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How to live stream the Ashes

THE ASHES is the pinnacle of test cricket and the biggest series of the long format the world knows.

The age-old rivalry between the English and the Australians generates massive interest right around the globe, and in the modern era there is going to be even more eyes focused on watching every ball, wicket and six with the plethora of live streaming options available.

Below you will be able to find all the avenues in which you can watch the Ashes test series, including free-to-air coverage, what mobile apps offer live-streaming and where you can log on and get your Ashes fix.

How can I stream the cricket in Australia?

Optus Sport

There are two options for cricket enthusiasts if they want to live stream the cricket in Australia.

Optus is the official mobile media partner of Cricket Australia, which means the service provider will be the only legitimate option for punters who want to stream every ball on their phone.

For those not willing to sign up to an Optus contract just to get the Ashes coverage on their mobile can sign up for a Cricket Australia subscription.

Much like the Optus equivalent, Cricket Australia (CA) has its own app which can be downloaded.  The CA app offers radio broadcasts alongside access to statistics and player information.

If you are wanting live vision however you will need to sign up to their service, which also gives you the option to stream other cricket events such as the Big Bash League and all domestic competitions.

Cricket Australia’s coverage only extends to Ashes tests played on local soil, and excludes all international cricket played outside of Australia unless otherwise stated

How do I live stream the Ashes from outside Australia?

Watching the Ashes in Australia is as easy as putting on the TV to Channel Nine and finding a comfortable spot, but not every country is as fortunate as the Aussies when it comes to cricket coverage.

You might be an Aussie aboard, an ex-pat in the States, or maybe you are an Indian or South African who wants to keep tabs on how the bitter rivals are doing. We’ve provided you with the details on how to watch the cricket

Click on the relevant drop-down menu to find out how you can watch the Ashes in your country.


Can I stream the Ashes without a subscription?

Yes you can, but we recommend using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect your privacy when attempting to access the Ashes coverage.

There are a number of VPNs that we recommend for anyone looking to watch the Ashes outside the traditional methods. Information on which VPN will work for you and how to get it up and running can be found here.

Before attempting to find a site to stream the service outside the regular providers, we highly suggest you get your VPN up and running before go hunting.

When you’re using this method to find a stream to watch cricket, there’s a few things to watch out for:

Where to watch the cricket on TV

Nothing says summer in Australia quite like the cricket being on the box, and Channel Nine has got all the free-to-air lovers covered.

If you are wanting to watch the Ashes on TV, Channel Nine is the go-to channel given they hold the exclusive rights to broadcast all home and aboard Ashes test matches.

If you are outside of Australia, you are out of luck when it comes to FTA coverage.

All other countries require customers to subscribe to a service in order to watch the Ashes on TV.

These providers are listed below:

Country Provider
UK England BT Sport
India India Sony LIV
Sth Africa South Africa SuperSports
America America WillowTV

What else do I need to know before I stream the Ashes?

Once you’ve found your method for watching the Ashes all you need to do is settle in and enjoy the action.

Remember, providers like Optus Sport offer their service to qualifying customers for free, which includes data usage, but people that use another carrier, or the Cricket Australia app, will get slugged for their data use.

Here’s some helpful hints to help you minimise your data expense while streaming the Ashes:

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