How to live stream La Liga football online in Australia
The 2019-20 La Liga football season kicks off on 17 August. Here's how to watch the big matches on TV or stream them live online from Australia.
Update: Here's how to watch El Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid.
Featuring many of the best players in the world, fiery managers and some of the greatest rivalries in world football, La Liga is a must-watch for football fans in Australia. The fact that Spanish teams have been dominating European cup competitions in recent years only adds to the excitement. You're guaranteed a thrilling time if you decide to catch up with Primera División.
The 2019-20 La Liga season is the 89th edition of the championship, with Barcelona once again defending champions after winning La Liga last season for the 26th time. The new season kicks off on 17 August (AEST), with Barcelona facing Athletic Bilbao in the opening match, kicking off at 5am AEST. In Australia, you can watch the biggest La Liga matches on your TV or live stream La Liga on your favourite device with ease.
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When is El Clásico?
El Clásico is the most highly anticipated encounter of each and every La Liga season, with heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid facing off. The first game will take place on Matchday 10, 27 October, at Camp Nou. The return will be on Matchday 26, 1 March 2020, at Santiago Bernabéu.
La Liga season 2019-20: Biggest transfers
This season, three teams were promoted from the 2018-19 Segunda División: Osasuna, Granada and Mallorca. As far as major transfers are concerned, notable moves from Real Madrid include huge dollars for Eden Hazard, Luka Jović, Éder Militão, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo. Barcelona brought in Atlético Madrid star Antoine Griezmann along with Frenkie de Jong and Neto among others. Meanwhile, Atlético Madrid completed its roster with Nicolás Ibáñez, João Félix, Ivan Šaponjić and Marcos Llorente to only name a few.
How to live stream La Liga matches in Australia
The exclusive rights to broadcast La Liga into Australia are held by beIN SPORTS. Rest assured, though, there are multiple ways to subscribe to this sports channel, giving you plenty of choice. Here's how you can live stream La Liga in Australia or watch on TV.
Live stream La Liga matches with Kayo Sports
Content from BeIN SPORTS is included on Kayo Sports, the streaming platform that offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world live and on demand. A basic subscription costs $25 per month and enables users to watch programming on two screens at the same time, while a premium subscription supports three simultaneous streams for $35 per month.
Besides a generous library of content, Kayo Sports boasts several exciting features that are likely to appeal to soccer fans. You can use SplitView to watch up to four channels at once on the same screen – great for when there is more than one big match on at a time. There's also Interactive Stats, so you can get your fill of figures and statistics. The No Spoilers setting ensures you won't find out the score if you're running late, while Key Moments lets you go right to the action that matters in selected matches.
If you're short on time, you can tune in for a Kayo Mini, a condensed version of key sport match-ups that delivers all the highlights in 20 minutes or less. There's a great Netflix-style user-interface, game-day hub pages and easy on-demand access to most sports, documentaries, chat shows and news broadcasts. There's plenty more to discover, too, so make sure you look into our detailed Kayo Sports review.
Kayo Sports comes with no-lock-in contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime. Best of all, new users get a 14-day free trial. The service is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets, or you can watch on TV via Android TV, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Chromecast or Samsung TV (2018 or later).
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Watch or live stream La Liga matches with Foxtel
All three beIN SPORTS channels are included in the Foxtel iQ Sport pack, which allows you to watch La Liga on your TV. Besides access to 12 sports channels, Foxtel subscribers also get the iQ4 box, which enables you to watch content in 4K and record live TV. The Sport HD channel pack usually costs $25 per month on top of the base $49 per month pack, but there are usually Foxtel iQ deals available that can either bring down that cost or save you on installation or box fees. You will stream the channels you are subscribed to through your laptop or mobile device via the Foxtel GO app. This app is available for free to all Foxtel customers.
Alternatively, beIN SPORTS is also available with Foxtel Now, the streaming platform that lets you watch Foxtel content live and on demand via the Internet. You will need the Sport pack, a premium offering priced at $29 per month. You can only add Sports to your subscription if you already have the Essentials pack. This one is $25 per month and comes with a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels. As a result, you'll have to pay at least $54 per month to stream La Liga matches with Foxtel Now.
The online platform is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, Chromecast, AirPlay, the Foxtel Now box, Sony Android TVs, PS4 and Telstra TV. New subscribers do get access to a 10-day free trial.
Watch La Liga matches with Fetch TV
beIN SPORTS is also available on Fetch TV as a special interest channel pack priced at $19.99 per month. The total price of your subscription, though, will depend on whether you get your Fetch box through a broadband provider or buy it outright.
Stream La Liga matches with beIN SPORTS CONNECT
La Liga fans can get a direct subscription to the broadcaster thanks to beIN SPORTS CONNECT. The streaming platform provides access to all three beIN SPORTS channels but costs $19.99 per month or $199.99 per year. There is a two-week free trial, and you can access beIN SPORTS CONNECT via computers and mobile devices.
La Liga 2019-20 fixture schedule
Eager to get your football fix? Here's the schedule for the first three weekends of the 2019-20 La Liga season. Times are in AEST, so you should check the TV schedule in advance for local listings.
|Date||Match||Time (AEDT)||Where to watch|
|4 January||LaLiga Valladolid v Leganes||4:00 AM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|
|4 January||LaLiga Sevilla v Athletic||6:55 AM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|
|4 January||LaLiga Valencia v Eibar||11:55 PM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|
|5 January||LaLiga Getafe v Real Madrid||1:00 AM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|
|5 January||LaLiga Atletico v Levante||4:00 AM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|
|5 January||LaLiga Espanyol v Barcelona||6:30 AM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|
|5 January||LaLiga Granada v Mallorca||9:55 PM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|
|5 January||LaLiga Sociedad v Villarreal||11:55 PM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|
|6 January||LaLiga Alaves v Real Betis||1:55 AM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|
|6 January||LaLiga Celta v Osasuna||6:30 AM||Kayo Sports, 10-day free trial, beIN Sports Connect|