How to watch V8 Supercars live stream online in Australia

The 2020 V8 Supercars Championship season is fuelled up and ready to roll. This is how you can watch a V8 Supercars live stream every round.

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For the 2020 V8 Supercars Championship, Fox Sports is the only place to catch every session live and in HD right across Australia. Fox Sports channel 506 is the home of the high-octane series. You can access it via Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. Practice sessions, qualifying rounds and race-day events are all there, all season long.

If you don't have a subscription with Foxtel or Kayo Sports and hope to catch the V8 action for free, your options are fairly limited, outside of Kayo's 14-day free trial period. Channel 10 is broadcasting only half of this year's 14 rounds. Read on for more details.

Watch V8 Supercars with Kayo Sports

The entire 2020 V8 Supercars Championship is part of 50 sports Kayo has for you to choose from. If you are still to check out Australia's most comprehensive live sports streaming service, we have a full review here. It has the same sports content as Foxtel at less than half the price, with greater device flexibility and a host of brilliant sport-specific viewing features.

Pros

  • Just $25 per month for two users or $35 for three users.
  • Instant sign-up and cancellation systems with no contracts.
  • It has a 14-day free trial.
  • Available through PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
  • Great viewing features, such as picture-in-picture, SplitView (up to four channels at once), hide scores, rewind live TV, game-day hub, Key Moments and more.
  • The superb RaceView Mode feature. It offers features such as on-board camera or a heli-view, depending on the event. Race centre also takes you straight to the leaderboard and driver stats. In 2020, RaceView is available for every race in V8 Supercars, Formula One and MotoGP.
  • All the content from 14 sports channels: Fox Sports 1-8, ESPN 1–2, beIN SPORTS 1–3 and Racing.com.

Cons

  • You can't record (although the content is on demand anyway).
  • Consumes 3G/4G data when used without Wi-Fi.
  • Doesn't air in 4K as it's in HD only.
  • You don't get the Sky Racing channels.
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Watch V8 Supercars live on Foxtel iQ

For the traditional V8 Supercars live viewing experience, directly through your TV, Foxtel iQ remains your best option. The latest iQ4 set-top box allows for 4K content, which is one of the big advantages of the service, although it only applies to certain sports (check your local guides for Fox Sports Ultra HD channel 508).

Those who sign up to Foxtel iQ also get the Foxtel GO app, which streams any channels you are already subscribed to onto 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.

Pros

  • Some sports content is presented 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.

Cons

  • Costs $78 per month.
  • You have to get the non-sporting channels even if you don't want them.
  • The Foxtel GO app isn't on as many devices 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.

Watch V8 Supercars live stream on Foxtel Now

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.

Pros

  • Includes a host of non-sporting channels.
  • Instant access.
  • 10-day free trial.
  • User installs set-top box if required.
  • You get every sports channel.

Cons

  • You have to pay for those non-sporting channels.
  • Costs $54 per month.
  • Set-top box is an additional $99.
  • You don't get any of the sports-viewing features.
  • You don't get RaceView Mode.

How to watch V8 Supercars online for free

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 sport-specific viewing features, including RaceView, 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 during the season.

For those hoping to watch V8 Supercars live on Channel 10's streaming app 10 play, we have bad news. The V8 Supercars rounds broadcast live on Channel 10 are not available on the streaming app companion.

Watch V8 Supercars live on Channel 10

As mentioned, only 7 of the 14 rounds in the 2020 V8 Supercars season will be live on free-to-air TV via Channel 10. They also won't be streamed via the 10 play app. The remaining rounds will be shown on delay as packaged highlights. The seven rounds you can watch are below, while you can also find the key dates on our V8 Supercars calendar:

  • Superloop Adelaide 500 (Round 1)
  • PIRTEK Perth SuperNight (Round 5)
  • Watpac Townsville 400 (Round 7)
  • Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (Round 11)
  • Vodafone Gold Coast 600 (Round 12)
  • Penrite Oil Sandown 500 (Round 13)
  • Coates Hire Newcastle 500 (Round 14)

How to watch V8 Supercars overseas

Just because you are on holidays or stationed overseas, you don't have to miss out on the V8 Supercars. You can watch the 2020 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 and isn't 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, you can watch some V8 Supercars rounds 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.


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    WayneJune 29, 2019

    Hello, l am about to travel overseas to the Philippines and want to watch the V8 Superc ars, the tennis and cricket. Are these available via a provider there or can l subscribe to watch via a provider here before l leave?

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      ChrisJuly 1, 2019Staff

      Hi Wayne,

      Unfortunately there isn’t one single provider you can use to watch all these sports while overseas consistently. Kayo Sports has all three sports here in Australia, but the broadcast rights end at Australia’s boundaries. From my understanding, you should get all the tennis and V8 Supercars via Fox Sports Asia in the Philippines, but only some Cricket and potentially just highlights packages of major games such as those in the Cricket World Cup. Alterntaively you can use a VPN to reach your Kayo account here in Oz, but the streaming quality could be affected.

      Cheers

      Chris

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