How to watch Bundesliga German football online in Australia
The 2019-20 Bundesliga German football season kicks off on 17 August. Here's how to watch games on TV or live stream Bundesliga in Australia.
Germany's primary football competition, the Bundesliga, is the most goal-hungry league in Europe. It's also the league with the highest average stadium attendance worldwide. Despite Bayern Munich dominating the Bundesliga in recent years, there's always room for surprises thanks to tight competition and the sheer quality of football on display.
If you're a football fan, you can't go wrong with tuning in to the entertainment. Especially if you love a spectacle. German fans are among the most dedicated in the world.
The 2019-20 Bundesliga season is the 57th edition of the championship, with Bayern yet again defending champion. Union Berlin was promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in its history this year, joining FC Köln and SC Paderborn in the country's primary championship. The new season kicks off on 17 August (AEST), with a match between Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin.
In Australia, you can watch the biggest Bundesliga matches on your TV or live stream games on your favourite device with ease. Here's how to watch the Bundesliga in Australia.
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Season 2019-20: Biggest Bundesliga transfers
The summer transfer window is scheduled to close in early September, so there's still time for some light team shuffling. So far, Bayern Munich brought in World Cup-winning duo Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez, along with Fiete Arp. Borussia Dortmund's notable moves include the transfer of big names like Julian Brandt, Mateu Morey, Thorgan Hazard and Mats Hummels.
RB Leipzig completed its roster with Ethan Ampadu, Christopher Nkunku and Ademola Lookman, to only name a few. Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen brought in Nadiem Amiri, Kerem Demirbay and Moussa Diaby, among others.
How to live stream Bundesliga matches in Australia
The exclusive rights to broadcast the Bundesliga in Australia are held by beIN SPORTS. Rest assured though, there are multiple ways to subscribe to this sports channel, giving you plenty of choice. Here's how you can live stream Bundesliga in Australia or watch German football on TV.
Live stream matches with Kayo Sports
Content from beIN SPORTS is included on Kayo Sports, the streaming platform that offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world both live and on demand. You can get a Basic subscription to the service for $25 a month or invest in a Premium subscription for $35 a month. Both unlock the entire library of content. The only difference is that a Basic subscription supports two simultaneous streams, while a Premium one lets you watch on three screens at the same time.
Kayo Sports boasts several exciting features like SplitView, which enables you to tune in for four channels on the same screen. This will likely come in handy when multiple matches you're interested in are scheduled at the same time. You can explore an entire world of figures and statistics with Interactive Stats. As well as go right to the action that matters in selected matches with Key Moments.
The No Spoilers settings will keep scores hidden. While Kayo Mini offers condensed versions of Bundesliga games in less than 20 minutes. Add in the user-friendly, futuristic interface and HD quality streams and you've got yourself a winner. Look into our detailed Kayo Sports review for more details on how the service works.
For new subscribers, Kayo Sports offers a 14-day free trial. There are no lock-in contracts, so you can cancel anytime. The platform is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones/tablets. Or you can watch Kayo on TV via Android TV, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Chromecast.
Watch on TV through Foxtel IQ
All three beIN SPORTS channels are included in the Foxtel iQ Sport Pack. As such, you can watch Bundesliga on TV through a set-top box or stream matches to your laptop or mobile device using Foxtel Go. The latter is a free app available to Foxtel IQ subscribers.
The Sports pack buys you access to 18 sports channels for $25 a month. You also need the base Foxtel Plus pack, which costs $49 a month. You'll get the iQ4 box, which enables you to watch content in 4K and record live TV. The total monthly cost is, therefore, $74 a month.Foxtel IQ deals are always available, so check the provider's site to see if you can save on installation costs or equipment fees. You can score significant discounts if you're willing to bundle multiple channel packs.
Live stream with Foxtel Now
beIN Sports is also available with Foxtel Now, the telco's streaming service. It lets you watch Foxtel content live and on demand via the Internet. It's part of the Sports Pack, which costs $29 a month. However, you can only subscribe to Sports if you already have the Essentials base pack. This one is $25 a month and offers a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels. That makes the total cost $54 a month.
Foxtel Now works with PCs/Macs and smartphones/tablets. Or you can watch it on the big screen via Chromecast, AirPlay, the Foxtel Now Box, Sony Android TVs, PS4 and Telstra TV. If you're a new user, you get a 10-day free trial, which is a handy way to try it out with the Bundesliga.
Watch on Fetch TV
beIN Sports is available on Fetch TV as well as a special interest channel pack. It costs $19.99 a month on top of your regular subscription. The total price of Fetch + beIN will depend on whether you get your Fetch box through a broadband provider or buy it outright.
Stream Bundesliga matches via beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Bundesliga fans can also get an online subscription to the Aussie broadcaster via beIN SPORTS CONNECT. The streaming service gives users access to all three beIN SPORTS channels for $19.99 a month or $199.99 a year. You can access beIN SPORTS CONNECT via computers and mobile devices. There's a two-week free trial for new users.
Bundesliga 2019-20 fixtures schedule
Excited for an explosive season of German soccer? Here's the schedule for the first three weekends of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season. Times are in AEST, so you should check the TV schedule in advance for local listings.
|Match day||Date||Match||Time AEST|
|1||17 August||FC Bayern Munchen vs Hertha Berlin||4:30 am|
|1||17 August||Borussia Dortmund vs FC Ausburg||11:30 pm|
|1||17 August||Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs SC Paderborn 07||11:30 pm|
|1||17 August||VfL Wolfsburg vs 1. FC Köln||11:30 pm|
|1||17 August||SV Werder Bremen vs Fortuna Düsseldorf||11:30 pm|
|1||17 August||SC Freiburg vs Mainz 05||11:30 pm|
|1||18 August||Borussia Mönchengladbach vs FC Schalke 04||3:30 am|
|1||18 August||Eintracht Frankfurt vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||11:30 am|
|1||19 August||1. FC Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig||3:00 am|
|2||24 August||1. FC Köln vs Borussia Dortmund||4:30 am|
|2||24 August||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs SV Werder Bremen||11:30 pm|
|2||24 August||Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen||11:30 pm|
|2||24 August||Mainz 05 vs Borussia Mönchengladbach||11:30 pm|
|2||24 August||FC Ausburg vs 1. FC Union Berlin||11:30 pm|
|2||24 August||SC Paderborn 07 vs SC Freiburg||11:30 pm|
|2||25 August||FC Schalke 04 vs FC Bayern Munchen||3:30 am|
|2||25 August||RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt||11:30 am|
|2||26 August||Hertha Berlin vs VfL Wolfsburg||3:00 am|
|3||31 August||Borussia Mönchengladbach vs RB Leipzig||3:30 am|
|3||31 August||FC Bayern Munchen vs Mainz 05||11:30 pm|
|3||31 August||Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||11:30 pm|
|3||31 August||VfL Wolfsburg vs SC Paderborn 07||11:30 pm|
|3||31 August||SC Freiburg vs 1. FC Köln||11:30 pm|
|3||31 August||FC Schalke 04 vs Hertha Berlin||11:30 pm|
|3||1 September||1. FC Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund||3:30 am|
|3||1 September||SV Werder Bremen vs FC Ausburg||11:30 pm|
|3||2 September||Eintracht Frankfurt vs Fortuna Düsseldorf||3:00 am|
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