Streaming Sports in Australia: Watch the action on the go with these services

Whether you're mad for MMA or nuts for NRL, there are tailor-made online services fit for any fan.

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Streaming sports and broadcast rights in Australia

While sports streaming is still in its relative infancy here in Australia, there's still a robust ecosystem of sporting competitions available to stream.

Quite often they are available through a mobile provider who has acquired the digital rights in order to provide an incentive for new customers. These mobile providers can offer you access to the sport that won't count against your monthly data allowance.

Below we've listed out some of the major Australian and international sports competitions and the broadcasters and distributors that currently hold the rights. For a more in-depth look at which company currently holds the rights to your favourite league, head over to our broadcast rights guide.
Note: Since Kayo Sport's launch, many of the sports and events below can be streamed there. We're currently updating the table below but in the meantime, you can see a full list of what sports are streaming on Kayo in our guide.

Sport Competition Broadcaster and distributors
AFL Australian Football League (AFL) SEVEN FoxtelKayo Sports (Finals Replay)
AFL AFL Brownlow SEVEN
AFL E. J. Whitten Legends Game SEVEN
Badminton Badminton Australia OVO
Baseball Major League Baseball (MLB) ESPN FoxtelKayo Sports
Baseball World Series ESPN FoxtelKayo Sports
Basketball National Basketball League (NBL) FoxtelKayo Sports Nine
Boxing Boxing ESPN Europsport beIN sports Main Event FoxtelKayo Sports
Cricket Test Cricket in Australia SEVEN
Cricket Women's Test Cricket in Australia SEVEN
Cricket One-day Internationals (ODI) in Australia FoxtelKayo Sports
Cricket Twenty20 Internationals in Australia FoxtelKayo Sports
Cricket Test Cricket Overseas (except Ashes 2019) FoxtelKayo Sports
Cricket Ashes 2019 Nine
Cricket One-day Internationals FoxtelKayo Sports
Cricket One-day Internationals England 2018 Nine
Cricket Cricket World Cup Nine
Cricket Big Bash League (BBL) SEVEN
Cricket Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) SEVEN
Cricket Indian Premier League FoxtelKayo Sports
Cycling Tour Down Under Nine
Cycling Tour de France SBS
eSports EVO Street Fighter V World Championship ESPN FoxtelKayo Sports
eSports Australian Esports League (AEL) OVO
Extreme Sports X Games ESPN FoxtelKayo Sports
Extreme Sports Megaloop Kiteboarding Challenge Red Bull TV
Golf Australian Masters TBC
Golf Australian Open SEVEN
Golf PGA Tour FoxtelKayo Sports ABC (Highlights)
Golf Ryder Cup FoxtelKayo Sports
Golf Women's Australian Open ABC
Gridiron National Football League (NFL) ABC
Gridiron Pro Bowl ESPN SEVEN FoxtelKayo Sports
Gridiron Super Bowl ESPN SEVEN FoxtelKayo Sports
Gridiron Sunday Night Football + Playoffs ESPN SEVEN FoxtelKayo Sports
Gymnastics Gymnastics Australia OVO
Horse Racing Kentucky Derby ESPN FoxtelKayo Sports
Horse Racing Preakness Stakes ESPN FoxtelKayo Sports
Horse Racing Melbourne Cup TEN
Ice Hockey National Hockey League FoxtelKayo Sports
Ice Hockey Australian Ice Hockey League FoxtelKayo Sports (Highlights)
MMA UFC Fight Night UFC Fight PassFoxtelKayo Sports Main Event EDGEsport
MMA BRACE: Australasia's MMA Event UFC TV
MMA Bellator MMA SPIKE
Motorsport V8 Supercars Championship TEN (7 events)
Motorsport Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) TEN FoxtelKayo Sports
Motorsport 24 Hours of Le Mans Europsport FoxtelKayo Sports
Motorsport Bathurst 12 Hour SEVEN
Multi-Discipline Commonwealth Games TBC
Multi-Discipline Summer Olympics SEVEN
Multi-Discipline Winter Olympics TBC
Multi-Discipline Paralympic Games SEVEN
Multi-Discipline European Games TBC
Multi-Discipline Pacific Games TBC
Netball Super Netball Nine
Rugby League National Rugby League (NRL) Nine FoxtelKayo Sports
Rugby League NRL Grand Final Nine FoxtelKayo Sports (Replay)
Rugby League State of Origin Nine FoxtelKayo Sports (Replay)
Rugby League NRL Women's Nine
Rugby League Rugby League World Cup TBC
Rugby League Women's Rugby League World Cup TBC
Rugby League Four Nations Nine
Rugby Union Rugby World Cup TBC
Rugby Union Bledisloe Cup TEN FoxtelKayo Sports
Rugby Union Mitre 10 Cup FoxtelKayo Sports
Rugby Union Six Nations Championship beIN sports FoxtelKayo Sports
Rugby Union English Premiership FoxtelKayo Sports
Soccer A-League FoxtelKayo Sports TEN
Soccer W-League FoxtelKayo Sports SBS
Soccer English Premier League (EPL) Optus Sport SBS FoxtelKayo Sports (Replays)
Soccer Spanish La Liga beIN sports FoxtelKayo Sports
Soccer French Ligue 1 beIN sports FoxtelKayo Sports
Soccer Italian Serie A beIN sports FoxtelKayo Sports
Soccer FFA Cup FoxtelKayo Sports
Soccer English FA Cup ESPN FoxtelKayo Sports
Soccer FA Cup Final SBS
Soccer English League Cup beIN sports FoxtelKayo Sports
Soccer UEFA Champions League Optus Sport
Soccer Women's National Team (Matildas) SBS FoxtelKayo Sports
Soccer FIFA World Cup SBS Optus Sport
Soccer UEFA European Championship Optus Sport
Surfing World Surfing League WSL FoxtelKayo Sports
Surfing APB World Bodyboarding Tour APB
Tennis Australian Open Nine
Tennis Wimbledon SEVEN FoxtelKayo Sports
Tennis U.S. Open. ESPN FoxtelKayo Sports
Tennis Fed Cup SEVEN
Tennis ATP World Tour Finals ESPN FoxtelKayo Sports
Tennis Laver Cup ESPN Nine
Wrestling WWE Series WWE NetworkFoxtelKayo Sports Nine

Compare sports streaming platforms

Updated October 17th, 2019
Name Product Details Free trial? Max. video quality Price What's next?
Kayo Sports Premium
Kayo Sports Premium

Kayo Sports Premium

  • Max. video quality

    HD
  • Free trial?

    14 days
  • Price

    $35 p/month
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14 days
HD
$35 p/month
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Kayo Sports Basic
Kayo Sports Basic

Kayo Sports Basic

  • Max. video quality

    HD
  • Free trial?

    14 days
  • Price

    $25 p/month
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14 days
HD
$25 p/month
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NBA League Pass
NBA League Pass

NBA League Pass

  • Max. video quality

    HD
  • Free trial?

    No
  • Price

    $39.99 p/month
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No
HD
$39.99 p/month
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League Pass gives you access to all 1,200+ regular season games, the playoffs, finals and All-Star Weekend.
NFL Game Pass Season Plus
NFL Game Pass Season Plus

NFL Game Pass Season Plus

  • Max. video quality

    HD
  • Free trial?

    No
  • Price

    $99.99/year
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No
HD
$99.99/year
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Live stream all 256 regular season games as well as Playoffs & Super Bowl live and on-demand.
WWE Network
WWE Network

WWE Network

  • Max. video quality

    HD
  • Free trial?

    1 month
  • Price

    US$9.99/month
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1 month
HD
US$9.99/month
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Optus Sport Premium
Optus Sport Premium

Optus Sport Premium

  • Max. video quality

    HD
  • Free trial?

    No
  • Price

    $14.99/month
More info
View details
No
HD
$14.99/month
More info
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NRL Live Pass
NRL Live Pass

NRL Live Pass

  • Max. video quality

    SD
  • Free trial?

    No
  • Price

    $3.99/week
More info
View details
No
SD
$3.99/week
More info
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AFL Live Pass
AFL Live Pass

AFL Live Pass

  • Max. video quality

    HD
  • Free trial?

    2 weeks
  • Price

    $16.99/month
More info
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2 weeks
HD
$16.99/month
More info
View details
My Football Live
My Football Live

My Football Live

  • Max. video quality

    SD
  • Free trial?

    2 weeks
  • Price

    $16.99/month
More info
View details
2 weeks
SD
$16.99/month
More info
View details
AFLW Live
AFLW Live

AFLW Live

  • Max. video quality

    SD
  • Free trial?

    No
  • Price

    Free
More info
View details
No
SD
Free
More info
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Compare up to 4 providers

Depending on the sport you want to watch, there are a generally a few ways to watch your team play online. There's a growing trend towards dedicated apps, which promise not only to stream live broadcasts but conveniently curate highlight reels, plus interview shows, on-demand replays and even multiple camera angles.

These apps are generally available for mobile and tablets on both iOS and Android platforms, but there are also Smart TV and streaming device apps that let you enjoy a dedicated big screen experience.

Because the Internet is global, there's also the ability to access global sporting competitions, with apps for US sports like the NBA and NFL all readily available, with either annual or monthly subscription passes offering access to the games.

We're still a long way away from streaming becoming the dominant way to watch your favourite sporting match, with big money spent on broadcast rights for all the major Australian sports. In many cases, the only way to watch certain sports online is via Foxtel Now, which retransmits the Fox Sports channels through the Internet.

But there are more sports being made available for digital streaming every year, so even if your sport of choice isn't currently available to stream, expect it to arrive sooner rather than later.

What you need to stream sports in Australia

Thanks to broadcasting rights, sports streaming is generally limited to mobile or tablet devices, although there is no hard and fast rule for device support. You'll need to check device compatibility for whatever sport you want to watch.

Because streaming rights tend to be targeted to mobile devices, mobile phone carriers have been spending big to gain those rights. Some providers use the digital sports platform as a tool to entice customers.

If you want to watch the EPL in Australia, for example, you need to be an Optus broadband or mobile customer. In other cases, such as Telstra's NRL and AFL apps, you can access the apps regardless of whether you're a Telstra customer or not, though Telstra users will get to watch without worrying about the impact on their data allowance.

Of course, there's nothing quite like watching the game on the big screen. Again though, from a streaming standpoint, you are at the mercy of the licensing deals.

Some sports offer dedicated Smart TV apps, as well as apps for platforms like Apple TV. Others will let you beam a mobile connection to your TV via a Chromecast or Airplay connection. Others won't let you watch on a TV at all.

The one factor that is common to pretty much every sport streaming service is that you'll need to pay to access it. In some cases, the cost of streaming is included as an add-on to another service, like V8 Supercars access for OVO mobile customers.

But as a rule, you'll have to pay to watch sports online.Head over to our streaming devices guide for more information on the equipment you will need to kick off.


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    RichardFebruary 1, 2018

    How can I view the 2018 moto gp series online or on tv .I live in st helens tasmania which appears not to be served by foxtel satellite tv.

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      JonathanFebruary 26, 2018Staff

      Hi Richard, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please refer to the link I have sent to your email for the 2018 Moto GP calendar on channel ‘ONE’.

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