Where to watch and stream 2020/21 BBL finals live in Australia
There are multiple options when it comes to live streaming Big Bash League T20 cricket in Australia, either free or through a premium service.
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Australia's Big Bash League is celebrating its 10th season of colour, big hits and classic catches in BBL|10 and the finals are here. The pandemic meant the tournament started a little later than scheduled and some big-name internationals joined late or missed out altogether. But there has still been a bevy of top Australian and overseas talents on show.
The defending champion Sydney Sixers finished on top of the ladder at the end of the regular season. Perth Scorchers, Sydney Thunder, Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers rounded out the playoff positions.
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Where to watch BBL live T20 cricket in Australia
The rights to stream the Big Bash League rest with Fox Cricket and Channel 7. Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports have the rights to all 61 games courtesy of Fox Cricket, including finals. In addition to the actual fixtures, there is pre- and post-match analysis, highlights, historical games, chat shows and more available for cricket fans to enjoy.
You can also catch some games on free-to-air television via Channel 7. But that option only has the rights to around 30% less BBL games across the season compared to Fox Cricket.
Watch BBL on Channel 7
Your only free-to-air option when it comes to watching the BBL is Channel 7, which has limited coverage. Out of the 56 regular season BBL matches, Channel 7 has the rights to broadcast 40 of them. It also has access to the finals.
Stream BBL on Kayo Sports
You can also catch all of the finals matches and a heap of unique special features live on Kayo Sports. New customers can use this 14-day free trial and test it all out. So you can catch the finals and much more for no cost.
Kayo is compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2017 or later) and Android TV in browsers as well as Chromecast or AirPlay. It also has a whopping 50 sports to pick from.
Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25/month and let you watch on two devices at once. If you're after a third simultaneous stream then you can upgrade to the Premium subscription which is $35 monthly.
Watch Big Bash on Foxtel iQ
For a more traditional pay TV experience, Foxtel and its iQ4 set-top box also has the BBL. You can watch sport broadcast in 4K quality, assuming you have a compatible TV. You also get access to tons of non-sporting content and the ability to record to the iQ box.
To get the BBL on the HD sports channels ($25/month), you first need to subscribe to the Foxtel Plus pack ($49/month), a total of $74/month. You may also face installation costs, although Foxtel IQ deals are also regularly available.
Live stream BBL via Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is a streaming alternative to the Foxtel iQ service. The Foxtel Now app is available on a host of devices, such as iOS, Android, Android TV, some Smart TVs (Samsung, LG), Telstra TV, PC, Mac, Chromecast, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
A total of $54/month, you need to combine Sport at $29/month with the Essentials pack for $25/month. Unless you're desperate for 4K BBL or want the non-sporting channels, Kayo Sports is a clear winner to watch and stream BBL.
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When does the BBL start?
It all started on 10 December 2020, when the Hobart Hurricanes hosted the Sydney Sixers at 7:15pm AEDT. The season runs through to 6 February 2020 when the final is played.
If you're interested to learn more about who is playing this year, including the finals, plus when and where each game of the season is on, check out the 2020/21 BBL schedule.
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