Australian fans have never had it so good when it comes to watching live sports, with digital applications providing easy access to a plethora of content.
Studies have shown that more than 90 percent of the population are interested in sports – a figure which explains why developers are falling over themselves to create sports apps.
With that in mind, we take a closer look at some of the most popular sports in Australia and show you which apps you need most on your digital devices.
National Rugby League (NRL)
Aussie rugby league cannot get enough of the NRL – a thrilling competition that sits at the top of the global tree in the sport.
The easiest way for fans located in Australia to access live NRL games is via the Kayo Sports app, which offers live and on-demand coverage throughout the season.
With no advertisement breaks during play, expert FOX LEAGUE commentary, news, analysis and more, Kayo has all the bases covered in the NRL.
Overseas followers of the NRL can catch all the action on the Watch NRL app, which live streams every regular season match and the Finals series.
Each of the apps are available to download across a wide range of digital devices including smartphones, tablets, computers and selected smart televisions.
The Racing.com app allows users to stream Victorian and South Australian horse racing, with the platform offering 24/7 coverage of the sport.
With expert analysis and betting tips from some of the industry’s top names, Racing.com is the perfect place to grab all the wagering advice you need.
According to Mybettingaustralia.com, Racing.com content is also aired via several betting apps Australia, which allow you to place wagers and watch the action in real time.
Comparison websites such as MyBettingAustralia provide reviews of the leading operators, which will help you pick the best sportsbooks for Australian racing.
Sky Racing World’s streaming app is another vital platform for racing fans, offering coverage from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa and Japan.
Two games per round in the regular A-League season are broadcast live on free-to-air with Channel Ten and streamed at the same time on the 10 Play app.
The Finals and Grand Final are available to stream live on Paramount+ and the 10 Play app, although you will need a subscription to access the former platform.
The Optus Sport app is the place to be for overseas soccer, with the Premier League, La Liga, European Championships and Copa America among a ton of competitions featured.
They also have the rights to World Cup qualifiers, UEUFA Nations League and a wide range of women’s international soccer competitions,
ESPN, SBS Sport, beIN SPORTS and Gol TV Play are other platforms who live stream content for Australian soccer fans.
Australian Rules Football (AFL)
Seven West Media, Foxtel, Telstra and Kayo Sports are the best places for home-based fans to find live streams of Australian Rules Football (AFL) matches.
Supporters located overseas can watch every game live or on-demand via Watch AFL – the official international streaming partner of the AFL.
Users can stream the games on compatible smartphones, tablets, computer or selected smart televisions, meaning they need never miss a moment of the action.
A subscription opens the door to a wealth of in-depth news and analysis, all delivered by some of the most respected names in the sport.
Watch AFL also has a handy ‘hide scores’ feature, meaning you can watch the on-demand content safe in the knowledge the app hasn’t issued any spoilers.
Kayo Sports get in on the act again in cricket, with their immersive app offering fans extensive coverage of the sport across all the different formats.
This includes every Australian international match played on home soil, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Sheffield Shield and more.
Fox Cricket also has a ton of cricket content including the Big Bash League, Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, T20 Blast, SA20 and many others.
If you want to watch Australia on their overseas tours, Fox also covers the majority of their matches around the world.
Overseas services such as Sky Sports feature Australia when they tour England, but you would need to download Virtual Private Network (VPN) software to unlock the content.