Where to watch the Australian Open 2018

Olivia Harris 15 January 2018

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The biggest tennis event in the southern hemisphere is here.

The first tennis event of 2018 starts in our very own country, Australia. Held at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria tickets are quick to sell, and this year is no exception. If you have missed the boat getting tickets to one of the most important sporting events of the year, fear not. You can still catch some of the biggest names in tennis via live Australian TV, so fans can tune in and watch all the action this January.

Where to watch online in Australia

While the matches will be broadcast live on free-to-air TV (Channel 7) we have suggested here some alternative ways to watch the games for anyone who has sketchy access to TV this summer.

The official Australian Open 2018 website will be live-streaming the games, along with Channel 7’s 7Tennis website. You can log onto the 7Tennis website on either desktop or mobile through any browser.

Sky sports subscribers with Eurosport access on their TV can watch the matches via Sky Go.

For mobile users the Freeview FV mobile app will be streaming free-to-air content to mobile devices, including Channel 7’s Australian Open coverage. Freeview FV is available on iOS and Android.

Viewing services are free with ads included during the stream unless you sign up for a premium account, but this selection will still broadcast some advertising.

Where to watch online outside Australia

If you attempt to use Channel 7’s 7Tennis site with an IP address outside Australia then you will receive a geo-block error. If you are abroad during this time then you can use a VPN to access 7Tennis internationally.

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