The way we consume content has evolved over the years, with the transition to video and, in particular, streaming content now common place in today's society.
It's no different in the world of sports with live streaming services now available to bring us all of the best live sports and racing content from around the world at the click of a button. Perfect for sports betting as well as pure entertainment value! Live streaming your favourite sport has never been so easy!
There are a number of ways that we can live stream sports content in Australia - some of them are paid services and some are available for free.
A number of sports betting agencies have paid for the rights to broadcast certain sports and racing content to their customers. That means all you have to do is open an account at the various sites, and you can choose to watch through their website of mobile app for free. But which sites stream what sports, and what happens if you want to stream other sports?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our guide to live streaming sports and racing in Australia. Below is a list of the different Australian sports betting sites that offer live streaming of sports and/or racing, as well as a few of our favourite other websites for live streaming and live scores.
Kayo Sports is an Australian owned and Australian operated sports streaming service created to give you a new way to get closer to the sports you love than ever before. In conjunction with Fox Sports and Foxtel Australia, Kayo is able to bring you live broadcasts of over 50 different sports leagues around the globe without the hassle of signing up to multiple streaming services.
The "no spoilers" option allows you to watch any sports replays without being spoilt by results which is perfect for sports that may be in an unfriendly time zone. Alternatively, the "Minis" are a great way to catch up on sports quickly as the highlights are put together in a short package.
Kayo Sports announced the introduction of 4K streaming services for the first time from February 2024.
Kayo costs $35 per month and gives you access to a range of different live sporting leagues including:
Bet365 are the leaders in live sports streaming in Australia. As one of the world's largest gaming companies, Bet365 have purchased the rights to broadcast a large number of professional and lower-tier leagues around the world from a wide variety of sports and racing codes.
While many other agencies offer live video on the major sporting codes in America, Europe and USA, Bet365 is the go-to site for any level of sporting action under the top flight.
Bet365 also have a great Live Scores page where you can access all of the latest scores from sporting events around the world, updated in real time.
To use the Bet365 Live Streaming service you need to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. If you haven't got a Bet365 account, you can click on any of the links or banners on this page and you'll be under way in no time. Any fixture/event on the Bet365 website which has the Play or Video icon next to it is scheduled to be shown via Live Streaming.
Sports and racing available on Bet365 Live Streaming includes:
- ATP, WTA, Challenger and ITF Tennis
- European Basketball Leagues
- International Racing
- Major European Soccer Leagues (excl. EPL)
- European Ice Hockey
- Table Tennis
Under Australian law, we are required to inform you that Live Streaming is exempt from Parts 3 and 4 of the Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018.
Unibet Australia is one of the best Australian sports betting sites for live streaming. They boast over 400 live sporting events per week and stream over 30,000 live events every year!
You can access Unibet TV on the website. The only negative is that there are no streams for horse racing.
To be eligible, simply hold a balance over $1 in your Unibet account, or alternatively, you must have placed a bet within the last 24 hours on the site.
Highlights of the Unibet live streaming coverage include:
- Soccer - La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, English Championship, FA Cup, select friendlies & international tournaments
- Tennis - Selected Grand Slams, ATP/WTA tours, ITF, Challenger Tours, Davis Cup
- Basketball - NBA, WNBA, selected international leagues
- American Football - NFL
- Ice Hockey - NHL
- Baseball - MLB
- eSports - CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends
- Darts, Snooker - International tournaments, Premier League
Dabble are one of the new breed of Australian sports betting sites and offer a couple of great options for live streaming.
Racing fans will love the Sky Racing channels embedded in their mobile app to sweat all of the major Australian race meetings. However there are no streams for sports.
Dabble also offer their own Live Stream weekly schedule where they run preview shows with special guests to take a look at upcoming racing and sporting events. Guests include Jake Barker-Daish, Heath Shaw and Peter Hooley. You can check out the weekly schedule on the Dabble website and you'll find the streams in the Banter channel on the Dabble app.
Ladbrokes / Neds
Ladbrokes and Neds both offer some live streaming options for their racing customers.
Ladbrokes Live (and Neds Live) offer two racing channels offering select thoroughbred, harness and greyhound races from both Australia and internationally. While the coverage is not as good as the Sky Racing channels, it does integrate with your Ladbrokes betting account which makes easy and quick access to watch and bet on your mobile device.
If you're looking for an excellent live streaming service for racing, then you'll be wanting to head to the Sky Racing website. You can access live racing channels Sky 1 and Sky 2, as well as the Sky Thoroughbred Channel, which gives you live coverage of all Australian, and some international, horse racing, trots and greyhound racing action 24/7. And the best thing is that it's all available for free! Just create an account on the site or login using your TAB betting account credentials.
It's the most comprehensive live streaming service for racing but ust remember that the Sky Racing channels do have a slight delay compared to the live action, so beware using them for any in-play betting.
Racing.com is hub of horse racing information, however it is also another great free live streaming service for racing. The stream on the website is the same as you'll find on your digital TV channels, and focusses primarily on Victorian and South Australian racing jurisdictions. Racing.com has some good preview shows and more detailed coverage of the mounting yard if watching the horses parade is more your thing. They also have racing replays if you want to re-live the action from any race.
Access to Racing.com is free with a number of login options available including Facebook, Google or email sign up.
Whilst not a live streaming service, FlashScore.com is an amazing resource for sports fans for tracking live scores. FlashScore features live scores from virtually every sporting event around the world and is updated in real-time. So no matter where you are, and no matter which sports event you want to follow, FlashScore have you covered with live scores and stats from the event for you to follow on their website.
There's even an Australian version of the site if you want to focus primarily on local sporting events.
FlashScore features literally thousands of sports leagues from all around the world, so no matter how obsure the contest, FlashScore will have the live scores for you to enjoy!