How to watch Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes BBL live and free

Posted: 4 January 2021 3:54 pm

The Melbourne Stars are out to snap a 3-game losing streak when they take on the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL. Here's how to watch.

SUMMARY: Stars vs Hurricanes is exclusive to Fox Cricket. So unless you're already an existing Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

This is a rematch of Saturday's clash, when the Hobart Hurricanes beat the Melbourne Stars by 21 runs. That was the third straight loss for the Stars, who had won their opening two games. They sit fifth on the ladder so this is a crucial game.

"It's not panic stations or anything like that, but we would have loved to have a win," all-rounder Marcus Stoinis said. "Calm and clear is the way you have to be in these tournaments. You get on a roll, ideally, you do that from this stage of the tournament until the end." Hobart, meanwhile, are sitting third with a 5-2 win-loss record.

When is BBL Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes?

This game at Hobart's Blundstone Arena starts at 4:05pm AEDT on Monday 4 January.

How to watch BBL Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes is exclusive to Fox Cricket, there is no free-to-air coverage. While Channel 7 has access to some games in BBL|10, only Kayo Sports and Foxtel offer all 61 games live across the season.

If you are not an existing Foxtel customer, Kayo Sports is the way to go. Read on to learn why. You can also check out our guide on how to watch BBL|10 here. Following this match today will be the Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder which is game 28 of 61 of the BBL schedule.

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Watch Stars vs Hurricanes on Kayo Sports

If you are a sports fan, Kayo Sports is the place to be, as cricket is 1 of more than 50 sports available. There are also a vast number of special features so you get the absolute most out of your sports viewing experience.

SplitView lets you watch four sports at once. Interactive Stats and Key Moments Timeline ensure you have all the information you need. You can also catch up the action quickly with Kayo Minis.

You can watch BBL|10 through your television on Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Telstra TV or Samsung TVs (2017 models and onwards). You can also stream it on your Mac or PC, plus the Kayo Sports app gives you the option to tune in with your Android or iOS device.

If you want to make sure Kayo Sports is right for you, it offers a 14-day free trial for new users. A Basic subscription costs $25 a month and gives you access to two screens. For $35 a month, a Premium subscription gives you another screen to utilise. For all of Kayo's cricket programs, check out our live stream cricket guide.

Stream Stars vs Hurricanes on Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack which costs $54 a month in total.

If you haven't tried it previously, Foxtel Now offers a 10-day free trial. We have also put together a full guide which includes the list of compatible devices.

History of Stars vs Hurricanes

History favours the Stars, who have won nine of these meetings to the Hurricanes' four.

Who will win Stars vs Hurricanes?

We like the Hurricanes' chances of inflicting more pain on the Stars. Hobart's acquisition of Dawid Malan, the world's number one T20I batsman, is absolutely massive for their title chances. The England star hit 75 from 56 balls against the Stars and complements an already useful batting lineup featuring D'Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Colin Ingram and Peter Handscomb.

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. You can also check out our viewing guides for the likes of the NBA or A-League.

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