How to watch 2021/22 Ashes cricket series online in Australia
It doesn't get any bigger in sport than The Ashes. It's Australia vs England for 5 memorable Tests and you can watch it all on TV or live stream.
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The Ashes is surely the most well-known and among the most fiercely contested cricket contests in the world. It is always stacked with storylines and drama and another chapter in the Australia vs England cricket rivalry will soon be written.
The schedule for the 2021/22 series has been released and it is all back on Australian soil. Read on for all the details you need to catch what promises to be another thrilling match-up.
Australia won the urn back in the 2017/18 series in Australia and retained it with a drawn series in England in 2019.
How to watch The Ashes live cricket in Australia
If you're looking to watch The Ashes fixtures in Australia, you're in luck. While the last series in England was broadcast by the Nine Network, on home soil all 5 Tests are available on both free-to-air on Channel 7 plus subscription services Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports.
The 2020/21 Ashes Test fixture dates
The first Test is scheduled to take place on 8–12 December in Brisbane. The Sydney Test has traditionally been the final clash of the series, but this time around it is the penultimate contest, with Perth to host what could be a decider in mid-January.
Watch The Ashes on Channel 7
As mentioned, Channel 7 holds the free-to-air rights to The Ashes when the series is played in Australia. It shares the rights with Foxtel, who also have the digital rights. That means the action won't be streamed on 7plus.
Stream The Ashes on Kayo Sports
If you're a dedicated cricket fan, you likely want to keep up with all the major competitions and series occurring across the globe. This includes T20s, ODIs, every match in the hugely popular Big Bash League (BBL), World Cups and international matches. You can get all of that and The Ashes on Kayo Sports.
Kayo Sports offers coverage of over 50 sports, including lots of cricket. You can purchase a Basic subscription for $25 a month, which enables you to stream on two screens at the same time. Alternatively, you can get a Premium subscription which supports three simultaneous streams.
Besides cricket coverage, Kayo Sports boasts several unique features catered to sports fans. Subscribers can use SplitView to watch up to four videos on the same screen at once or Interactive Stats to dive into a world of facts and figures. For users short on time, Key Moments lets you go right to the action that matters in selected matches. Meanwhile Kayo Mini offers condensed versions of key match-ups in 20 minutes or less.
Kayo has a built-in No Spoilers setting which prevents you from finding out the score when you're running late. There's a great, modern user interface, game day hub page and more. Read our full Kayo Sports review for more information.
The platform has a 14-day free trial for new users. Kayo Sports is compatible with PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets, TVs via Android TV devices, Telstra TV, Apple TV or Chromecast.
Live stream every Ashes Test on Kayo: 14-day free trial
Watch The Ashes with Foxtel iQ
Foxtel iQ subscribers with the Sports HD package enjoy 12 dedicated channels with extensive coverage of sport from all over the world, including Fox Cricket. You can watch sport live on the TV through your set-top box. Alternatively, you can stream the action to your laptop or mobile device with Foxtel GO. The app is available for free for all Foxtel subscribers.
New users get to enjoy the iQ4, Foxtel's shiny set-top box. It enables you to watch over hundreds of sporting events live, some in 4K Ultra HD quality. Add the integration of Netflix and now's the perfect time to give pay TV a try. The Sports HD pack is generally priced at $29 a month and you must also sign up for the Foxtel Plus package for $49 a month, a total of $74 a month. There are often Foxtel iQ deals available, so you may be able to score a discount.
Live stream The Ashes with Foxtel Now
Alternatively, cricket fans who don't want pay TV can keep up with their cricket action via Foxtel Now, the platform that lets you watch Foxtel channels live via the Internet or tune in on demand. You'll need the Sport pack, which costs $29 a month. This is a premium offering, so you need to already be subscribed to the base Essentials pack. At that point you can add Sport to your Foxtel Now subscription. Essentials costs $25 a month and offers a mix of Lifestyle and Pop channels.
Foxtel Now is compatible with PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets. It's also on PS4, Chromecast/AirPlay, Telstra TV, Sony Android TVs and the Foxtel Now box. New subscribers get a 10-day free trial
Image source: Cricket Australia
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