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How to watch 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Finals online in Australia
Your guide to the schedule, broadcasters and rankings so you can stream the FIBA World Cup.
The 2023 edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup is here. Australia's Boomers will fancy their chances this year after taking out a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Team USA are the favourites as per usual, but lack the regular NBA superstar polish we're use to seeing. The Boomers are in Group E alongside Japan, Germany and Finland.
How to watch 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Australia
The broadcast rights in Australia are held exclusively by ESPN. That means you can only watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup via Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel IQ, Fetch TV or the ESPN app itself.
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Kayo has confirmed to Finder that all Boomers and Team USA Group games will be shown as well as every match from the quarter finals onwards. In good news these will be available as part of Kayo Freebies, so you can get away with watching entirely for free.
However, neither Kayo or Foxtel have the entirety of the FIBA World Cup. Outside of finals, the Boomers and Team USA Fox Sports confirmed to Finder it will only offer "high interest games". That has equated to 17 games that don't feature the Boomers or Team USA.
To watch the games that aren't carried on Fox Sports channels you will need to watch via the ESPN app, but also be a Foxtel IQ or Fetch TV paying customer.
When is the FIBA Basketball World Cup?
The Basketball World Cup will be held across Japan, Indonesia and Philippines and begins on Friday 25 August 2023. It runs through to Sunday 10 September.
2023 FIBA World Cup Finals schedule
|Date||Match||Time (AEST)||How to watch|
|Tue 5 Sep||Lithuania vs Serbia||6:45 PM||Kayo Freebies, Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Tue 5 Sep||Italy vs USA||10:40 PM||Kayo Freebies, Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Wed 6 Sep||Germany vs Latvia||6:45 PM||Kayo Freebies, Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Wed 6 Sep||Canada vs Slovenia||10:30 PM||Kayo Freebies, Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Thu 7 Sep||Italy vs Latvia||6:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Thu 7 Sep||Lithuania vs Slovenia||10:30 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Fri 8 Sep||Serbia vs Canada||6:45 PM||Kayo Freebies, Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Fri 8 Sep||USA vs Germany||10:30 PM||Kayo Freebies, Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Sat 9 Sep||Slovenia vs Italy||6:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Sat 9 Sep||Lithuania vs Latvia||10:30 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Sun 10 Sep||TBD||6:30 PM||Kayo Freebies, Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Sun 10 Sep||TBD||10:40 PM||Kayo Freebies, Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
Stream FIBA World Cup live with Kayo Sports
A Basic subscription for Kayo costs $30 a month and lets you watch on 2 screens at the same time, while a Premium subscription costs $35 a month and supports 3 simultaneous streams. The service offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world including an average of 9 NBA games per week.
If you jump in late for a game, you can stream from Live or start at the beginning with the From Start feature. New subscribers get a 7-day free trial.
Watching the Boomers on Kayo Sports is available via the web for PC or Mac, or you can download the app to your smartphone or tablet and watch on the go. If you prefer the big screen, the service is compatible with Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Telstra TV and a range of Smart TVs (Android, LG, Samsung, Hisense).
If you only want to watch the Boomers and finals games then you get away with Kayo Freebies which is a free package. It does require you to create an account, but doesn't require payment.
Watch Basketball World Cup on ESPN
For reasons unknown the ESPN app will be carrying 25 of the 48 of the FIBA World Cup Group games on its own. To watch on ESPN you will have to do 2 things. First, you'll have to login or create an ESPN account. After you're logged into ESPN you'll then have to log in with a Foxtel or Fetch TV customer login.
Then you can watch games, however they're are only shown live not on replay.
ESPN doesn't offer its own subscription packages so you will only be able to watch World Cup games if you're a Foxtel or Fetch customer. We acknowledge this is quite bizarre and a frustrating experience for basketball fans.
Streaming FIBA World Cup with Foxtel Now
Alternatively, basketball fans can also stream FIBA World Cup games with Foxtel Now. The online service lets you watch Foxtel channels live, so you'll be able to enjoy all the FIBA coverage on offer. You will need the Sports pack to do so, which costs $29 a month. It's a Premium pack though, so you also need to subscribe to Essentials to be able to add Sports to your subscription. Essentials offers a variety of Pop and Lifestyle channels for $25 a month. As a result, the total price of your Foxtel Now subscription with Sports will be at least $54 a month.
Foxtel Now is compatible with PCs/Macs, or you can download the app to your smartphone/tablet. If you want to watch on TV, the platform also works with Sony Android TVs, Airplay/Chromecast, PS4, Telstra TV. New subscribers get a 10-day free trial.
Watch the Boomers World Cup games on Foxtel IQ
Foxtel IQ subscribers can add the Sports channel pack and watch highlight games from the FIBA World Cup on Fox Sports. Fans can watch on TV or stream the action to their laptop or mobile device with Foxtel Go. The app is free for all Foxtel IQ subscribers.
The Sports channel pack is priced at $25 a month, on top of the base Foxtel pack (Plus) $52 pack. Foxtel iQ deals are always available. You will likely be able to save big on fees or score a discount if you're looking to bundle multiple channel packs, but these deals usually require a 12-month commitment.
Can you get the FIBA World Cup Pass in Australia?
No, Australian's are not able to get Courtside 1981's FIBA World Cup Pass. While this package may be visible in the NBA app or via League Pass, it's limited to 20 countries, none of which are Australia.
Boomers World Cup squad
Big man Jock Landale was the final cut from the team after suffering an ankle injury in a warm up game against South Sudan.
- Xavier Cooks
- Dyson Daniels
- Dante Exum
- Josh Giddey
- Chris Goulding
- Josh Green
- Joe Ingles
- Nick Kay
- Patty Mills
- Duop Reath
- Matisse Thybulle
- Jack White
FIBA World Cup Groups
- Group A: Angola, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Italy
- Group B: South Sudan, Serbia, China, Puerto Rico
- Group C: USA, Jordan, Greece, New Zealand
- Group D: Egypt, Mexico, Montenegro, Lithuania
- Group E: Germany, Finland, Australia, Japan
- Group F: Slovenia, Cape Verde, Georgia, Venezuela
- Group G: Iran, Spain, Cote d'Ivoire, Brazil
- Group H: Canada, Latvia, Lebanon, France
Image Source: FIBA website
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