Live Sports Streaming
Thanks to the introduction of the smart phone, the dark old days of missing your favourite sports is over.
That’s right, if you’re stuck on the train, at a wedding or your significant other has done the unforgivable and committed you to a function when your team is playing, you’ll still be able to watch all the action live on your device.
When punters place bets on sport, we usually want to watch the action. The scores can only tell you so much.
The good news for Australians is that many of our recommended bookmakers understand our passion and offer live streaming for their members.
In most cases, Aussies can place bets and then watch the action unfold live, all on the one app.
Here is a live streaming guide to each of the most popular sports in Australia.
Horse Racing Live Stream
This is where the live streaming options really open up for punters.
First we start with the paying options — Kayo and Foxtel both provide racing lovers 24-hour uninterrupted vision of Sky Racing 1 & 2, Sky Thoroughbred Central and Racing.com.
The real value in live streaming racing footage can be found at some of our recommended bookmakers.
BetEasy.com.au provides free live streaming to their members with Sky Racing 1 & 2 covering races all over the country.
Sportsbet too offers free live streaming to its customers, but only for Victorian racing after its deal with Racing.com.
AFL Live Stream
There are plenty of options available to AFL viewers needing a live stream to their mobile devices.
Subscribers to Foxtel and Kayo can stream through apps on their smart televisions, laptops, desktops, phones and tablets.
AFLTV also provides free streaming at a fee and thanks to a lucrative partnership with Telstra, customers of the telecommunications giant will get the AFL subscription for free if they have the required data.
If you’re overseas and in need of a stream, you’ll find another quality paid service at watchafl.afl.com.au.
Rugby League Live Stream
NRL viewers are well catered for with a number of streaming options for their smart devices.
Subscribers to Foxtel or Kayo will watch every game of the season, including finals, whistle to whistle on any device, for a premium.
The NRL Digital Pass provides a slightly-cheaper option for NRL fanatics, but does not include the State Of Origin or the NRL Grand Final.
The free option for live-streaming comes from the Nine Now app, which will offer free vision for games played on Channel 9 or its secondary Gem station.
For NRL fans watching from overseas, they can pay for a subscription at WatchNRL.com.
Rugby Union Live Stream
Fox Sports, once again, has the monopoly on the Wallabies and Super Rugby for Australian viewers through Foxtel and Kayo subscriptions.
The only alternative to paid subscription can be found at Bet365, which offers a free live streaming service for specific matches.
Tennis Live Stream
In addition to the paying subscriptions at Foxtel and Kayo that will cover the wide spread of professional tournaments throughout the year, big Australian events like the Australian Open, the Davis Cup and smaller lead up tournaments in the Australian summer will all be available on free to air channels.
Channel 9 offers free streaming of the Australian Open, as well as other big tournaments like Wimbledon, through its Nine Now app
Bet365 is one bookmaker that offers free live streaming for selected international matches.
Soccer Live Stream
While the Socceroos are telecast live and free to the nation on SBS and the SBS On Demand app, it is Optus that has control over the ever-popular English Premier League.
The EPL and big tournaments like the World Cup and EUFA Champions League are all available to Optus customers.
Australia’s domestic competition, the A-League, is telecast live on Foxtel and Kayo.
Cricket Live Stream
As a sport enjoyed all around the world, cricket offers a wide variety of streaming options.
We’ll start with the punters following the Australian cricket team.
Subscriptions to Foxtel and Kayo will ensure that you never miss a test, one day match or T20 international the Aussies compete in and, what’s more, you’ll get all of the women’s action, all the Big Bash League, all of the Indian Premier League and other international matches that Australia does not feature in.
Channel 9 hold the free-to-air rights for the Ashes and the World Cup, so you’ll also need the Nine Now app.
Cricket Australia also has its own app in which you can follow the team with live streaming in all of its games around the world.
Golf Live Stream
Finding golf vision to live stream on your phone can be an easy and cost-free affair, it just depends on which tournaments and majors you want to watch.
Many of the world's most-watched majors like the US Masters and British Open have typically been televised on free-to-air television, meaning the 9Now app will be a good place to start.
For a complete, comprehensive live streaming service a subscription to Foxtel or Kayo will mean you shouldn't miss any of the big tournaments throughout the year.
Australian majors like the Australian Open and Australian PGA are now live on Channel Seven on free-to-air, so getting the Seven Plus app will should help.
If you don't want a pay a dime and still watch overseas play, Bet365 streams selected tournaments from Europe and Asia to its members.
Basketball Live Stream
During the NBA regular season, Australian cable subscribers to Foxtel and Kayo will get a spattering of games throughout the week to feast on, but luckily, there are options beyond this.
Australian fans can fork out for the NBA League Pass, which offers a free streaming service to every single one of the 1230 NBA games played throughout the season, including access to the NBA Playoffs, NBA All Star Weekend and more.
For punters looking to save their cash, BetEasy is the official NBA wagering partner in Australia and offers a live streaming service to its customers on select NBA games.
Learn more about how to bet and profit on the NBA.
NFL Live Stream
Australians who love watching the grid iron do have multiple options when it comes to live streaming.
A subscription to the NFL Game Pass covers the entire regular season and playoffs, but can be a bit pricey.
A subscription to cable subscribers Kayo or Foxtel will also get you full access to live streaming.
Read on for our full guide on betting on the NFL.
Boxing Live Stream
The price, availability and access to live streaming in boxing all depends on what kind of fights you're watching.
Boxing fans in Australia will have to pay for special pay-per-view subscriptions to big international fights, but if it's domestic fights and smaller bouts you're after, a general subscription to Foxtel and Kayo will cater to that whim.
Bet365 is one of the only bookies that can offer free live streaming to select bouts overseas.
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