The first major tournament of the year is upon us in Down Under, and the good news for US tennis fans is that coverage of the event is easy to stream thanks to ESPN Plus.
The specialist sports broadcaster’s comprehensive coverage means that every serve, backhand and volleyball will be available to watch live online for the remainder of the tournament.
It’s set to be a great summer for those lucky enough to be in Australia at the time of the tournament. Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal are the favorites but they both struggle with injury, and that leaves room for someone else to come in and get the men’s trophy.
On the women’s side, local girl and last year’s champion Ash Party is now retired, which means we’ll have a new winner by the end of the show. Will Ons Jabeur finally win a Grand Slam tournament?
No tennis fan will want to miss the result. So read on for the latest information on what ESPN Plus’ Australian Open tennis coverage has in store for you, as well as the cheapest way to subscribe to the service and whether your streaming device is compatible.
Australian Open tennis on ESPN Plus: What can I watch?
While live coverage of the Australian Open can be accessed on ESPN’s linear channels, ESPN Plus has access to every major match live including the semifinals and final.
In addition to simulcasting all ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts of the remaining singles and doubles matches in the men’s, women’s, and co-ed events, the online-only service allows access to wheelchair, legends, and juniors matches.
It also has the huge advantage of offering the ability to live pause, rewind, and restart each game, as well as on-demand replays of completed games—a very useful feature when much of the play is scheduled at inconvenient start times for American viewers.
In addition, there is a daily highlights show posted at 11am EST / 8am PST each tournament morning, on-demand replays of classic AO matches from the past and the option to comment in Spanish instead of English during coverage. live.
How much does it cost to watch the Australian Open tennis tournament on ESPN Plus?
The huge free ESPN Plus trial offer is now sadly a thing of the past, but the service is still priced at $9.99 a month or $99.99 for a full year.
Real savings can be made with a bundle offer that includes ESPN Plus. The sports network is co-owned by Disney, and there’s significant savings to be made by choosing a package that gets you Disney Plus and Hulu in addition to ESPN Plus, for a monthly fee of the deal starting at $13.99. You can sign up for the package by Visit the Disney Plus website here (Opens in a new tab).
Taking advantage of this Disney Plus bundle deal means that in addition to getting all the tennis and sports content that ESPN Plus has to offer, you’ll also get access to a treasure trove of family entertainment including Classic Disney Animations, Pixar movies, and documentaries from National Geographic, plus Marvel’s movie library and The entirety of Star Wars via Disney Plus. And that’s not all as you’ll also be able to delve into Hulu’s huge library of top-notch movies, TV shows, and originals.
What other sports content can I watch on ESPN Plus?
In addition to its excellent coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament, an ESPN Plus subscription also opens the doors to live action from many sports.
Among the service’s biggest draws is ESPN Plus’ exclusive live-streaming coverage of the UFC, with the platform owning the rights to live-stream all of the MMA promotion’s events in the US. This includes every Fight Night event and numbered PPV that are now shown on ESPN Plus (although the latter still requires viewers to pay a PPV fee for access).
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If you’re a subscriber, you’ll also get direct access to one NHL and MLB game per day during their respective regular seasons, every out-of-market MLS match plus a wealth of international boxing and FA Cup cars. and select PGA Tour golf events.
Another great incentive to sign up is that a subscription will also give you access to a full 30-for-30 documentary library, with on-demand access also to a whole host of exclusive original sports programming including must-watch shows like The Fantasy Show and the award-winning Sports Analysis series. elaboration.
What devices can I watch the Australian Open on ESPN Plus on?
With widespread support for a range of devices, watching ESPN Plus is easy.
For phones and tablets, it’s just a case of downloading the ESPN app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and signing up for the service there.
If you’re on a PC or Mac, you can also watch ESPN Plus via your web browser by heading to the service’s website.
If you have a streaming box connected to your TV, it should come as no surprise that ESPN Plus is available on Apple TV, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV in addition to the Roku platform.
Game consoles also offer access to ESPN Plus, with apps dedicated to the service available for PS5, Xbox Series S, and Series X as well as older devices like all Xbox One and PS4 models (but unfortunately not Nintendo Switch).