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How to watch college football playoffs in Australia

Posted: 25 December 2019 3:51 pm News

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College football fans can see every touchdown from this years biggest playoff and bowl games.

Update: Here's our dedicated article for LSU vs Clemson in the College Football Championship.

The United States' 2019 NCAA Division 1 football season has reached the playoff stage. Top-ranked Louisiana State, Ohio State, defending champions Clemson and Oklahoma made the national championship semi-finals. Here's the schedule and how to watch.

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How to watch college football in Australia

ESPN is the home for college football bowl games and playoffs in Australia, which is somewhat similar to the NFL setup. That means you can view them on Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Fetch TV, although Channel 7 also has the rights to some games. Read on to see the options below.

Stream college football on Kayo Sports

Since its launch in late 2018, Kayo Sports has transformed the number of sports available in Australia and the ways they can be viewed. With more than 50 sports on offer, it has your needs covered. This year's college football season has been no exception.

Kayo has all the big bowl games plus the college football playoffs on the road to naming this year's national champion.

If you aren't yet familiar with Kayo, it offers a 14-day free trial. The platform is compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2018 or later) and Android TV in browsers as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.

You can also download the app to your smartphone or tablet or access it via the website.

All available in HD, a basic subscription will cost you $25 per month and gives you the option of watching on two screens or devices at once. A premium subscription for $35 per month gives you three screens.

There are also a number of live sports streaming features such as SplitView, where you can watch four sports at once. There are also alternate camera angles, Interactive Stats, a Key Moments Timeline and Kayo Minis.

With the college football season really about to heat up, this is the time to tune in on Kayo Sports.

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Watch college football on Foxtel iQ

ESPN has access to a swathe of college football bowl games, plus the national championship semi-finals and final. So if you have a Foxtel iQ subscription that includes the Sports HD channel pack, you are good to go.

You can also stream college football on your laptop or mobile device with Foxtel GO or the ESPN app. Both apps are free with your Foxtel subscription with the Sports HD pack.

Foxtel users also get access to iQ4, the only broadcaster that offers 4K quality in Australia. You get access to 13 sports channels and Foxtel iQ deals are regularly available.

Live stream college football via Foxtel Now

Another option for watching college football is via Foxtel Now. You can check out our full guide here for the list of compatible devices. It also offers you a 10-day free trial so you can give it a test run.

Watch college football on Fetch TV

ESPN can also be accessed via Fetch TV as part of its Vibe channel pack for $6 per month. The total cost of your subscription will depend on whether you bought your Fetch box outright or through a broadband provider.

Watch college football on Channel 7

Earlier this year, Channel 7 announced they had added Pac-12 college sports to their streaming site, 7plus. It features a number of college sports, including football. Be sure to check your local guides for more information.

Who will win this year's College Football National Championship?

Traditional powerhouse Alabama had a rare off year in 2019, missing the semi-finals. Clemson are the defending champions and will be tough to beat. But LSU have re-emerged this season and the No.1 overall seed looks likely to win it all for the first time since 2007.

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