Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own.

Streaming Sports in Australia: Watch the action on the go with these services

Whether it's played with a ball, steered with a wheel or a fist flying towards your head there are tailor-made online services fit for any fan.

Screaming fans at a live sport event

Sports streaming Finder™ helps you easily compare streaming services for sport. While sports streaming has grown to become the norm here in Australia, broadcast rights can still switch around all the time.

That can make it tricky to find where to get your sporting fix. So below we've listed out some of the major Australian and international sports competitions and the broadcasters and distributors that currently hold the rights.

from

Compare sports streaming platforms

1 - 15 of 15
Name Product Free trial period Max video quality Simultaneous streams Monthly price
NBA League Pass
NBA League Pass
7 days
HD
1
$21.99
Kayo Sports Basic
Kayo Sports Basic
7 days
4K
2
$35
Paramount+ Standard
Paramount+ Standard
7 days
HD
2
$9.99
beIN SPORTS CONNECT
beIN SPORTS CONNECT
7 days
HD
1
$14.99
NFL Game Pass Pro
NFL Game Pass Pro
7 days
HD
2
$52.50
Foxtel Now - Sport Pack
Foxtel Now - Sport Pack
10 days
HD
2
$29
Kayo Sports One
Kayo Sports One
7 days
HD
1
$25
DAZN
DAZN
N/A
HD
1
$13.99
FITE TV
FITE TV
7 days
HD
1
$7.99
Foxtel Sport
Foxtel Sport
N/A
4K
2
$100
Optus Sport Premium
Optus Sport Premium
N/A
HD
1
$24.99
League Pass Premium
League Pass Premium
7 days
HD
3
$29.99
UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass
N/A
HD
1
$10.99
Kayo Freebies
Kayo Freebies
Free
HD
1
$0
F1 TV Monthly
F1 TV Monthly
N/A
HD
1
$4.49
loading

Depending on the sport you want to watch, there are a generally a few ways to watch your team play online.

Some sports have their own dedicated apps like League Pass or NFL Game Pass, while others like the NRL, AFL or cricket are exclusive or fragmented through services like Kayo, Stan Sport and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.

There are more sports being made available for digital streaming every year, so even if your sport of choice isn't currently available to stream, expect it to arrive sooner rather than later.

Finder survey: Which sport do people find most difficult to stream in Australia?

Response
I do not watch sports events34.32%
Ice hockey.hockey9.73%
Football (soccer)7.66%
Boxing/combat sport7.48%
Cricket6.85%
AFL6.4%
Motorsport5.23%
Tennis5.14%
Rugby league3.51%
Basketball2.88%
Cycling2.7%
Rugby union2.43%
Netball1.98%
Baseball1.89%
Golf1.8%
Source: Finder survey by Pure Profile of 1110 Australians, December 2023

What you need to stream sports in Australia

Sports streaming in Australia has now evolved to the point where each app is near available on every mobile, tablet, internet browser, gaming console, Smart TV or dedicated streaming hardware like Chromecast or Apple TV. So you'll almost always have a device that allows you to watch it.

Of course there's the odd service that will be available on PlayStation, but not Xbox. Smart TVs that were made prior to 2019 or cheaper brand models also aren't much help without a Chromecast.

However, device availability is constantly growing and is far superior now to when sports streaming first started to develop and wouldn't let you watch on anything more than your phone.

Your biggest challenge might be ensuring your internet plan is up to speed in order to avoid buffering.

The one factor that is common to pretty much every sport streaming service is that you'll need to pay to access it. In some cases, the cost of streaming might be discounted through like Optus Sport if you're an Optus mobile or broadband customer. You can also make use of the free trials that streamers offer. But as a rule, you'll have to pay to watch sports online.


Latest sports streaming news

Image: Shutterstock

Aaron McAllister's headshot
Publisher

Aaron McAllister was the global publisher for Streaming at Finder, helping to deliver insightful guides to internet TV, sports and entertainment. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and a major in Marketing from the University of Wollongong. Away from work, you can find him perfecting his jump shot. See full bio

Read more on this topic

Go to site