There is only one place where you can watch every lap of every round of the 2019 V8 Supercars Championship and that's through the Fox Sports 506 channel. This is available via Foxtel IQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. Fox Sports 506 will broadcast the practice sessions, qualifying rounds and race day events.
For those of you who are hoping to watch the V8 Supercars for free in 2019, outside of the Kayo Sports free trial period, there's not much you can see without investing a few pennies. Only 6 of the 15 rounds will air free on Channel 10, a list of which we detail below.
Watch V8 Supercars with Kayo Sports
This is the best way to watch the 2019 V8 Supercars Championship (and some 50 other sports in Australia). If you're not familiar with Australia's newest live sports streaming service, we have a full review here. Needless to say, it has almost all of the same sports content as Foxtel at less than half the price, with greater device flexibility, an amazing Netflix-like user-interface, and a host of fantastic sports-specific viewing features.
Just $25 per month for two users.
Instant sign-up and cancellation systems with no contacts.
For the traditional V8 Supercars live viewing experience, direct to your TV with no device as the middleman, Foxtel IQ remains your best option. The latest IQ4 set-top box does allow for 4K content, which is one of the big plusses of the service. At this stage, Foxtel has not confirmed which, if any, of this year's races will be broadcast in 4K, but we'll update this page as news comes to hand. Last year, Bathurst 1000 was broadcast in 4K, for example.
While a TV-based service, those who sign up to Foxtel IQ also get the Foxtel Go app, which streams any channels to which you are subscribed to iOS and Android devices. The big con here is the cost, in part due to the fact you can't just get sports channels on their own.
The opportunity to watch the V8 Supercars in 4K.
The Foxtel Go app allows you to live stream and watch on television easily.
Includes a host of non-sporting channels.
You get every sports channel.
Costs $68 per month.
You have to get the non-sporting channels even if you don't want them.
The Foxtel Go app isn't as device-wide as Kayo Sports.
You don't get any of the sports-viewing features of Kayo.
You don't get RaceView Mode.
There are often installation fees.
It isn't an instant service, as it requires the installation of a physical box.
Get $20* off per month on a 12 month plan
With no upfront costs. Sport. Drama. Entertainment. $58*/mth on a 12mth plan.
*Min cost $696 based on Sport + Drama + Entertainment pack & iQ4. New residential customers & standard install only. Offer ends 23.07.19
The Foxtel Now service is caught in the middle ground between Kayo Sports and Foxtel IQ. It offers a reduced set-top box experience for relatively straightforward viewing on your TV, but it's also a full streaming service, allowing you to watch channels you're subscribed to on the go. However, given its price, it's really not worth it unless you want a purely streaming version of Foxtel that includes drama (Game of Thrones, Westworld, Selling Houses Australia, etc.) as well as your sport.
In line with our above comparison, Kayo Sports is not only the best way to watch the V8 Supercars series, but it's also the best way to stream the V8 Supercars series. With its litany of great sports-specific viewing features, and now with RaceView as well, it's a no brainer. While this service isn't free in its entirety, new users can make use of a 14-day free trial to get in a round without cost some time during the season.
For those hoping to watch V8 Supercars live on Channel 10's streaming app TenPlay, we have bad news. The V8 Supercars rounds broadcast live on Channel 10 are not availble on the streaming app companion.
Watching V8 Supercars live on Channel 10?
As mentioned, only 6 of 2019's 15 V8 Supercars rounds can be watched live on free-to-air TV via Channel 10. The majority of them are late in the season, too. These are not streamed via the TenPlay app, either, just through the terrestrial network. The other 9 rounds will be shown, but only as packaged highlights at the channel's discretion. They won't be broadcast live. The seven rounds you can watch are below, and you can find the key dates on our V8 Supercars calendar:
Superloop Adelaide 500 (Round 1)
Watpac Townsville 400 (Round 8)
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (Round 12)
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 (Round 13)
Sandown 500 (Round 14)
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 (Round 15)
How to watch V8 Supercars overseas
Whether you are in Bali, the US, England or almost anywhere else in the world, you don't have to miss out on the V8 Supercars live action. You can watch the 2019 V8 Supercars series from anywhere outside of Australia and New Zealand using Superview. It's a solid service, offering every qualifying session and every championship race live or on demand. The cost is $59.95, but again, this is not available to people connecting from within Australia or New Zealand.
How to watch V8 Supercars without Foxtel
One of the most common questions we receive is advice on how to watch V8 Supercars without Foxtel. As we've detailed above, there are a handful of V8 Supercars rounds you can watch on Channel 10, but this is landlocked - so to speak - with terrestrial TVs. If you want to watch V8 Supercars without Foxtel, and still see every moment of every round on any device, there is only one option. Kayo Sports. As we detailed above, Kayo Sports not only offers a far superior V8 Supercars live experience, but also does it at the cheapest price.
If you want to watch V8 Supercars without Foxtel, then you should try Kayo Sports.
Chris Stead is an award winning content creation and design specialist that dabbles in all subjects, but is best known for his work in technology, entertainment and gaming. When not writing, he can be found among the waves of the Northern Beaches.
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