How to watch Major League Soccer (MLS) live online in Australia
The 2019 MLS season is in full swing with the biggest games available on TV or via live stream in Australia.
The MLS might not be the most prestigious football league in the world, but it still has plenty to offer to fans of the beautiful game. This includes a mix of rising stars and established legends, exciting goals and sheer spectacle. Moreover, the league is continually growing, both in popularity and in scope. MLS plans to expand to 27 teams in 2021 and eventually to 30 at a later date.
When do the MLS Cup Playoffs begin?
24 teams compete in the MLS, with the regular season scheduled to wrap up in October. The MLS Cup Playoffs will begin on 19 October and conclude with the MLS Cup on 10 November. Atlanta United FC are the defending MLS Cup champions, while the New York Red Bulls are the defending Supporters' Shield winners (the team with the best regular season record).
As of mid-August, Philadelphia Union rule the Eastern Conference, while Los Angeles FC lead the Western Conference.
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How to watch MLS in Australia
The rights to broadcast MLS in Australia are held by beIN SPORTS, which delivers the biggest games of each round. There are several ways to catch up with the sports channel, from pay TV to streaming. Without further ado, here's a comparison of how to live stream MLS in Australia or watch on TV.
Live stream MLS matches with Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports offers plenty of exciting sports coverage, including content from beIN Sports, both live and on demand. Plus, the multi-sport streaming platform features a Netflix-style user-friendly interface and comes with lots of features that bring sports streaming to the next level. A Basic subscription to Kayo Sports costs $25/month and lets you stream on two screens at the same time, while a Premium subscription supports three simultaneous streams for $35/month.
Kayo Sports users can watch up to four videos at the same time using the SplitView feature, or keep the score hidden when they're running late via the No Spoilers setting. If you're short on time, enjoy a Kayo Mini, which is a condensed version of a match-up which neatly delivers all the highlights in 20 minutes. Or, use Key Moments to jump right to the action that matters during selected games. Finally, if you're passionate about figures and statistics, the Interactive Stats feature will be right up your alley. Look into our detailed Kayo Sports review for more information about how the service works and additional features.
Regardless of which type of subscription you choose, Kayo Sports offers new users a 14-day free trial. You can stream via the web on PCs/Macs or download the app to watch on the go with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. If you want to watch on the big screen, Kayo Sports is compatible with Android TV, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Chromecast. There are no-lock-in contracts, so you can cancel your subscription at any time.
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Watch MLS matches with Foxtel IQ
All three beIN SPORTS channels are included in the Foxtel iQ Sport pack. Football fans can watch MLS on TV or stream matches to laptops and mobile devices using Foxtel Go. The app is available for free to all Foxtel subscribers. Adding the Sport pack to your IQ subscription will set you back $29/month.
If you don't have a pay TV subscription yet, now's the perfect time to dive in. The Foxtel Sport pack gives you access to 18 sports channels for $29/month, which is on top of the base Entertainment pack ($29/month). To enjoy the Foxtel HD experience, you'll need to pay an extra $10/month as well, for a total of $68/month. Subscribers get the shiny iQ4 – a set-top box that lets you watch content in 4K and record live TV. Make sure you take advantage of Foxtel IQ deals when signing up. You will likely be able to massively save on installation costs and fees.
Live stream MLS matches with Foxtel Now
Alternatively, you can gain access to beIN Sports with Foxtel Now, the platform that allows you to watch Foxtel channels live via the Internet and tune in for content on demand. beIN is included in the Sport pack, which costs $29/month. You'll also need the Essential pack, priced at $25/month, otherwise you won't be able to add Sport to your Foxtel Now subscription. Essentials comes with a mix of Lifestyle and Pop channels. Consequently, you'll pay at least $54/month to stream the MLS with Foxtel Now.
The service is compatible with PCs/Macs and smartphones/tablets; or you can watch on the big screen via Chromecast/AirPlay, the Foxtel Now box, Sony Android TVs, PS4 and Telstra TV. New users get a 10-day free trial.
Watch MLS matches with Fetch TV
beIN SPORTS is available on Fetch TV as a special interest channel pack. You can add it to your subscription for $19.99/month. The final price, of course, will depend on whether you got your Fetch box through a broadband provider or bought it outright.
Stream MLS matches with beIN SPORTS CONNECT
If you're a major beIN Sports fan, you can subscribe directly to beIN SPORTS CONNECT, the dedicated beIN streaming service. It costs $19.99/month or $199.99/year and comes with a two-week free trial. The platform is compatible with computers and mobile devices.
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