Ashes 2019) Foxtel
Cricket Ashes 2019 Nine
Cricket One-day Internationals Foxtel
Cricket One-day Internationals England 2018 Nine
Cricket Cricket World Cup Nine
Cricket Big Bash League (BBL) SEVEN
Cricket Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) SEVEN
Cricket Indian Premier League Foxtel
Cycling Tour Down Under Nine
Cycling Tour de France SBS
eSports EVO Street Fighter V World Championship ESPN Foxtel
eSports Australian Esports League (AEL) OVO
Extreme Sports X Games ESPN Foxtel
Extreme Sports Megaloop Kiteboarding Challenge Red Bull TV
Golf Australian Masters TBC
Golf Australian Open SEVEN
Golf PGA Tour Foxtel ABC (Highlights)
Golf Ryder Cup Foxtel
Golf Women's Australian Open ABC
Gridiron National Football League (NFL) ABC
Gridiron Pro Bowl ESPN SEVEN Foxtel
Gridiron Super Bowl ESPN SEVEN Foxtel
Gridiron Sunday Night Football + Playoffs ESPN SEVEN Foxtel
Gymnastics Gymnastics Australia OVO
Horse Racing Kentucky Derby ESPN Foxtel
Horse Racing Preakness Stakes ESPN Foxtel
Horse Racing Melbourne Cup TEN
Ice Hockey National Hockey League Foxtel
Ice Hockey Australian Ice Hockey League Foxtel (Highlights)
MMA UFC Fight Night UFC Fight PassFoxtel Main Event EDGEsport
MMA BRACE: Australasia's MMA Event UFC TV
MMA Bellator MMA SPIKE
Motorsport V8 Supercars Championship TEN (7 events)
Motorsport Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) TEN Foxtel
Motorsport 24 Hours of Le Mans Europsport Foxtel
Motorsport Bathurst 12 Hour SEVEN
Multi-Discipline Commonwealth Games TBC
Multi-Discipline Summer Olympics SEVEN
Multi-Discipline Winter Olympics TBC
Multi-Discipline Paralympic Games SEVEN
Multi-Discipline European Games TBC
Multi-Discipline Pacific Games TBC
Netball Super Netball Nine
Rugby League National Rugby League (NRL) Nine Foxtel
Rugby League NRL Grand Final Nine Foxtel (Replay)
Rugby League State of Origin Nine Foxtel (Replay)
Rugby League NRL Women's Nine
Rugby League Rugby League World Cup TBC
Rugby League Women's Rugby League World Cup TBC
Rugby League Four Nations Nine
Rugby Union Rugby World Cup TBC
Rugby Union Bledisloe Cup TEN Foxtel
Rugby Union Mitre 10 Cup Foxtel
Rugby Union Six Nations Championship beIN sports Foxtel
Rugby Union English Premiership Foxtel
Soccer A-League Foxtel TEN
Soccer W-League Foxtel SBS
Soccer English Premier League (EPL) Optus Sport SBS Foxtel (Replays)
Soccer Spanish La Liga beIN sports Foxtel
Soccer French Ligue 1 beIN sports Foxtel
Soccer Italian Serie A beIN sports Foxtel
Soccer FFA Cup Foxtel
Soccer English FA Cup ESPN Foxtel
Soccer FA Cup Final SBS
Soccer English League Cup beIN sports Foxtel
Soccer UEFA Champions League Optus Sport
Soccer Women's National Team (Matildas) SBS Foxtel
Soccer FIFA World Cup SBS Optus Sport
Soccer UEFA European Championship Optus Sport
Surfing World Surfing League WSL Foxtel
Surfing APB World Bodyboarding Tour APB
Tennis Australian Open Nine
Tennis Wimbledon SEVEN Foxtel
Tennis U.S. Open. ESPN Foxtel
Tennis Fed Cup SEVEN
Tennis ATP World Tour Finals ESPN Foxtel
Tennis Laver Cup ESPN Nine
Wrestling WWE Series WWE NetworkFoxtel Nine

What you need to stream sports in Australia


Thanks to broadcasting rights, sports streaming is generally limited to mobile or tablet devices, although there is no hard and fast rule for device support. You'll need to check device compatibility for whatever sport you want to watch.Because streaming rights tend to be targeted to mobile devices, mobile phone carriers have been spending big to gain those rights. Some providers use the digital sports platform as a tool to entice customers. If you want to watch the EPL in Australia, for example, you need to be an Optus broadband or mobile customer. In other cases, such as Telstra's NRL and AFL apps, you can access the apps regardless of whether you're a Telstra customer or not, though Telstra users will get to watch without worrying about the impact on their data allowance.Of course, there's nothing quite like watching the game on the big screen. Again though, from a streaming standpoint, you are at the mercy of the licensing deals. Some sports offer dedicated Smart TV apps, as well as apps for platforms like Apple TV. Others will let you beam a mobile connection to your TV via a Chromecast or Airplay connection. Others won't let you watch on a TV at all.The one factor that is common to pretty much every sport streaming service is that you'll need to pay to access it. In some cases, the cost of streaming is included as an add-on to another service, like V8 Supercars access for OVO mobile customers. But as a rule, you'll have to pay to watch sports online.Head over to our streaming devices guide for more information on the equipment you will need to kick off.

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    RichardFebruary 1, 2018

    How can I view the 2018 moto gp series online or on tv .I live in st helens tasmania which appears not to be served by foxtel satellite tv.

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      Hi Richard, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please refer to the link I have sent to your email for the 2018 Moto GP calendar on channel ‘ONE’.

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