How to watch an A-League live stream: Best free and premium services

Chris Stead 10 April 2019 NEWS

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It's not too late to jump on a live stream and watch the A-League Finals Series unfold.

The 2018/19 Hyundai A-League is coming to an end and is heading for another finals series. The biggest matches of the competition are still coming, which a quick glance of the full A-League fixtures calendar can confirm. The season will run all the way through to the weekend of 18 May.

It's been a miserable year for the Central Coast Mariners and the Brisbane Roar, who are adrift at the bottom of the table. At the other end, Perth Glory are six points clear of Sydney FC and could secure the Premiership this weekend. Elsewhere Melbourne Victory, Wellington Phoenix, Adelaide United and Melbourne City FC are almost certain to make the finals.

What are your A-League streaming options? How can you watch an A-League live stream of the final rounds and the finals series? You have a few options available to you.

How to find an A-League live stream online

The broadcast rights for every A-League game are owned by Fox Sports and broadcast via Foxtel and Kayo Sports. Channel 10 has the rights to show one of the Saturday night games each round, as well as the full A-League Finals Series. This is aired through the 10 Bold channel, plus there is also an A-League stream of that match through 10 play.

Elsewhere there is a dedicated MyFootball Live App, which also provides an A-League stream of each and every game. Let's take a closer look at all these A-League streaming options.

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A-League live stream on Kayo Sports

Our pick for the best A-League streaming experience is Kayo Sports. Launchd at the end of 2018, Kayo Sports is a dedicated sports viewing experience that takes 13 of the best sports channels available in Foxtel's premium Sport Pack add-on and places them in their own app. This brings the price down to $25 per month, plus you can test it for free for the first 14 days.

We have a detailed review of Kayo Sports that will flesh out all the information for you, but the key takeaways are the excellent user interface, its accessibility (PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Chromecast) and the unique viewing features. The latter includes SplitView (where you can watch four channels at once), multiple camera angles for some sports, a picture-in-picture mode, a hide scores option, jump to key moments function and more.

A-League live stream on Foxtel

If you want to watch content beyond sport, such as Game of Thrones or lifestyle programming, then Foxtel is your best option. The Sport Pack costs $29 per month and must be added onto the base Pop and Lifestyle pack whether you choose the traditional Foxtel IQ experience (which comes with the Foxtel Go live streaming app) or the dedicated live stream Foxtel Now service. This can push the cost to as high as $68 and $54 a month respectively.

If you already have a Foxtel subscription with the Sport Pack, you can simply use the Foxtel Go or Foxtel Now app to live stream A-League games on your preferred device. In the case of Foxtel Now, there's a 10-day free trial available too. However, be aware that none of the UI features or sports viewing features found on Kayo Sports are available through the Foxtel services.

A-League live stream on 10 play

The Saturday night game, usually broadcasting at 7.30pm (AEST), is also live streamed on Ten’s streaming service, 10 play. Accessing the service is free of charge. 10 play will have access to the entire A-League Finals Series, too. If you're a dedicated fan this A-League streaming option is quite limited and will rarely feature your favourite team.

A-League live stream on MyFootball Live App

As the offical A-League steaming option, the MyFootball Live App has plenty of benefits. It's a portal for news, information and behind-the-scenes programming. It's free if you're a Telstra customer or alternatively costs $99.99 for an annual Live Pass, $16.99 for a monthly Live Pass or $4.99 for a weekly Live Pass. This does give it flexibility for those just wanting to catch the last few rounds of the season at a reasonable price.

Where it falls down is in its accessibility (just iOS and Android devices) and its inability to offer other global leagues and programming. You do get Socceroos and Matildas games, but when compared to Foxtel and Kayo Sports, which shows games from many leagues, the FA Cup and more, along with 50 other sports, it's not overly impressive. Then again, if you just want A-League on your mobile, that shouldn't matter.

Live stream options for the A-League Finals Series

For the A-League Finals Series, there are more A-League streaming options available than in the regular rounds. As indicated above, Foxtel and Kayo Sports will show every game live. However, Channel 10 also has the rights to show the full A-League Finals Series free on 10Bold and as an A-League stream on 10 play. There's also the MyFootball Live App, so you have the full suite of A-League streaming options when it comes to those pivotal final games through May.

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