How to watch the English Premier League live stream online in Australia

The 2021/22 Premier League (EPL) season is here and you can watch every match live online. Here's your EPL guide.

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If you're a fan of football in Australia, chances are strong you follow the English Premier League. Known as the most watched and most widely supported football league globally, the EPL possesses many of the biggest names, most successful managers and best stadiums on earth.

While viewing options for the Premier League have varied in Australia across free and pay TV over the years, the 2021/22 campaign will mark the sixth straight season Australian telco Optus has held the exclusive broadcast rights.

There was increasing speculation about who would secure the EPL rights going forward as this was the final season of Optus' contract. Yet that ended in early December when Optus extended its deal for a further 5 years.

As it has done with professional sport right across the world, the coronavirus pandemic decimated football over the past 18 months. Last season was completed, with Manchester City regaining the crown from Liverpool, and thankfully fans are back in stadiums this year.

The pandemic is proving far from over. But organisers are doing everything they can to get games played and these are your viewing options in Australia.

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This week's matches

Date Match Time (AEDT) Where to watch
19 January Leicester vs Spurs 7:30 PM Optus Sports
19 January Brentford vs Man Utd 8:00 PM Optus Sports
21 January Watford vs Norwich 8:00 PM Optus Sports
22 January Everton vs Aston Villa 12:30 PM Optus Sports
22 January Brentford vs Wolves 12:30 PM Optus Sports
22 January Leeds vs Newcastle 12:30 PM Optus Sports
22 January Man Utd vs West Ham 12:30 PM Optus Sports
22 January Southampton vs Man City 5:30 PM Optus Sports
23 January Arsenal vs Burnley 2:00 PM Optus Sports
23 January Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 2:00 PM Optus Sports

Stream the Premier League on Optus Sport

While Optus Sport's first contract signed back in 2015 controversially restricted access to its own mobile and Internet customers only, that was eased when it extended its agreement by a further three years in 2018. Once again this year, anyone in Australia can sign up. With the contract expiring after this coming season there is sure to be a fierce battle for the next contract. For now, it's business as usual with Optus.

Optus Sport's subscription streaming service features coverage of every single game in every round. So whether you're a fan of Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Wolves, promoted newcomers Brentford or any of the top-flight's 20 clubs, you can watch your team, live or on demand.

Your subscription also gets you much more than just a live game on a Saturday night. Optus features 24/7 content dedicated to EPL programming. Highlights, press conferences, chat shows and various entertainment offerings are all there too. There are also various mini versions of games if you are short on time.

How to sign up for Optus Sport

You have a few options for signing up to Optus Sport. Existing Optus customers may already have access to it for free as the telco bundles a premium subscription to the service with many of its plans.

If you're not an Optus customer or your Optus plan doesn't come with a free Optus Sport membership, you can sign up to the service separately for $14.99/month.

With Optus Sport, you'll have access to all the latest league news, results, fixtures and statistics anytime and anywhere via the Optus Sport website or mobile app.

How much does Optus Sport cost?

Assuming it's not bundled in for free with your Optus plan, an Optus Sport subscription will set you back $14.99/month. Existing Optus customers can add the subscription onto their current plan by contacting Optus, while non-Optus customers can purchase the subscription directly through the Optus Sport app.

Both new and existing Optus customers can also add Yes TV by Fetch to their Optus Sport subscription for an extra $5 a month. The Yes TV package includes a Fetch Mini set-top box capable of watching Optus Sport on your TV, along with a basic Fetch subscription.

Which devices are compatible with Optus Sport?

With Optus Sport, it doesn’t matter whether you're at home or on the go; most modern, Internet-capable devices will happily stream the EPL wherever you are.

For computer users, the Optus Sport website provides access to all things EPL. Optus Sport can be watched on PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices, or on your TV via Fetch, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Telstra TV.

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If you've signed up for Yes TV by Fetch, you can download the Optus Sport app to your Fetch set-top box and stream the EPL through that. Fetch devices purchased through other Internet providers are not supported.

Each Optus Sport subscription supports up to 4 devices per account. Standard subscribers are limited to streaming on 1 device at a time, with Yes TV by Fetch subscribers able to stream to their Fetch set-top box plus 1 other device simultaneously.

Watch Premier League Optus Sport on TV with these streaming devices

How much data does Optus Sport use?

All EPL content streamed through Optus Sport on an Optus mobile, home broadband or mobile broadband connection is unmetered, meaning it won't count against your monthly data limit. If you're not an Optus mobile or broadband customer, on the other hand, streaming through Optus Sport will take a toll on your download cap.

As a general guide, streaming EPL matches through a computer uses a maximum of 1.6GB per hour, while streaming on a mobile device uses a maximum of 900MB per hour.

What about Europe's other top football leagues?

For most other global football leagues outside those mentioned above, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are usually the place to go. La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, MLS, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and more can all be found there, along with more than 50 sports all up. Starting this coming season, the A-League, W-League and UEFA Champions League can be found on Stan Sport.

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