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

Posted: 9 August 2019 10:25 am News

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The 2019/20 English Premier League (EPL) season kicks off on 10 August in Australia and you can watch every match live online. Here's your EPL guide.

Whether you call it soccer or football, one thing's for certain: the English Premier League – or EPL as it is more commonly known – isn't the easiest thing to watch here in Australia. The exclusive rights to broadcast the EPL lie with Optus Sport, an online live stream and on-demand service. While previous years have seen at least one game from every round available on SBS free-to-air TV, that is no longer the case. For fans of the beautiful game, it's hardly an ideal situation.

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Fortunately, Optus Sport has progressed well past the disaster that saw it better known as "Floptus" during the FIFA World Cup. It featuring 24/7 live channels dedicated to the English Premier League. This includes a live stream of every game and on-demand streams of almost every single match, highlights, press conferences, chat shows and various entertainment programming. Optus Sport is everything an EPL fan could want in a simple, portable package.

Of course, the only frustration is that it's a separate service to the two alternative sports streaming options in Australia that are home to almost every other soccer league in the world. Both Foxtel and the innovative new live sports streaming service Kayo have everything else you could desire. This includes every A-League game, the EFL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, MLS, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and more.

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How does watching the Premier League on Optus Sport work?

Previously available only to Optus customers, but now open to all Aussies, Optus Sport is a subscription streaming service covering every facet of the English Premier League. By signing up, you'll get access to every match of the season streamed live, and the majority of the games available on-demand, to a variety of mobile and non-mobile devices.

Optus Sport can be watched on PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices, or on your TV via Fetch, Apple TV, Google ChromeCast, XboxOne or Amazon Fire. Beyond the regular EPL season, Optus Sport also has the rights to broadcast international friendlies, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

How to sign up for Optus Sport and live stream EPL in Australia

There are a few different ways to sign up to Optus Sport. Existing Optus customers may already have access to it, as Optus bundles a premium subscription to the service in 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 Sports website or mobile app. All 380 matches of the current season are available to stream live, with 290 games per season watchable on-demand for all those times you're too tired to stay up past midnight.

For additional insight into the league, Optus Sport includes a dedicated 24/7 EPL stream covering everything from pre- and post-match analyses to interviews with former Premier League players. Hosted by a team of Premier League experts, this non-stop coverage offers valuable insight for even the most seasoned EPL fans.

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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.

What 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. To watch live matches and other videos, you'll need a Windows or Mac device running one of the following compatible browsers: Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari 9 on OS X 10.10 or 10.11.

Keeping up-to-date with EPL coverage on the go requires the Optus Sport mobile app. The Android version of the app supports all Android phones and tablets running Android 4.4 or higher, while the iOS version is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or higher.

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To watch the EPL on your TV, you have a few different options. If you've got a fourth-generation Apple TV, you can simply download the Optus Sport app and go from there. For older-model Apple TVs, your only option is streaming from another Apple device through Apple AirPlay. Similarly, Google ChromeCast owners can cast the Optus Sport app from their Android device.

If you've signed up for Yes TV by Fetch, you can also download the Optus Sport app to your Fetch set-top box and stream the EPL to your TV through that. Fetch devices purchased through other Internet providers are not supported, however. You can also download and watch Optus Sport through an Xbox One video game console.

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

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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.

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