Networks & Services Streaming Australian Open This Year
The Australian Open takes place in Melbourne, Australia and lasts for around a fortnight in January. The first Australian Open tournament took place in 1905, which makes the upcoming 2018 tournament the 113th. It is also the first Grand Slam event every year followed by the US Open, French Open, and Wimbledon. The tournament holds the record for having the highest attendance and was the first Grand Slam to take place in an enclosed court. As a matter of fact, Margaret Court Arena, Rod Laver Arena, and Hisense Arena all have retractable roofs.
|# of Australian Open Games||Monthly Cost||Free Trial||HD Stream||Cable Required||iOS App||Android App|
|ALL Australian Open Matches Live!||$20||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|A few Australian Open games and highlights||No Standalone App||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes|
|ALL Australian Open Matches Live!||$35||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|ALL Australian Open Matches Live!||No Standalone App||Yes, with DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with DTVN||Yes||Yes|
Networks Streaming Australian Open Matches
ESPN and its affiliates, i.e., ESPN2, ESPN 3, in addition to the Tennis Channel broadcast the Australian Open.
Watch Australian Open Matches Without Cable
4G internet speeds have now made it possible for tennis fans to live stream the Australian Open online. You no longer need to have a regular cable service as cord cutting services like Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW are changing the game. Both Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW are cheaper than regular cable, don’t require a long-term commitment. Also thanks to a flurry of apps for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire devices, etc. fans can watch the Australian Open on the go. The service streams over a hundred channels making it possible to watch everything from live sports to the latest shows.
Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW start at $20 and $35 respectively. You can try out both services by clicking on their respective links below:
|Sling (7 Days Free)||DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)|
|Try Sling TV||Try DIRECTV NOW|
Official Network Apps that Live Stream the Australian Open
The Australian Open does not have an official app though their official website does offer fans everything from news about upcoming games, to live scores and broadcast schedule. However, if you want to live stream the Australian Open you could try using ESPN’s official app but which will require that you log-in with your cable subscriber credentials.
Other Ways of Streaming the Australian Open Free
You may run into so-called free streaming services which are either scams or run by pirates. If you choose to use these services it will result in problems with the law which is not worth it.